The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state's coastal
university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of
teaching and mentoring with research and service. A public
institution with nearly 16,500 students, the university is known
for its superb faculty and staff and powerful academic experience.
With an array of high-quality programs at the baccalaureate and
master's levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology,
educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is
consistently recognized at a national level for academic excellence
and affordability by publications like U.S. News & World
Report, Kiplinger's Personal Finance and The Business Journals.
UNCW also recently earned the 2015 Community Engagement
Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of
Teaching, bestowed to higher education institutions dedicated to
The Division for University Advancement is responsible for the
following primary goals:
- Coordinate a campus-wide, comprehensive effort to raise
philanthropic funds that support the strategic plan and mission of
- Manage an inclusive alumni engagement program designed to
serve and engage nearly 100,000 alumni as ambassadors, advocates
- Strengthen and expand UNCW's donor pipeline through
effective discovery, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship
- Ensure that external boards (UNCW Foundation Board, Board of
Visitors, Student Aid Association Board, Alumni Association Board
of Directors and the Friends of UNCW) are effective in their
mission of supporting UNCW.
The division's fundraising efforts are enhanced by effective
partnerships with the campus community as well as external
constituents including alumni, parents, corporations, foundations,
volunteers and friends. Development areas include annual giving,
leadership annual giving, major gifts, principal gifts, corporate
and foundation engagement and planned giving, as well as alumni
engagement. Prospect development, events and board management,
stewardship, communications and advancement services are support
services for the fundraising activities of the division.
A public institution with nearly 18,000 students, UNCW offers a
full range of baccalaureate- and graduate-level programs, as well
as doctoral degrees in educational leadership, marine biology,
nursing practice and psychology; and many distance learning
options, including clinical research, an accelerated RN-to-BSN
program, an Executive M.B.A. program structured for working
professionals, and the nation's only bachelor's degree program
focused on coastal engineering.
The university's efforts to advance research and scholarly
activities have earned UNCW the elevated designation of “Doctoral
Universities: High Research Activity” institution (R2 University)
by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher
UNCW has been part of the University of North Carolina System
The Assistant Director of Corporation and Foundation Engagement
works with the Director to create and execute strategies for the
identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of
corporation and foundation prospects that results in significant
contributions to UNCW and strengthens scholarly efforts across all
academic disciplines. This position reports to the Director of
Corporation and Foundation Engagement and works closely with the
Associate Provost for Research on managing key grant proposals from
identification through stewardship. This position is a team member
of the Office of Corporate and Foundation Engagement in University
Advancement, working in partnership with units across campus to
secure funding from corporations and foundations.
The Assistant Director of Corporation and Foundation Engagement
strengthens and grows the corporate and foundation philanthropy
program, positioning UNCW to raise significant money through
complex, multifaceted, high quality relationships with corporations
and foundations. Works collaboratively with faculty, academic
administrators and advancement to match university needs, strengths
and interests with the interests of prospective foundation and
corporate supporters. Manages a portfolio of funding prospects at
the local, regional/state and national level. Manages proposal and
LOI development for corporate and foundation prospects (write,
review and edit content, including narratives, budgets and
attachments). Maintains report and proposals deadline
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
- Relevant post-baccalaureate degree required, or undergraduate
degree with relevant experience in substitution.
- Minimum of five years of demonstrated successful experience in
the design, implementation, and execution of successful fundraising
programs, including proposal and grant writing; or an equivalent
combination of education and experience.
Preferred qualifications include, but are not limited to the
- Master's degree.
- Experience in a higher education.
- Ability to understand the nature of corporate and foundation
philanthropy as it relates to higher education and the ability to
communicate the critical role of corporate and foundation support
in ensuring the success of the research, teaching, scholarship, and
outreach mission of the university.
- Superior written and verbal communication with others, at all
- Ability to work interdependently and independently in a
- Possesses a passion for service excellence, integrity, a
positive outlook, a strong work ethic, be self-motivated and
committed to high performance and dedication to the value of higher
- Demonstrated record of accomplishment of public and private
development efforts including proficiency in the basic principles
and techniques of successful fundraising as they pertain to
identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of
individual, group, corporate and foundation prospects, preferably
in the non-profit or higher educational sector.
Benefits of being a UNCW employee:
Want to become a soaring UNCW Seahawk and work at one of the
best universities on the East Coast? Want to put your toes in the
sand after a day of work? The University of North Carolina
Wilmington offers a wonderfully vibrant university community along
with a beautiful location just miles from the beach.
Employees of UNCW are provided a comprehensive benefits package
as well as other programs, resources, policies, and practices that
help to support a work/life balance. Our programs have been
designed to provide a variety of choices to best fit your needs and
the needs of your family. Full time employees are eligible for
dental, vision and health insurance plans. Health insurance benefit
plans eligibility begins on the first of the month following date
of hire. Retirement plan contributions begin on the eligibility
date following election and include employer contributions for
either a defined contribution or a defined benefit plan. Optional
disability plans are also available.
Full time employees are also eligible for tuition waivers for up to
four (4) paid university classes per year including the application
fee and book rental, a free membership to the Campus Recreation
Center, free flu and vaccine shots offered on campus, meditation
and yoga sessions, voluntary supplemental insurance coverages,
pretax flexible spending accounts, 12 paid holidays, 24 hours of
paid community service leave time, paid vacation and sick leave
accrual and family medical leave after 12 months of continuous
We also offer an abundance of training and development programs
through our Dare to Learn Academy, Skillport, and the employee
assistance program, many of which are offered free of charge.
UNCW has retained Capital Development Services (CapDev) to assist
with professional recruitment. Candidates should include a cover
letter and a resume. All material will be kept confidential.
Additional inquiries may be directed to CapDev at firstname.lastname@example.org.