Fort Wayne, IN

Vice Chancellor for Advancement, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne

The Organization
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) is a student-centered public comprehensive university serving the higher education needs of northeast Indiana through offering a broad range of high-quality undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education programs; supporting excellence in teaching and learning; advancing and sharing knowledge through research and creative endeavor; working with the community to develop intellectual, cultural, economic, and human resources. IPFW enrolls a diverse student body of 13,000 students, including 3,000 students in dual enrollment courses. IPFW offers over 200 degree and certificate programs through its ten colleges, schools, and divisions. IPFW is an NCAA Division I institution with highly competitive teams. For more information about IPFW please visit our website at

About Fort Wayne
Located in northeast Indiana, Fort Wayne offers big city opportunities in a small city environment. The city is home to a diverse population, active arts community, interesting museums, terrific indoor and outdoor recreation opportunities, several minor league athletic teams. In addition, Fort Wayne offers easy access to nine major Midwest cities and beyond via the convenient airport and interstate highways.

Position Overview
IPFW invites nominations and applications for the position of Vice Chancellor for Advancement (VCA). The University seeks a collaborative and innovative development leader with experience in the not-for-profit sector, preferably in higher education, to enhance the institution’s advancement efforts. Responsibilities and reporting relationships. The VCA is responsible the strategic development and management of all development functions, alumni relations, external relations, and articulation of the university mission through communications and marketing. The VCA is the chief fund-raising official of the university and provides strategic and proactive recommendations on policy, actions, and opportunities related to advancement to the Chancellor and the executive staff. The VCA has direct oversight and operational responsibility for the offices of Development, University Relations, and Alumni Relations and reports to the Chancellor. The VCA serves as a member of the Chancellor’s executive staff.

The successful candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. The successful candidate must a minimum of five years demonstrated success in leadership, comprehensive campaign planning and execution, and fund-raising. In addition, they must have significant experience in marketing and external relations and demonstrated ability to develop and lead teams. Preference will be given to candidates with extensive and comprehensive fund-raising experience in higher education and a successful track record in major and planned giving. Preference will also be given to candidates with experience in alumni relations. Excellent verbal and written communication skills required. Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license. Employment is contingent on a satisfactory background records check and a motor vehicle records (MVR) check.

How To Apply
Applications and letters of nomination are being considered immediately. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and list of five professional references. Submission of official transcripts will be required of all candidates invited for campus interviews. The position will remain open until filled, but applications should be received no later than April 26, 2015 to assure full consideration.

To apply, please go to (posting 4/13/15)
Please direct nominations and inquiries regarding the position to:
Dr. George S. McClellan, Chair
VCFA Search Committee
2101 E. Coliseum Boulevard
Fort Wayne, IN  46805

IPFW is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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