Assistant Dean for Advancement

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Position Type: Permanent Staff

Department: SOG Sch of Government - 375100

Appointment Type: EHRA Non-Faculty

Vacancy ID: NF0003129

Position Summary: The School of Government at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill works to improve the lives of North Carolinians by engaging in practical scholarship that helps public officials and citizens understand and improve state and local government. As the largest university-based local government training, advisory, and research organization in the United States, the School of Government offers up to 200 courses, webinars, and specialized conferences for more than 12,000 public officials each year. In addition, faculty members annually publish approximately 50 books, manuals, reports, articles, bulletins, and other print and online content related to state and local government. The School is also home to a nationally ranked graduate program in public administration and specialized centers focused on information technology and environmental finance. The School of Government recognizes the importance of an educational and work environment in which all individuals are respected and valued. To that end, we are strongly committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. For more information about the School's commitment to diversity, please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page: The Advancement Division raises private funds to support the School of Government's work to improve the lives of North Carolinians through teaching, research, and advising. The Advancement team works closely with faculty and staff to identify individuals, corporations, private foundations, and other funders that have an interest in supporting existing and emerging programs and projects that improve North Carolina's communities. The division raises funds to support School work through sponsorships, endowments, flexible annual funds, gifts and grants for specific programs and projects, and scholarships for MPA students and public officials. The School of Government at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is seeking an Assistant Dean for Advancement to support the mission and priorities of the UNC School of Government. The Assistant Dean will build relationships with key donors and prospects and will have significant interaction with School faculty, staff and volunteers. The Assistant Dean is a comprehensive position with responsibility for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, building relationships with, and retaining donors and donor prospects to fund the short- and long-term needs of the School. The Assistant Dean will take direct responsibility for many major gifts from individuals, corporations, and foundations. Because the Associate Dean will be traveling over 50 percent of the time, the Assistant Dean will be responsible for oversight of the School's Advancement division, including annual fund and alumni relations, donor relations and discovery, gift processing, acknowledgments, advancement communications and stewardship correspondence. The Assistant Dean will also manage the division's annual workplan to ensure progress towards unit goals and metrics. The Assistant Dean will participate as a member of the University's central development organization by attending appropriate campus-wide development meetings and will occasionally represent the Associate Dean for Advancement at these and other meetings as appropriate. The Assistant Dean reports to and works closely with the School's Associate Dean for Advancement and supervises three positions in the Advancement division. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes all to apply, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Application Deadline: 06/25/2018

Education Requirements: Bachelor's degree required. A master's degree in public administration, public policy, or related field is a plus.

Qualification and Experience: Minimum of five or more years of successful fundraising or related experience, preferably in an academic setting. Requires excellent interpersonal skills and strong written and oral communication skills. Successful candidates will possess the ability to work with volunteers, faculty members, potential donors, foundation and corporate partners, the desire to work collegially within a goal-oriented fundraising environment, and a willingness to travel and work evenings and weekends.

Equal Opportunity Employer: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Department Contact Name and Title: Maura Murphy

Department Contact Telephone Number or Email: [email protected]

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Posted: 6/8/2018
Application Due: 6/25/2018
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