Bryant Group is partnering with University of Washington Tacoma (UW Tacoma) in seeking their next Vice Chancellor for Advancement, responsible for oversight and implementation of all advancement activities on the UW Tacoma campus including marketing and communications, major gifts, and advancement services.


An urban-serving university in the heart of downtown Tacoma, UW Tacoma is providing access to students in a way that transforms families and communities. UW Tacoma impacts and informs economic development through community- engaged students and faculty, conducts research that is of direct use to the community and region, and seeks to be connected to the community’s needs and aspirations. Over half the undergraduate population is the first in their families to attend college or the first in their families to obtain a degree. To learn more, visit www.tacoma.uw.edu.


The Vice Chancellor reports jointly to the Chancellor of UW Tacoma and the UW Vice President for Development and is an integral member of the Chancellor’s Executive Leadership Team.

The successful candidate will be a “collaborator in chief” working closely with internal and external constituents in the community, have a proven track record of effective team leadership, campaign planning, and major gift fundraising. The Vice Chancellor will inspire a talented and accomplished team to successfully grow a comprehensive fundraising program. A passion for making an impact in a mission-driven organization, deeply committed to community, is a requirement for the next Vice Chancellor.

Most Immediate and Overarching Goals

  • Establish annual goals, objectives and strategies for UW Tacoma’s development and advancement activities, including setting the strategic direction for long-term success.
  • Grow a comprehensive fundraising program while also actively managing a portfolio of principal and major gift prospects.
  • Elevate awareness and instill passion for UW Tacoma’s impact both internally on campus as well as externally with target audience groups.
  • Provide leadership and oversee the operations for the UW Tacoma Advancement team of 23 fundraising and marketing professionals.


UW Tacoma has retained Bryant Group to assist in this recruitment process. To be considered for this opportunity, please submit your letter of interest and qualifications for the position as outlined in this announcement in confidence to:


Priority will be given to candidates whose materials arrive prior to July 28. The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

To apply for this job email your details to hwilensky@bryantgrp.com


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