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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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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