UNC Overview : Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Western North Carolina, UNC Asheville is the designated public liberal arts campus in the University of North Carolina system. UNC Asheville is nationally known for the quality of our student-centered teaching, mentoring of undergraduates in research, interdisciplinary learning, and striving to be an inclusive campus community. UNC Asheville is committed to promoting diversity and a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and the ability to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds. Staff members are encouraged to take an active role to engage in the institution's efforts in promoting diversity and inclusion throughout the workplace. The successful candidate is expected to foster an inclusive work culture where uniqueness of beliefs, backgrounds, talents, capabilities and ways of living are respected and welcomed. Women, traditionally under-represented minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Classification Title : Major Gift Officer Department : University Advancement Full-Time/Part-Time : Full-Time Months per Year : 12 Months Position Summary: Reporting to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Major Gifts and Campaign Management ( AVC ), the Development Officer will be responsible for securing leadership annual and major gifts that align donor interests with University priorities. Major gifts are defined as $25,000 or more. The Development Officer will manage a portfolio of research-based leadership annual gift and major gift prospects for the purpose of assessment and working collaboratively with development colleagues and leadership to strategically cultivate and solicit philanthropic support from alumni, parents and friends of the university. As the university looks towards its first comprehensive campaign the Development Officer will have a critical role in building the major gift pipeline, identifying opportunities for donor engagement, and aligning donors' philanthropic interests with the emerging priorities of the campaign. The Development Officer will serve as a visible, key representative of the university and will be responsible for effectively communicating the university's mission and fundraising priorities to external stakeholders. The Development Officer will be responsible for recording interactions in the advancement database and will protect confidential information. Minimum Education/Experience/Skill : Minimum of a bachelor's degree required with related experience At least two (2) years of professional-level, direct solicitation/fundraising experience Preferred Education/Experience/Skill : Strong knowledge of the development field and fundraising techniques Strong interpersonal and written communication skills Experience with annual and major gift fundraising, preferably in a university setting Quick Link for Positing : 5071 EO/AA/ADA Employer: UNC Asheville is committed to equality and diversity of experiences for our students, applicants and employees. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply regardless of socio-economic status, gender expression, gender and sexual identity, culture, and ideological beliefs. UNC Asheville is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will not discriminate against applicants and employees on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other legally protected status with respect to all terms, conditions, and privileges of university-sponsored activities, employment, and the use of university facilities.