Associate Director of Alumni & Donor Relations
Position Number: 00102357
Primary Function of Organization Unit: The mission of the Office of College Advancement is to enhance, promote and support the academic, research and service programs of the College of Sciences at NC State University.
Essential Job Duties: The Associate Director of Alumni & Donor Relations is responsible for working with the Director of Alumni & Donor Relations to develop and implement the College's annual giving program by assisting in the creation of a comprehensive annual giving schedule and plan, in collaboration with University Development. The Associate Director of Alumni & Donor Relations will solicit individual donors for targeted fundraising appeals, including but not limited to direct mail, email and phonathon. The person in this position will help the College of Sciences Development Officers identify and qualify new prospects, creating a pipeline of major gift donors. In addition, the Associate Director of Alumni & Donor Relations will help develop, implement and participate in stewardship activities and events that acknowledge the ongoing impact of private philanthropy to the College. This position will be asked to participate in the writing and preparation of private grants and to solicit corporate support for event sponsorships. This position will also plan and execute high-quality meetings and events, including development, stewardship, and public outreach events that reflect the high stature and academic mission of the College and University. In order to increase the pipeline of major gift donors, the Associate Director will monitor and analyze gift reports, research reports and internal databases to identify new major gift prospects. This position will develop reports as needed using the Advance database to identify prospects for various purposes. In addition, the individual in this position will be asked to coordinate and schedule visits for regional travel as well as develop and prepare appropriate briefing, research and informational materials for prospect/donor visits.
Minimum Education/Experience: A bachelor's degree and progressively responsible and successful experience in higher education development, event management, stewardship, or a related field.
Department Required Skills: The Associate Director must have demonstrated ability to build effective internal and external relationships; strong organizational and excellent interpersonal skills; and excellent written and verbal communication skills. This person must have proven project management experience and be customer service focused. The Associate Director must have a positive attitude, be a team player and have the ability to react and adapt to multiple priorities in a dynamic work environment. This person must have the ability to work occasional evenings and weekends as required.
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: Direct experience in annual giving and events in an academic or non-profit environment. Experience with development databases.
Necessary Licenses and Certifications: A valid NC drivers license must be obtained within 60 days of start date and must be maintained.
AA/EOE: NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
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