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

Director of Marketing Strategy and Client Services

The Director of Client Services and Marketing Strategy oversees a team aimed at developing and initiating marketing communications planning, strategy and initiatives for clients across campus.

Primary duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Taking on a key role in creating a new marketing planning process services for UCOMM’s partner/clients
  • Developing marketing plans for colleges, divisions, and other major university entities
  • Overseeing professional marketing staff
  • Participating as a member of UCOMM leadership team
  • Taking a key role in the creation of NC State’s first centrally administered Marketing and Communications Plan
  • Leading monthly staff meetings to foster cross-team collaboration
  • Implementing new analytics and tracking processes to help UCOMM measure success and stay up to date on projects and trends
  • Instituting processes for helping to track and maintain budget projections
  • Overseeing major marketing and communications projects and initiatives for key client/partners
  • Developing and maintaining client contact processes for projects
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Advancement Services

Senior Prospect Development Analyst

NC State seeks a Prospect Development Senior Analyst (focusing on Prospect Management) with strong communication and interpersonal skills, good judgement, and problem-solving skills. Must be motivated and dedicated to the goals of advancing higher education.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • The successful candidate will manage prospect progress through the cultivation cycle through careful analysis, reporting and support. They will implement business processes for prospect and pipeline data tracking, helping to ensure prospect portfolios contain a mix of prospects at appropriate stages, size, and capacity.
  • The Senior Analyst will partner with the Director of Prospect Development and Development Officers to review prospect portfolios on a regular basis, identifying solutions when needed.
  • The Senior Analyst will partner with reporting colleagues to develop and refine automated reports for investigation and interpretation in an attempt to refine, develop, and regulate portfolio and pipeline activities.
  • The Senior Analyst will work closely and collegially with other members of the Prospect Development staff in developing and filling portfolios, identifying development team training needs, refining policy and procedure, and acting as an activist for effective moves management activity.
  • The Senior Analyst reports to the Director of Prospect Development, and works strategically and synergistically with the other members of Advancement Services on all levels, with the University’s Office of Central Development, and with college and unit-based development personnel to accomplish each unit’s goals.
  • Use NC State’s CRM system (Ellucian Advance), Excel and/or other dashboard tools to provide detailed statistics of the prospect pool, including how many prospects at rating levels and prospect stages, donors vs. non-donors, assigned vs. unassigned, as well as prospect pools by school or group or division, by geographical location and other segments.
  • Assist in, and in some cases lead, discussions and activities related to active portfolio management, review, dissolution, and maintenance.
  • Isolate, investigate, and implement opportunities for continual system and procedural improvements in moves management.
  • Provide timely and reliable high-level qualitative and quantitative trend analysis that supports the strategic and operational effectiveness of NC State’s major and principal gift programs.
  • Serve as training support for Prospect Management best practices.
  • Ensure high data integrity by managing the prospect management audit schedule (unassigned prospects with proposals; vacant holding pools; transfers of prospects and Discovery assignments, etc.)
  • Create and update prospect management policy documentation as needed.
  • Advocate for, and represent, policy best practices while acknowledging the need for flexibility and evolution as institutional needs may arise.
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University Communications

Public Communications Specialist - News Services

The Public Communications Specialist – News Service covers several college beats to develop and market news articles and story ideas on faculty teaching, research, and expertise to print and electronic media.

Primary duties of the Public Communications Specialist include, but are not limited to:

  • Maintaining and updating social media outlets.
  • Sharing in office proofreading duties. Having a demonstrate knowledge of AP style.
  • Participating with other staff members in office projects to promote research at NC State (and other topics as needed) and helping collect information for tip sheets or mailing lists, or to coordinate media events.
  • Conducting media training for faculty and administrators.
  • Expanding and supporting NC State’s social media presence.
  • Contributing to research blog.
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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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