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University of Alaska Fairbanks
Posted: 11/16/2023
Executive Director for University Advancement
  • JOB NUMBER:526071
  • CLASSIFICATION:Senior Administrator Director
  • GRADE:Senior Administrator
  • WORK TYPE:Officer/Senior Administrator, On Campus, Staff Full-time
  • ADMINISTRATIVE UNIT:University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • LOCATION:Fairbanks
  • CATEGORIES:Executive/Director/Management, Development/Alumni Affairs

Position Summary:

University of Alaska Fairbanks is seeking an Executive Director of University Advancement to provide strategic and dynamic leadership in the areas of Development, Alumni Relations and University Relations, working closely with the chancellor’s cabinet and members of the university community. The Executive Director of University Advancement will provide leadership and direction in all areas of university advancement including the development, implementation and evaluation of UAF’s fundraising efforts, donor relations, alumni affairs and engagement, marketing, communications and public relations strategies and activities. This position will be responsible for building and maintaining strong relationships with key stakeholders including alumni, benefactors, students, faculty, staff and the broader community in advancing the university’s overall mission of research, teaching and public service. This position will report to the UAF chancellor and serve as a member of the chancellor’s core cabinet.

Leadership/management experience in marketing, fundraising, public relations, strategic planning and public speaking. Documented successful experience in executive level management requiring financial accountability, contract administration and supervision of both technical and non-technical staff.

Preferred experience:
Higher education experience, fundraising credentials (CFRE), public relations certification (APR), experience with major fundraising campaigns, alumni relations experience. Familiarity with the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree required in business administration, communications, public relations, marketing, management, public administration, non-profit management or related field.

Preferred education or training:
Master’s degree in similar disciplines.

Position Details:

This position is located on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus and flexible on-site/hybrid work arrangements may be considered in accordance with UA regulations. This is a full-time, exempt staff position with a competitive salary and full employee benefits package. UA provides a generous compensation package that includes retirement options, annual leave, 12 paid holidays per year, tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental and vision care coverage. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Please attach a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information for three (3) professional references with your application.  

The application review process will begin on December 17, 2023; to ensure consideration, please apply by 11:55 PM, Alaska Standard Time on December 16, 2023.

Apply at Careers at UA.

This position is designated as an officer of the university or senior administrator at the discretion of the president.

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.  Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

UA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, educational institution and provider and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination.

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Bridget Thimsen, SBO Sr. HR Coordinator, at bmthimsen@alaska.edu or 907-474-5979.

ADVERTISED:27 Oct 2023 Alaskan Daylight Time
APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Open until filled