Join the Pack! A community with nearly 8,000 faculty and staff, and 30,000 students. NC State is one of the largest employers in North Carolina, offering a large range of career opportunities. Visit us at https://jobs.hr.ncsu.edu/.
Department: 082001 - University Development
Location: Raleigh, NC
Essential Job Duties:
The Assistant Director is responsible for serving as a liaison between the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The position will be the annual giving fundraising advocate, resource and expert for assigned college(s) and unit(s) while maintaining a strong working relationship with associated staff.
In this role, the Assistant Director works with the Annual Giving team to manage and implement fundraising strategies, which align with college and Annual Giving goals. The Assistant Director also monitors all data and trends for the College providing regular updates to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
The Assistant Director reports to the Executive Director of Annual Giving and works closely with the Annual Giving staff, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the University Communications team.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide strategic direction and long-range/short-range planning for growing the annual giving program while supporting the greater development and campaign goals of the college.
Act as the top annual giving fundraising advocate, resource, and expert for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences while maintaining a strong working relationship with associated staff.
Manage and execute mail, email, and web solicitations sent from the annual giving office that utilize content and segmentation strategies for the college.
Integrate college's messaging within the scope of the annual giving team’s university-wide fundraising campaigns.
Maximize return for NC State Day of Giving for the college through the utilization of segmentation and unique content.
Perform copywriting for fundraising communications of the college.
Perform copywriting and editing for university-wide fundraising communications as needed.
Partner with NC State and College of Agriculture and Life Sciences marketing, and communications staff for design, editing, videography, and other asset deliverables.
Utilize data and reporting information to strategically enhance marketing efforts.
Serve as the primary point of contact for the college and provide regular updates to both teams.
Follow emerging trends and best practices in annual giving direct marketing strategy.
Assists in the detailed planning of annual solicitation programs, which may include special campaigns.
Perform other duties as required or assigned.
Attend a variety of events throughout the year.
Occasional travel and occasional night and weekend work is required.
Requires a relevant post-Baccalaureate degree with a minimum of three (3) years or greater of related professional experience, or a relevant undergraduate degree and a minimum of five (5) years or greater of relevant experience may be substituted for the advanced degree.
Ability to work in a fast-paced, complex, team-oriented environment
Demonstrated project management and organizational skills with a strong attention to detail and deadlines
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Working knowledge of Mac OSX and Windows desktop environments or similar computer software.
Ability to work independently, to be creative, and exercise initiative
High energy level and strong drive to be successful
Unquestioned integrity in dealing with confidential information
Open and accessible interpersonal style; good listener
Optimistic, persistent and positive attitude
Knowledge of strategies that target annual giving prospects, donors, and alumni.
Experience in non-profit development office is preferred.
Vendor management is a plus.
Familiarity with direct marketing practices and techniques, including test strategies, segmentation strategies, and measurement of results is desirable.
Project management experience with the ability to work independently with minimal supervision and make decisions to move the program forward.
Proven experience in fundraising operations
Experience producing and executing large scale/comprehensive mailings (50K+ constituents) is desirable.
Work experience requiring effective writing, proofing, and editing skills is preferred.
Knowledge of principles, practices, and ethics of fundraising
An understanding of the land grant, research Tier One university environment
1-3 years of experience.
Required license or certification:
A valid North Carolina Driver's License is required within 60 days of start date. Must be maintained as a condition of employment.
Position Number: 00107848
NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected] Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at www.wes.org or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.
NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.
NC State University was founded with a purpose: to create economic, societal, and intellectual prosperity for the people of North Carolina and the country. We began as a land-grant institution teaching the agricultural and mechanical arts. Today, we’re a preeminent research enterprise that excels in science, technology, engineering, math, design, the humanities and social sciences, textiles, and veterinary medicine.NC State students, faculty, and staff take challenges in hand and work with industry, government, and nonprofit partners to solve them. Our 9,000 faculty and staff are world leaders in their fields, bridging the divides between academic disciplines and training high-caliber students to meet tomorrow’s challenges. Together, they forge powerful partnerships with government, industry, nonprofits, and academia to change our world for the better.NC State is leading efforts to curb nuclear proliferation, develop a smart electric grid, create self-powered health monitors, help farmers confront climate change, and build a new American manufacturing sector. Our award-winning Centennial Campus is home to more than 70 public and private partners — as well as the innovative Hunt Lib...rary, which Time magazine has dubbed “the library of the future.”More than 125 years after its creation, NC State continues to make its founding purpose a reality. Every day, our career-ready graduates and world-leading faculty make the fruits of learning and discovery available to people across the state, throughout the nation and around the world.