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.
North Carolina Veterinary Medical Foundation, Inc.
Director of Development for Giving and Engagement
The Director of Development (DoD) will manage fundraising activities in support of the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Foundation, Inc. The position works in conjunction with the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) advancement team and Executive Director for Development to cultivate prospects and achieve strategic goals. The DoD will identify, cultivate, solicit and steward gifts with a focus on increasing the pipeline of major gifts ($50,000 and above) prospects and private support for the CVM. The DoD is responsible for meeting individual fundraising and contact goals and will provide direction for a portfolio of major gift prospects. This individual will also assist in providing direction for the development program, campaign planning and in relationship building with hospital clients, donors, alumni, faculty and friends of the CVM. The DoD will assist in coordination, planning and execution of development events. This role reports to the Executive Director of Development.
Created in 1978 to attract funding for the College’s teaching, learning, research and extension in the field of veterinary medicine, the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Foundation, Inc. operates exclusively for educational and scientific purposes. By providing financial assistance that helps promote educational activities and maintain a prominent faculty, the Foundation encourages diverse research and facilitates cooperative activities with other disciplines and institutions. The Foundation is ever mindful of maximizing giving power through special programs that bring together donors of similar interests and has been critical in securing financial assistance for the College that allows for faculty support and development, research funds, student scholarships and program enhancement.
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Senior Directors of Development (3)
The College of Agriculture and Life Science Advancement Office is recruiting for three (3) separate Senior Director of Development positions that will report to the Assistant Dean. These positions include the Senior Director of Development for Food Animal Systems, the Senior Director of Development for Plant Systems, and the Senior Director of Development for NC State Extension. The successful candidate for each position will assume a senior role in the fundraising operations of the college. As such, he/she will be expected to set an example by applying industry best practices, leading by example and setting and attaining a high standard in fundraising activity and outcomes. The Senior Director will not only inspire donors to support college initiatives but will also help strengthen the fundraising culture in college with a strategic focus on portfolio management and pipeline building, while also embracing accountability. The Senior Directors 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 the college. Each of the three (3) Senior Director positions will focus on a separate fundraising area of focus within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. One Senior Director will focus on providing leadership for directing private fundraising for the Food Animal Systems. A second Senior Director will be responsible for providing leadership for all aspects of fundraising for NC State Extension in the college and is directly responsible for major gift fundraising. Finally, the third Senior Director will coordinate research fundraising with the Associate Dean and the 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.
NC State Athletics - Wolfpack Club
Assistant Director of Prospect Development – Annual Giving & Major Gifts
At NC State, Students and alumni, faculty and staff, fans old and new — all find their strength in the Pack. NC State’s rich tradition of college athletics began soon after the school’s founding, when students organized the first football game in 1892. Now sponsoring 23 varsity programs, NC State Athletics promotes team and individual competition at the highest level, makes scholarship and educational opportunities available to more than 550 student-athletes, and creates memorable experiences for Wolfpack fans. The Assistant Director of Prospect Development works in close collaboration with the Wolfpack Club Annual Giving and Major Gifts units to develop gift solicitation strategies for all NC State Student Aid Association, Inc. fundraisers. The primary responsibility will be to plan and manage key pipeline and prospect strategies focused on donors at the $1,000 – $10,000 giving level. This includes identifying, qualifying and soliciting donors to support the mission of the Wolfpack Club, in coordination with the Directors of Major Gifts and Annual Giving. The Assistant Director will also oversee the internal prospect management system for all Wolfpack Club fundraisers (approx. 2,000 prospects); assist with identification of key prospects and donors to be maintained on a tracking system and provide up-to-date information on prospects, donors and gifts; manage the prospect strategy process; produce “to do” lists and next steps with fundraising team; and generate reports showing status of gifts, amounts proposed, goals and other information related to the fundraising efforts of the Wolfpack Club. Finally, this position serves as the liaison between the Wolfpack Club and NC State Advancement Services.
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Director of Development, Plant Sciences
The Director of Development, Plant Systems is a member of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Advancement team reporting to the Senior Director of Development, Plant Systems. 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 serve as a member of the team leading 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 Director 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.
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.