The Assistant Director for Annual Giving and Donor Relations will dedicate her/his time to leading a comprehensive annual giving program to advance the mission of University Libraries. The position will create a strategic and comprehensive development plan for annual giving by securing private funding from prospects and donors at the leadership annual giving level of $1K and more; maintain an active pipeline of qualified individual prospects and donors; engage and motivate prospects and donors by building a robust stewardship and donor relations program; support the Friends of the Library Board of Directors; plan fundraising and stewardship events, particularly as they relate to annual gift prospects and donors; and foster pan-university efforts between University Libraries and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Local and regional travel, evening and some weekend work is required.
Education and Experience:
REQUIRED Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: A bachelor’s degree is required.
A successful candidate should have a minimum of 2 years of full-time experience in the following areas: annual giving, project management, donor engagement or closely related full-time experience preferably in higher education. Candidates should demonstrate understanding of basic principles and techniques of successful annual fundraising and donor engagement as they pertain to: strategy and analysis, communications, data management, solicitations in various forms (direct mail, electronic, social media, by phone, and in person), and effective methods of donor research.
The position requires strong verbal and written communication skills, as well as excellent interpersonal skills and strong judgment. Ability to interact effectively in a comprehensive environment with donors, faculty, staff, and volunteers. Exhibits the highest standards of professionalism, ability to handle multiple priorities well, strong organizational and implementation skills, ability to perform well under pressure and work within deadlines, excellent computer and software skills, and the ability to work collegially and effectively as a key member of the University Libraries and the larger UNC community. Holds self to high professional standard as evidenced by integrity, initiative, collaborative teamwork, critical thinking, accuracy, consistency, timeliness, and attention to detail. Enthusiasm for University Libraries fundraising in addition to a spirit of creativity is highly desired.
Willingness to work some nights and weekends is required.
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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