The University of North Carolina has enjoyed a long-standing place among leaders in higher education since it was chartered in 1789 and opened its doors for students in 1795 as the nation’s first public university. Situated in the beautiful college town of Chapel Hill, N.C., Carolina has earned a reputation as one of the best universities in the world. Carolina prides itself on a strong, diverse student body, academic opportunities not found anywhere else, and a value unmatched by any public university in the nation.
Carolina Development is proud of its donor-centered philosophy, pursuing activities that always respect the interests and intentions of the donor as well as the University. The organization’s collaborative nature is a critical component to fulfilling our mission of raising private funds to benefit the university.
Reporting to the Executive Director of Annual Giving, the Assistant Director of Annual Giving supports all campus fundraising and volunteer management in collaboration with the assistant director of direct marketing, annual giving stewardship including leadership annual giving, and the overall departmental budget and accounting reports. They will lead campus engagement and philanthropy initiatives and create an annual giving fundraising strategy for these constituents. This position will plan, organize and implement current annual giving fundraising trends, including direct marketing, new media and special events. This position will manage two campus volunteer groups; Faculty and Staff Giving Committee and the Heelraisers Giving Council. This position also manages annual giving’s student interns. Additionally, the assistant director of annual giving is responsible for implementing a comprehensive stewardship strategy that consistently promotes interaction and recognition of donors at the annual giving level in collaboration with the University Development Office Donor Relations Team.
Education and Experience:
Qualified candidates must demonstrate exceptional verbal and written communication skills with both internal and external audiences; editing skills; attention to detail; the ability to work effectively and collaboratively as part of a team; the ability to maintain confidentiality; project management skills with the ability to organize and work on multiple and competing projects simultaneously; superior customer service skills for prospects and donors.
Preferably two years of higher education development, direct marketing for higher education or related experience. Candidates should have working knowledge of MS Office suite including Word, Excel, Access, OneDrive and Teams, Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Illustrator and Photohsop and working knowledge of common social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Experience with donor CRMs (Blackbaud), marketing automation platforms (Salesforce), crowdfunding platforms (Community Funded), project management tools (Asana) and commercial printing/productions processes is preferred. Ability to interact effectively in a comprehensive research university setting. The ability to work effectively with a variety of campus departments including consultation and advisement of constituent school and unit colleagues. A high energy level and strong drive to be successful. Ability to think logically and strategically.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
Carolina rates among the nation’s great institutions of higher education, set on an historic and beautiful campus that celebrates all four seasons. Carolina’s students, faculty and staff come here from around the world, bringing varied cultural, racial and ethnic heritages that help make UNC-Chapel Hill a thriving intellectual center. We’re repeatedly ranked the nation’s best value in higher education for students seeking to earn a college degree – the University has garnered the top spot each time since the ranking’s launch in 1998.Whether you’ve just started your career, are new to academia or are a seasoned professional with assorted campus experiences to draw on, we hope you will find a great place at Carolina.
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