May 16, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Description: The Director will be responsible for fundraising and development activities for the Division of Student Affairs. This person will design strategies that will permit the division to acquire, manage, and distribute funds that will enhance the educational mission of Student Affairs and the University. This person will plan, develop, and implement strategies to acquire or solicit funds from various sources, including grants, public/private foundations, corporate giving programs, individual or small group gifts and bequests, capital campaigns, special projects and other sources. The Director will lead and manage a division-wide operation responsible for building partnerships with alumni and friends to raise funds to support all areas of the division as well as student scholarships. The Director will develop a communications network and implement a set of communications strategies designed to let various constituencies know about the accomplishments of the SA educators and students in key areas and serve as a liaison to select external boards. The Director will work closely with the Major Gifts Officer who is assigned to the division to identify and solicit prospects at the $25,000 or higher level and will streamline all sponsorship opportunities. The Director will also work with all department directors on fundraising goals and strategies and monitor and manage all fundraising efforts. The Director will coordinate the parents giving program, the faculty/staff campaign for Student Affairs and other annual giving programs. Additionally, the Director will help to plan, implement, and manage certain alumni and special events, such as Family Weekend, Homecoming, and constituent group reunions; and he or she will also help to manage the SA Advancement Council. The Director reports to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and three years of fundraising experience; excellent oral and written communication skills; a demonstrated interest in the area in which the work will be performed, and the ability to adapt to a flexible work schedule that will include travel and attendance at professional meetings.

Special Instructions to Applicants: In order to be considered for the position, all applicants are required to submit online a candidate profile, a letter of interest, a current resume, and a list of three references including contact information. Additionally, original official transcripts, a criminal background check, and three signed letters of reference will be required upon offer of employment. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions and conferred by the time of hire. East Carolina University seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. In order to promote the university's diversity goal, Student Affairs strongly encourages applicants from women, minorities, and historically underrepresented groups.

Date Initial Screening Begins: 05-25-2017

Job Close Date: Open Until Filled

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