Assistant Vice President for Advancement Communications

University of Texas at El Paso
The University of Texas at El Paso seeks an Assistant Vice President for Advancement Communications to plan and execute a data-driven strategic communications program that drives philanthropic engagement and donations including setting and tracking goals and metrics that map to IA’s broader strategy, mentoring and guiding a team of communications and design professionals, and managing projects and campaigns with varying budgets and timelines. As the University of Texas at El Paso builds out its advancement team, it is seeking a highly collaborative leader to take ownership over all parts of a long-term advancement strategy for the University, and manage and enhance its existing Communications team, which includes areas such as marketing and communications, stewardship communications, and annual giving.

The University of Texas at El Paso is America’s leading Hispanic-serving university, with a student body that is 84% Hispanic. It enrolls more than 24,000 students in 169 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in 10 colleges and schools. With more than $109 million in total annual research expenditures, UTEP is an R1 research university, a designation given to the top 5% of colleges and universities nationally and is ranked sixth in Texas for federal research expenditures at public universities. UTEP maintains one of the lowest out-of-pocket costs of any doctoral research university in the United States and is one of the only institutions to receive both a top research designation and a Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation.

Set against the backdrop of the Franklin Mountains in the Chihuahuan Desert, UTEP is located at the heart of the U.S.–Mexico border in one of the largest binational communities in the world. UTEP has a global reach that includes 80 international agreements with institutions throughout the world, including 23 with Mexico, and boasts more than 133,000 alumni living in 76 countries.

In keeping with its access and excellence mission, the University of Texas at El Paso is committed to an open, diverse, and inclusive learning and working environment that honors the talents, respects the differences, and nurtures the growth and development of all. The University seeks to foster and model a campus environment that is welcoming, accessible, and inclusive to all students, faculty, staff, and visitors. It views diversity as a strength and an institutional value, as well as a core element of academic and professional excellence.

"I would argue that there isn’t another Advancement leadership team that is more committed to one another or our institution than the team we have at UTEP. You would be joining a very high-trust group of leaders who are dedicated to our collective growth, not just their own areas of responsibility. We care deeply about one another as humans first." – Jake Logan, Vice President for Institutional Advancement

For more information, including core competencies and qualifications, please refer to the full prospectus.