Assistant Director of Leadership Annual Giving – Education/Design
NC State UniversityRaleigh, NC
Reporting to the Director of Leadership Annual Giving, this position will serve as a part of the University Development team and will work to support all areas of the University and, particularly, the assigned colleges or units. The Assistant Director will be expected to develop and cultivate relationships with a portfolio of approximately leadership annual giving prospects. He or she will work with the Executive Director of Annual Giving and the Development offices in any assigned colleges or units to develop strategies relating to their portfolio.
- Plan, design, implement and evaluate strategies to obtain outright annual gifts and pledges;
- Identification, qualification, cultivation, and solicitation of leadership annual giving prospects to create and grow a pipeline of Chancellor Circle members and major gift ($50,000 and above) donors;
- Conduct at least 250 personal contacts with prospects and donors annually and participate in 20 solicitations per month;
- Strategic development and management of a portfolio with approximately 250 prospects and donors capable of making gifts of $1,000 – $50,000;
- Partner with the Advancement Research team as well as the Annual Giving team to identify prospective donors and strategically assess their philanthropic capacity and inclination;
- Be an active and collaborative team member in Alumni Engagement Annual Giving and University Advancement;
- Make donor referrals to University Development and campus-wide gift officers, as appropriate;
- Provide timely post-visit follow-up including tracking moves and solicitations, and sending a personalized follow-up to individual prospects;
- Collaboration with colleagues to help align donors’ philanthropic interests with various priorities across campus;
- Coordination of stewardship efforts as needed with appropriate University Advancement and other campus colleagues;
- Attend university-wide events and University Advancement related meetings.
Perform other duties as required or assigned. Attend a variety of events throughout the year. Regular travel and occasional night and weekend work is required.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree required with at least one-year related experience.
Other Required Qualifications:
- Ability to work effectively as part of a dynamic team in a large, complex research university;
- Experience in cold calling, negotiating, and closing business deals;
- Ability to work independently, while maintaining consistent and transparent communication with a team and leadership;
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
- Strong organizational and analytical skills, with high attention to detail;
- Self-motivated and self-starting;
- Good listener;
- Optimism, perseverance, and a positive attitude;
- Ability to travel around the region;
- Ability to work evenings and weekends as required;
- Computer literacy.
- Three or more years of successful experience in fundraising, annual giving, or a closely related field;
- Knowledge of principles, practices, and ethics of fundraising;
- Understanding of the development process and donor cycle;
- Volunteer management experience;
- Prior experience in a comprehensive capital campaign;
- Experience in higher education fundraising;
- An understanding of the land-grant, research Tier One university environment;
- Familiarity with NC State University and the Triangle.
- A valid North Carolina Driver’s License is required within 60 days of the start date. Must be maintained as a condition of employment.
- Regular local travel and some regional/out-of-state travel are required for this position.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please attach a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references.
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. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process are welcome to contact 919-515-3148 to speak with a representative at the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity.
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