Vice President for Advancement and President of the University of Florida Foundation

University of Florida - Gainesville, FL
The Vice President for Advancement and President of the University of Florida Foundation will be able to leverage many advantages the university enjoys relative to its fundraising activities: the university is ranked among the top ten public universities in the nation (according to the current U.S. News & World Report’s public university list); UF is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU); it is classified as an R-1 research institution, and is a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC); it is the flagship state university in Florida which is enjoying a significant economic and population boom, attracting many new corporations and philanthropists; and the state of Florida has an appealing tax environment that has encouraged many relocations. Working closely with the President and senior university leadership, the Vice President will have the opportunity to develop and champion a strategic vision for UF Advancement. This includes creating a comprehensive advancement strategy which aligns with the university's strategic priorities and lays out a vision for short-, medium-, and long-term success.

The University of Florida, Florida’s flagship public university, is ranked 6th among the nation’s top public research universities by U.S News & World Report. Located in Gainesville for more than a century, UF has 16 colleges, a major academic health center, a championship-winning athletic program, a top-ranked undergraduate online program and, in keeping with its land-grant mission, one of the nation’s largest and most comprehensive agriculture and natural resources programs. UF has facilities across the state, in 67 counties for extension, in Jupiter at the Herbert Wertheim UF Scripps Institute for Biomedical Innovation & Technology, and, most recently, in Jacksonville. The university's flagship 2,000-acre campus in Gainesville, integrates an historic red-brick core with advanced facilities and preserved natural areas connected to adjacent innovation, commercial, and residential districts. UF has over 60,000 students, 32,000 employees, 6,600 faculty members, an $8 billion annual budget, and more than 140 mission focused units across the state of Florida. It is one of only two members of the prestigious Association of American Universities in Florida. About 67,000 students have applied as freshmen for the 2023-24 academic year with an average SAT score of 1460 for the incoming class—a new record.

"Both elite and practical, the University of Florida is a special place, and finds itself at a unique moment: poised at the top of the public institutions in our nation, with both a rich history and a laser focus on the changing landscape of higher education. The next leader of our Foundation will be ready to lead our advancement team to attract resources to UF with innovation and energy, while upholding the highest standards of transparency and integrity." — Dr. Ben Sasse, President, University of Florida

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