Senior Director of Major Giving

Asheville, NC
Sep 06, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Reporting to the Vice Chancellor for University Advancement, the Senior Director of Major Giving manages the university's major gift fundraising efforts. Responsibilities include day-to-day supervision of gift officers, professional development, one-on-one coaching, and managing a portfolio of major gift donors and prospects to secure transformational gifts. The position will work with donors to discover their philanthropic passions and match them to the university's strategic initiatives. The Senior Director of Major Giving will devise strategies for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major gift prospects. The position will function as part of the Advancement leadership team, and will be expected to work collaboratively and effectively with a wide variety of constituents. This position requires strong management skills, the ability to manage via data, a high energy level, unquestioned integrity and fiscal accountability, and the ability to plan and achieve short- and long-range fundraising goals.

Preferred applicants will have:

  • A Master's degree, or a Bachelor's degree and equivalent combination of training and experience
  • A minimum of two to four years of direct major gift fundraising experience
  • At least two years of team management experience
  • Demonstrated history of successful fundraising and project management.

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UNC Asheville is committed to equality and diversity of experiences for our students, applicants and employees. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply regardless of socio-economic status, gender expression, gender and sexual identity, culture, and ideological beliefs. UNC Asheville is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will not discriminate against applicants and employees on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other legally protected status with respect to all terms, conditions, and privileges of university-sponsored activities, employment, and the use of university facilities.


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