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Assistant Dean for Advancement, College of Engineering and Applied Science

University of Colorado

Last Updated: 7/20/22

Job Description

The University of Colorado (CU) Boulder seeks applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Dean for Advancement, College of Engineering and Applied Science.

Assistant Dean for Advancement, College of Engineering and Applied Science

The Assistant Dean provides strategic leadership for an advancement program that incorporates development and external relations functions for the College. Reporting jointly to the Assistant Vice Chancellor of Advancement and the Dean of the College, this position and its current complement of 15 full-time advancement staff directly support the Dean to engage donors, alumni, and community volunteers to advance the College’s educational, research, and service mission. The Assistant Dean is a member of the Dean’s Cabinet within the College and also serves as a member of the advancement leadership community at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Current fundraising priorities include student access (scholarships and fellowships, with a focus on achieving gender parity), faculty support (chairs and professorships to recruit and retain diverse and prominent academics), and capital projects (lab renovations and other building projects), as well as other College initiatives and programs. The Assistant Dean for Advancement also will play a key role in helping the College prepare for CU’s next campaign.

The Assistant Dean will have a demonstrable record of fundraising achievement in engineering schools or other research-intensive or technology-driven programs of comparable scope and complexity, and will work effectively with University leaders, alumni, volunteers, and corporate and foundation stakeholders to achieve fundraising and constituent engagement goals.

University of Colorado Boulder

CU Boulder is a globally leading, research-intensive university and the only institution in the Rocky Mountain region that is a member of the Association of American Universities. CU Boulder regularly ranks among the nation’s top universities in federally-funded research expenditures and attracts significant philanthropic investments from individuals, corporations, and foundations in support of research programs, undergraduate scholarships, graduate fellowships, and other programs.

The College of Engineering and Applied Science is among the nation’s leading comprehensive engineering schools. With more than 8,000 students, 350 faculty, and 22 unique degree programs, the College attracts top students and distinguished faculty from throughout the U.S. and around the world. The College has significantly improved gender diversity among its undergraduate and graduate student populations and is leading the nation in recruiting female students pursuing studies across the engineering disciplines.

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Nominations and Applications

Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and the position will remain open until filled. Candidates are requested to submit the following application materials:

  1. Resume;
  2. Letter of interest; and
  3. Contact information for five professional references (who will only be contacted with the candidate’s permission at a later date).

Application materials should be submitted to: CUBoulder_ADEngineering@agbsearch.com.

Please direct your inquiries or nominations/referrals to:

Andrew Bowen, Executive Search Associate, AGB Search

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Mark Jones, Executive Search Consultant, AGB Search

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Lynn DellaPietra, Executive Search Associate, AGB Search

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Kimberly Templeton, Principal, AGB Search

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The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.



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