Assistant Director of Leadership Annual Giving

Posted on 05/20/2019

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, NC

Position Summary

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.

Carolina Development is seeking applications for the position of Assistant Director of Leadership Annual Giving. Reporting to the Director of Leadership Annual Giving, the Assistant Director will be responsible for the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of leadership annual gifts to advance the mission of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This position will identify and solicit leadership annual giving prospects in assigned school and unit constituencies which include making personal solicitations for gifts totaling $500,000 or more as part of the annual goal. The Assistant Director will complete 175 personal visits each year, with an emphasis on identifying and soliciting new Leadership Annual Giving members. They will coordinate closely with development colleagues across the university to maximize the cultivation, involvement, and solicitation of alumni, parent, and individual donors. Travel and some weekend work are required.

Educational Requirements

Bachelor’s degree is required. A Master’s degree is preferred.

Qualifications and Experience

  • 2+ years of demonstrated successful annual giving or transferrable experience required.
  • Ability to manage special events and other related activities.
  • Ability to develop trust and strong collaborative working relationships.
  • Experience nurturing and motivating development professionals in order to foster professional growth and exceed organizational goals.
  • Ability to interact effectively in a comprehensive research university setting.
  • Familiarity with the University’s academic and administrative offices and their functions; knowledge of and ability to tap resources within the University.
  • An employment history highlighted by increasing levels of responsibility and a demonstrated ability to exercise sensitivity and good judgment in dealing with staff and the public.
  • Superb interpersonal relationship skills.
  • Exceptional written and oral communications skills.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.
  • Willingness and ability to travel.

Application Types Accepted

Applications must be received in the Department of Human Resources by the closing date of 06/15/2019 to be considered. Please submit an online application for vacancy # 20020906 to The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Human Resources at

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.

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