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Associate Director Development - 3391

UNC Pembroke
North Carolina, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
May 15, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Development & Advancement
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Employment Type
Full Time
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Established in 1887 as a school for the education of American Indians, The University of North Carolina at Pembroke serves a distinctly diverse student body and encourages inclusion and appreciation of the values of all people. Located in the heart of Pembroke, N.C., UNCP boasts an enrollment of 8,200 in 41 undergraduate and 18 graduate programs and offers a personalized learning environment where faculty and staff are dedicated to engaged scholarship, high academic standards, creative activity and public service. Spread over 281 acres, the campus offers a sense of community and belonging-–a place where faculty and staff feel supported, take pride in the university’s mission, and are devoted to excellence in teaching, learning and research, and to developing leaders who make a difference in their communities.

The Associate Director works in partnership with the Deans and senior leadership of the University to secure major gifts in support of the University’s strategic fundraising goals.

This position is expected to develop and manage a robust donor prospect portfolio to meet established goals. It would be beneficial for this person to have a solid working knowledge and previous experience in higher education and advancement. This position reports to the Vice Chancellor for Advancement.

• Develop meaningful, productive relationships with a portfolio of donors including alumni, friends, and parents to secure philanthropic funding for UNC Pembroke at all levels, including gifts of $25,000 or more.
• Implement solicitation strategies for major gift donors as well as planned gift donors.
• Work with a diverse group of faculty and staff leadership on the successful solicitation of grants and gifts from companies and foundations.
• Partner with the Director of Alumni Relations with identifying and managing alumni cultivation and engagement.
• Identify and cultivate current and new prospects including graduates and other key constituencies.
• Engage Deans, administrators, and faculty in cultivation and solicitation of prospects.
• Plan and execute donor cultivation activities.
• Maintain an active donor prospect visit meeting schedule and meet established goals for donor prospect management.
• Manage a portfolio of 100 – 150 prospects.
• Articulate UNCP’s needs, values and mission through excellent informal and formal communications.
• Draft compelling and persuasive proposals that meet the needs of the University while also targeting donors’ passions.

Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:  

Bachelor’s degree in a related field required. 5-7 years of relevant professional experience.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a dynamic, high-performing team
  • Exemplary interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent written skills
  • Ability to travel occasionally. Some nights and weekends required.
  • Previous higher education and/or advancement experience preferred.
  • Experience with Blackbaud’s Raisers Edge preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicants:  This position is subject to the successful completion of an employment background check. An employment background check includes a criminal background check, employment verification, reference checks, license verification (if applicable) and credit history check (if applicable). In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. New employees are paid only by direct deposit to the financial institution of their choice. Candidates claiming Veterans Preference must attach a copy of their DD-214 as a part of the online application process. 

UNC Pembroke is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The University prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibits discrimination against all individuals based on their age, race, color, genetic information, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and national origin. UNC Pembroke is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and seeks priority referrals of protected veterans for our openings.

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