Development Program Associate-Central Major Gifts
Posting Number: PG192471SP
Working Title Development: Program Associate-Central Major Gifts
Anticipated Hiring Range: $40,000 – $46,000
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. (nature of the position requires some work outside normal business hours for program planning & events)
Job Location: Raleigh, NC
Department: University Development
About the Department About NC State:
North Carolina State University (NC State) was founded in 1887 with the purpose of creating economic, societal, and intellectual prosperity for the people of North Carolina. Today it is the largest university in North Carolina with more than 34,000 high-performing students, 8,000 pre-eminent faculty and staff, and over 230,000 living alumni. NC State is known for its leadership in research, education, and service and as a research extensive university, is recognized for its strengths in science, engineering, and technology. The University consistently ranks among the top public national universities and has one of the best values in higher education.
Primary Function of Organizational Unit:
The mission of University Advancement at NC State University is to facilitate communication, internally and externally, and to enhance the image of the University; to provide meaningful programs and service to alumni and friends; to seek service-support participation and ambassadorship from constituents; to build and sustain a strong volunteer leadership network; to raise money from private sources; to manage the collection of private gifts for North Carolina State University; to manage an effective alumni and development database and gift systems, and to coordinate with the General Administration in areas of government and legislative priorities in Raleigh and Washington.
Essential Job Duties:
This position will be reporting to the Executive Director of Central Major Gifts, the Development Program Associate provides critical support for the Central Major Gifts team and works closely with the Executive Director and other team members to increase and strengthen relationships with donors and campus colleagues. As a key team member, he/she works independently to manage and coordinate all aspects of the duties required which include finances, travel, reporting, events, communication, and scheduling for the Central Major Gifts team.
In addition, this position will work proactively to generate, review, and distribute reports to the team as needed, specifically information related to prospects and donors. Supporting and coordinating travel will be a critical task as well as facilitating communication with various constituencies including prospects, donors, and volunteers. Occasional events, group meetings, and programmatic projects will also be assigned to the Development Program Associate to oversee and/or coordinate with colleagues in University Development and across campus.
The ability to organize and prioritize workflows effectively is critical, as is the ability to develop detailed schedules, plans, status reports, and track key project milestones to meet the varying needs of the Central Major Gifts team.
- A clear understanding of organizational policies and procedures is critical;
- Work with other divisional administrative support staff to provide coverage for units where needed and as requested;
- Support the Executive Director and Senior Director of Central Major Gifts and other members of the Advancement and University Development teams with special projects as needed;
- Work collaboratively with the Central Major Gifts team, University Development, and University Advancement;
- Attend development meetings and other events;
- Maintain an up-to-date file system of physical and database files;
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum Experience/Education: Bachelor’s degree; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Other Required Qualifications:
- Strong interpersonal skills with a keen sense of judgment and timing;
- Knowledge of the advancement/development profession;
- Proficient computing skills including experience with Microsoft Office Suite, Gmail calendaring, and Google Docs/Google Drive, including Advance database management and reporting (or similar software);
- The capacity to consistently demonstrate a high degree of professionalism and confidentiality to interact effectively with varied audiences, including alumni, donors, university administration, staff, faculty, and the public;
- Strong accounting and budgeting skills, including the ability to gather and analyze budget data;
- Event planning experience; working with vendors and external/internal audiences;
- Ability to multi-task, focus and effectively manage competing priorities;
- Strong organizational and time management skills;
- Strong verbal and written communication skills;
- Demonstrated commitment to outstanding customer service;
- Goal-oriented self-starter with high attention to detail and discipline to regularly set and exceed work goals;
- Ability to work both independently and as part of a team;
- Perpetuate a creative, imaginative, and entrepreneurial spirit;
- Performs role with the highest level of integrity;
- Ability to travel and work evenings and weekends as needed.
- Bachelor’s degree;
- Experience working in fundraising for a complex non-profit organization, preferably in a higher education setting;
- Knowledge of NC State, its culture, mission, structure, and donors;
- Three years of related work experience in an administrative capacity;
- Experience in charitable gift fundraising, or a substantially related field in higher education.
Required License or Certification: Valid NC Driver’s License or the ability to obtain one within 60 days of employment.
Valid NC Driver’s License required: Yes
Job Open Date: 07/22/202