Director of Advancement

Chapel Hill
Mar 15, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Type: Permanent Staff

Department: Morehead Planetarium - 524500

Appointment Type: EHRA Non-Faculty

Vacancy ID: NF0002437

Position Summary: The Director of Advancement serves as the chief development officer of Morehead Planetarium and Science Center and has primary responsibility for all of Morehead's fundraising activities. These activities include: (1) identification, cultivation, solicitation, closure, and recognition of major gifts, including endowment and planned giving; (2) annual giving to support Morehead's operating budget, including= annual fund, fundraising events and grants; (3) advancement communications; and (4) grants development. In collaboration with Morehead's director, advancement team, Office of University Advancement, and volunteer leadership, the Director of Advancement will design and implement comprehensive strategies for support of Morehead's annual $5.5 million operating budget and periodic comprehensive fundraising campaigns. Additionally, the Director of Advancement is a member of Morehead's senior management team and participates actively in overall strategic planning and management of the Center.

Application Deadline: 05/15/2017

Education Requirements: Relevant post-Baccalaureate degree required with three years or greater of related professional experience in marketing, communications, journalism, public affairs, or a related field; for candidates demonstrating comparable professional backgrounds, will accept a relevant undergraduate degree and five years or greater of relevant experience in substitution.

Qualification and Experience: A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in fundraising for non-profits with a proven track record of success is essential. Experience with cultural institutions or non-degree granting university units is a plus. The Director of Advancement will be an accomplished fundraising professional with demonstrated administrative and managerial experience. Experience in direct solicitations, grants, donor relations, project management and communications is essential. Knowledge about the sciences and museum fundraising is a plus. Exceptional written, verbal and interpersonal skills. Detail-oriented, ability to meet multiple deadlines, excellent organizational skills and computer skills are musts. Ability to work independently, meet ambitious goals and interact effectively with alumni, friends, faculty and staff in a public research university. Experience creating and implementing a development plan and campaign plan. Experience working with and inspiring the confidence of multiple constituencies, including advancement staff, volunteers, top-level donors and prospects and administrative officials. Ability and willingness to travel as necessary to accomplish goals.

Equal Opportunity Employer: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

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