Director of Development, Arts Everywhere at UNC Chapel Hill

The Director of Development for Arts Everywhere will lead the initiative’s efforts to secure external funding from individual and institutional donors to advance Arts Everywhere’s campus-wide mission – to embed the arts into daily life at Carolina through creative and cutting-edge programs that promote artistic expression, live arts experiences, and learning through the arts. Reporting to the Special Assistant to the Chancellor for the Arts (SACA) with a dotted-line reporting relationship to the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Principal and Major Gifts, the Director of Development will develop a comprehensive fundraising plan with annual and long-term goals to ensure the initiative’s future success. S/he will also partner with fundraisers across the university including to cultivate new prospects, participate in strategy sessions, lead collaborative proposals, and make joint solicitations. S/he will work closely with colleagues in the following partner organizations: Carolina Performing Arts, Ackland Art Museum, the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History and the following departments and programs in the College of Arts & Sciences: the Departments of Art & Art History, Communication, Dramatic Art, and Music, the Institute for the Arts and Humanities, and Playmakers Repertory Company.


Bachelor’s degree required. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Qualifications, and Experience

5+ years of progressive development experience, preferably in a major research university or arts setting. Proven success in securing large contributions from individual donors. High comfort level interacting with senior level executives and people of wealth. Ability to manage and grow an active portfolio of prospects; fearless but smart in the ability to ask for gifts and to position others to ask for gifts. Experience with major gifts, annual fund campaigns, events and planned giving techniques. Demonstrated knowledge of the development process and understanding of all stages of the relationship with individual donors (identification, cultivation, solicitation, stewardship). Desire to be a strong team player. Knowledge of the arts or/and prior arts fundraising experience preferred.

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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.