Director of Development for Principal Gifts

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA


Posted: 05-Apr-24

Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Salary: Open

Internal Number: 277768

Vacancy ID: NF0008021

Position Summary/Description:

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 in Chapel Hill, NC.
The Director of Development for Principal Gifts oversees the production of essential Principal Gifts (PG) team deliverables including, but not limited to, Chancellor-level donor meeting briefings and gift acknowledgements, PG gift proposals, and other development-related correspondence such as donor meeting/event follow-up. This includes writing and editing content and collaborating with UDO Marketing & Communications.
The Director is responsible for supporting the engagement, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship, as well as identification of new principal gift prospects (PGPs) and emerging wealth prospects (EWPs). The Director works in partnership with the PG team and campus development colleagues to create and execute cultivation/engagement strategies that advance each prospect's meaningful connection to the university and sets the stage for solicitation in accordance with the university's priorities. Specific responsibilities include managing all aspects of the Chancellor's Regents Society, serving as team lead for PG football and men's basketball strategy, and developing additional programs for cultivation/engagement that align with Carolina's fundraising priorities. Additionally, the Director will serve as PG liaison to assigned schools/units and over time build a personal portfolio of 10-20 PGPs and/or EWPs
The Director of Principal Gifts reports to the Executive Director of Principal Gifts and supervises a full-time Development Manager.

Education and Experience:

Five to seven years of progressive fundraising and/or communications experience.

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