Director of Gift Planning

Director of Gift Planning (P# 01003594)

Position Summary:

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, one of the nation's top five public research universities, has an enrollment of more than 29,100 students and a faculty of about 3,700. Carolina's success in private fund raising both reflects and supports its outstanding education and research programs, academic and athletic achievements, service mission, historic beautiful campus and remarkable students, faculty, staff and alumni. The University raised more than $495 million in private gifts and grants in FY 2016.  Carolina seeks a Director of Gift Planning to make up a team of five professional fundraisers and three administrators. Travel will be required. The Director will:  Represent the tradition, mission, programs and needs of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and serve as a liaison between the Office of University Development and development officers of assigned schools, units and affiliated foundations.  The Director will directly solicit donors and work closely with alumni and friends of the University and their financial advisors and attorneys regarding the structure of lifetime and testamentary gifts that will benefit the University.  The Director will also provide active, ongoing personal stewardship of donors.

Principal Functions:

•             Direct solicitation of donors. Work closely with the Executive Director of Gift Planning, alumni and friends of the University and their financial advisors and attorneys regarding the structure of lifetime and testamentary gifts that will benefit the University. Will serve as direct liaison to assigned foundations and units. Will provide active, ongoing personal stewardship of donors.

•             Assist the Executive Director in strategic planning and administration of the gift planning program.

•             Supervising fundraising and support staff, depending on past experience and program needs.

•             Carry out other such responsibilities as may be assigned by the Executive Director of Gift Planning and/or senior management.

Education Requirements:  A Bachelor’s degree is required.

Qualification and Experience Requirements:

Successful candidates must have demonstrated success in a gift planning development position with a minimum of five to seven years of experience.  Preference will be given to candidates who have worked directly in a higher education environment.  An excellent knowledge of laws, rules and regulations governing charitable estate planning is required.  Candidates should have experience working with or advising high net-worth individuals.  Superior interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, and the ability to work both independently and as a team player are a must.

Candidate Instructions:

Please apply online at http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/112423.  All candidates must apply online and submit a cover letter and resume.

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.

Additional questions about the application process may be directed to Lisa Waldeck, HR Consultant at 919-962-0015 or Lisa_Waldeck@unc.edu.