Vice Chancellor for University Advancement and Alumni Relations

The University of Wisconsin-Stout invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice Chancellor for University Advancement and Alumni Relations. The Vice Chancellor for University Advancement and Alumni Relations reports directly to the Chancellor and is a member of the Chancellor’s Cabinet.


Minimum / Required

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • At least five years of professional fundraising experience
  • Professional working knowledge of university advancement, alumni relations, fundraising and external relations, management principles and best practices


Highly Desired

  • Master’s or terminal degree
  • Experience at an institution of higher education
  • Exceptional leadership, fundraising, management, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work with faculty, staff, and senior administrators to achieve university priorities and goals
  • Designation as a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE)



  • The Vice Chancellor for University Advancement and Alumni Relations will provide management and coordination of university development plans to enhance the image and understanding of the university and to increase support for the university in accordance with the mission and strategic plan of the campus. 
  • Provide advice, counsel and leadership for the Stout University Foundation, which is a private, independent university fundraising organization; and its Board of Directors, committees and affiliated organizations.  
  • Plan, develop and implement approaches to solicit and acquire funds for the institution, including annual, planned, major gift program, and specialized or comprehensive fundraising campaigns. The Vice Chancellor shall participate, with specific goals and responsibilities, in the personal contact, cultivation and solicitation of major donors. 
  • In consultation with the Provost/Vice Chancellor, facilitate efforts to increase funding and all other forms of institutional support for the research and instructional programs of the campus from public and private foundations and business and corporate partners. 
  • Plan and direct a comprehensive accounting, transmittal and acknowledgement process for all gifts and donations to the Foundation, Alumni Association and university.   
  • Provide oversight for the donor stewardship program including donor recognition, naming opportunities and consistent reporting to donors on the impact of philanthropic giving to the university. 
  • Provide advice and counsel, and work with Alumni Association staff to facilitate development of alumni engagement strategies and programs that promote alumni pride and lifelong relationships with the university. 
  • Provide guidance regarding University of Wisconsin System, university and governmental regulations. 
  • Serve as liaison among the university, Foundation and Alumni Association.



University Advancement includes the Stout University Foundation, the private fundraising arm of UW-Stout, and Alumni Relations. The Stout University Foundation began in 1962 and supports the mission and goals of UW-Stout through the acquisition and stewardship of resources.  It currently is engaged in Pathways Forward, the foundation’s first comprehensive campaign. The Alumni Association provides students and alumni with information, opportunities and services to create and foster a sense of community and embrace the mission of UW-Stout.



The University of Wisconsin-Stout offers a rich, dynamic and collaborative environment in which to work and grow. A member of the University of Wisconsin system, UW-Stout is unique within the system--it is named after its founder, James Huff Stout, and holds the distinction of being Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University, a designation which highlights our combination of applied learning, real-world experiences and a solid liberal arts foundation.

UW-Stout offers 50 undergraduate and 28 graduate degrees, including two terminal degrees. Student enrollment is about 9,000.

UW-Stout faculty enjoy opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration, state-of-the-art facilities, and a modern digital environment. UW-Stout values innovative approaches to solving problems in society and industry, and faculty are encouraged to maintain strong ties and seek collaborative projects within their disciplines and industries.

All undergraduate students participating in traditional, on campus-based programs are issued laptops. Faculty use the university’s online course delivery system and must be available for online interactions and/or alternate time frames for teaching. Faculty members teach, advise students, conduct research, assess student learning and engage in service activities.

Menomonie, Wisconsin, is a town of 16,000 located in the beautiful Chippewa River Valley, 25 miles west of Eau Claire and 60 miles east of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul.

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Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.  The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan.



As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout is committed to inclusive excellence and is actively seeking applications from individuals from diverse groups; veterans and individuals with disabilities.


In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, employment will be contingent upon a criminal background check and a successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment.


In response to a public records request, the University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in their online application, except that the identities of finalists must be revealed upon request. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).


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Applicants will need to complete all required fields and attach all required documents prior to submitting the online application.


Note: Once you have attached your materials and submitted your application you will not be able to go into the system and change them.


Required application materials:

  1. Cover letter specifically addressing how you meet the minimum and highly desired qualifications
  2. Resume
  3. Names and contact information for a minimum of three (3) professional references


To ensure consideration, complete applications must be submitted online by January 13, 2019. Applications received after January 13 may be reviewed until the position is filled.


It is the policy of UW-Stout to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.


For questions regarding this position or recruitment, please contact:

Search Chair: Maria Alm

Phone: 715-232-1345



If you need assistance with the online application process or if you submitted your application prior to uploading all of the required application materials, please contact:

Search Coordinator: Julie Zack

Phone: 715-232-1887



Before starting the online application process we recommend you preview the frequently asked questions (FAQs) available at: