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Department: 371001 - Institute for Emerging Issues
Location: Raleigh, NC
Essential Job Duties:
The Director of Development serves as the chief fundraising officer for the Institute of Emerging Leaders and the Shelton Leadership Center. The incumbent advises the Directors and provides innovative leadership and strategic direction on constituency and external relations, philanthropy and advocacy. This includes planning, managing, and implementing an annual operating plan and budget designed to attain the development goals of IEI and SLC. As both organizations prepare to launch endowment campaigns and increase annual giving, the ability to understand, shape and articulate the organizations' value propositions will be essential. Preparation and implementation of a comprehensive major gift program that generates individual and corporate donors and other philanthropic support on a continuing basis is an essential part of this responsibility, and should be done in close coordination with the University’s Think & Do the Extraordinary Campaign.
Provide overall leadership and management for all IEI and SLC fundraising activities.
Work closely with the program Directors and University Advancement to identify fundraising priorities in conjunction with the NC State Think & Do the Extraordinary Campaign and develop multi-year strategies to solicit donors/prospects in support of these priorities.
Build a pipeline of donor-centered major and planned gift prospects, ensuring they are cultivated in an appropriate and deliberate manner leading to the solicitation of major gifts ($25,000+).
Develop clear understanding and appreciation of the mission, vision and values of IEI and SLC.
Coordinate with the Associate Vice Chancellor for University Advancement to maximize and leverage resources, services and access to the Vice Chancellor and Chancellor for all advancement-related activities.
Develop strategic relationships among faculty, staff, alumni, volunteers, friends, students, corporations, foundations and campus colleagues that result in effective partnerships and increased philanthropic funding.
Develop effective leadership annual gift strategies and a portfolio that will drive increased gifts, loyal annual giving and engage/inspire donors to give major gifts.
Partner with central university marketing and communication staff to ensure that publications and websites inform and motivate appropriate constituencies.
Coordinate with the directors of IEI and SLC and the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations to identify prospective funding sources and facilitate proposals in support of IEI & SLC programs, engagement and events.
Support and facilitate engagement with advisory boards, campaign cabinet members and development committees to leverage networking opportunities for fundraising; help identify and recruit future board and committee members.
Oversee and coordinate donor-centered events in support of IEI and SLC.
Ensure timely, accurate documentation of contacts and cultivation strategies, proposals, pledges, fund agreements, etc.
Perform other duties as required or assigned.
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.
Interest in public policy and leadership development.
Sound knowledge of principles, practices and ethics of charitable giving.
Proven fundraising success, including the ability to evaluate, qualify and move prospects through the cultivation/solicitation cycle.
Ability to work well with faculty, administrators, staff and other advancement and development colleagues as part of a team in a large organization.
Excellent listening, oral and written communication, interpersonal, and relationship-building skills. Ability to effectively articulate the case for support.
Strong organizational and analytical skills with high attention to detail.
Self-motivated and driven with an entrepreneurial approach to problem solving.
Demonstrated ability to exercise a high degree of sound judgement and diplomacy, and a commitment to confidentially is essential.
Computer Literacy and competency with electronic donor information systems.
Willingness/ability to travel frequently and participate in occasional evening and weekend activities.
An advanced degree or fundraising credential is preferred.
Major gift experience preferred.
Strong preference for fundraising experience in higher education or purpose-driven organizations.
Required license or certification:
Certified Development Professional preferred.
NC Driver’s license required within 60 days of hire and must be maintained as a condition of employment.
Position Number: 00103267
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