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Education: Higher Education

Vice President for Development, University Advancement

University of Washington
Seattle, Washington

As one of the world’s leading public research universities, the University of Washington is driven by a determination to serve the greater good. It is among the world’s preeminent public research universities, ranked No. 7 among all global universities for 2022 by U.S. News & World Report and first among all public universities in the nation in federal research dollars received. The UW is a significant contributor to the economic vitality of the nation and the workforce needs of Washington state and the Pacific Northwest.

University Advancement works to advance the UW’s vision to be the greatest public university in the world as measured by its impact. UW’s Advancement team is exceptionally high performing, with approximately 600 full-time employees, more than 350 of whom report through the Vice President for Development. One of the most powerful achievements as a team was UW’s most recent comprehensive campaign in which more than half a million donors gave a combined $6.3 billion. University Advancement serves to advance the mission and highest ideals of the University of Washington by enhancing and protecting the University’s reputation, facilitating and growing resources, and equitably supporting and serving communities.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is at UW Advancement’s center, guided by a comprehensive strategy of vision, values, and actions along with broad organizational principles: “It starts with me,” “Our best work is done together” and “We Create impact.”

The Opportunity

The University of Washington is seeking an inclusive, strategic, and collaborative leader to serve as the next Vice President for Development. This is an extraordinary opportunity to be a leader in University Advancement, globally recognized for its best-in-class integrated advancement program.

The next Vice President for Development will grow and sustain an impactful and inclusive development program and employee culture that fully realizes Advancement’s and the University’s goals for diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Reporting to the Senior Vice President for University Advancement, the Vice President for Development is the linchpin in the University’s constituency-based structure, overseeing the development functions of units (campuses, schools, colleges, programs) and central Advancement. UW’s next VP will bring a full appreciation of working in and advancing a fully integrated advancement model and possess strong leadership and management experience with proven success in equitably managing individuals and teams in complex organizational structures. The VP will have demonstrated ability to improve organizational effectiveness and results by providing strategic position, direction, and leadership.

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