VICE CHANCELLOR OF ADVANCEMENT SEATTLE COLLEGES Seattle, Washington
The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Seattle Colleges in the search for a Vice Chancellor of Advancement.
The Vice Chancellor of Advancement will serve as the Chief Advancement Officer of the colleges and will be responsible for the overall development, coordination, and direction of foundation operations. Furthermore, the Vice Chancellor of Advancement will manage a 13-person advancement team; oversee and directly participate in fundraising for Seattle Colleges; serve as the Chief Executive Officer of the Seattle Colleges Foundation and the Foundation for Seattle Colleges (the latter of which only supports the Pacific Tower and will cease operations in five years); oversee all events, communications, and public affairs supporting advancement; and manage the budget and fiduciary responsibilities of the two 501(c)(3) foundations.
The Seattle Colleges serves metropolitan Seattle and its surrounding communities, and it composes the largest community college district in the state, educating 45,000 students each year. Students choose from an array of more than 135 academic and career technical programs, including nine applied baccalaureate degrees. Like the region, the colleges' population is dynamic. The student body is the most diverse in the Northwest, reflecting nearly 80 different languages spoken in homes throughout the city. By design, each of the colleges reflects its community.
The community college district includes: North Seattle College, Seattle Central College, and South Seattle College. While the colleges are an integral part of their neighborhoods and offer unique educational programs, all are comprehensive and offer programs in college transfer, professional/technical training, adult basic education, baccalaureate level, and continuing education. One of its most innovative classroom sites is located at Pacific Tower.
Pacific Tower is Seattle College's newest home for health education programs and a dynamic hub for some of the most vital and innovative community nonprofits. Pacific Tower fosters an exciting model for cross-organizational collaboration in health care, education, social services, and job creation. Through management of State capital funding, federal tax credits, and local government contributions, the Foundation for Seattle Colleges plays a critical, time limited, supporting role with several other partners, and its responsibilities end in five years.
A bachelor's degree is required for this position. A master's degree is preferred. The successful candidate will have five or more years of progressively responsible experience in development in a wide variety of areas including, but not limited to, capital and endowment campaigns, major gifts, planned giving, strategic planning, and board/volunteer work as well as five or more years in an executive leadership position in a major public or private agency or company with the proven ability to build, lead, mentor, and manage an organization/department. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and resumé.
Seattle Colleges are committed to recruiting dedicated faculty and staff who together create a welcoming academic climate that reflects the diverse backgrounds of our community, including ethnicity, national origin, religion, race, gender, gender identity, age, status as a veteran or disabled veteran, disability, political status, and sexual orientation.
Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.
This is a non-represented, civil service exempt position.