Associate Director of Development | The University of North Carolina at Asheville - Military Veterans

at HERC- Carolinas

Woodfin, North Carolina

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 Associate Director of Development will be responsible for securing major gifts that align donor interests with University priorities. The Associate Director will develop and manage a portfolio of research-based major gift prospects for the purpose of identification and assessment, working collaboratively with development colleagues and leadership to develop a strategic cultivation plan, and solicitation of major gift support from alumni, parents and friends of the university. While the baseline for a major gift is $25,000, it is critical for the Associate Director to focus their work on soliciting larger major gifts of $100K or more and be able to work on transformational, principal gifts.   As the university looks towards its first comprehensive campaign, the Associate Director will be responsible for aligning donors' philanthropic interests with the emerging priorities of the campaign and assist the AVC in identifying strategies to meet campaign goals. The Associate Director will work collaboratively to identify opportunities for donor engagement to assist in developing the major gift pipeline and collaborate with the donor relations and stewardship team to ensure that campaign donors are appropriately recognized.   The Associate Director 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 Associate Director 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 five (5) years of professional-level, direct solicitation/fundraising experience with a track record of closing major gifts of $25,000 or more  Preferred Education/Experience/Skill : Graduate degree from an appropriately accredited institution Understanding of gift planning techniques and IRS rules for gifts in all categories Strong knowledge of the development field and fundraising techniques Strong interpersonal and written communication skills Experience with major and principal gift fundraising during a comprehensive campaign in a university setting  Quick Link for Positing : 5069 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.

Woodfin, North Carolina

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