Development - General, Donor Relations/Stewardship, Major Gifts
4 Year Degree
The College of Design at North Carolina State University was established in 1948 and its distinguished history includes instructors who are prominent designers and students who are Fulbright scholars. Its mission is to transform the world through design education and scholarship, and its vision is to be the leading public interdisciplinary design college. The Office of Development and External Relations directs the fundraising activities and they achieved a record-setting year in FY18. The College is on track for another record year in FY19 as well. Our dean is highly engaged with alumni/friends/donors as well as with faculty and staff.
Office of Development and External Relations In October 2016, NC State publicly launched the Think & Do the Extraordinary Campaign, the most ambitious fundraising effort in the history of the university with a $1.6 billion goal. The College of Design’s goal in the campaign is $13 million with an emphasis on scholarships, graduate fellowships, professorships and program support.
The College of Design’s Office of Development and External Relations (DER) works in close relationship with the dean, college faculty, University Advancement and the Alumni Association to develop partnerships with alumni, friends and organizations. These relationships help increase private financial support to advance the vision and priorities of the College. We are donor-centered and focus on connecting individual areas of interest with the college’s mission
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: • Secure private support for established priorities of the College of Design by developing relationships among faculty, alumni, friends, students, corporations, foundations and campus colleagues that result in effective partnerships and increased philanthropic funding. • Individual goals will include maintaining an active portfolio of 80-100 major gift prospects and achieve 10-12 individual face-to-face donor visits each month. • Prepare and present 12-15 major gift or planned gift proposals annually. • Create strategies for cultivation and stewardship, coordinate campus visits, and lead appropriate recognition. • Coordinate with the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations to identify prospective funding sources and assist and facilitate proposals in support of academic programs, faculty and research. • Passionately articulate college needs, values and ambitions through informal and formal comments to make a persuasive oral and written case for supporting key programs and priorities. • Assist the Executive Director of Development with special projects, prospect research and data analysis. • Manage Leaders Council Board Meetings. • Work collaboratively with external volunteers, administration, faculty, alumni and professional development staff in cultivation of potential donors. Ensure that prospects are cultivated in a thoughtful and deliberate manner. • Ensure timely, accurate documentation of contacts and cultivation strategies, proposals, pledges, fund agreements, etc. • Serve as an active team member in the development and implementation of the Development Office’s short-term and long-term planning objectives. • Willingness to travel and participate in occasional evening and weekend activities. • Perform other duties as required or assigned. • Manage and train staff responsible for annual funds, stewardship and special events. • Apply strategic planning to meet annual goals. • Assist with planning and implementing procedures and systems to maximize efficiency.
Departmental Required Skills:
• Sound knowledge of principles, practices and ethics of charitable giving. • Experience in cold calling, negotiating and securing philanthropic gifts. • Ability to work well with faculty, administrators, volunteers and other advancement and development colleagues as part of a team in a large, complex research university. • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to effectively articulate the case for support. • Ability to manage multiple and competing priorities in a dynamic environment. • Demonstrate ability to multi-task and work in a high project-volume environment. Project development and project management skills are critical. • Possess strong organizational and analytical skills with high attention to detail. • Self-motivated and self-starting. • Unquestioned integrity. • Open and accessible interpersonal style. • Computer Literacy
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education:
• Three or more years of experience in fundraising or closely related field • Volunteer management experience • Prior experience in a comprehensive capital campaign • Knowledge of principles, practices and ethics of fundraising • Experience in higher education fundraising • An understanding of the land grant, research Tier One university environment • Familiarity with NC State University
Internal Number: 00061243
About NC State University
North Carolina State University (NC State) was founded in 1887 with the purpose of creating economic, societal and intellectual prosperity for the people of North Carolina. Today it is the largest university in North Carolina with more than 34,000 high-performing students, 8,000 preeminent faculty and staff and 205,000 alumni. NC State is known for its leadership in research, education and service and as a research extensive university, is recognized for its strengths in science, engineering and technology. The University ranks among the top public national universities and one of the best values in higher education. A top spot for job-seekers and educated professionals, Raleigh is nationally recognized as a leading urban center and consistently ranks as one of the best cities in America to live.