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Department: 082001 - University Development
Location: Raleigh, NC
Essential Job Duties:
Reporting to the Executive Director of Central Major Gifts, the Director of Development is responsible for identifying, qualifying, soliciting, and stewarding major gift donors to NC State University. This position will serve as a part of University Development's team, and will focus on specific assigned regions in an effort to maximize support to all areas of the University in conjunction with the Think & Do the Extraordinary Campaign. As appropriate, the Director will also identify and coordinate the management of key volunteers in assigned regions. The Director will be expected to manage a portfolio of prospects while also collaborating with fundraising colleagues across campus.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities Include:
Identification, qualification, cultivation and solicitation of prospects to create and grow a pipeline of major gift ($50,000 and above) donors.
Conduct at least 150 personal meetings with prospects and donors annually and participate in 18-24 solicitations annually.
Strategic development and management of a portfolio with approximately 125 -175 prospects and donors capable of making gifts of $50,000 or more.
Creation and implementation of comprehensive strategies to leverage networks and maximize fundraising results in assigned geographic regions.
Identification, coordination and management of key volunteers in assigned geographic regions.
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.
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.
Requires a relevant post-Baccalaureate degree with a minimum of three (3) years or greater of related professional experience, or a relevant undergraduate degree and a minimum of five (5) years or greater of relevant experience may be substituted for the advanced degree.
Ability to work well with faculty, administrators, volunteers, and colleagues as part of a team in a large, complex research university
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to build effective internal and external relationships
Strong organizational and analytical skills, with a high attention to detail
Ability to manage multiple and competing priorities and meet deadlines in a dynamic environment
Experience in cold calling, negotiating, and closing business deals
Self-motivated and self-starting
Optimism, perseverance and a positive attitude
Ability to travel around the region and to other areas of the country
Ability to work evenings and weekends as required
Three or more years of experience in fundraising or closely related field
Volunteer management experience
Prior experience in a comprehensive capital campaign
Knowledge of principles, practices and ethics of fundraising
Experience in higher education fundraising
An understanding of the land grant, research Tier One university environment
Familiarity with NC State University
Required license or certification:
A valid North Carolina Driver's License is required within 60 days of start date. Must be maintained as a condition of employment. Regular local travel and some regional/out-of-state travel is required for this position.
Position Number: 00101728
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