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Vice President, Institutional Advancement


Last Updated: 3/10/23

Job Description

The VP for Institutional Advancement is responsible for providing visionary leadership, and mission-aligned direction for the Marketing, Public Relations, Media Communication, Events Planning, Printing Services, and Development/Foundation Board at the College and serves as chief advocate for a diverse representation and equality across the division. The Vice President serves a central role, alongside the President, in serving as an internal and external spokesperson for and champion of Salt Lake Community College’s mission and goals. As a member of the Executive Cabinet, the Vice President works collaboratively with other Vice Presidents to achieve the College’s strategic goals, with an emphasis on strengthening external relationships, resources, and the College’s image. The Vice President represents the President as needed at the local, state, and national level and serves on College, Board of Trustees, Utah System of Higher Education, and other community committees.
This position is at will.

Staff Leadership, Accountability and Development:
Establish and promote a strong, equitable, well-informed, and positive workplace culture across the division. Meet regularly with staff to assess effectiveness of departments, provide support and encouragement, constructively solve work-related issues, discuss employee performance, and provide professional development opportunities. Oversee yearly goal setting, planning and assessment activities for Institutional Advancement departments including the development, research, and publication of results. Use data and planning to markedly increase outcomes and achievement of divisional goals.

Work with appropriate staff to identify and develop funding sources, cultivate, and steward donors, and direct institutional advancement activities, including major gift solicitation, private foundation and corporate grant development, coordination, and monitoring.

Lead the overall internal and external communications strategy to effectively advance the College mission, educate the public about the College’s activities, and garner support. Along with the Assistant Vice President for Institutional Marketing and Communications create and execute a plan for providing timely, effective, consistent, innovative, and relevant information to internal and external communities.

Collaborative and Innovative Relationships:
Build partnerships across the College to gather and share College stories, outcomes, and successes. Work with teams to facilitate collaborative and innovative programs that engage employees, raise profile of the College, and strengthen institutional communication and culture. Work with colleagues to improve enrollment and completion efforts through strategic and comprehensive marketing, public relations, development, and event planning. Build extensive external relationships with donors, community, and business leaders to share SLCC’s vision, mission and increase overall profile, brand experience, and philanthropic support.

Fiscal Health and Accountability:
Develop, allocate, and monitor all Institutional Advancement budgets to effectively compensate staff and maintain high quality, innovative and productive programs. Identify areas where donor or grant revenue could strengthen outcomes and work collaboratively to secure. Work closely with Executive Director of Development and Foundation Board to ensure sound investment and reporting practices.

Policy Integrity:
Work with Executive Director of Development and Finance and Administration colleagues to ensure federal and state compliance and audit requirements are met. Ensure understanding of and compliance with SLCC policies and procedures as well as federal and state laws and regulations.

Executive Leadership:
Work in collaboration with the Executive Cabinet to set vision, mission, and strategic goals and to champion those across the College. Lead communication efforts and demonstrate active involvement and high visibility across the College to ensure strong, trusted relationships and clear, effective communication. Keep abreast of national and local trends and innovative practices to ensure high quality, effective and pro-active approaches to fundraising, public relations, workplace communication, crisis communication, marketing and enrollment strategies and college-wide events.

Other Duties as assigned.

Company Details

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Salt Lake Community College is Utah's largest open-access college, proudly educating the state's most diverse student body in 100+ degree programs across 8 areas of study. Annually, over 45,000 SLCC students gain training and education relevant to Utah's fastest-growing industries and four-year baccalaureate programs, with most students transferring to four-year institutions and thousands more lau...