Executive Director of Development, Regional Programs

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Executive Director of Development, Regional Programs

Position Summary
The University of North Carolina has enjoyed a long-standing place among leaders in higher education since it was chartered in 1789 and opened its doors for students in 1795 as the nation’s first public university. Situated in the beautiful college town of Chapel Hill, N.C., Carolina has earned a reputation as one of the best universities in the world. Carolina prides itself on a strong, diverse student body, academic opportunities not found anywhere else, and a value unmatched by any public university in the nation.

University Development is proud of its donor-centered philosophy, pursuing activities that always respect the interests and intentions of the donor as well as the University. The organization’s collaborative nature is a critical component to fulfilling our mission of raising private funds to benefit the university. The university is in the late stage a comprehensive campaign and is currently recruiting top national talent to join the team.

University Development is seeking applications for the position of Executive Director of Development, Regional Programs. Reporting to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Principal and Major Gifts , the senior leader will direct the regional team and manage a personal portfolio of leadership prospects. The individual will bring vision and strong execution to the university leveraging his/her experience working in collaboration with a wide variety of constituencies.

Educational Requirements
A bachelor’s degree is required, advanced degree preferred.

Qualifications and Experience
The Executive Director will be a polished fundraising executive who values and understands the nature and purpose of public higher education. Leading candidates will have: A minimum of 8-10 years progressively responsible major gifts or sales management experience. Preference will be given to candidates with development experience in a complex university setting. A high energy individual with a strong work ethic and a history of resolve and successful accomplishment, which includes leading substantive culture change and creating a support structure. The ability to effectively communicate with peers, university leaders, and staff both verbally and in written format is extremely important. Ability to develop trust and strong collaborative working relationships. Experience nurturing and motivating development or sales professionals in order to foster professional growth and exceed organizational goals. Ability to interact effectively in a comprehensive organization such as a research university setting. An employment history highlighted by increasing levels of responsibility and a demonstrated ability to exercise sensitivity and good judgment in dealing with staff and the public. Proven history of setting the strategy for and accomplishing business objectives. Ability to not only provide but actively interpret data, using said information to set strategies, and actively forecast results. Proven ability to cultivate, solicit and close major, leadership and principal gifts or significant large dollar product sales. Excellent software skills and proficiency in MS Office applications and CRM/Fundraising database software.

Please apply online at https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/186789

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.