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Senior Director of Development, College of Sciences

NC State University
North Carolina, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Dec 8, 2020

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Position Type
Fundraising, Capital Campaigns, Donor Relations, Fundraising Administration, Major Gifts, Other Fundraising, Programs, Other Programs
Advocacy, Community Foundations, Education, Other Fields
Employment Type
Full Time
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The College of Sciences Advancement Office develops relationships with alumni and other constituents to build philanthropic support for the College.

The person in this role will develop private support for established priorities of College of Sciences by developing relationships with key stakeholders that result in effective partnerships and increased philanthropic funding.

The Senior Director of Development (SDOD) will identify, cultivate, solicit and steward gifts with a focus on increasing the pipeline of major gift ($50,000 and above) prospects and private support for the College of Sciences. The SDOD is responsible for meeting his/her individual fundraising and contact goals and will provide direction for a portfolio of major gift prospects.
The SDOD will serve as Deputy Campaign Director to the Assistant Dean providing direction for the major gift development program, campaign planning and in relationship building with alumni and other constituents of the college.

This individual will work closely with faculty and volunteers in developing external relationships with potential donors.
The Senior Director will:
• Plan and lead the major gift team meetings and strategy sessions
• Serve as a primary liaison for non-departmental major giving such as The Science House, Women in Science and Engineering (WISE), Society for Multicultural Scientists (SMS), and North Carolina Science Olympiad
• In consultation with the assistant dean for advancement, develop engagement strategies for core constituencies with a particular focus on discovering new highly-rated prospects
• Manage donor discovery events (lunches, dinners and other various programs)
• Serve as the team’s primary liaison to Central Major Gifts
• Develop a corporate engagement plan for the College’s top corporate prospects
• Work with assistant dean to staff/liaise with Department Heads as appropriate, and assist with implementation of ideas, action items, etc. for major gift related projects/ programs

The Senior Director will participate in developing and managing cultivation and discovery events, and will assist in other projects as appropriate.

Regular travel and occasional night and weekend work is required.

This position will supervise at least 2 permanent employee positions.

Inclusiveness and diversity are critical to the success of the College of Sciences and the University. The selected candidate will be expected to foster an environment that is supportive and welcoming of all groups.

Regular travel and occasional night and weekend work is required.

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