Assistant Director of Development, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Mar 15, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Number: 00102997

Primary Function of Organization Unit: In the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at NC State, we study human thought (the humanities) and action (the social sciences) in a high-tech context. With more than 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students and 38,000+ alumni, the college is the second largest college on campus. The Office of Development in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences works to cultivate and facilitate private donations from alumni and friends of the college. We connect their areas of interest with the mission of the college and university and work directly with donors on their funding priorities.

Essential Job Duties: Reporting to the Executive Director of Development for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Major Gift Officer is responsible for identifying, qualifying, soliciting and stewarding major gift donors to the college and university. Working both independently and as an essential member of the development team, the position will focus on expanding the college's pipeline through frequent discovery visits, with an emphasis on travel within the state of North Carolina. Duties and Responsibilities: * Strategically create and manage a portfolio of individual prospects with the capacity and inclination to make significant gifts of $25,000 or more; * Conduct at least 150 personal meetings with prospects and donors annually and participate in approximately 15-20 major gift or planned gift solicitations per year; solicit gifts for leadership annual giving as appropriate; * Meet defined goals for new prospects identified, number of contacts, asks and closures; document all development activities in a timely manner; * Assist the college's Dean and Executive Director in developing and implementing strategies for cultivation, solicitation and stewardship, ensuring that prospects are advanced through the pipeline in a thoughtful and deliberate manner; * Work collaboratively with administration, faculty, alumni, volunteers and development colleagues across campus; * Serve as a liaison with the University's advancement services office to ensure the college operates under best practices in prospect research and prospect management; * Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

Minimum Education/Experience: * Require post-baccalaureate credentials or a bachelor's degree plus alternative or equivalent professional training and experience. * Three or more years of progressive responsibility in institutional advancement or a substantially related field (such as sales or wealth management).

Department Required Skills: * Personal belief in mission, goals and objectives of public higher education, particularly as related to the humanities and social sciences; * Exceptional ability to articulate the college's needs, values and ambitions though oral and written communications; * Open, accessible and collaborative interpersonal style; thoughtful listener; unquestioned integrity * Self-motivated and self-starting with the ability to manage multiple and competing priorities in the context of a $1.6 billion university-wide campaign, with a $35 million campaign goal set for the Humanities and Social Sciences at NC State; * Significant experience in cold calling, negotiating and closing business in the service of meeting established goals; * Ability to travel extensively in North Carolina and participate in occasional evening and weekend activities. * Must be able to frequently lift up to 10 lbs and occasionally lift up to 50 lbs with or with out reasonable accommodation.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: * Experience in higher education fundraising * Proven track record of major gift fundraising * Prior experience in a comprehensive capital campaign

Necessary Licenses and Certifications: Valid NC Driver's License required. Must maintain a valid NC Drivers License as a condition of employment.

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.

Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148. Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at "":http// Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

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