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. The university is in the early stages of planning its next comprehensive campaign and is currently recruiting top national talent to join the team.
Carolina Development is seeking applications for the position of Deputy Director of Principal Gifts. The Deputy Director of Principal Gifts will report directly to the Senior Director of Principal Gifts and will be responsible for a personal portfolio of $5M+ prospects, as well as assisting the Chancellor, Vice Chancellor and Senior Director of Principal Gifts with the university’s top donors and prospects. Primary responsibilities include: prospect identification, strategy development with schools and units, preparation of briefing documents and other written materials, and direct fund raising including all phases of cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. The successful candidate will staff the Chancellor and Vice Chancellor at high-level events, ensuring that all necessary preparatory and follow-up activities are implemented in a timely manner and will assist in additional special projects as may be assigned by the Senior Director of Principal Gifts and senior management.
- Fundraising, including all phases of cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.
- Work with the Vice Chancellor for Development and the Chancellor to assist in the management of their portfolio of prospects, including strategizing, staffing, and ensuring that all necessary steps are taken to bring these donors to investment.
- Attend outreach and other development-related events with the Vice Chancellor and or Chancellor, ensuring that all necessary preparatory and follow-up activities are undertaken.
- Assist in assignments and special projects as may be assigned by the Senior Director of Principal Gifts and senior management.
Education Requirement: Bachelor’s degree
Qualification and Experience:
The Deputy Director of Principal Gifts will be a seasoned and polished fundraising professional who knows and understands the nature and purpose of higher education. Leading candidates will have:
- Approximately five to seven years of progressively responsible fundraising experience.
- Exceptional written and verbal communication skills required.
- A knowledge of North Carolina or a sensitivity to the special nature of the southern region of the country.
- An ability to interact effectively in a comprehensive, research university setting.
- A demonstrated record of fundraising accomplishments. An ability to work effectively with volunteers and manage staff.
- An ability to develop the full potential for support from volunteers.
- A stable employment history with increasing levels of responsibility at each career juncture.
- The drive to be successful.
- A high energy level.
- Integrity, sincerity, and. exceptional organization skills.
Please apply online at https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/79247. All candidates must apply online and submit a cover letter and resume.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and welcomes all to apply regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We also encourage protected veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.
Additional questions about the application process may be directed to Genesis Wallace, HR Specialist at 919-962-2809 or firstname.lastname@example.org.