Assistant Director of Annual Giving
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Assistant Director of Annual Giving
Posting Open Date
$45,400 - $53,100
Proposed Start Date
Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
University Development’s purpose is to support the mission of the university by raising private resources to enhance financial support for students, faculty, programs and facilities. University Development provides leadership and centralized services to all development offices throughout the University, serving as a focal point for annual giving, application development and IT support; campaign management; constituent programs; corporate and foundation relations; donor relations; gift planning; gift services; industry relations; marketing/communications; parents giving; principal gifts; prospect management, research and analytics; regional programs; scholarships and student aid; talent management; university events; and volunteer engagement.
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.
This position may be eligible for a hybrid work arrangement that may include a partially remote work location, consistent with System Office policy. UNC Chapel Hill employees are generally required to reside within a reasonable commuting distance of their assigned duty station.
Reporting to the Associate 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 individual 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.
In this role, the duties and responsibilities will be split accordingly:
50% – Campus Fundraising: This position will lead campus engagement and philanthropy initiatives in collaboration with the assistant director of direct marketing 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 through the management of student giving and faculty staff programs. This position will also be responsible for tracking giving trends through bi-weekly or monthly reports to ensure campus constituents are hitting goals.
25% – Volunteer Management: This position will manage three campus volunteer groups; Faculty and Staff Giving Representatives, Heelraisers Student Giving Council, and the campaign committee for the Senior Marshals. Their responsibility will be to train, motivate and solicit these volunteer groups while also helping them develop campus engagement strategies and donor-centric philanthropic initiatives. This role must determine ways to connect student volunteers with schools, units, and student organizations with development efforts
15% – Donor Relations: This position will implement a comprehensive stewardship strategy that consistently promotes interaction and recognition of donors at the annual giving level, including Leadership Annual Giving, in collaboration with the University Development Office Donor Relations Team.
5% – School and Unit Consultation: This position will collaborate with campus schools and units on various annual projects such as direct mail and the annual day of giving.
5% – Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Bachelor’s Degree and one year of related experience.
Required Qualifications, Competencies, 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.
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Preferred candidates would have two years of higher education development, direct marketing for higher education or related experience.
Preferred candidates should have working knowledge of MS Office suite including Word, Excel, Access, OneDrive and Teams, Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop 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. 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.
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Equal Opportunity Employer Statement
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.