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Senior Director of Development for the School of Health and Human Sciences

University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Greensboro, NC

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Senior Director of Development for the School of Health and Human Sciences

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Position Eclass:

E2 - SAAO II 12 Month Leave Earning

University Information:

UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is 1 of only 57 doctoral institutions recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for both higher research activity and community engagement. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC System institutions, UNC Greensboro is one of the most diverse universities in the state with 20,000+ students, and 3,000+ faculty and staff members representing 90+ nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 125 areas of study, as well as 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, UNC Greensboro is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit:

University Advancement staff members are dedicated to developing and maintaining strong and lasting connections to the University. How one perceives, interacts with, and supports UNC Greensboro forms the basis of all that we do. Whether we’re engaging alumni, friends, community members, or corporate partners (and in many cases, even current students), we share a collective responsibility and passion for cultivating a wide variety of partnerships and experiences across the University, our community, and beyond.

A number of professionally diverse units with specific charges come together to comprise University Advancement and support our shared mission.

Mission Statement
Our mission is to inspire connections, investments, and engagements that drive excellence and opportunity. Our vision is of a University that illuminates potential, eliminates barriers, and ignites achievement.

University Advancement Includes: Development, Alumni Engagement, University Special Events, Advancement Operations, Donor and Board Engagement, Planned Giving, and Advancement Communications.

Position Summary:

The Senior Director of Development for the School of Health and Human Sciences at UNC Greensboro oversees and manages all aspects of the School’s development program. The candidate must be able to think strategically and practically to implement a comprehensive and results-oriented development plan that includes goals and strategies for major, planned, and annual gifts. This position will also build and foster key relationships for the School of Health and Human Sciences and the University with alumni, friends, community and business leaders, and faculty.

This position has a dual reporting role to the Dean of the School of Health and Human Sciences and the Executive Director of University Advancement.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in fundraising
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to relate to diverse constituencies including identifying, recruiting, training and recognizing volunteers
  • Willingness to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends
  • Willingness and ability to travel
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to utilize technological resources available to the development staff

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree preferred
  • Five to ten years of experience in fundraising
  • The department prefers experience in a public higher education setting
  • Experience in supervision of others

Recruitment Range:

Commensurate with experience

Org #-Department:

Development - 33801

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Open Until Filled:




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Key Responsibility:

Gift Cultivation and Solicitation

Essential Tasks:

  • Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward individuals believed to have the potential to make major gifts to the School of Health and Human Sciences and other University interests as appropriate.
  • Create a strategic fundraising and campaign plan for the School in conjunction with University Advancement and the Dean based on objectives and priorities in consultation with the Dean, the Executive Director, and other individuals within the School.
  • Sustain the level of major gift activity commensurate with performance expectations and prepare detailed and timely contact reports of all visits and other contacts.
  • Effectively engage the Dean and other faculty and staff in the fundraising process and work with faculty and staff to establish the internal giving program.
  • Engage and utilize volunteers to execute the fundraising plan.

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Key Responsibility:

Staff and Volunteer Management

Essential Tasks:

  • Serve as the primary representative of the School of Health and Human Sciences to the University Advancement office and in university-level planning and execution of fundraising strategy.
  • Manage and mentor one program associate in the School of Health and Human Sciences.
  • In conjunction with the Dean and Executive Director for University Advancement, organize the School of Health and Human Sciences campaign advisory board and serve as the primary facilitator of its efforts.
  • Manage other volunteers and volunteer boards as needed.

Physical Effort:

Reading - F, Writing - F, Vision-Preparing/Analyzing figures - F, Hearing - F, Talking - F, Sitting - F, Walking - F, Lifting-0-30 lbs. - R, Climbing-Stairs - O

Work Environment:

Driving - Car/Truck - O, Inside - F, Outside - O


UNCG at a Glance

Founded in 1891, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is the largest and most diverse state university in the Piedmont Triad. Standing apart from other universities, the UNCG community is joined together by a shared value: We define excellence not only by the people we attract, but by the meaningful contributions they make. 

With more than 19,400 students and 2,500 faculty and staff, UNCG is the largest state university in the Piedmont Triad and has an annual economic impact of more than $1 billion. The campus has grown to include 30 residence halls and 30 academic buildings on 210 acres.

UNCG takes pride in being a learner-centered public research university. The College of Arts & Sciences and seven professional schools offer 79 undergraduate majors, 65 master's programs and 30 doctoral programs.

The university holds two classifications from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, as a “research university with high research activity” and for “community engagement” in curriculum, outreach and partnerships. More than $35 million in grants and contracts for research and creative activity are awarded to faculty members annually. Among the most prominent of UNCG's research initiatives are the Gateway University Research Park and the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering. Both are partnerships with North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

Globalization of the curriculum has expanded opportunities for international education, through new programs such as the UNC Exchange Program and the Lloyd International Honors College. In addition, innovative signature programs such as Building Entrepreneurial Learning for Life (BELL), Communication Across the Curriculum, Undergraduate Research and Freshman Seminars enhance the student experience.

As a cultural leader, UNCG offers concerts, lectures, dance and theater performances, exhibitions at the internationally known Weatherspoon Art Museum and readings by nationally known authors. In athletics, Spartan teams compete in nine women's and nine men's sports in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. With ethnic minority students making up 26 percent of the student body, UNCG is the most diverse of the UNC system's historically white campuses.

Although much has changed, some things remain the same. The university motto — “Service” — continues to be a guiding principle put into practice through all aspects of university life.

UNCG Schools and College of Arts & Sciences

The University's Academic Affairs Division consists of seven academic schools, the College of Arts & Sciences, the Graduate School and the Lloyd International Honors College. The names below are the ones currently in use. In some cases, the names have changed since the academic units were founded. The schools and their dates of establishment are: Graduate School 1921-22;College of Arts & Sciences 1969, Lloyd International Honors College 2005, Joint School of Nanoscience & Nanoengineering 2007, Joseph M. Bryan School of Business & Economics 1969, School of Education 1921, School of Health and Human Sciences 2011, School of Music, Theatre and Dance 2010, and School of Nursing 1966.

Achievements & Accolades

UNCG is garnering national attention and awards for its challenging academic programs, supportive environment and engaged community. Take a look at some of our latest accomplishments and meaningful contributions on campus, in the community and around the globe. Curious about more accolades, achievements, our student body, faculty and staff excellence and other signs of our success? Find out more at UNCG Now:

Challenging Academic Programs

U.S. News & World Report ranked three UNCG online programs among the best in the nation in the 2015 list of Best Online Programs.

UNCG’s slate of online programs has earned a top 10 ranking for affordability from

The graduate program in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies has earned a Top 10 ranking by the The HDFS Report.

Supportive Environment

UNCG is a Military Friendly School for the fourth straight year, putting it in the top 15 percent of colleges and universities nationwide that are doing the most to support veterans and ensure their success.

UNCG is ranked among the best colleges for your money nationwide by College Factual, a new site that guides students through the college selection process.

The Education Trust singles out UNCG among the nation’s universities for its success at closing the gap in graduation rates between black and white students.

Engaged Community

For the fifth year in a row, UNCG has earned the “Tree Campus USA” designation for promoting healthy trees and encouraging the spirit of conservation. 

UNCG’s innovative dynamic mailbox system has been honored as one of University Business Magazine’s Models of Efficiency.

For the eighth consecutive year, UNCG is highlighted on Washington Monthly’s list of American universities that contribute most to the public good.

Careers at UNCG

UNCG is committed to the creation of an inclusive, collaborative and responsive university by attracting, retaining and developing a diverse community of talented individuals in support of the university's mission.

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