Director of Development

Updated: 5 months ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA

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Position Information

Position Type Permanent Staff (EHRA NF)
Department Kenan-Flagler Bus Sch-330100
Working Title Director of Development
Appointment Type EHRA Non-Faculty
Position Posting Category Development and Fundraising
Salary Range $68,800 to $120,000
Full Time/Part Time? Full-Time Permanent
Hours per Week 40
Vacancy ID NF0003675
Position ID 01002417
Posting Open Date 04/08/2019
Application Deadline 04/28/2019
Open Until Filled No
Proposed Start Date 05/13/2019
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.

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School is seeking a Director of Development. This person will be responsible for cultivating and soliciting gifts of 100,000 and above from individual alumni of the business school, as well as documenting estate plans and soliciting annual fund gifts. To do so successfully, the Director will build relationships with Kenan-Flagler’s key donors and prospects and will have significant interaction with alumni volunteers. This position will have a focus on Kenan-Flagler alumni living and working in specific geographic regions within the US.
Educational Requirements

An undergraduate degree is required.

Qualifications and Experience

The successful candidate will have a minimum 1 year direct ask fundraising experience and three to five years of major gift fundraising or equivalent experience and a strong understanding of the nature and purpose of higher education. A connection to UNC is preferred, as is experience in closing gifts over 100,000. An undergraduate degree and knowledge of the basic principles and techniques of successful fundraising as they pertain to the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individual donors are required. The successful candidate will also possess exceptional interpersonal skills, strong written and oral communication abilities, a demonstrated capacity to conduct multiple responsibilities, and acute organizational skills. Travel and some weekend work are required. Team players possessing a sense of entrepreneurship are encouraged to apply.

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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