Director of Development
Position Number: 00105750
Primary Function of Organization Unit: The NC State Engineering Foundation, Inc. (NCSEF) is a private 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization which raises funds from over 50,000 alumni, friends, industry related foundations and other sources to support the College of Engineering at NC State University. Securing private support is critical to advancing the College in rankings of academic and research universities. More focus is being placed on private endowed support for scholarships, fellowships, and professorships in order to recruit the best students and faculty for our programs. Focus is also being placed on support for capital improvements in order to help offset ongoing significant budget cuts that are being implemented. All of this is necessary in order to have the space and resources available for increased enrollment in engineering.
Essential Job Duties: North Carolina State University invites applications for the Director of Development within the Engineering Foundation. The Director of Development's responsibility is the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of individual prospects with the capability of giving $50,000+ gifts, who are graduates of the College of Engineering. Frequent travel is required. The responsibilities of the Director of Development include: * Serve as an active team member in the development and implementation of the College of Engineering Development Office short-term and long-term planning objectives. * Identify, qualify and manage a portfolio of approximately 150 prospects with a capacity to make gifts of $50,000 or more. * Conduct at least 144 personal visits with prospects and donors per year, and participate in a minimum of 15 solicitations per year. * Gain a comprehensive understanding of the priorities of the College of Engineering as a whole and make a persuasive oral and written case for supporting key programs * Develop and implement immediate and long-range plans for enhancing the image of, and expanding major gift support for the College of Engineering. * Serve as lead development personnel for at least one of the College's key geographic regions. * Serve as a staff liaison with assigned departments and the NCSEF.
Minimum Education/Experience: * Bachelors degree required. * Must have 5+ years of progressively responsible experience in fundraising and/or relevant experience in sales and marketing, or other related fields.
Department Required Skills: * Proven experience in working with 6-- and 7--figure gifts or comparable sales and marketing accounts, including the ability to evaluate, qualify and move prospects through the cultivation/solicitation cycle. * Must be able to set priorities and manage multiple, competing tasks. * Must be available for frequent travel.
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: Previous experience with prospect research of corporate/foundations, individuals and planned giving.
Necessary Licenses and Certifications: A valid North Carolina driver's license or the ability to obtain one within 30 days of start is required. Must be maintained as a condition of employment.
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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