University Development

Assistant Vice Chancellor for University Development

The University invites applications and nominations for the Assistant Vice Chancellor for University Development (Assistant VC), a position that will report to the Associate Vice Chancellor for University Development and serve as a member of University Advancement’s senior leadership team. The Assistant VC is a newly created position that will play a primary role in managing the University’s ongoing Think and Do the Extraordinary Campaign. Partnering with the Associate Vice Chancellor and other members of the Advancement leadership team, the Assistant VC will provide vision and leadership for Central Development at the University and Development offices in other Colleges/Units. The Assistant and Associate Vice Chancellor will work closely to manage Annual Giving, Gift Planning, Corporate and Foundation Relations, and Central Major Gifts teams and provide guidance and support for the school- and unit-based fund raising teams. The Assistant VC will work with academic leadership, advancement leadership, key volunteers, and senior development staff to formulate goals for the Central Development groups and with select Colleges/Units to increase overall private support in a strong and decentralized fund raising organization. Funding will be available over the next several years to add additional staff across the Development programs and new positions in Advancement Services to support a growing development program. The Assistant VC will also manage a portfolio of major gift prospects and be accountable for meeting annual goals for activity and results.

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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, NC State Entrepreneurship

The Director of Development serves as the chief fundraising officer for NC State Entrepreneurship. The position advises the Senior Vice Provost, Academic Outreach and Entrepreneurship and his/her team and provides innovative leadership and strategic direction on constituency and external relations and engagement, philanthropy and advocacy. This includes planning, managing, and implementing an annual plan designed to attain the development goals for NC State Entrepreneurship. The Director of Development will help lead discussions and create a culture of collaboration among the various university departments, academic colleges, administrative units and entrepreneurship-focused programs. He/she will work with and support broader initiatives to foster Entrepreneurship at NC State by developing enduring and creative partnerships with internal and external stakeholders such as students, university administrators, faculty, alumni, staff, and community leaders and entities in the greater Triangle community.

Preparation and implementation of a comprehensive major gift program that generates individual and corporate donors and other philanthropic support on a continuing basis is an essential part of this responsibility and will be achieved in close coordination with the University’s Think & Do the Extraordinary Campaign. The Director will be expected to manage a portfolio of prospects while also collaborating with fundraising colleagues across campus.

About Entrepreneurship

In 2017 NC State Entrepreneurship was launched as an alliance of nearly 20 programs and units at the university. The partnership extends across disciplines, bringing students from diverse majors together to focus on entrepreneurial development. Coupled with the many public and private partnerships throughout the Triangle business and entrepreneurial ecosystem, this model makes NC State innovative in its approach to fostering an entrepreneurial campus. The program was recently recognized by Princeton Review as a Top 20 undergraduate entrepreneurship program in the country.

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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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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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University Development

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 to give at the level of $1,000 – $50,000. 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 emphasis on new donor acquisition, upgrades, growing membership of the Chancellor’s Circle 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 regional areas of high alumni concentration.

Reporting to the Associate Director of Leadership Annual Giving, this position will serve as a part of University Development’s team and will work to support all areas of the University in conjunction with the Think & Do the Extraordinary Campaign. The Assistant Director will be expected to develop and cultivate relationships with a portfolio of approximately 250 leadership annual giving prospects. He or she will work with the Executive Director of Annual Giving and the Executive Director of Major Gifts in partnership with the Associate Vice Chancellor for University Development.

Annual gifts to NC State reach across our university to help deliver extraordinary opportunities for learning and discovery to students and faculty. Each year, gifts from alumni, parents, faculty, staff, friends and students allow NC State to increase scholarships, strengthen curricula, fund community service projects, enrich the libraries and sponsor the arts. These unrestricted gifts enhance the educational experience for all students.

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University Development

Associate Director of Pipeline and Strategy Development

Reporting to the Associate Vice Chancellor for University Development, the Associate Director of Pipeline and Strategy Development assumes responsibility for managing and monitoring the movement of major, leadership and principal gift prospects to donors, ensuring that gift officers and university leaders work together to optimize every philanthropic opportunity. The Director of Pipeline and Strategy Development will function in the following areas:

Leadership and Principal Gift: Work with the Associate Vice Chancellor for Development, the Vice Chancellor for University Advancement and the Executive Director/Chief of Staff to the Vice Chancellor for University Advancement and University Advancement Leadership to develop program metrics for managing the movement of leadership and principal gift donors through the donor pipeline. Once established, the Associate Director will monitor and track the cultivation of university leadership ($1M4.99M) and principal ($5M+) prospects in close partnership with the Vice Chancellor for University Advancement and the Executive Director/Chief of Staff to the Vice Chancellor for University Advancement. Ensures that cultivation tasks are thoroughly communicated, tracked and documented. The Associate Director will be responsible for monitoring prospect portfolios to ensure assigned gift officers are moving prospects through the donor pipeline. Routinely and fully informs the ED/Chief of Staff of prospect next steps for the Vice Chancellor and Chancellor for Leadership and Principal gift donors that require their participation. Maintains a close working relationship with ED/Chief of Staff in optimizing principal gifts process and output.

Strategy Development: The Associate Director will manage University Development’s prospect strategy development process. Working with the Associate Vice Chancellor for Development and the Chief Development officers in the Colleges and Units, the Associate Director will establish program metrics around Development Strategies and be the primary source of information for regular strategy sessions by providing up to date portfolio metrics identifying where prospects are in the donor pipeline. The Associate Director will create tools and documents that will be uniformly used to track prospect development strategies across the University. The Associate Director will track progress on strategies and communicate effectively with all involved parties to ensure program success. Prepares materials and advises the AVC for University Development and Vice Chancellor on program progress ahead of each strategy meeting.

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Advancement Services

Donor Services Specialist

The Donor Services Specialist’s primary responsibilities will include coordinating the donor-funded professorship process, producing annual print and digital endowment reports, acting as a liaison between advancement reporting/IT, data integration and management, reporting, benchmarking and allocation review, act as the team’s project manager and assist in automating processes. Donor Services is seeking an individual who enjoys working in a fast-paced and innovative team environment. The ideal candidate will have superb writing skills and will be capable of working with processes that require analytical skills and problem-solving, managing many simultaneous and detail-oriented duties and working directly with front line development staff. The Donor Services Specialist will report to the Assistant Director of Donor Services.

Advancement Services supports the operations of Alumni Relations, University Development & University Communications. The unit oversees the university’s alumni & donor database, Advance™, Advance BI systems, processing gifts and conducting research about potential contribution opportunities. Advancement Services also maintains financial records, conducts donor research, receipts corporate & individual private gifts following the NC State Standard Operating Procedures for Acceptance of Gifts, administers the corporate matching gifts program, updates & verifies alumni records, manages donor prospect tracking systems, plans and manages gift agreements & endowment reports, manages the university’s naming opportunities process.

The office of Donor Services assists in creating, reviewing and approving gift agreements between donors and university-affiliated foundations, many of which support NC State’s $1+ billion endowment. In addition, Donor Services produces nearly 3,000 endowment reports for donors annually. This office also manages the gift minimum recommendation level for rooms/spaces and the approval process for donor-funded naming opportunities. Overall, the Office of Donor Services serves as a central resource for: gift agreements, endowment reporting, donor-funded professorships, and naming opportunities.

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Advancement Services

Donor Services Specialist

This Donor Services Specialist’s main functions will include coordinating and collaborating with college/units to draft, review and approve gift agreements and assist in the donor-funded naming process. Donor Services is seeking an individual who enjoys working in a fast-paced and innovative team environment. The ideal candidate will have superb writing skills and will be capable of working with processes that require analytical skills and problem-solving, being responsible for many simultaneous and detail-oriented duties and working directly with frontline fund development staff. This position will report to the Assistant Director of Donor Services.

Advancement Services supports the operations of Alumni Relations, University Development & University Communications. The unit oversees the university’s alumni & donor database, Advance™, Advance BI systems, processing gifts and conducting research about potential contribution opportunities. Advancement Services also maintains financial records, conducts donor research, receipts corporate & individual private gifts following the NC State Standard Operating Procedures for Acceptance of Gifts, administers the corporate matching gifts program, updates & verifies alumni records, manages donor prospect tracking systems, plans and manages gift agreements & endowment reports, manages the university’s naming opportunities process.

The office of Donor Services assists in creating, reviewing and approving gift agreements between donors and university-affiliated foundations, many of which support NC State’s $1+ billion endowment. In addition, Donor Services produces nearly 3,000 endowment reports for donors annually. This office also manages the gift minimum recommendation level for rooms/spaces and the approval process for donor-funded naming opportunities. Overall, the Office of Donor Services serves as a central resource for: gift agreements, endowment reporting, donor-funded professorships, and naming opportunities.

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