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
• 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
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,
- Exemplary interpersonal and communication skills
- Excellent written skills
- Ability to travel occasionally. Some nights and weekends
- Previous higher education and/or advancement experience
- 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