NC State Engineering Foundation, Inc.

Assistant Dean for Development and College Relations & Executive Director of the NC State Engineering Foundation

The NC State Engineering Foundation, Inc. (NCSEF), a private nonprofit organization which raises funds to support the College of Engineering, is seeking a dynamic and visionary leader to serve as the Assistant Dean for Development and College Relations, and Executive Director of the Foundation. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to shape and direct the complete range of development activities related to the College of Engineering and the NC State Engineering Foundation as they work toward achieving the $230m campaign goal. Primary responsibilities will include planning, managing, and implementing an annual operating plan and budget; preparing and implementing a comprehensive major gift program that includes individual and corporate donors; engaging, managing and facilitating activities of the NC State Engineering Foundation Board and its committees; and providing strategic direction and coaching to a staff of 8 development professionals. The Assistant Dean will report to the Dean of the College of Engineering while working in close collaboration with college department heads, University Advancement and development colleagues across campus.

The College of Engineering at NC State is one of the highest ranked programs of its kind in the country. With more than 10,000 students, over 50 degree programs and 24 research centers, and 60,000 alumni across the state and around the world, the college is a powerhouse of innovation in the field. In 2017 the college had $206m in research expenditures which ranked 6th in the country among public universities.

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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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University Development

Director of Development

Reporting to the Executive Director of Central Major Gifts, the Director of Development is responsible for identifying, qualifying, soliciting, and stewarding major gift donors to NC State University. This position will serve as a part of University Development’s team, and will focus on specific assigned regions in an effort to maximize support to all areas of the University in conjunction with the Think & Do the Extraordinary Campaign. As appropriate, the Director will also identify and coordinate the management of key volunteers in assigned regions. The Director will be expected to manage a portfolio of prospects while also collaborating with fundraising colleagues across campus.

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Wilson College of Textiles

Director of Development, Major Gifts

Reporting to the Senior Director of Development, the Director of Development is responsible for identifying, qualifying, soliciting, and stewarding major gift donors to the North Carolina Textile Foundation for the Wilson College of Textiles. This position will serve as a part of the Foundation’s team, and will focus on specific assigned programs and or regions in an effort to maximize support to all areas of the Wilson College. As appropriate, the Director will also identify and coordinate the management of key volunteers in assigned regions. The Director will be expected to manage a portfolio of prospects while also collaborating with fundraising colleagues across campus in support of the University’s comprehensive campaign.

The Mission of the North Carolina Textile Foundation is to promote the welfare, future development and reputation of the Wilson College of Textiles at North Carolina State University as the premier institution for textile education and research. As a nonprofit organization, the Foundation supports the Wilson College and Dean by providing funds for scholarships to deserving undergraduate and graduate students, recruitment and retention of highly qualified educators and researchers and placement of graduates. The Foundation also assists in the acquisition and maintenance of state-of-the-art equipment and facilities for research and education.

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The NC State Annual Fund

Associate Director for Annual Giving Digital Strategy

The Associate Director of Digital Strategy is responsible for strategy and oversight of the technical web development of the annual giving’s online fundraising efforts. In this role, the Associate Director works with the Annual Giving team to manage and implement online fundraising strategies, which includes increasing digital giving and NC State’s Annual Giving online presence; strategizes and implements new and existing fundraising campaigns; and assists and manages email campaigns, crowdfunding, texting, digital advertising, and other Annual Program duties, as needed. The Associate Director also monitors trends in digital fundraising and new technologies to increase contributions and engagement to NC State. This position will be a champion for user experience design, development, and annual giving fundraising. The successful candidate will work with the annual giving team, advancement services, central web team, designers, marketing writers, and social media team to focus on user experience and make data-driven decisions on digital fundraising communications. The candidate will also work with campus partners to regularly monitor analytics and implement web adjustments to improve performance and meet defined website goals. The Associate Director reports to the Executive Director of Annual Giving and works closely with the Annual Giving staff and the University Communications team.

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Academic and Student Affairs

Associate Director of Development

Reporting to the Executive Director of Development, the Associate Director of Development is critical to the department’s fundraising goals. He/she will provide strategic planning and execution in the critical areas of annual giving, leadership annual giving, major gift prospect identification, alumni/parent engagement, and donor/volunteer relations. This position will serve as an active team member of the DASA development team. The Associate Director will collaborate closely with other members of the development staff, the Vice Chancellor & Dean’s office, DASA leadership/faculty/staff, NC State advancement staff and volunteers in developing relationships with alumni, parents, and friends to solicit and secure private philanthropic support for the division.

The Division of Academic and Student Affairs (DASA), formed in 2012, is home to the majority of student and academic support programming on campus — and to student success. DASA touches every student on campus, through its departments, programs, initiatives and student groups. It is the center of high impact, innovative, inclusive, out-of-classroom opportunities that enrich the NC State experience for every student, and includes the University College, Arts NC State, and Student Development, Health, and Wellness. 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. Priorities include dramatically increasing endowment, enhancing facilities and strengthening support for current operations. DASA’s goal in the campaign is $20 million.

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Arts Development

Assistant Director of Development

Reporting to the Director of Development, the Assistant Director of Development will serve as an integral member of the Arts Development team and will work to build relationships with individuals, foundations, and corporations in order to increase private support for the mission and strategic priorities of Arts NC State. The Assistant Director is responsible for providing strategic planning and execution in the critical areas of Friends of the Gregg membership, annual giving, leadership annual giving, and mid-level corporate and foundation support. The Assistant Director will collaborate closely with other members of the development staff, arts faculty and staff, NC State advancement staff and volunteers in developing relationships with alumni, patrons and donors to secure private philanthropic support for the arts.

Arts NC State, housed within the Division of Academic and Student Affairs, is the collective organization for NC State University’s performing and visual arts programs. Our performing and visual arts programs are the Crafts Center, the Dance Program, the Department of Music, the Gregg Museum of Art & Design, NC State LIVE, and University Theatre. As an institution of higher learning, NC State University believes that art should be accessible, relevant, and transformative, and that experience with the arts is essential to the development of individuals who are better able to enjoy life and contribute to society.

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. Priorities include dramatically increasing endowment, enhancing facilities and strengthening support for current operations. Arts NC State campaign focus areas include artist residencies, student travel, equipment and technology, and scholarships.

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College of Education

Associate Director of Development

Reporting to the Executive Director of Development, the Associate Director of Development is responsible for driving the achievement of the college’s annual fundraising goals. He/she will provide strategic planning and execution in the critical areas of annual giving, leadership annual giving, major gift prospect identification and alumni/donor relations and stewardship for the college. This position will serve as an active team member of the development team at the College of Education. The Associate Director will collaborate closely with other members of the development staff, the dean’s office, faculty, NC State advancement staff and volunteers in developing relationships with alumni and donors to solicit and secure private philanthropic support for the college.

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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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NC State Student Aid Association / Wolfpack Club

Assistant Director of Annual Giving

The Assistant Director of Annual Giving is responsible for multiple, complex, detailed and confidential fund raising communications, strategies, tasks, reports and projects in support of Annual Giving for The NC State Student Aid Association (Wolfpack Club). This position serves as an integral member of the fund raising team. He or she will develop communications, manage stewardship and recognition, respond to requests and complaints, recommend and implement strategies for retaining donors based upon analytics, manage the solicitation and stewardship calendar, and provide administrative support as needed.

The Assistant Director reports to the Director of Annual Giving and works closely with staff leading communications, constituency programs, and data & reporting. This position serves as an integral member of the fund raising team including managing the day to day solicitation and stewardship calendar, responds to alumni and donor requests, and manages all levels of stewardship and recognition. The Assistant Director will oversee all fundraising initiatives within certain regions, primarily in North Carolina but not limited to states outside of North Carolina, as assigned by the Director of Annual Giving.

The mission of the NC State Student Aid Association is to provide private financial support for athletic scholarships and facilities for NC State University. Additionally, the Student Aid Association provides communication and services for all friends of Wolfpack athletics. All of the activities of the Association are done with the highest integrity for academic and athletic excellence and within the guidelines established by the University, the Atlantic Coast Conference, and the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

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