Director, Annual Giving and Stewardship
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Vacancy ID #: NF0000128
The School of Government at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is seeking a front-line development officer who will be responsible for cultivating and soliciting gifts from individuals, businesses and organizations throughout North Carolina. To do so successfully, this development officer will build relationships with key donors and prospects and will have significant interaction with School faculty, staff and volunteers. The development officer reports to the Associate Dean for Development. The School of Government works to improve the lives of North Carolinians by engaging in practical scholarship that helps public officials and citizens understand and improve state and local government. The School provides educational, advisory, and research services for state and local governments, offering up to 160 educational courses each year for approximately 12,000 public officials. The School of Government is home to a nationally ranked graduate program in public administration and nationally recognized centers focused on information technology management and environmental finance. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, one of the nation’s top five public research universities, has an enrollment of more than 26,800 students and a faculty of 3,100. Carolina’s success in private fund raising both reflects and supports its outstanding education and research programs, academic and athletic achievements, service mission, beautiful historic campus and remarkable students, faculty, staff and alumni. The Development Office at the School of Government is charged with creating opportunities for the School to advance its mission in N.C. and beyond. The Office: Leads a robust external relations program, goal-oriented and supportive of the School’s mission; Encourages the financial investment of our alumni, clients and other constituencies in furthering the funding priorities of the School; Develops and promote opportunities for involvement of key donors to assist in furthering the strategic priorities of and financial resources available to the School; and, Develops strong collaborative teams consisting of faculty, staff, students, university partners and volunteers who work on priority funding needs to further the goals of the School. The Director of Annual Giving and Stewardship ( Director ) is a comprehensive position with responsibility for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, building relationships with, and retaining donors and donor prospects to fund the short- and long-term needs of the School. The Director develops financially and programmatically supportive relationships with School of Government donors, clients, friends, alumni, corporate, nonprofit, and government partners and is responsible for maintaining a dynamic pool of annual and major donor prospects. The Director recruits and supports volunteers in statewide fundraising and other activities and engages key donors and prospects in School activities and events that support funding needs. This position communicates frequently with UNC-Chapel Hill administrators and development staff, and with local and state government officials. The Director reports to and works closely with the School’s Associate Dean for Development.
A Bachelor’s degree is required.
Qualification and Experience:
Leading candidates will have 3-4 years of development experience including prospect identification, donor cultivation, gift solicitation and stewardship; strong writing and presentation skills; experience in basic public relations including promotions and marketing activities; and will be comfortable working with volunteers, faculty, staff, and university development professionals to achieve programmatic goals. A familiarity with The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the State of North Carolina will be valued highly. The position requires frequent travel in North Carolina and occasional evening and weekend work. Good sense of humor and adaptable to change. Ability to work well with a wide variety of people.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Candidates should submit a cover letter addressed to Search Committee Chair, resume or curriculum vitae, and a list of references.
Department Contact Name: Ann Simpson, Associate Dean for Development
Department Contact Telephone or Email: (919) 966-9780
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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an Equal Opportunity Employer.