Annual Giving Program Associate

Position Number: 00046567

Primary Function of Organization Unit: The Annual Giving Program Associate is responsible for multiple, complex, detailed and confidential fund raising communications, strategies, tasks, reports and projects in support of advancement efforts for Annual Giving for NC State University. This position serves as an integral member of the fund raising team. He or she will develop communications, manage stewardship and recognition, respond to requests and complaints, recommend and implement strategies for retaining donors based upon analytics, manage the solicitation and stewardship calendar, supervise student workers and provide administrative support as needed.

Essential Job Duties: The Program Associate reports to the Executive Director of Annual Giving and works closely with staff leading communications, constituency programs, and data & reporting. This position serves as an integral member of the fund raising team including managing the day to day solicitation and stewardship calendar, working closely with Advancement Services on all reporting functions, supervises student workers, responds to alumni and donor requests, and manages all levels of stewardship and recognition. This position is key for data reporting and analysis, allowing the Office of Annual Giving to target the most appropriate donors, provide excellent and relevant information to targeted audiences, and accurate recognition of donor contributions, resulting in superior donor relations for NC State University.

Minimum Education/Experience:

Department Required Skills: * Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills. * Problem solving, research and analytical skills. * Self-starter who can work proactively and independently. * Advanced computing and database skills, with proven ability in Microsoft Office. * Working knowledge of social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. * Excellent organizational and time management skills. * Trouble shooting skills for office and minor technical problems. * Positive, professional attitude. * Independence, efficiency, and sound judgment are essential. * Ability to work effectively in a fast paced, complex, team-oriented department. * Ability to communicate clearly, articulately and persuasively, orally and in writing. * Ability to multitask and prioritize. * Ability to work independently, exercising sound judgment regarding necessary collaboration and approvals. * Ability to learn quickly and apply knowledge effectively. * Ability to focus on details and follow up on projects and deadlines. * Ability to recognize issues, develop and document solutions, and seek support when needed. * Light lifting occasionally required. * Must be available to attend occasional meetings and events outside normal business hours. * Unquestionable integrity and commitment to customer service and teamwork. * A high energy level and strong drive to be successful. * Open and accessible interpersonal style. * Professional demeanor and presentation. * Accuracy and attention to detail are essential.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: * One or more years of office/program management experience, customer relations, fund raising, or related office and professional experience

Necessary Licenses and Certifications: N/A

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.

Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148. Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at "":http// Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

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