Assistant Director of Business Development

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA

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Position Information

Position Type Permanent Staff (EHRA NF)
Department Kenan Institute of Private Ent-331600
Working Title Assistant Director of Business Development
Appointment Type EHRA Non-Faculty
Position Posting Category Other
Salary Range $59,200 to $75,000
Full Time/Part Time? Full-Time Permanent
Hours per Week 40
Vacancy ID NF0003707
Position ID 20032989
Posting Open Date 04/22/2019
Application Deadline 05/05/2019
Open Until Filled No
Proposed Start Date 05/20/2019
Position Summary

This year we celebrate the Kenan-Flagler Business School’s Centennial year. We opened our doors as the Department of Commerce in 1919 and awarded our first degrees to 12 students in 1921. Today we offer Undergraduate Business, MBA, Master of Accounting, PhD and Executive Development programs. You’ll find our 37,000 graduates in 50 U.S. states and 86 countries. Our faculty, who represent 21 countries, are world-class researchers and teachers.
While much has changed since our founding, you can trace our tradition of educational innovation and core values – which both reflect and form our unique culture – to our earliest days. Business and the liberal arts have become the foundation for our educational approach – preparing students with the enduring knowledge and skills they need to navigate a complex future. We are an institution that, for 100 years, has provided a high quality business education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, transforming the lives of students, preparing them to graduate to become extraordinary leaders in their communities, and employees helping students to achieve that goal while perpetuating the impact a Carolina education has on people’s lives and on society.

The Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise is part of UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. Founded in 1985 by visionary entrepreneur and philanthropist Frank Hawkins Kenan, the Institute serves as a focal point for scholarly research, exploration of issues, and community outreach to advance the understanding of the private enterprise system.
The Assistant Director of Business Development will build new relationships and expand existing partnerships with corporations to cultivate the mission of the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise. The Assistant Director will also act as a liaison between the institute and its long-term business partners, including its affiliated centers with the goal of further developing the organization’s unique brand of thought leadership in the corporate community.
Specifically, the Associate Director will work to:

- Develop and grow deep, sustainable corporate and foundation partnerships essential to the long term advancement of the Institute and its affiliated centers
- Directly solicit, cultivate, engage, and steward partnerships, corporate members, sponsors and other champions for the Institute’s programs and interests.
- Provide key program management expertise to corporate partnership programs central to the Institute’s long term success
- Engage and solicit key stakeholders in support of Institute and affiliated center programs
- Develop partnership opportunities related to the institute’s strategic initiatives
- Develop new internal business processes and supporting programs to support affiliated centers and other institute initiatives.
- Expand corporate funding & philanthropic opportunities
- Enhance the brand of the Institute by increasing the visibility of current corporate support & engagement
- Identify mutual research interests and thought leadership activities to engage faculty with key corporate partners

This position will report to the Director of Business Development and Finance at the Kenan Institute. In addition to cultivating outside partners, the Assistant Director will work collaboratively with the Kenan-Flagler business partnership office, affiliated research centers, corporate and foundation relations, advancement, faculty, and, alumni and across the University to serve as an ambassador for the Kenan Institute.

Educational Requirements

Bachelor’s degree required with a preference for Master’s Degree

Qualifications and Experience

1 year of professional-level, direct solicitation/fundraising experience required. At least 3 years of work experience in a business-related or non-profit field such as relationship management, business development, program management, sales or higher education in areas such as corporate relations or employer relations. Experience working with C-level executives preferred, Salesforce experience a plus.

- Ability to set and achieve goals in a fast-paced, collaborative environment
- Strong interpersonal skills, demonstrated initiative, and the ability to work adeptly with a number of teams and partners towards a common goal
- Strong execution and follow-through on key relationship building activities
- Strong written, verbal, and presentation skills
- Strong organizational and project management
- Deep commitment to customer service and natural client-service mentality
- Ability to travel 25% of the time for domestic company meetings required, some international travel may also be required.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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.

Special Instructions

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

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