Executive Director for Development - College of Education
Position Number: 00000481
Primary Function of Organization Unit: North Carolina State University (NC State) was founded in 1887 with the purpose of creating economic, societal and intellectual prosperity for the people of North Carolina. Today it is the largest university in North Carolina with more than 34,000 high performing students, 8,000 pre-eminent faculty and staff and 205,000 alumni. NC State is known for its leadership in research, education and service and as a research extensive university, is recognized for its strengths in science, engineering and technology. The University consistently ranks among the top public national universities and one of the best values in higher education. The College of Education was first established in 1927, the NC State University College of Education is regarded as a leader in developing educational professionals, advancing cutting edge research and ensuring the educational success of all North Carolinian's. The college offers graduate and undergraduate degrees across many disciplines to prepare outstanding educators. With nearly 15,000 alumni, 1,500 students and 150 faculty and staff, the College of Education has tremendous reach and impact and a strong national reputation. Graduates include a former governor, state school superintendents, college presidents, professional football coaches and industry leaders. In 2016 NC State publicly launched the Think & Do the Extraordinary Campaign, the most ambitious fundraising effort in the history of the university with a $1.6 billion goal. Priorities include dramatically increasing endowment, enhancing facilities and strengthening support for current operations. The College of Education's goal in the campaign is $21 million with an emphasis on scholarships, faculty, and research.
Essential Job Duties: The Executive Director of Development for the College of Education will provide the leadership, strategic direction, management, and coordination for all development efforts at the College of Education. This includes planning, implementing and managing an annual operating plan and budget designed to attain the development goals and objectives. The preparation of a comprehensive major gift program that increases the college's support from individuals, corporations, foundations, and other sources is an essential part of this responsibility. The Executive Director also provides leadership and coaching for a staff of three and works in close collaboration with faculty, staff, other fundraising professionals, campus leaders, and volunteer leadership to enhance the effectiveness of the development operation in the college. The Executive Director reports to the Associate Vice Chancellor for University Development within University Advancement with a dotted line report to the Dean of the College of Education. Duties and Responsibilities of this position will include but are not limited to: * Work in close collaboration with the Associate Vice Chancellor and the Dean to develop fundraising goals and plans in order to achieve fundraising goals; monitor and report progress regularly; * Plan, direct and implement a comprehensive major gift program that generates individual donors, as well as foundation, corporate, and other philanthropic support on a continuing basis consistent with goals of the College; * Develop strategic relationships among faculty, staff, alumni, volunteers, external stakeholders and campus colleagues that result in effective partnerships and increased philanthropic funding; * Partner with the Dean in facilitating and managing engagement with the College of Education Board to increase financial support and leverage networking opportunities for fundraising; help identify and recruit future board and committee members; * Participate in all aspects of the gift cycle, and lead strategies to identify, qualify, prioritize, cultivate, solicit, recognize and steward all donors and prospects; * Build a pipeline of donor-centered major and planned gift prospects, ensuring they are cultivated in an appropriate and deliberate manner leading to the solicitation of major gifts ($25,000+); * Ensure that all donors are appropriately recognized and thanked and receive regular contact and communication by making donor engagement and stewardship a priority throughout the College; * Manage the development office in a fiscally sound manner by ensuring that the appropriate systems, staffing and procedures are in place; * Collaborate effectively with the offices of Corporate and Foundation Relations, Gift Planning, Annual Giving, Prospect Development and Central Major Gifts to maximize leads and partnering opportunities for the College; * Participate in all University-wide development activities and meetings.
Minimum Education/Experience: Requires a relevant post-baccalaureate credentials with a minimum of three (3) years or greater of related professional experience, or Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and a minimum of five (5) or more years of successful major gift fundraising experience, preferably in higher education or an institutionally related foundation.
Department Required Skills: * Expert knowledge of the principles, practices, and ethics of successful fundraising and comprehensive capital campaigns * Demonstrated success in securing major gifts from individuals, foundations and corporations * Ability to form trusting relationships and work collaboratively with faculty, administrators, volunteers, alumni and colleagues * Strong organizational and analytical skills, with a high attention to detail * Excellent listening, communication, interpersonal skills; ability to communicate clearly in person and in writing * Ability to take academic priorities and translate them into development opportunities * Ability to manage competing priorities and meet deadlines in a dynamic team environment * Understanding and comfort with cold calling, negotiating, and closing gifts * Unquestioned integrity * Experience managing volunteer boards and committees * Self-motivated and driven with an entrepreneurial approach to problem solving * Optimism, perseverance and a positive attitude * Commitment to a collegial and collaborative team approach * Computer literacy and competency with electronic donor information systems * Experience in higher education fundraising
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: Advanced degree with 5+ years successful fundraising experience in a higher education setting Experience participating in a Capital Campaign in excess of $75 million Experience working with ADVANCE donor database Knowledge of history and culture of NC State University
Necessary Licenses and Certifications: A valid North Carolina Driver's License is required within 60 days of start date. Must be maintained as a condition of employment. Regular local travel and some regional/outof-state travel is required for this position.
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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