Executive Director of Development
Position Number: 00002715
Primary Function of Organization Unit: The NC State College of Veterinary Medicine is one of the top-ranked schools in the nation. The college's mission centers on the advancement of the veterinary profession and animal health through ongoing discovery and medical innovation; providing animals and their owners with extraordinary, compassionate medical care; and preparing future veterinarians and veterinary research scientists. As a national leader in experiential teaching and learning, we are training the next generation of skilled veterinary health professionals equipped to serve the global community. Our world-leading faculty and clinicians are at the forefront of interdisciplinary biomedical innovation, conducting solution-driven research that defines the interconnections between animal and human health. At the College of Veterinary Medicine, world leading faculty lead extraordinary programs in learning and discovery. The College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) Development Office raises funds from alumni, friends, and clients of our Veterinary Hospitals, corporate partners, private and public foundations and many other sources. The College is also supported by the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Foundation, Inc. which is a private 501c3 non-profit organization which operates exclusively for educational and scientific purposes, providing assistance to help support educational activities, maintain a prominent faculty, encourage diverse research and facilitate cooperative interactions with other disciplines and institutions.
Essential Job Duties: The North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) is seeking an Executive Director of Development to serve as the senior development professional with a primary focus on relationships with major gift prospects, including cultivation and solicitation. The Executive Director oversees the major gift prospect system for the college, including building the constituency and increasing the capacity of the program through networking externally and within the College, the University and with the help of the North Carolina State Veterinary Medical Foundation, Inc. Furthermore, the Executive Director is expected to work closely with the College campaign committee, oversee their effective use in assignments, solicitation and stewardship for the campaign and heighten the role of the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Foundation, Inc. in the campaign. A robust knowledge of grateful patient/client programs and hospital based philanthropy is required. The Executive Director will lead and administer a team that includes two other Major Gifts Officers, and a small administrative staff. Our Major Gift Officers work in our hospital clinics on a daily basis, in close partnership with our clinicians, and interacting extensively with our animal-owning clients. We are looking for an exceptionally driven, talented, creative individual, with strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills. Candidates must demonstrate significant, successful experience in building a major gifts program that is inclusive of the academic leadership, volunteers and staff. Candidates must have experience managing professional development staff and with successfully establishing relationships that resulted in significant private support and long-term relationships. A bachelor's degree is required and a master's degree is preferred. Candidates preferably should have at least eight years in fund raising at a research university, academic medical center, or research institute. Experience at public, land-grant institutions is desirable, and an affinity for the mission of the College of Veterinary Medicine and a love for animals is of paramount importance. Duties of the successful incumbent for this role include: * Assisting the Associate Dean in all aspects of fundraising for the College of Veterinary Medicine. * Recommending and determining the strategies, relationships, and activities that will maximize the College's development capacity and outcomes. * Supervising 3-4 development personnel while managing 100-150 prospects. * Collaborating with members and leaders of the Advancement team that include the Director of Communications and Marketing, the Director of Continuing Education and Outreach (which is home to the CVM Alumni Society) and other Associate and Assistant Deans, Department Heads and faculty to strengthen the philanthropic foundation of the College. * Managing important projects and initiatives such as the College Grateful Client Program, the Veterinary Hospital Wealth Screening initiative and Leadership Annual Giving Program. * Building and managing staff capacity by ensuring professional development of the development team.
Minimum Education/Experience: * A bachelor's degree plus alternative or equivalent professional training and experience is required. * At least 5-10 years of progressively responsible experience in major gift fundraising and a robust knowledge of grateful patient/client programs and hospital based philanthropy is required. * Experience managing professional development staff.
Department Required Skills: * Excellent writing, communication, and interpersonal skills are essential. * Ability to meet and interact with top donors/prospects and with top corporate officials. * Be available for frequent travel. * Must be able to set priorities and manage multiple tasks.
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: * A master's degree is preferred along with at least eight years in fund raising at a research university, academic medical center, or research institute. * Experience at public, land-grant institutions. * Previous campaign experience is preferable along with a strong knowledge of all aspects of corporate/foundation, individual and planned giving. * Experience in developing major gift strategies. * Experience working in a major university setting.
Necessary Licenses and Certifications: Must have a valid driver's license.
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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