Director of Development, Biomedical Engineering

Chapel Hill
May 02, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Type: Permanent Staff

Department: University Development Office - 250100

Appointment Type: EHRA Non-Faculty

Vacancy ID: NF0002504

Position Summary: The joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, based at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-Chapel Hill) and North Carolina State University (NC State), seeks a seasoned development professional to secure external philanthropic funding to support this exciting and unique department. The Director of Development for Biomedical Engineering will be responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with individuals, corporations and foundations, initiating, strengthening and managing strategic relationships in order to close and steward major and principal gifts and grants. The Director of Development will plan and implement a program of identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of major corporate, foundation, and individual prospects. The position is based in Corporate and Foundation Relations in Central Development at UNC-Chapel Hill, co-managed with the chair of Biomedical Engineering and the NC State College of Engineering. The position maintains offices in both Raleigh and Chapel Hill, and requires close collaborative working relationships with the College of Engineering and Corporate and Foundation Relations at NC State, and the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Medicine, and Corporate and Foundation Relations at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Application Deadline:

Education Requirements: A Bachelor's degree is required. A master level or higher degree in a science or engineering discipline is preferred.

Qualification and Experience: Ideal candidates should have: A successful track record in philanthropic and/or business development and have a working knowledge of the biomedical and/or engineering fields. Three years to five years of experience in corporate, foundation or individual fundraising or related development experience. Must demonstrate superior people skills. Experience in writing successful proposals and meeting goals. Exceptional written and oral communication skills. Mastery of the basic principles and techniques of successful fundraising as they pertain to the identification, cultivation, and stewardship of corporate, foundation and individual donors. Ability to interact effectively in a comprehensive, research university setting. Ability to work effectively with faculty, administrators, and volunteers. Willingness to do extensive travel. A strong drive to be successful. A high energy level; Integrity/sincerity.

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.

Department Contact Name and Title: Stacey Coleman, HR Specialist

Department Contact Telephone Number or Email:

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