College of Sciences - Advancement

Associate Director of Alumni & Donor Relations

The Associate Director of Alumni & Donor Relations is responsible for working with the Director of Alumni & Donor Relations to develop and implement the College’s annual giving program by assisting in the creation of a comprehensive annual giving schedule and plan, in collaboration with central Annual Giving at the University.

The Associate Director of Alumni & Donor Relations will solicit individual donors for targeted fundraising appeals, including but not limited to direct mail, email and phoneathon. The person in this position will work closely with and help the College of Sciences Development Officers identify and qualify new prospects, creating a pipeline of leadership annual giving and major gift donors.

In addition, the Associate Director will help develop, implement and participate in stewardship activities and events that acknowledge the ongoing impact of private philanthropy to the College. The Associate Director will oversee the College’s Alumni/Student Networking Program and will manage the donor stewardship component of the College’s undergraduate scholarship awards.

The Associate Director will occasionally be asked to participate in the writing and preparation of private grants and to solicit corporate support for event sponsorships. This position will also help plan and execute high-quality meetings and events, including development, stewardship, and public outreach events that reflect the high stature and academic mission of the College and University. In order to increase the pipeline of major gift donors, the Associate Director will monitor and analyze gift reports, research reports and internal databases to identify new major gift prospects.

The Associate Director will develop reports as needed using the Advance database to identify prospects for various purposes and manage data requests for the team. In addition, the individual in this position may be asked to help coordinate and schedule visits for regional travel as well as develop and prepare appropriate briefing, research and informational materials for prospect/donor visits.

Inclusiveness and diversity are critical to the success of the College of Sciences and the University. The selected candidate will be expected to foster an environment that is supportive and welcoming of all groups.


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Alumni Relations

Associate Director of Student and Young Alumni Programs

The Associate Director of Student and Young Alumni Programs is responsible for the engagement of current students and young alumni through programs, events and volunteer development. The Associate Director will supervise the Coordinator of Student Programs, including setting and evaluating the work of the Student Programs Coordinator based on performance metrics to ensure that all quality and financial goals are met for the program.

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Oversee program-related revenue and expenditures.
  • Manage related events and coordinate with events staff in the aspect of scheduling, budgeting, logistical planning and post-event evaluation.
  • Follow-up on program and event details such as booking services, ordering supplies, assembling materials/packages and making other necessary arrangements.
  • Maintain detailed records of meetings, programs and events.
  • Assist in hosting University and Alumni Association events, including interfacing with high-level prospects engaged in student programs, such as dinners and mentoring programs.
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College Of Veterinary Medicine

Assistant Director of Leadership Annual Giving

The Assistant Director of Leadership Annual Giving is responsible for the identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors with the capacity and inclination to make $1,000 plus level gifts, renew these gifts annually, and move already established leadership annual giving donors to higher giving levels, with the goal of broadening the base of $1,000+ donors to the CVM through strategic acquisition and renewal planning, and fueling the pipeline for major and planned gifts.

S/he will be a highly motivated professional who will be deeply involved in the fundraising efforts in support of current operations and endowment from individual donors with an emphasis on new donor acquisition, upgrades, and developing a pipeline for major gifts. Solicitations will be multi-channel including, but not limited to phone calls, mail, emails and personal meetings in areas of high alumni concentration. Reporting to the Executive Director of Development, this position will serve as a part of the CVM’s Development team and will work to support all areas of the College in conjunction with the Think & Do the Extraordinary Campaign. The Assistant Director is expected to develop and cultivate relationships with a portfolio of approximately 200-250 leadership annual giving prospects.

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Advancement Services

Prospect Development Analyst

NC State seeks a Prospect Development Analyst with a focus on prospect research. Candidates must have strong oral and written communication and interpersonal skills, good judgment, strategic thinking abilities, and problem-solving skills. Must be motivated and dedicated to the goals of advancing higher education.

The primary purpose of this Prospect Development Analyst position is to conduct public information research activities on known and potential donor prospects for the university; to use public information resources to identify new donor prospects and work with gift officers to develop and manage a continuous pool of potential donor prospects; to maintain complete, accurate, up-to-date records of information on donors/prospective donors, and of work processes and products; to maintain and improve related professional knowledge; and to actively participate in projects designed to improve the office’s effectiveness, efficiency, and ability to meet its primary objectives. The successful candidate will be able to manage recurring and ad hoc research projects, ensuring all deadlines are met and deliverables fulfill established guidelines. This position involves work with highly confidential information and complete discretion is required.

The Prospect Development Analyst reports to the Assistant Director of Prospect Development and partners with college and unit-based development personnel, as well as other Advancement Services staff, to accomplish each unit’s goals.

Major duties and responsibilities:

  • Investigate, interpret, and analyze internal and external data to identify and assess potential new major gift prospects for the university;
  • Conduct public information research activities using multiple search techniques and resources;
  • Review and synthesize accumulated information to evaluate financial capacity, philanthropic tendencies, giving propensity, and connection to campus initiatives;
  • Interpret complex financial disclosure documents and evaluate other wealth factors to produce philanthropic capacity estimates;
  • Utilize critical and creative thinking skills to determine when standard formulas and processes are not appropriate and other evaluation methods are necessary;
  • Extract and communicate key information that impacts cultivation and solicitation strategies by presenting information in a variety of written formats such as briefings, profiles, and in-depth narrative reports;
  • Collaborate with development officers across campus by proactively providing data and recommendations on new and existing prospects;
  • Proactively build, evaluate, and manage prospect pipelines to meet the needs of the colleges/development units to which the analyst is assigned;
  • Segment and analyze large data sets then summarize information to provide suggestions, especially for enhancing discovery pools;
  • Research, analyze, and communicate relevant information on individuals, corporations, and foundations that can be strategically applied throughout the development cycle;
  • Manage data entry and data integrity activities associated with prospect tracking and portfolio management for the assigned colleges/development units;
  • Perform basic queries in subscription information databases, constituent database, and supplemental reporting tools.
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College of Humanities & Social Sciences

Development Program Specialist

The Development Program Specialist is a key member of the college’s development team and works closely with the Executive Director (ED) and other team members to increase and strengthen relationships with donors and campus colleagues.

They work independently to execute all aspects of the duties required including, but not limited to:

  • Project management of the Dean’s Board and other college events and special projects
  • Donor/prospect pipeline management
  • Donor database analysis and reporting
  • Constituent communications
  • Gift processing and fund management
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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 goals; stewarding donors, and inspiring constituents to get engaged and to help build a culture of philanthropy at NC State that continues beyond the Campaign’s close.

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 stewardship and cultivation materials, event and video remarks and scripts, Campaign website features, acknowledgment letters, and more.
  • Crafting on-brand and compelling content for projects that support the discovery, cultivation, fundraising, and stewardship goals of the Office of Principal Gifts, including digital and print proposals, impact reporting, 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.
  • Reviewing and editing donor communications.
  • Attending university philanthropy-related events as appropriate.
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