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 Communications

Director of Social Media Strategy Hub

The Social Media Strategy Hub Director will provide high-level direction and strategy for the Social Media Strategy Hub with University Communications, a centralized resource to provide social media monitoring, data analysis and interpretation, crisis and issue management. This Hub specializes in the development of collaborative communications and marketing initiatives.

University Communications is the central marketing and communications arm for university marketing and communication initiatives. This unit works with high level university offices to develop effective communications and marketing strategies and collateral to support central University efforts as well as many of the 12 colleges on campus. As a sub-unit of University Communications, the Social Media strategy Hub is responsible for bringing an integrated approach to developing and implementing strategic approaches to managing the university’s social media presence.

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College of Design

Director of Communications and Marketing

The Director of Communications and Marketing reports to the Executive Director of Development and External Relations (DER) in the College of Design. They lead strategic development and implementation of a comprehensive marketing and communications plan that supports the College vision to be the leading public, interdisciplinary design program.

The Director needs to be collaborative, innovative, responsive to input, and dedicated to excellence in all print communications, digital communications, web communications, media and public relations. They develop, facilitate, and implement the brand strategy that strengthens the College, grows philanthropic support, and enhances the institution’s visibility and recognition. They manage production of all communications. The Director serves as the point of contact for outside media, University News Services, and departmental/unit faculty and staff for all communications. They practice the highest ethical standards, team spirit, and openness to critical conversations.

The Director creates the strategic communications plan for the College of Design and defines important goals and objectives. They establish set priorities, meet deadlines, analyze data and create reports to assess the effectiveness of their services. They must be proficient with software technology required to create materials such as magazines, newsletters, and marketing pieces that are distributed to broad audiences.

The Director is also the Chief Communications Officer for the Dean and creates presentations, designs of donor materials, and prepares annual report materials. The Dean relies on the Director to develop messages for both internal and external audiences.

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Alumni Relations

Director of Student and Young Alumni Programs

The 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 Director will supervise the Coordinator of Student Programs, including setting and evaluating the work of the Student 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.

The Membership Program is responsible for effectively engaging alumni, students, and friends of the University. The unit accomplishes this function by organizing events, coordinating communication, creating new programs and building partnerships that help foster alumni pride in the University to garner memberships. The growth of the alumni membership base is a primary focus of this unit as the Alumni Association relies predominantly on membership revenue.

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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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Alumni Relations

Assistant Director of Regional Alumni Engagement

The Assistant Director of  Regional Alumni Engagement is responsible for providing consultation to volunteer alumni leaders, assisting in event planning and coordination, and promoting communication between university community, alumni, parents, and friends at NC State.

 

Volunteer and Network Consultation:

Provide advice and counsel to volunteer alumni leaders in planning and conducting a variety of social, educational, and community service activities and events.

Conduct analysis of existing alumni network offerings to provide recommendations to network leaders on options to enhance the scope of their offerings.

Promote communication and interaction between the university community, alumni, parents and friends of NC State through organizational assistance, supervision, and coordination with volunteers.

Recommend areas for the establishment of new alumni networks and assist with the recruit volunteer leaders for both new and established alumni networks.

Contribute to the volunteer recruitment process with the Associate Director for networks within the state.

Event Planning and Conducting Presentations:

Independently assess the needs of a geographic group of alumni to determine appropriate types of events to meet those needs and then work with network leaders to plan, execute and follow up on alumni network events. Take cultural and regional sensitivities into consideration when determining recommendations.

Lend organizational assistance to alumni network leaders in planning programs, arranging for speakers and coordinating the preparation, publication and advance publicity for these events.

Prepare and deliver presentations on behalf of the university suited to the needs of various alumni audiences.

Manage relationships with both internal and external Alumni Association partners and operate as main Alumni Association representative for assigned networks.

Coordinate and administer assigned network programs and manage associated program resources.

Participate in developing and expanding Engagement Team goals, objectives and strategies.

Travel on both nights and weekends as the representative of the university at alumni gatherings will be required.

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