Indiana University South Bend invites nominations and applications for the position of Vice Chancellor for University Advancement. The University seeks an experienced and dynamic advancement professional with a preference for candidates with higher education experience. The successful candidate will lead a small but successful organization of professionals dedicated to development, grant writing, and alumni affairs.
The Vice Chancellor reports to Chancellor Terry L. Allison and participates on the Chancellor's Cabinet as one of several senior officers of the university, advising the chancellor on all aspects of university affairs. The successful candidate will become deeply engaged in the communities of South Bend and Elkhart, while also working with individuals, organizations, and communities in the broader region that IU South Bend serves. The Vice Chancellor directs IU South Bend's development and alumni affairs efforts in coordination with the IU Foundation and IU Alumni Association and grant writing in coordination with IU South Bend Academic Affairs, collaborating to advance the mission of the South Bend campus and the university as a whole.
Indiana University has launched a historic all-university Bicentennial Campaign with an end date of December 2019. With two recent college and school naming gifts, IU South Bend is on target to reach its $35 million campus goal. The Vice Chancellor for University Advancement must work closely with Chancellor Allison, the Executive Vice Chancellor, and Deans to continue to gain philanthropic support that supports the university's strategic plan for 2020.
The next Vice Chancellor for University Advancement at Indiana University South Bend will possess a distinguished record of progressively responsible experience in the field of development and knowledge of contemporary trends in philanthropy, with preference for experience in higher education. He or she will have a proven record of securing major gifts, contributing leadership to annual giving, events, and campaigns with preference to those with experience in working with college or university alumni. A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education is required; an advanced degree is preferred.
IU South Bend has the largest enrollment of Indiana University's five regional campuses with approximately 6,000 degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate students as well as nearly 2,000 high school students pursuing advance college credits through the campus. IU South Bend has over 100 degree options and a number of graduate programs within five colleges and schools. The beautiful riverside campus has the only named colleges or schools within the IU regional campuses (Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts, Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics, and Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences), and its $35 million Bicentennial Campaign goal represents half of the combined goal of the five regional campuses. The first IU class taught in South Bend was in 1916, the first IU degrees conferred at South Bend were in 1967, and the first school naming was in 1981, so IU South Bend is proclaiming a jubilee year in 2016/17 to celebrate these significant anniversaries. IU South Bend has a 400-bed student residence complex, an excellent student activities center, and growing campus life, reflecting the recent shift from a predominantly working adult population to a large majority of 18-24 students. The student body reflects the diversity of the greater region, with approximately 18% of the student population coming from underrepresented groups.
Review of candidates will begin in the spring and continue until the position is filled. Confidential inquiries, nominations, referrals, and resumes with cover letters should be directed to:
Steve Leo, Partner
Matthew Bunting, Senior Associate
Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates, LP
IUSB is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The University actively encourages applications and nominations of women, persons of color, applicants with disabilities, Veterans and members of other under-represented groups. IUSB is an AA/EEO employer