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

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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