Director of Annual Giving

Wilmington, North Carolina
Apr 12, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Title: Director of Annual Giving
Department: University Advancement - 50000
Vacancy Number: E157
Position Number: 1267
Location of Workplace: Main UNCW Campus

Summary of Position:
Responsible for the management of the university’s development efforts as it relates to annual giving solicitations from alumni, friends, parents, faculty and staff. Coordinating with the University’s overall fund raising objectives the Director of Annual Giving plans, designs, organizes, and manages all aspects of annual giving solicitations and stewardship which include, but are not limited to: direct mail appeals, the phonathon, and the faculty/staff campaign. The director works closely with development directors in all of the constituent areas, the alumni association, and volunteer boards to coordinate and increase annual support for UNC Wilmington.

Minimum Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree is required
• 3-5 years of development or related experience with a focus on annual giving or direct marketing
• Ability to set, track, and analyze progress toward annual goals
• Ability to interpret complex data to guide strategic decisions
• Exceptional organizational skills and the ability to effectively manage multiple projects and priorities simultaneously
• A commitment to understanding industry trends and best practices and implementing program changes, when necessary
• Strong interpersonal skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Strong judgment and code of personal ethics
• Ability to operate effectively, flexibly and collegially in a complex organizational environment
• Ability to lead and empower staff to meet both individual and team goals

Primary Function of Organizational Unit:
University Advancement is one of six administrative units at UNCW that reports to the chancellor. The division includes the university’s primary development officers, as well as alumni relations, donor relations, special event coordination, gift acknowledgment and receipting, donor research, annual giving programs and planned giving services.

University Information:
The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. A public institution with over 15,000 students, the university is known for its superb faculty and staff and powerful academic experience. With an array of high-quality programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is consistently recognized at a national level for academic excellence and affordability by publications like U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and The Business Journals. UNCW also recently earned the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, bestowed to higher education institutions dedicated to community involvement.

EEO Statement:
UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified men and women from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Months Per Year: 12 Months
Position Type: Permanent
Job Posting Date: 04/11/2017
Priority Consideration Date: 05/11/2017

Priority Consideration Information:
Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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