Director of Development, Alumni & Donor Relations
Position Number: 00100396
Primary Function of Organization Unit: The function of the College of Sciences Advancement Office is to further the strategic goals of NC State's College Sciences by building and managing meaningful, long-term relationships with our alumni, stakeholders and future partners; communicating in targeted ways with our internal and external constituents; securing private funding for our educational, research and service programs; and effectively stewarding our donors' investments.
Essential Job Duties: The Director of Alumni and Donor Relations will report to the Assistant Dean for Advancement and shall have responsibility for developing and implementing annual and targeted fund raising programs. This position will also have responsibility for developing and managing development events and stewardship programs to cultivate and engage alumni, friends, donors and potential supporters of the College. In addition, the Director will manage and support the College of Sciences Alumni Advisory Board and other alumni- or corporate-based external advisory groups. The Director will personally solicit individual and corporate donors for targeted fund raising appeals as well as event sponsorships. This position will also have specific responsibility for providing direction and support for quality events, including development, stewardship, and public outreach events that reflect the high stature and academic mission of the College and the University. Emphasis shall be placed on involving teams of volunteers and staff as appropriate, high standards for internal and external customer relations, protocol, and effective management of resources. In addition, this position will be responsible for stewarding the College of Sciences scholarship and endowment programs, as well as assisting with donor-related communications. The Director of Alumni and Donor Relations will work closely with the College Advancement team to build and enhance relationships that provide financial support for the College. As part of the College's senior advancement team, the Director will also assist in providing direction for the College's comprehensive fundraising programs. All functions require independent initiative and sound judgment, as well as close collaboration with department heads, deans, and other departmental and university personnel. The Director of Alumni and Donor Relations must have demonstrated ability to build effective internal and external relationships, strong organizational and excellent interpersonal skills, originality and innovation, and excellent written and verbal communication skills. The Director must have the ability to handle multiple and competing priorities in a dynamic environment, and still meet deadlines. The successful candidate will be a team player who values and promotes trust in the workplace and strives for excellence in all of her/his endeavors.
Minimum Education/Experience: Preference is for a candidate with five or more years of significant experience working in development, operations or alumni relations in a research-intensive, complex university environment. Experience in a college-based development office is also a plus, A background in fundraising, stewardship and event planning strongly preferred; exceptional organizational and communication skills, with a high attention to detail; the ability to work with faculty, administrators, and volunteers as part of a team in a large, complex research university. The ability to anticipate organizational needs and proactively provide solutions is also desired.
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AA/EOE: NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
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