Director of Annual Giving

  • UNCA
  • Asheville, NC, USA
  • Nov 14, 2018

Job Description

Position Summary
The Director of Annual Giving is responsible for supporting the University's annual fund/giving goals and objectives by planning, managing, and executing the University's annual fundraising solicitations and communication efforts. 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 drafting and maintaining the annual production plan on behalf of the constituent programs to address all Annual Fund and solicitation needs.
The Director will collaborate with department heads within the division and across campus, as appropriate, to develop and implement communication plans to engage and solicit their specific audiences.


Required Education/Experience/Skills
Bachelor's degree and equivalent combination of training and experience. One to three years of direct fundraising experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Preferred Education/Experience/Skills
  • Experience with effective multi-channel solicitation and/or communication strategy
  • Knowledge of fundraising principles and best practices.
  • Project management and organizational skills.
  • A commitment to staying educated on trends and new technologies necessary to grow the Annual Giving program.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Demonstrated success in planning and executing successful fundraising campaigns and/or communication projects.
  • Ability to clearly articulate the mission, vision, and values of the University.
  • Knowledge of UNC Asheville's history, traditions and program.

Posting Detail Information

Special Instructions to the Applicant
Review of applications will begin on December 3, 2018. This position is open until filled, and may be withdrawn with or without notice.
Applications must be submitted online no later than 11:59 p.m. ( EST ) on the closing date for each specific position. Please note that any documents submitted to Human Resources or the hiring departments become property of UNC Asheville and will not be returned.
Official verification from each college/university you have attended are required upon employment, and will be requested directly from the college/university by Human Resources or from the National Student Clearinghouse. Any expense will be the responsibility of the employee. Educational degrees must be from an appropriately accredited institution.
If no applicants apply who meet the required competency and training and experience requirements, management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.
It is the policy of UNC Asheville to conduct pre-employment background investigations on all candidates selected for employment. If hired, the candidate will be required to submit proof of eligibility to work in the United States. New employees are paid only by direct deposit to the financial institution of their choice.

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