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Advancement Careers

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Executive Director of Engagement


The Executive Director of Engagement is a member of the leadership team for the Office of Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving and reports directly to the Associate Vice Chancellor. The Executive Director is charged with supporting the integration of engagement activities that lead and support the development of philanthropy toward NC State University. The position will provide oversight of strategic engagement, a robust volunteer program, collaborating with colleges and units across the university, and programmatic activities for NC State alumni and friends. Engagement will occur across multiple platforms, utilizing a digital-first approach to reach diverse constituencies and to keep affinity strong.

Executive Director of Development


The Executive Director of Development is the College of Humanities and Social Sciences’ chief fundraising and engagement leader and will be responsible for managing the College’s advancement program and growing fundraising results in close collaboration with university partners (faculty, staff, other fundraising professionals, campus leaders, volunteers) and in alignment with industry best practices. This position will provide the strategic direction and coordination for all development efforts including the creation of fundraising strategies that increase the organization’s support from individuals, corporations, foundations, and other sources.

Director of Alumni and Engagement


The Director of Alumni and Engagement will report to the Assistant Dean of Advancement in the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences (CALS) and serve as a member of the CALS Advancement team. The Director of Alumni and Engagement is responsible for the engagement of the College’s constituents and the implementation of programs and projects that strategically engage alumni (over 35,000 CALS graduates) and friends of the College. This position will be responsible for interacting with alumni, friends, donors, and potential supporters of the college. In addition, this position will provide leadership and management of the CALS Alumni & Friends Society board and is responsible for alumni programming and volunteer management.

Associate Director of Advancement Learning


The Associate Director of Advancement Learning position will design, architect, and manage the learning strategy, with the objective of creating a learning and development eco-system that leverages the appropriate methodology, platforms, systems, and tools to provide responsive and adaptive learning experiences for employees in the University Advancement (UA) community. This position is also responsible for promoting engagement and change management initiatives related to NC State’s advancement CRM ecosystem.

Assistant Director of Philanthropy, Central Major Gifts


The Assistant Director of Philanthropy is primarily responsible for assisting the Central Major Gifts team in identifying and qualifying new major gift prospects for NC State. This role is an excellent entry point for those interested in pursuing a career in frontline major gift fundraising. We have two openings for this position.

Stewardship Officer – Scholarship


The Stewardship Officer position will focus on scholarships is an important new position within the Office of Development Communications and Stewardship and will work with campus partners to effectively steward scholarship donors through the creation of a centralized scholarship reporting program.

Prospect Development Analyst


NC State seeks a Prospect Development Analyst with a focus on prospect research. The successful candidate will have exceptional judgment and the ability to multitask and embrace change, as well as the ability to work strategically with our partners in Development to maximize returns on solicitations and gifts for the university. This position involves work with highly confidential information and complete discretion is required. Excellent attention to detail, decision-making, and time management skills is also required.