Sr. Director/VP of Foundation Operations and Strategy

Updated: 26 days ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 27 May 2024

Posting Information
Posting Information


Department Arts and Sciences Foundation-300101
Career Area Development and Fundraising
Posting Open Date 05/13/2024
Application Deadline 05/27/2024
Open Until Filled No
Position Type Permanent Staff (EHRA NF)
Working Title Sr. Director/VP of Foundation Operations and Strategy
Appointment Type EHRA Non-Faculty
Position Number 20063361
Vacancy ID NF0008140
Full Time/Part Time Full-Time Permanent
FTE 1
Hours per week 40
Position Location North Carolina, US
Hiring Range Dependent on Experience and/or Qualifications
Proposed Start Date 06/10/2024

Position Information


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A global higher education leader in innovative teaching, research and public service, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill consistently ranks as one of the nation’s top public universities . Known for its beautiful campus, world-class medical care, commitment to the arts and top athletic programs, Carolina is an ideal place to teach, work and learn.
One of the best college towns and best places to live in the United States, Chapel Hill has diverse social, cultural, recreation and professional opportunities that span the campus and community.
University employees can choose from a wide range of professional training opportunities for career growth, skill development and lifelong learning and enjoy exclusive perks for numerous retail, restaurant and performing arts discounts, savings on local child care centers and special rates on select campus events. UNC-Chapel Hill offers full-time employees a comprehensive benefits package , paid leave, and a variety of health, life and retirement plans and additional programs that support a healthy work/life balance.
Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
As the largest unit on campus, the College of Arts and Sciences forms the academic core of the Carolina experience. Our mission is to create knowledge and discover innovative solutions to the world’s greatest challenges, to educate outstanding undergraduate and graduate students, and to encourage faculty, staff and students to contribute meaningfully to North Carolina, the nation, and the world. 
UNC’s Arts and Sciences Foundation exists to raise philanthropic support for the highest development priorities of the College of Arts and Sciences. Under the leadership and governance of its Board of Directors, and with support from alumni and friends of the College, the Foundation works to grow and steward the College’s $1.3 billion endowment. In the recent Campaign for Carolina, the Foundation team raised over $764 million, exceeding its goal of $750 million. The Foundation works collaboratively with University Development and almost every other School and Unit to maximize donor giving to the greater University benefit. Every gift to the College of Arts and Sciences and the University of North Carolina makes a positive impact. 
The Arts and Sciences Foundation’s mission is to enhance the College by meeting the needs of its academic departments, units, and centers; promoting teaching, research and service; and supporting the continued development of knowledge and learning.
Position Summary
The Sr. Director/Vice President of Foundation Operations and Strategy functions as the Chief Operating Officer with responsibilities for business operations, fiscal and human capital resource stewardship, and strategy implementation for the Arts and Sciences Foundation. The Sr. Director/VP reports to the Sr. Associate Dean for Development and Foundation President, serving as a member of the Sr. Associate Dean’s executive team. The Sr. Director provides leadership, vision and strategic planning for all foundation operations while following recommended best practices from appropriate professional associations like CASE, CAE, AFP, NACUBO, EduCause, or SHRM. This position includes management responsibility for talent management and human resources; all areas of finance including budget, revenue forecasting, procurement, asset management; prospect research management analysis (PRMA), facility management, Foundation ITS support, special events and alumni engagement, volunteer and board management; and strategy implementation.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Minimum of a bachelor’s degree required (or foreign degree equivalent) with related experience. For positions with responsibility for direct solicitation of gifts and funds, a minimum of 1 year of professional-level, direct solicitation/fundraising experience is required.
Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
A thorough working knowledge of fundraising operations and advancement services in the areas of Finance, Human Resources, Talent Management, Technology Infrastructure and Services, Prospect Research, and Facilities Management. Superior strategic, operational, and financial skills with a strong grasp of industry best practices and business acumen. Solid understanding of the advantages and drawbacks of traditional and emerging technology in development and alumni relations. Experience working in a complex environment serving varied internal and external constituents with the ability to network throughout the University, higher education and development industry, serving as a resource and identifying resources. Collaborative, collegial and customer-service focused orientation, eager and able to engage a diverse stakeholder base, and able to build strong professional relationships. A convener able to synthesize many ideas and produce processes that address a wide variety of goals and objectives. Record of creative and entrepreneurial management; the ability to build, lead, mentor and motivate staff; and the ability to encourage change and growth in both people and programs. A strong commitment to personal and professional development, and the ability to build a strong, autonomous, and collaborative team. Excellent interpersonal skills and professional presence with a demonstrated ability to work well with people at all levels of an organization. Strong personal integrity and work ethic. This position requires a high level of discretion, confidentiality, and ethics. Superior communications skills, success in providing consulting and counsel for senior leaders on advancement operations initiatives and experience implementing strategies and initiatives across many activities and platforms.
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Leading candidates will have a minimum of seven plus years of broad operations management experience and demonstrated success with institutional administration, finance, or operations. Five plus years of executive level experience and proven leadership.
Special Physical/Mental Requirements
Campus Security Authority Responsibilities

Not Applicable.

Special Instructions
Please note that a resume, cover letter, and list of references are required when applying to this position.
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Posting Contact Information


Department Contact Name and Title Ali Blue, Development and Program Support Specialist
Department Contact Telephone or Email [email protected]
Office of Human Resources Contact Information

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Equal Opportunity Employer Statement
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.


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