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 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 is expected to foster an inclusive work culture where uniqueness of beliefs, backgrounds, talents, capabilities and ways of living are respected and welcomed. Women, traditionally under-represented minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Classification Title : Director of Annual Giving
Department : Alumni Relations & Alumni Giving
Full-Time/Part-Time : Full-Time
Months per Year : 12 Months
The Director of Annual Giving provides strategic leadership and management of a comprehensive, integrated annual giving program for UNC Asheville. Responsibilities include achieving the annual giving goals and objectives by planning, managing, and executing the University's annual giving fundraising initiatives. The Director achieves this by utilizing multi-channel communication methods of social media, email, mail, telephone, and face to face to seek financial gifts from the University's prospective donors, including alumni, friends, parents, faculty/staff, and students who make gifts below $25,000.
The Director is responsible for creating and implementing a strategic annual plan that will support the needs of the university and the goals of university advancement as it relates to annual giving. The Director will coordinate with Donor Relations to provide stewardship to annual fund/giving donors. The Director will collaborate with partners in university advancement and on-campus partners such as academic departments, as appropriate, to develop and implement communication plans to engage and solicit their specific audiences. The Director will identify, cultivate, solicit and steward a portfolio of donors for leadership annual gifts.
The Director will be responsible for supervising the responsibilities of an Assistant Director of Annual Giving.
Minimum Education/Experience/Skill :
Master's degree. May also consider a bachelor's degree and equivalent experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions. 3 to 5 years of experience in fundraising with a focus on annual giving.
Preferred Education/Experience/Skill :
Experience with Blackbaud Raiser's Edge NXT, Signal Vine, Thank View, and Give Campus.
Experience developing and executing automated marketing journeys.
Experience with project management software.
Experience in a comprehensive campaign in higher education.
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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.
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.