Assistant Vice Chancellor for Principal and Major Gifts

Chapel Hill
Jul 04, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
Vice Presidents
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Type: Permanent Staff

Department: University Development Office - 250100

Appointment Type: EHRA Non-Faculty

Vacancy ID: NF0002600

Position Summary: The University of North Carolina has enjoyed a long-standing place among leaders in higher education since it was chartered in 1789 and opened its doors for students in 1795 as the nation's first public university. Situated in the beautiful college town of Chapel Hill, NC, Carolina has earned a reputation as one of the best universities in the world. Carolina prides itself on a strong, diverse student body, academic opportunities not found anywhere else, and a value unmatched by any public university in the nation. Carolina Development is proud of its donor-centered philosophy, pursuing activities that always respect the interests and intentions of the donor as well as the University. The organization's collaborative nature is a critical component to fulfilling our mission of raising private funds to benefit the university. The Assistant Vice Chancellor for Principal and Major Gifts (AVC) reports to the Vice Chancellor for Development and is a member of the Vice Chancellor's senior leadership team. The AVC is responsible for developing and managing a strategic individual gifts program for Carolina, working with the university's senior leaders, deans, lead development officers, major gift officers and volunteers. The AVC will manage an individual gifts program of identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of prospects with a significant focus on principal gift-level prospects, specifically those donors with the ability to make gifts of $5,000,000 and greater. The AVC will work closely with the Vice Chancellor for Development and others to develop strategies for principal and major gifts, particularly as the University enters the public phase of its next comprehensive campaign. In addition, the AVC will oversee the University's regional program of major gifts and global development.

Application Deadline:

Education Requirements: Bachelor's degree

Qualification and Experience: The Assistant Vice Chancellor for Principal and Major Gifts will be a polished fundraising executive who knows and understands the nature and purpose of public higher education. Leading candidates will have: Ten or more years of experience with demonstrated successful experience and effectiveness in major and principal gift fundraising, preferably in a higher education setting; significant experience working with volunteers and volunteer groups; demonstrated ability to handle multiple, complex fundraising activities simultaneously and coordinate solicitation strategies in a decentralized environment; ability to plan and implement a fundraising plan; excellent oral and written communication skills; high level of creativity, initiative, and motivation; team orientation and willingness to set an example for real leadership; ability and willingness to travel. Strong ability to and enthusiasm for working as part of a collaborative team.

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: Lisa Waldeck, HR Consultant

Department Contact Telephone Number or Email:

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