Associate Director of Gift Planning

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 $617 million in private gifts and grants in FY 2018.  Carolina seeks an Associate Director of Gift Planning to make up a team of four professional fundraisers and three professional administrators. Travel will be required. The Associate Director will:  Represent the tradition, mission, programs and needs of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to all constituent groups and serve as a liaison between the Office of University Development and assigned development officers of schools, units and affiliated foundations.  The Associate 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.  Provide active, ongoing personal stewardship of donors.  Other program duties as assigned.

Education Requirements:  A Bachelor's degree is required.

Qualification and Experience Requirements:

Leading candidates will have demonstrated success in a gift planning development position or related field, with a minimum of three years' experience in gift planning or a substantially related field such as major fundraising, trusts, financial planning or law; as well as superior interpersonal, oral and written communications skills.  Candidates will also be able to work both independently and as a team player, meet high goals and interact effectively with alumni, friends, faculty and staff in a research university.  Knowledge of laws, rules and regulations governing charitable estate planning is a plus.

Candidate Instructions:

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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and welcomes all to apply regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We also encourage protected veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.