UNC Asheville is committed to promoting diversity and a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and the ability to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds. Staff members are encouraged to take an active role to engage in the institution's efforts in promoting diversity and inclusion throughout the workplace. The successful candidate will be expected to foster an inclusive work culture where uniqueness of beliefs, backgrounds, talents, capabilities and ways of living are respected and welcomed.
Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Western North Carolina, UNC Asheville is the designated public liberal arts campus in the University of North Carolina system. UNC Asheville is nationally known for the quality of our student-centered teaching, mentoring of undergraduates in research, interdisciplinary learning, and striving to be an inclusive campus community.
UNC Asheville's commitment to increasing and sustaining the diversity of our faculty, staff, and students is reflected in our core values of diversity and inclusion, and social sustainability. Women, traditionally under-represented minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Classification Title : University Program Specialist
Department : Advancement Services
Full-Time/Part-Time : Full-Time
Months per Year : 12 Months
As a member of the Advancement Division's Operations team, this position supports UNC Asheville's fundraising efforts by serving as the Advancement Division and University's resident fundraising database expert, as well as the second-in-command of the Advancement Operations team.
The Assistant Director is critical to the University's expertise and services related to fundraising and development. The position's main areas of responsibility are fulfilling data requests from Advancement and across campus, creating solutions for ongoing data needs to enhance fundraising efforts, maintaining the database in support of fundraising data analytics, overseeing gift processing, and providing analysis to fundraisers within the division.
This position uses the Advancement database (Raiser's Edge) along with knowledge of the data to produce informational assets that include in-depth analysis, reports, lists, charts, and dashboards that assist stakeholders across the University (Advancement, Athletics, the Chancellor's Office, and others) with engaging donors and raising private funds.
The position consults with end-users to assess their ongoing needs, and develops reliable solutions. The position is an active participant in the development of analytics to evaluate Advancement metrics that drive fundraising success.
It is critical for the position to communicate about competing priorities, as well as to balance demands for reports against the need for ongoing database maintenance.
The position supervises two gift processing/data entry staff members.
Minimum Education/Experience/Skill :
Bachelor's degree and one year of experience related to the area of assignment; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Preferred Education/Experience/Skill :
Bachelor’s degree and/or advanced degree, and at least 3-5 years of Raiser's Edge experience in a higher education setting. Raiser's Edge experience should include database administration, data maintenance, gift processing, and report writing. May also consider experience with similar fundraising software programs.
Experience providing detailed analysis to help drive and support fundraising goals. Experience in developing and providing accurate and timely reports to support fundraising operations.
The successful candidate will be a proactive, goal-oriented individual with the ability to plan, implement, and monitor projects.
Sensitivity to the importance of stewardship and donor relations, and to manage others to do the same.
Strong organizational and analytical skills; detail-oriented.
Strong verbal and written communication skills; thorough knowledge of business English, spelling, and grammar.
Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work well with donors, prospects, business executives, as well as faculty, administrators, staff, and students.
Preferred candidates will be exceedingly well organized, flexible, and possess the ability to excel in a fast-paced environment with a high level of professionalism.
Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to manage multiple priorities.
Ability to handle confidential information, maintain and update files with high degree of accuracy.
Ability to develop detailed processes to accomplish tasks and monitor adherence to processes.
Ability to translate technical information into forms that support the work of frontline fundraisers.
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UNC Asheville is committed to equality and diversity of experiences for our students, applicants and employees. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply regardless of socio-economic status, gender expression, gender and sexual identity, culture, and ideological beliefs. UNC Asheville is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will not discriminate against applicants and employees on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other legally protected status with respect to all terms, conditions, and privileges of university-sponsored activities, employment, and the use of university facilities.
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About The University of North Carolina at Asheville
As the only dedicated liberal arts institution in the University of North Carolina system, UNC Asheville kindles learning by offering students an intellectually rigorous education that builds critical thinking and workforce skills to last a lifetime. Small class size, award-winning faculty and a nationally acclaimed undergraduate research program foster innovation as well as recognition.The cornerstone of a liberal arts education is the ability to explore the connections between many different subjects as well as the options available. So learning here expands well beyond the classroom walls. Focusing on undergraduate studies, we help students dig into learning, whether they participate in faculty-mentored research projects, undertake career-related internships, study abroad, or join service projects aimed at improving the quality of life at home and around the world. We encourage everyone to seek challenges, seize opportunities and become a doer as well as a thinker.At UNC Asheville, we’ve created an environment for exploring the world as well as more than 30 different majors. About 3,900 undergraduate students and about 330 full- and part-time faculty bring the campus alive with ...a genuine hunger to understand and contribute to the human experience. Amid the culturally rich setting of Asheville, North Carolina, in the Blue Ridge Mountains, it’s all designed to spark a lifelong quest to know more — a fire that will grow brighter in the future.