The Division of Institutional Advancement advances a culture of philanthropy through the engagement of alumni, faculty, staff, students, parents, and friends (both individually and in the corporate community) in support of the Institution’s mission of preparing students to become global leaders and practitioners who transform communities. 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 the Position
The Director of Development, Student Affairs, 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 Division of Student Affairs. This position will partner with the Assistant Vice Chancellor of Development, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Student Affairs division leaders, student organizations, staff, and parents to support the Division of Student Affairs philanthropic priorities, and will have regular formal strategy meetings with the Vice-Chancellor 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 in collaboration with the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.
Make personal contact, including in-person visits, with a portfolio of individuals, organizations, and corporations to build relationships and secure corporate sponsorships, and annual and major gifts for the Division of Student Affairs in coordination with the Vice-Chancellor and Assistant Vice Chancellor for Development.
Manage a portfolio of 50-100 donors and donor prospects.
Serve as an integral team member for the Division of Student Affairs and work closely with the leadership, student organizations, and staff in the Division to develop and advance fundraising strategies. Participate in strategic engagement opportunities for the Division.
Assist in the oversight of the Division of Student Affairs Advisory Council, Student Philanthropy Committee, Parent and Family Association, and participate in volunteer leadership activities that engage and cultivate relationships.
Work closely with the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Development to complete fundraising projects related to the Division of Student Affairs. Work collaboratively with colleagues in Institutional Advancement.
Attend School, Departmental, and University student, alumni, and development functions as appropriate.
Other duties as assigned.
A Bachelor’s degree with Five to Seven (5 to 7) years of experience in major gift fundraising with a solid track record of securing major gifts, or related and transferable experience from corporate, community, or philanthropic organizations.
The use of Raiser’s Edge for all documentation of fundraising activity, proposals, and secured gifts is required.
Travel required including some overnights and weekends.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
The candidate must demonstrate the ability to design and implement effective cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies.
Excellent communication skills with the ability to speak credibly about higher education and the aspirations of the University and the Division of Student Affairs.
Ability to work in a system that emphasizes measurable objectives, including goals and metrics for major gift activity and dollars raised.
Proficiency in Outlook, Excel, Word.
Experience using Raiser’s Edge or other Advancement databases.
Ability to work with diverse constituents while multi-tasking priorities.
To apply for this position, please go to https://jobs.nccu.edu/postings/18088