College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Senior Director of Development, Food Animal System

The Senior Director of Development, Food Animal System, is a member of the CALS Advancement team reporting to the Assistant Dean. This position will focus on providing leadership for directing private fundraising for the Food Animal Systems.

The successful candidate will assume a senior role in the fundraising operation of CALS. As such he/she will be expected to set an example for applying best practices to his/her work. The successful candidate will lead by example and set and attain a high standard in fundraising activity and outcomes. He/she will not only inspire donors to support CALS initiatives but will also inspire his/her colleagues by raising the bar and applying the utmost professional work ethic and focus on the work of fundraising. The successful candidate will help strengthen a fundraising culture in CALS with a laser like focus on portfolio management and pipeline building, embracing accountability. The Senior Director will augment our already collaborative culture with an eagerness to work with colleagues from across campus to identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward supporters of CALS.

The Senior Director of Development will actively manage a focused portfolio of major gift prospects and donors by personally participating in their cultivation, solicitation and stewardship, to expand the base of major gift prospects for specific projects. This person will continue to build strong and mutually beneficial relationships between academic leadership, faculty and staff as well as external audiences such as donors, alumni, and business and community leaders.

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College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Senior Director of Development, Plant Sciences

The Senior Director of Development, Plant Sciences is a member of the CALS Advancement team reporting to the Assistant Dean and coordinating research fundraising with the Associate Dean and Director for the NC Agricultural Research Service (NCARS) and the NCARS team. This position will focus on providing leadership in securing support from corporations, commodity organizations, philanthropic foundations and individuals for special projects.

He or she will lead the successful completion of the Plant Sciences building fundraising initiative of $25 million and lead other multi-million-dollar research-based projects as assigned. The successful candidate will assume a senior role in the fundraising operation of CALS. As such he/she will be expected to set an example for applying best practice to his/her work. The successful candidate will lead by example and set and attain a high standard in fundraising activity and outcomes. He or she will not only inspire donors to support CALS initiatives but will inspire his/her colleagues by raising the bar and applying the utmost professional work ethic and focus on the work of fundraising. The successful candidate will help strengthen a fundraising culture in CALS with a laser like focus on portfolio management and pipeline building, embracing accountability. The Senior Director will augment our already collaborative culture with an eagerness to work with colleagues from across campus to identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward supporters of CALS.

The Senior Director of Development, Plant Sciences will actively manage a focused portfolio of major gift prospects and donors by personally participating in their cultivation, solicitation and stewardship, to expand the base of major gift prospects for specific projects. This person will continue to build strong and mutually beneficial relationships between academic leadership, faculty and staff as well as external audiences such as donors, alumni, and business and community leaders.

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College of Design

Associate Director of Development

The Associate Director of Development will be responsible for securing private support for established priorities of the College of Design by developing relationships among faculty, alumni, friends, students, corporations, foundations and campus colleagues that result in effective partnerships and increased philanthropic funding.

Individual goals for the position will be based on maintaining an active portfolio of major gift prospects, securing individual face-to-face monthly meetings with donors as well as major gift or planned gift annually submitted proposals. The successful candidate will create strategies for cultivation and stewardship, coordinate campus visits, and lead appropriate recognition. The Associate Director reports to and assists the Executive Director of Development with special projects, prospect research and data analysis as well as managing Leaders Council Board Meetings.

The College of Design at North Carolina State University was established in 1948 and its distinguished history includes instructors who are prominent designers and students who are Fulbright scholars. Its mission is to transform the world through design education and scholarship, and its vision is to be the leading public interdisciplinary design college. In October 2016, NC State publicly launched the Think & Do the Extraordinary Campaign, the most ambitious fundraising effort in the history of the university with a $1.6 billion goal. The College of Design’s goal in the campaign is $13 million with an emphasis on scholarships, graduate fellowships, professorships and program support. For more information about the College, please visit: https://design.ncsu.edu/about-design/.

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University Communications

Assistant Director of Social Media

The Assistant Director of Social Media plays a critical role in expanding NC State University’s social media marketing and communications presence, engaging key audiences while building distribution channels for university content.

This position is responsible for developing and writing social media content for the NC State Enterprise social media accounts and web presence that follows content strategy best practices, communicates key university brand and strategic plan messages and fulfills NC State’s communications and marketing goals. The ideal candidate plays a critical role in expanding NC State University’s social media presence among competitors and within and beyond target audiences, raising university brand awareness through creative organic content creation and strategic paid social media advertising and developing and overseeing the execution of strategic social media and digital initiatives. This role will be responsible for creating and managing social media marketing campaigns, developing channel strategies and content series for the Enterprise university social media accounts, generating analytics reports to make data-driven content decisions and working with other members of the Social Media Strategy Hub to incorporate partnership content into the overall social media strategy of the university.

This position is the front-line of communication between NC State University and its diverse audience set. You’re the voice of the institution and the first contact between our fans and followers and the rest of the university.

This position assists the Director of the Social Media Strategy Hub in playing the role of counsel to campus partners and provides social media strategy direction to units across the university.

The Assistant Director of Social Media will manage the Alumni and Advancement Social Media Specialist III and future Social Media Specialist I positions. They will also manage student social media interns.

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Park Scholars

Communications Manager, Park Scholarships

The Communications Manager reports to the Park Scholarships Assistant Director for Development. The position leads the strategic development and implementation of a comprehensive marketing and communications plan that supports the Park Scholarships mission. The Communications Manager needs to be energetic, collaborative, innovative, responsive to input, and dedicated to excellence in all print communications, digital/web communications, media, and public relations.

The position develops, facilitates, and implements the brand strategy that strengthens the program, enhancing the program’s visibility and recognition. The position works collaboratively with the Assistant Director for Development to grow philanthropic support, with the Assistant Director for Recruiting and Selection to enhance outreach to prospective Park Scholars, and with all Park Scholarships staff to lead program-wide communications. The position manages production of all communications. The Communications Manager serves as the point of contact for outside media, University Relations, and university faculty and staff for all communications. The individual practices the highest ethical standards, team spirit, and openness to critical conversations.

Responsibilities may include, but not be limited to:

Oversee and implement a strategic communications plan
Manage creation of all print and online Park Scholarships content
Annual Report: develop ~40 pages of content, work with external designers and printers to produce a high-quality product
Recruiting materials
All web and social media content (profiles, news stories, press releases, etc.) and design
A bi-monthly e-newsletter
Write communications on behalf of the director, including correspondence, presentations, speeches, etc.
Create presentations and graphics
Manage Park Scholarships social media, including around special events such as NC State’s Day of Giving
Select and work with vendors as appropriate
Copy, edit and provide feedback on materials as needed by Park Scholarships staff
Manage communications with Park Scholars and staff/faculty via Google Groups or other means
Work with the Park Alumni Society to manage alumni communications via an internal online community

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Division of Academic and Student Affairs

DASA Development Specialist

The Development Specialist will work closely with leadership, faculty/staff, alumni, parents, corporations/foundations, and volunteers in developing and furthering external relationships with donors to DASA.

This position will work in close collaboration with the development team, alumni, parents, volunteers, and constituents across the division and across campus to plan, develop, and implement all aspects of donor relations within DASA. Duties include annual giving program implementation and management, volunteer/board management, management and coordination of scholarship and endowment administration, prospect research and analysis related to annual and major gift fundraising, donor cultivation and stewardship planning, and oversee office budget administration.

Working closely with the Executive Director, the Development Specialist will develop short and long term strategies for donor relations programming and events that support fundraising efforts within the Division. This will include management and implementation of annual giving, including being the primary liaison with the Office of Annual Giving. This position will also include management of the DASA stewardship plan, the ongoing year-long administration and coordination of scholarships and endowments, event implementation and management, and strategic planning for donor and volunteer engagement around regional events and other donor-focused events. The Development Specialist will also be staff liaison with the DASA Board for Student Success, consisting of top donors and business executives, and will manage board meetings and board projects.

This position also serves as the development office’s financial officer, handling all aspects of finances from donor inquiry and gift reporting, managing and tracking the operational budget, processing all gift transactions, and reconciling and paying reimbursements, p-card transactions, and invoices. The position also manages the DASA Development student employee, including recruitment, hiring, and managing weekly tasks.

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