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Senior Vice President for Advancement and the University of Memphis Foundation

University of Memphis
Memphis, Tennessee

The University of Memphis, founded in 1912, is a prominent research institution located in the heart of Memphis, Tennessee. Boasting a diverse student body from around the world, the University welcomes over 21,000 students annually. With a commitment to intellectual engagement, UofM empowers its students to make a significant impact in both their personal and professional lives.

Recognized as one of Tennessee’s two public comprehensive doctoral-extensive institutions of higher learning, the University awards more than 3,000 degrees each year. UofM holds a unique position with 25 Chairs of Excellence, the most among Tennessee universities, and five state-approved Centers of Excellence. As a major player in the region, the University is deeply ingrained in the Memphis community, fostering town and gown relations.

The institution’s recent achievement of the R1 designation and its aggressive strategic plan set the stage for a transformative period, making it an exciting time for a Senior Vice President for Advancement and of the University of Memphis Foundation to join and lead a sustainable advancement program.

The Opportunity

The Senior Vice President for Advancement and the University of Memphis Foundation (SVPA) takes the initiative in steering the University’s fundraising efforts. Reporting directly to the President, the SVPA will lead a team overseeing philanthropy, alumni affairs, advancement services, and the UofM Foundation, with a focus on building a transformative campaign effort.

The ideal candidate for this position will be a dynamic leader and community champion, working not only to raise the institution’s profile but also contributing to the welfare of the local community. With responsibilities ranging from providing strategic vision for alumni relations to overseeing major gift prospects and comprehensive campaigns, the SVPA is expected to have a proven track record in leading teams toward substantial fundraising goals.

This position aligns with the University of Memphis’s strategic plan, emphasizing goals such as generating and stewarding financial resources to fuel growth, strengthening research enterprises, and exemplifying operational excellence. The SVPA will play a pivotal role in advancing these goals and contributing to the university’s continued success and impact.

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