This job has expired

Development Officer

University of North Carolina at Asheville
Asheville, NC

View more

You need to sign in or create an account to save a job.

Job Details

UNC Asheville Overview:

Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Western North Carolina, UNC Asheville is the designated public liberal arts campus in the University of North Carolina system. UNC Asheville is nationally known for the quality of our student-centered teaching, mentoring of undergraduates in research, interdisciplinary learning, and striving to be an inclusive campus community.
UNC Asheville is committed to promoting diversity and a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and the ability to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds. Staff members are encouraged to take an active role to engage in the institution’s efforts in promoting diversity and inclusion throughout the workplace. The successful candidate is expected to foster an inclusive work culture where uniqueness of beliefs, backgrounds, talents, capabilities and ways of living are respected and welcomed. Women, traditionally under-represented minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Position Type:

EHRA Staff


Development Officer

Position Number:


Recruitment Range:

Salary Commensurate with Experience

Work Schedule and Hours:

The Advancement Office hours are Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Regular evening and weekend work is required as well as the ability to travel.

Full-Time / Part-Time:


Months per Year:

12 Months

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Major Gifts and Campaign Management (AVC), the Development Officer will be responsible for securing leadership annual and major gifts that align donor interests with University priorities. Major gifts are defined as $25,000 or more. The Development Officer will manage a portfolio of research-based leadership annual gift and major gift prospects for the purpose of assessment and working collaboratively with development colleagues and leadership to strategically cultivate and solicit philanthropic support from alumni, parents and friends of the university. As the university looks towards its first comprehensive campaign the Development Officer will have a critical role in building the major gift pipeline, identifying opportunities for donor engagement, and aligning donors’ philanthropic interests with the emerging priorities of the campaign. The Development Officer will serve as a visible, key representative of the university and will be responsible for effectively communicating the university’s mission and fundraising priorities to external stakeholders. The Development Officer will be responsible for recording interactions in the advancement database and will protect confidential information.



Required Education/Experience/Skills:

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree required with related experience
  • At least two (2) years of professional-level, direct solicitation/fundraising experience

Preferred Education/Experience/Skills:

  • Strong knowledge of the development field and fundraising techniques
  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Experience with annual and major gift fundraising, preferably in a university setting

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities :

  • Excellent communication and personal skills to work effectively with a diverse audience of internal and external stakeholders
  • Entrepreneurial spirit with ability to collaborate to maximize effectiveness
  • Ability to navigate complex organizational structures to build consensus and reach goals
  • Demonstrated ability to think and act strategically
  • Excellent active listening skills and ability to connect donor interests to university priorities
  • Ability to build relationships with a wide range of people
  • Ability to approach challenges creatively
  • Ability and willingness to travel and work flexible hours including nights and weekends
  • Familiarity with donor record-keeping database, (Raiser’s Edge NXT preferred)
  • High level of integrity and respect for confidentiality

Special Instructions to the Applicant:

Application review begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Community Expectations
During this time it is important that the community understand how UNC Asheville operates and what is expected of community members as we work together to prioritize everyone’s health and safety. Please see UNC Asheville’s Community Expectations for more information. This is the URL for UNC Asheville’s Community Expectations: UNC Asheville’s Community Expectations.

Application Information
Applications must be submitted online no later than 11:59 p.m. (EST) on the closing date for each specific position. Please note that any documents submitted to Human Resources or the hiring departments become property of UNC Asheville and will not be returned. Official verification from each college/university you have attended are required upon employment, and will be requested directly from the college/university by Human Resources or from the National Student Clearinghouse. Any expense will be the responsibility of the employee. Educational degrees must be from an appropriately accredited institution. If no applicants apply who meet the required competency and training and experience requirements, management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations. It is the policy of UNC Asheville to conduct pre-employment background investigations on all candidates selected for employment. If hired, the candidate will be required to submit proof of eligibility to work in the United States. New employees are paid only by direct deposit to the financial institution of their choice.

Posting Number:


Posting date:


Open Until Filled:



The University of North Carolina Asheville offers a singular experience for original minds.

We’re the original and only liberal arts campus in the University of North Carolina system. We break down conventions, overcome obstacles, expand horizons. We dare to connect curiosity and critical thinking, courage and challenge, imagination and impact, opportunity and responsibility. When the world looks down, we look up.

We’re a public resource that draws on a deep history to make a profound impact—on our students and on the world. We founded the National Conference on Undergraduate Research. Our STEAM Studio helped to produce the largest public art installation ever shown in Times Square. We offer majors and concentrations that re-tool the liberal arts and sciences for new challenges and new opportunities. We live in one of America’s great small cities, a mountain town with wit and grit, with an artist’s eye and an explorer’s heart.

We are the originals. We’re rooted in the Land of the Sky, at the intersection of what’s known and what’s possible. This is an education that’s affordable, adaptive, and endlessly relevant. This is an experience where every path leads to a new vista, where there’s room for every voice, and where the future is a frontier—vast and bright and close enough to touch.

UNC Asheville’s national reputation for empowering human potential is rooted in its unique student-centric public liberal arts and sciences mission. UNC Asheville thrives on close-knit connections among students and their faculty and staff mentors. The University’s 3,300 students are innovative, ethical, creative and resilient leaders who seek to understand complex global challenges and find creative, sustainable solutions that benefit our communities and the world. More than 65 percent of UNC Asheville students conduct applied research alongside faculty experts. UNC Asheville consistently ranks as a national top 10 Public Liberal Arts and Sciences University by U.S. News & World Report, and on its list of Most Innovative Schools. UNC Asheville regularly earns several national top 20 rankings in The Princeton Review’s “The Best 386 Colleges,” including Best Quality of Life, Town-Gown Relations, and UNC Asheville has ranked in the top two nationally for the “Best Schools for Making an Impact,” in The Princeton Review’s “Colleges that Pay You Back.”

Find Us
United States
You need to sign in or create an account to save a job.

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert