UNC Asheville is committed to promoting diversity and a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and the ability to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds. Staff members are encouraged to take an active role to engage in the institution's efforts in promoting diversity and inclusion throughout the workplace. The successful candidate will be expected to foster an inclusive work culture where uniqueness of beliefs, backgrounds, talents, capabilities and ways of living are respected and welcomed.
Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Western North Carolina, UNC Asheville is the designated public liberal arts campus in the University of North Carolina system. UNC Asheville is nationally known for the quality of our student-centered teaching, mentoring of undergraduates in research, interdisciplinary learning, and striving to be an inclusive campus community.
UNC Asheville's commitment to increasing and sustaining the diversity of our faculty, staff, and students is reflected in our strategic plan goals of diversity and inclusion, and social sustainability. (http://www3.unca.edu/spcms3/) Women, traditionally under-represented minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Classification Title : Director of Annual Giving
Department : Alumni Relations & Alumni Giving
Full-Time/Part-Time : Full-Time
Months per Year : 12 Months
The Director of Annual Giving provides strategic leadership and management of a comprehensive, integrated annual giving program for UNC Asheville. Responsibilities include achieving the giving goals and objectives by planning, managing, and executing the University's annual fundraising initiatives. The Director achieves this by utilizing multi-channel communication methods of social media, email, mail, telephone, and face to face to seek financial gifts from the University's prospective donors, including alumni, friends, parents, faculty/staff, and students who make gifts below $25,000.
The Director is responsible for drafting and maintaining the annual production plan on behalf of the constituent programs to address all Annual Fund and solicitation needs. In addition to solicitations, the Director will also provide stewardship to current donors.
The Director will supervise one staff member and the student call center. The Director will also oversee the volunteer Advocates for giving campaigns. He/She will work with the Alumni Association Board of Directors and will serve as the liaison to the Philanthropy Committee of this board.
The Director will collaborate with department heads within the division and across campus, as appropriate, to develop and implement communication plans to engage and solicit their specific audiences. The Director will identify, cultivate, solicit and steward a portfolio of donors for leadership annual gifts.
Minimum Education/Experience/Skill :
Bachelor's degree and equivalent combination of training and experience. One to three years of direct fundraising experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Preferred Education/Experience/Skill :
Experience with effective multi-channel solicitation and/or communication strategy
Knowledge of fundraising principles and best practices
Project management and organizational skills
A commitment to staying educated on trends and new technologies necessary to grow the Annual Giving program
Experience in a comprehensive campaign in higher education
Quick Link for Positing : 3719
UNC Asheville is committed to equality and diversity of experiences for our students, applicants and employees. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply regardless of socio-economic status, gender expression, gender and sexual identity, culture, and ideological beliefs. UNC Asheville is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will not discriminate against applicants and employees on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other legally protected status with respect to all terms, conditions, and privileges of university-sponsored activities, employment, and the use of university facilities.
Internal Number: 3719
About The University of North Carolina at Asheville
As the only dedicated liberal arts institution in the University of North Carolina system, UNC Asheville kindles learning by offering students an intellectually rigorous education that builds critical thinking and workforce skills to last a lifetime. Small class size, award-winning faculty and a nationally acclaimed undergraduate research program foster innovation as well as recognition.The cornerstone of a liberal arts education is the ability to explore the connections between many different subjects as well as the options available. So learning here expands well beyond the classroom walls. Focusing on undergraduate studies, we help students dig into learning, whether they participate in faculty-mentored research projects, undertake career-related internships, study abroad, or join service projects aimed at improving the quality of life at home and around the world. We encourage everyone to seek challenges, seize opportunities and become a doer as well as a thinker.At UNC Asheville, we’ve created an environment for exploring the world as well as more than 30 different majors. About 3,900 undergraduate students and about 330 full- and part-time faculty bring the campus alive with ...a genuine hunger to understand and contribute to the human experience. Amid the culturally rich setting of Asheville, North Carolina, in the Blue Ridge Mountains, it’s all designed to spark a lifelong quest to know more — a fire that will grow brighter in the future.