Position Number: 00106168
Primary Function of Organization Unit: PARK SCHOLARSHIPS The Park Scholarships program was established in 1996. About 40 Scholars are selected annually. The Park Scholarships program brings exceptional students to NC State University based on outstanding accomplishments and potential in scholarship, leadership, service, and character. The program develops and supports Park Scholars in these areas, preparing them for lifelong contributions to the campus, state, nation, and world. The scholarship includes tuition and fees, room and board, enrichment activities, and additional expenses. The department reports directly to the chancellor of the university. In 2013, the Park Foundation announced a $50 million gift to begin an endowment for the Park Scholarships at NC State. Now, as NC State launches its Think and Do the Extraordinary Campaign, the Park Scholarships program is poised to build on this generous gift and grow its endowment.
Essential Job Duties: The Development Associate will serve as a key point of contact for fundraising and development-related efforts within the Park Scholarships program, and will be integral in ensuring operational efficiency of fundraising and development-related work across the program. S/he will have personal contact with donors, prospective donors, friends, alumni, volunteers and NC State faculty, staff and students, serving as an advocate for Park Scholarships and the development team and soliciting gifts up to $25,000. Responsibilities may include, but not be limited to: - Oversee and manage donor records, gift records and reports, and all other records related to all gifts to Park Scholarships. - Respond to donor inquiries - in writing, in person, by phone, etc. - Manage donations, to include managing annual giving efforts for gifts up to $25,000. - Coordinate meetings and events, including travel and other logistical arrangements, to strengthen outreach to existing and new donors. - Plan and manage formal communication to donors (to include annual appeals, phone engagements, donor stewardship, etc.). - Work with multiple endowments and other funds to ensure procedures related to contributions, stewardship, and fund management are understood and adhered to. Provide projected budgets to director of Park Scholarships. - Direct fundraising solicitations of Park Scholarships supporters, as directed by the director of Central University Development and the director of the Park Scholarships The position will report to the director of Park Scholarships.
Minimum Education/Experience: A bachelor's degree and and progressively responsible and successful experience in nonprofit or higher education development, event management, communications, or a related field; or equivalent professional training and experience.
Department Required Skills: The Development Associate must be able to: - Attend to details well - Work proactively and independently - Handle ambiguity - Manage multiple and competing priorities, projects, and deadlines - Communicate exceptionally well in person and in writing - Manage time well - Demonstrate superior judgment - Interact confidently and effectively with a wide variety of constituents, including donors, alumni, university administration and faculty, high-ability students, parents, and friends of the program - Demonstrate exceptional organizational skills - Work well with volunteers, students, and colleagues as part of a team in a large, complex research university - Build effective internal and external relationships - Travel some to sites across North Carolina and the United States - Work some nights and weekends
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: Preference for at least 5 years of experience and experience with: - honors/scholars programs/students - project management - land-grant/research university contexts - management of budget and accounting activities - the advancement/development profession - development databases
Necessary Licenses and Certifications: NA
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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