Assistant Director for Development, Kenan Fellows Program

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Vacancy TypeSAAO Tier IIIs Internal Transfer OnlyNoWorking TitleAssistant Director for Development, Kenan Fellows ProgramSalary RangeAnticipated Hiring RangeCommensurate with experiencePosition Number00103242Work ScheduleTypically, Monday- Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMFull Time Equivalent (FTE)1.0Department012001 - Kenan Institute for Engineering, Technology & ScienceDepartmentKenan Institute for Engineering, Technology & ScienceJob City & StateRaleigh, NCPrimary Function of Organizational Unit

The Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership (KFP) is an initiative of NCSU’s Kenan Institute for Engineering, Technology & Science. Founded in 2000, the KFP addresses the critical need for high-quality professional development for educators, and is the largest STEM-focused teacher leadership program in North Carolina. Outstanding K–12 teachers from across the state are selected through a competitive application process for this yearlong program. Key components are a three-week summer internship with a mentor in a research or applied STEM setting, and 80 hours of professional development that builds leadership capacity and promotes curricular design bridging STEM at work with STEM at school. More than 450 teachers are in the Kenan Fellows Alumni Network.

Essential Job Duties

The individual in this position reports to, and works in close collaboration and consultation with, the Director of the KFP to develop and implement strategies to secure funds in support of the program’s mission and long-term strategic vision. The Assistant Director for Development will also have an indirect reporting relationship to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Development, or his/her designee to ensure coordination of all fundraising activities in support of the KFP with the rest of the University.

The Assistant Director for Development will:

Develop and implement a strategic plan to meet program targets for fundraising.

Develop and maintain a caseload of active major gift prospects including corporations, foundations, and individuals; and implement strategies for the engagement and solicitation of potential donors.

Prepare and submit proposals and corresponding budget requests to solicitations from grant makers.

Establish partnerships with businesses and industries throughout the state to provide programmatic funding and/or internships for Fellows.

Cultivate and maintain relationships with existing program supporters.

Work independently and be self-motivated in initiating contact with potential donors.

Effectively communicate the mission, goals and needs of the program to potential donors.

Work with the Kenan Institute leadership, KFP leadership, and their Board members to promote and support the program.

Collaborate and communicate with the KFP staff as a colleague and team member.

Become involved with KFP activities to develop a deeper understanding of the mission.

Work with NC State University Advancement to leverage central development services, including Annual Giving, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Prospect Management and Research, Regional Development, Gift Planning, etc.

Record all contacts with donors and potential donors in the University’s Advance database. Attend Development and university-wide Advancement meetings.

Collaborate with KFP Director on preparation of relevant annual reports and program progress requests from grant makers.

Other Work/ResponsibilitiesMinimum Education/Experience

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.

3 years of major gift fundraising experience, preferably in the non-profit or education arena. In lieu of direct fund-raising experience, the Assistant Director may have successful experience in sales and and/or marketing, financial services, or other management positions that require working with individuals or organizations to accomplish institutional objectives.

Departmental Required Skills

Outstanding interpersonal communication skills with the ability to interact effectively with diverse groups including industry and economic development groups and potential donors.

Strong organizational, presentation, time management, and writing skills.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to prepare and submit program funding proposals to private and corporate foundations.

Demonstrated ability to work well with diverse constituencies.

Knowledge of the philanthropic landscape in North Carolina.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

Master’s degree preferred.

Familiarity with university advancement and finance procedures.

Knowledge of education and workforce priorities at the state and federal level.

Experience with grant writing and grant funded projects.

5+ years of prior major gift fundraising experience, preferably in the non-profit or education arena.

Required License or Certification


Special InstructionsJob Open Date07/11/2019Anticipated Closing DateIs this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?NoProposed Hire Date10/01/2019AA/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.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected] Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Supplemental Question

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. How did you learn of this opportunity?
    • NCSU Website
    • NCSU Executive Search Services
    • Other Online Job Board
    • Carolina Job Finder / Employment Guide
    • Job / Career Fair
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Professional Journal
    • Print Advertisement (Newspaper / Periodical)
    • Professional Organization
    • Direct Contact from NCSU HR Representative / Recruiter
    • NCSU Employee Referral
    • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Other)
    • Other
  2. If you selected "Other" for the previous question, please provide the source you learned about this opportunity from.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Please describe your experience in a higher education research and development environment.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. If applicable, please describe any experience that you have in fundraising and working with donors.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Do you have at least 3 years of progressively responsible experience in major gift fundraising and/or relevant experience in sales and marketing, or other related field(s)?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Please select the statement that best matches your education and experience for this position.
    • I have a Ph.D. or a Master's degree
    • I have a Bachelor's degree and three or more years of experience in major gift fundraising or a closely related field
    • None of these
Application Materials RequiredRequired Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Contact Information for References
  3. Cover Letter
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    Posted: 7/15/2019
    Application Due: 8/27/2019
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