Poole College of Management

Executive Director of Development and External Relations

The Executive Director of Development will provide the leadership, strategic direction, management, and coordination for all development efforts for the Poole College of Management at NC State University. This includes planning, managing, and implementing an annual operating plan and budget designed to attain the development goals and objectives of the college within available resources. The Executive Director will create fundraising strategies that increase the college’s support from individuals, corporations, foundations, and other sources. A major responsibility is to provide innovative leadership, mentoring, and strategic direction to a staff of four development and professionals as well as modeling Plus Delta fundamentals in identifying, cultivating, and soliciting prospective major gift donors.

The Executive Director reports to the Dean with a dotted line reporting relationship to the Assistant Vice Chancellor of University Advancement. It is expected that the Executive Director will work in close collaboration with campus leaders, other fundraising professionals, faculty, and key volunteer leadership to achieve the fundraising goals and potential of the organization.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities of the Executive Director include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Developing and working to achieve annual fundraising goals and plans in collaboration with the Dean and Assistant Vice Chancellor for University Development; monitoring progress against goals.
  • Planning, directing, and implementing a comprehensive major gift program that generates individual donors, as well as foundation, corporate, and other philanthropic support on a continuing basis consistent with fundraising goals of the College.
  • Managing the development office in a fiscally sound manner by ensuring that the appropriate systems, staffing and procedures are in place to support fundraising goals.
  • Working in close collaboration with the Dean, faculty, staff, other fundraising professionals, campus leaders, and key volunteer leadership to achieve fundraising objectives;
  • Participating in all aspects of the gift cycle.
  • Applying Plus Delta best practices, leading strategies to identify, qualify, prioritize, cultivate, solicit, recognize, and steward donors and prospects.
  • Facilitating a growth oriented, accountable, collaborative and donor-centric culture.
  • Applying the AMP model, moving prospects and donors in an appropriate and timely fashion toward solicitation and closure while adhering to the highest ethical standards.
  • Providing support, vision, and strategic direction for the Poole College of Management Advisory Board to maximize fundraising efforts;
  • Developing and monitoring all prospect cultivation strategies and contacts to ensure positive and purposeful prospect and donor relations and stewardship.
  • Managing the development team to ensure that the appropriate systems, staffing and procedures are in place to support fundraising goals.
  • Participating in all relevant University-wide development activities.
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College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Director of Development

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Development (DoD) will manage and help oversee the complete range of development activities in support of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHASS). This work will include leveraging NCSU’s fundraising technology and training tools (e.g. Blackbaud FPM and Plus Delta curriculum), related to major gift fundraising from individuals to achieve annual meeting, solicitation, and gifts closed goals.

While focused on a strong campaign close, the DoD will articulate a long-term vision for CHASS providing strategic prospect coverage for the College’s 10 departments and numerous cross-College initiatives, increasing the pipeline of $100,000+ prospects, and collaborating with the central major gifts team to maximize CHASS alumni giving. The position works in close collaboration with the CHASS advancement team, college leadership, faculty, and volunteers providing strategic thought leadership on behalf of the department and the Executive Director.

Duties and Responsibilities Include:

  • Lead and manage fundraising activities in support of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences including campaign planning.
  • Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward gifts with a focus on increasing the pipeline of major gifts ($100,000 and above), prospects and private support.
  • Consistently meet individual contact and fundraising goals including monthly meetings and participation in annual solicitations.
  • Actively develop and manage a portfolio of 100+ major gift prospects and donors.
  • Independently develop and lead strategy; partner with the Dean, other college leaders and University Advancement colleagues across campus.
  • Manage relationship with the Institute for Nonprofits and its volunteer board.
  • Develop strategic relationships among senior academic leaders, faculty, alumni, friends, and campus colleagues that result in effective partnerships, alignment of donors’ philanthropic interests and increased philanthropic funding.
  • Coordination of stewardship and recognition efforts as needed with appropriate CHASS and University Advancement colleagues.
  • Represent CHASS at college and university-wide donor events.
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College of Engineering

Director of Development

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Development (DoD) will manage and help oversee the complete range of development activities in support of the College of Engineering. This work will include leveraging NCSU’s fundraising technology and training tools (e.g. Blackbaud FPM and Plus Delta curriculum), related to major gift fundraising from individuals to achieve annual goals for meetings, solicitation and gifts closed.

Primary duties of the Director of Development include, but are not limited to:

  • Serving as an active team member in the development and implementation of the College of Engineering Development Office’s short-term and long-term planning objectives;
  • Identifying, qualifying, and managing a portfolio of approximately 120 prospects with a capacity to make gifts of $50,000 or more;
  • Conducting at least 125 personal visits with prospects and donors per year, and participating in a minimum of 12 solicitations per year;
  • Consistently meeting individual contact and fundraising goals including monthly meetings and participation in annual solicitations;
  • Gaining a comprehensive understanding of the priorities of the College of Engineering as a whole, with specific focus on two engineering departments (Electrical and Computer Engineering and Nuclear Engineering), and make a persuasive oral and written case for supporting key programs;
  • Developing and implementing immediate and long-range plans for enhancing the image of, and expanding major gift support for the College of Engineering;
  • Developing strategic relationships among senior academic leaders, faculty, alumni, friends and campus colleagues that result in effective partnerships, alignment of donors’ philanthropic interests and increased philanthropic funding;
  • Serving as lead development personnel for at least one of the College’s key geographic regions;
  • Serving as a staff liaison with assigned departments and the NCSEF;
  • Assisting in the administration of volunteer boards for the departments and staff one-two foundation board committees;
  • Representing Engineering at College and university-wide donor events.
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University Communications

Development Writer

As the largest philanthropic effort in NC State history, the Think and Do the Extraordinary Campaign is transforming the university. The Development Writer will work across channels and platforms on storytelling and messaging aimed at illustrating the impact of private financial support on students, faculty, facilities and more; raising Campaign awareness and communicating progress toward related strategic goals; stewarding donors; and inspiring constituents to build a culture of philanthropy at NC State.

Primary duties of the Development Writer include, but are not limited to:

  • Creating compelling and concise content in support of philanthropic priorities, which may include writing and editing event and video remarks and scripts, Campaign website features, acknowledgment letters, stewardship and cultivation materials, social media templates, cases for support and more.
  • Working closely with development and communications colleagues within University Advancement and across campus to imagine, plan, create and implement strategic communications conveying the impact of philanthropy to a variety of audiences.
  • Identifying, helping script, and coordinating with speakers deliver the message of philanthropic need and impact at events.
  • Reviewing and editing development communications in support of campus partners.
  • Attending university philanthropy-related events as appropriate.
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