The Assistant Director of Development at Carolina Performing Arts (CPA) will dedicate her/his time to leading a comprehensive annual giving program to advance the mission of CPA: to curate and present exceptional arts experiences that inspire and provoke the UNC community and beyond and celebrate the intrinsic value of the creative process. This position will create a strategic and comprehensive development plan for annual giving by securing private funding from prospects and donors at the leadership annual giving level of $1K and more; maintain an active pipeline of qualified individual prospects and donors; engage and motivate donors, volunteers, faculty, administrators and staff at performances, and donor events as appropriate; staff and support the International Advisory Board and two committees; plan fundraising and stewardship events, particularly as they relate to annual gift prospects and donors; and foster collaborative pan-university development efforts between Carolina Performing Arts and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Local and regional travel, evening and some weekend work are required.
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.
Bachelors Degree required.
At least three years of experience in the following areas is required; four to five years is strongly preferred: annual giving, project management, volunteer and events management; or a closely related field. Successful track record in annual fundraising in higher education or the arts is preferred. Strong verbal and written communications skills. Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills and judgment. Ability to interact effectively in comprehensive environment such as a research university setting with donors, faculty, staff and volunteers. Exhibits the highest standards of professionalism and performance as evidenced by integrity, initiative, collaborative teamwork, critical thinking, accuracy, consistency, timeliness and attention to detail. Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively. Commitment to Carolina Performing Arts’ mission is highly desired.
About Carolina Performing Arts at UNC Chapel Hill
The Office of the Executive Director for the Arts (Carolina Performing Arts) is responsible for planning and presenting a comprehensive performing arts program serving the UNC campus and beyond. Carolina Performing Arts strives to integrate the performing arts into the core academic and teaching mission of the University through its engagement initiatives and champions the power of exceptional arts experiences to enrich, inspire, challenge and transform. CPA oversees all artistic programming, campus and community engagement, marketing and fundraising for its presented performances, and manages all operations of its venues including facility rentals, technical production, audience services, and ticketing.