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Director of Development - School of Education & School of Library and Information Sciences

North Carolina Central University

North Carolina Central University

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Posted on Friday, January 26, 2024

Director of Development - School of Education & School of Library and Information Sciences

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Posting Details

Position Information
Working Title Director of Development - School of Education & School of Library and Information Sciences
Position Number 617417
Appointment Type Permanent - Full Time
Tenure Track No
FTE 1 = 40 hours/week, 12 months
If time limited, duration date
Position Overview
Primary Function of Organizational Unit
The Division of Institutional Advancement is responsible for acquiring support from corporations, foundations, alumni and friends to support the programs of the University. By using creative strategies to enhance the University’s image, the office promotes the overall mission of North Carolina Central University to its external publics in order to solicit and acquire philanthropic support.
Primary Purpose of Position
The Director of Development will manage a portfolio to identify, qualify, cultivate and steward potential major gift donors with a focus on increasing the pipeline of major gift ($25,000 and above) prospects and private support for the School of Education and School of Library Information Sciences (SLIS). This position will partner with the Assistant VC of Development, Deans, department heads, faculty, staff, and volunteer advisory boards for the School of Education for philanthropic support priorities, and will have regular formal strategy meetings with the deans and Assistant VC. Metrics for this position will be based on documented meaningful engagement with qualified prospects, proposals, and secured gifts based on fiscal year fundraising goals. This position reports to the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Development.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
This job requires the ability to independently manage a portfolio of prospects and all aspects of the gift cycle: (identification & research, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship). Experience with successfully developing proposals (endowment and corporate). Work collaboratively with university advancement and other internal constituents to develop prospect strategies. Facilitate prospect interaction with senior administrators, deans, and faculty. Applicant must be flexible and willing to travel independently and work extended workdays and occasional weekends as needed to meet desired objectives. Must be a self-starter and initiator with a high level of energy and the ability to work on many tasks and projects at once. Perform additional activities and duties as assigned.
Minimum Education/Experience
Requires academic credentials and/or experience suitable to fulfill the responsibilities of the position, including a Bachelor’s degree. Preferred qualifications include a master’s degree. Requires a minimum of three to five years of demonstrated fundraising experience with an institution of higher education or not-for-profit organization and a proven track record of securing major gifts ($25,000 or more). Excellent writing, marketing and oral presentation skills. Requires experience with computer hardware and software systems related to fundraising, with a preference given to Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge.
Licenses or Certification required by Statute or Regulation
None
Equal Opportunity Employer
North Carolina Central University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
Primary Responsibilities and Duties
Function Administrative
Describe the specific tasks and responsibilities related to the function.
Responsible for the management of 75-125 potential or actual donors.
Make personal contact, including in-person visits, with a portfolio of individuals and, when appropriate, corporate representatives and foundation officers to build relationships and secure major gifts for the School of Education and SLIS in coordination with the Deans and Assistant Vice Chancellor for Development.
Function Administrative
Describe the specific tasks and responsibilities related to the function.
Serve as an integral team member for the each and work closely with the leadership, faculty, and staff in the School to develop and advance fundraising strategies. Participate in strategic engagement opportunities for the School.
Assist in the oversight of the School of Education Advisory Council and participate in volunteer leadership activities that engage and cultivate relationships.
Function Administrative
Describe the specific tasks and responsibilities related to the function.
Work closely with the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Development to complete fundraising projects related to each School. Work collaboratively with colleagues in Institutional Advancement.
Function Administrative
Describe the specific tasks and responsibilities related to the function.
In addition, the Director of Development will attend schools, departmental, and university alumni and development functions as appropriate.
Other duties as assigned.
Function Administrative
Describe the specific tasks and responsibilities related to the function.
Attend events or participate in activities involving alumni, prospective donors, donors and other stakeholders as appropriate
Posting Detail Information
Posting Number EPA03089P
Open Date 01/19/2024
Date desired for closing or initial review
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Date Position Available 02/01/2024
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts (official required from selected candidate)
  4. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. DD-214 (for Veterans Only)

Supplemental Questions

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