Job Details

North Carolina State University
  • Position Number: 2109051
  • Location: Raleigh, NC
  • Position Type: Development and Fund Raising

Working Title: Senior Director of Development

Anticipated Hiring Range: Commensurate upon education and experience

Work Schedule: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm, occasional night and weekend work is required

Job Location: Raleigh, NC

About the Department: The College of Sciences Advancement Office develops relationships with alumni and other constituents to build philanthropic support for the College.

Essential Job Duties: Develop private support for established priorities of College of Sciences by developing relationships with key stakeholders that result in effective partnerships and increased philanthropic funding.

The Senior Director of Development (SDOD) will identify, cultivate, solicit and steward gifts with a focus on increasing the pipeline of major gift ($50,000 and above) prospects and private support for the College of Sciences. TheSDODis responsible for meeting his/her individual fundraising and contact goals and will provide direction for a portfolio of major gift prospects.
TheSDODwill serve as Deputy Campaign Director to the Assistant Dean providing direction for the major gift development program, campaign planning and in relationship building with alumni and other constituents of the college.

This individual will work closely with faculty and volunteers in developing external relationships with potential donors.
The Senior Director will:
Plan and lead the major gift team meetings and strategy sessions
Serve as a primary liaison for non-departmental major giving such as The Science House, Women in Science and Engineering (WISE), Society for Multicultural Scientists (SMS), and North Carolina Science Olympiad
In consultation with the assistant dean for advancement, develop engagement strategies for core constituencies with a particular focus on discovering new highly-rated prospects
Manage donor discovery events (lunches, dinners and other various programs)
Serve as the team's primary liaison to Central Major Gifts
Develop a corporate engagement plan for the College's top corporate prospects
Work with assistant dean to staff/liaise with Department Heads as appropriate, and assist with implementation of ideas, action items, etc. for major gift related projects/ programs

The Senior Director will participate in developing and managing cultivation and discovery events, and will assist in other projects as appropriate.

Regular travel and occasional night and weekend work is required.

This position will supervise at least 2 permanent employee positions.

Inclusiveness and diversity are critical to the success of the College of Sciences and the University. The selected candidate will be expected to foster an environment that is supportive and welcoming of all groups.

Other Responsibilites: Regular travel and occasional night and weekend work is required

Minimum Education and Experience: Require post-baccalaureate credentials or a bachelor's degree plus alternative or equivalent professional training and experience.

Other RequiredQualifications: Must have at least three years' experience in major gift fundraising preferably at a higher education institution, exceptional writing, organizational and communication skills, and the ability to work with faculty, administrators and volunteers in a large, complex research university.

Preferred Qualifications: Prefer 5 or more years of experience in fundraising and proven experience in closing six- and seven-figure major gifts.

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