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Director of Alumni & Donor Relations

Company: Inside Higher Ed
Location: Raleigh
Posted on: February 24, 2021

Job Description:

Posting Number:PG190778EPInternal Recruitment :NoWorking Title:Director of Alumni & Donor RelationsAnticipated Hiring Range:Commensurate upon education and experience.Work Schedule:8:00am-5:00pm Monday-Friday; occasional night and weekend work is requiredJob Location:Raleigh, NCDepartment :College of Sciences - AdvancementAbout the Department:The function of the College of Sciences Advancement Office is to further the strategic goals of NC State's College Sciences by building and managing meaningful, long-term relationships with our alumni, stakeholders and future partners; communicating in targeted ways with our internal and external constituents; securing private funding for our educational, research and service programs; and effectively stewarding our donors' investments.Essential Job Duties:

  • The Director of Alumni and Donor Relations will report to the Assistant Dean for Advancement and shall have responsibility for developing and implementing annual and targeted fundraising programs. This position will also have responsibility for developing and managing development events and stewardship programs to cultivate and engage alumni, friends, donors and potential supporters of the College. In addition, the Director will manage and support the College of Sciences Alumni Advisory Board and other alumni- or corporate-based external advisory groups. The Director will also supervise/manage the Associate Director of Alumni & Donor Relations.
    • The Director will solicit individuals for support for the college's Dean Circle giving society, as well as solicit corporate and foundation donors for targeted fundraising appeals and event sponsorships. This position will also have specific responsibility for providing direction and support for quality events, including development, stewardship, and public outreach events that reflect the high stature and academic mission of the College and the University. Emphasis shall be placed on involving teams of volunteers and staff as appropriate, high standards for internal and external customer relations, protocol, and effective management of resources. In addition, this position will be responsible for stewarding the College of Sciences scholarship and endowment programs, as well as assisting with donor-related communications.
      • The Director of Alumni and Donor Relations will work closely with the College Advancement team to build and enhance relationships that provide financial support for the College. As part of the College's senior advancement team, the Director will also assist in providing direction for the College's comprehensive fundraising programs. All functions require independent initiative and sound judgment, as well as close collaboration with department heads, deans, and other departmental and university personnel.
        • Another important aspect of this position is Foundation operations and budget management. The Director of Alumni and Donor Relations traditionally serves as the Secretary of the NC State College of Sciences Foundation. The Director plays a key role in budget management, and supervises the Foundation Business Officer.
          • The Director of Alumni and Donor Relations must have demonstrated ability to build effective internal and external relationships, strong organizational and excellent interpersonal skills, originality and innovation, and excellent written and verbal communication skills. The Director must have the ability to handle multiple and competing priorities in a dynamic environment, and still meet deadlines. The successful candidate will be a team player who values and promotes trust in the workplace and strives for excellence in all of her/his endeavors.
            • The director will also work closely with Advancement Services on issues of data storage, accuracy and reporting that support the ongoing development and stewardship efforts of the College Advancement team. The director will work with the assistant deans on special projects and perform other duties as assigned. Occasional night and weekend work are an expectation for this position.
              • Diversity, inclusion and equity are critical to the success of the College of Sciences and the University. The selected candidate will be expected to foster an environment that is supportive and welcoming of individuals from all backgrounds.Other Responsibilities:
                • The director will work with the assistant deans on special projects and perform other duties as assigned.
                  • Occasional night and weekend work are an expectation for this position.Minimum Experience and Education:
                    • A background in fundraising, stewardship and event planning strongly preferred; exceptional organizational and communication skills, with a high attention to detail; the ability to work with faculty, administrators, and volunteers as part of a team in a large, complex research university.
                      • Preference is for a candidate with five or more years of significant experience working in development, operations or alumni relations in a research-intensive, complex university environment.
                        • The ability to anticipate organizational needs and proactively provide solutions is also desired.
                          • Experience in a college-based development office is also a plus.Other Required Qualifications:
                            • The position requires exceptional organizational and communication skills, with high attention to detail; the ability to work with faculty, administrators, and volunteers as part of a team in a large, complex research university.
                              • The ability to anticipate organizational needs and proactively provide solutions is also desired.
                                • Strong writing and communication skills are required, as well as the ability to juggle competing priorities in a fast-paced work environment.
                                  • Experience in alumni relations and/or fundraising in a university environment or non-profit environment.
                                    • In-depth familiarity with database management, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
                                      • Ability to work well with volunteers, alumni, donors, faculty, staff and students.Preferred Qualifications:N/ARequired License(s) or Certification(s):
                                        • A valid North Carolina Driver's License is required within 60 days of start date.Valid NC Driver's License required:YesCommercial Driver's License required:NoJob Open Date:02/01/2021Anticipated Close Date:Open Until Filled.Position Number:00100396Position Type:SAAO Tier IIFull Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week):1.00Appointment:12 Month RecurringMandatory Designation - Adverse Weather:Non Mandatory - Adverse WeatherMandatory Designation - Emergency Events:Non Mandatory - Emergency EventIs this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?:NoDepartment ID:170101 - College of Sciences - DeanAA/EOE: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 workatncstate@ncsu.edu. 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.

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