Director of Development for Giving and Engagement
Position Number: 00062368
Primary Function of Organization Unit: Created in 1978 to attract funding for the College's teaching, learning, research and extension in the field of veterinary medicine, the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Foundation, Inc. operates exclusively for educational and scientific purposes. By providing financial assistance that helps promote educational activities and maintain a prominent faculty, the Foundation encourages diverse research and facilitates cooperative activities with other disciplines and institutions. All Foundation activities are overseen by a volunteer board of directors representing professional, business and civic leaders from communities across the state. Board members serve as advocates for the College and for the University. The Foundation is ever mindful of maximizing giving power through special programs that bring together donors of similar interests and has been critical in securing financial assistance for the College that allows for faculty support and development, research funds, student scholarships and program enhancement. For more information on the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Foundation go to https://cvm.ncsu.edu/alumni-and-donors/foundation/.
Essential Job Duties: The Director of Development (DoD) will manage fundraising activities in support of the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Foundation, Inc. The position works in conjunction with the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) advancement team and Executive Director for Development to cultivate prospects and achieve strategic goals. The DoD will identify, cultivate, solicit and steward gifts with a focus on increasing the pipeline of major gifts ($50,000 and above) prospects and private support for the CVM. The DoD is responsible for meeting individual fundraising and contact goals and will provide direction for a portfolio of major gift prospects. The DoD will also assist in providing direction for the development program, campaign planning and in relationship building with hospital clients, donors, alumni, faculty and friends of the CVM. This individual will work to develop external relationships with potential donors. The DoD will manage a portfolio of 150-200 prospects and donors with an average of 12-15 visits monthly. The DoD will assist in coordination, planning and execution of development events. This role reports to the Executive Director of Development.
Minimum Education/Experience: Requires a relevant post-Baccalaureate degree with a minimum of five (5) years or greater of related professional experience, or a relevant undergraduate degree and a minimum of seven (7) years or greater of relevant experience. Experience may be substituted for the advanced degree, including a minimum of five years fund raising experience in the non-profit sector.
Department Required Skills: At least five years' experience in major gift fundraising, preferably at a higher education institution, exceptional writing, organizational and communications skills, and the ability to work with faculty, administrators and volunteers in a large, complex research university. Key characteristics for applicants: * Positive, team-oriented attitude is imperative. * Self-motivated and self-starting. * Ability to work well with faculty, administrators, volunteers, and other advancement and development colleagues as part of a team in a large, complex research university. * Solution-oriented. * Excellent communication skills (written and verbal). * Ability to manage multiple and competing priorities in a dynamic environment. * Strong organizational and analytical skills with high attention to detail. * Experience in cold calling, negotiating, and closing business deals. * Knowledge of principles, practices, and ethics of fundraising. * High level of computer literacy. * Ability to travel frequently around the state of North Carolina and some out of state travel. * Ability to work evening and weekends.
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: Proven experience closing six- figure gifts. Previous capital campaign experience along with a strong knowledge of all aspects of major gift moves management, individual and planned giving. Experience in a major university setting is preferred, but not mandatory. Strong interpersonal skills including public speaking, written professional communication and an ability to work effectively in a complex institution.
Necessary Licenses and Certifications: A valid North Carolina driver's license is required within 60 days of the start date and must be maintained as a condition of employment. Regular local travel and some regional/out-of-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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