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Department: 150101 - College of Natural Resources
Location: Raleigh, NC
Essential Job Duties:
The Development and Donor Relations Manager reports to the College of Natural Resources' Assistant Director of Annual Giving and Prospect Management. This position is instrumental in achieving the College's annual fundraising goals, by proactively engaging alumni and friends through stewardship and event management. This position provides critical support for the Office of Advancement at the College and works closely with the Assistant Director of Annual Giving and Prospect Management to increase and strengthen relationships with all constituencies. The Development and Donor Relations Program Manager manages and coordinates stewardship activities for the College, including gift acknowledgements. Oversee and coordinate annual scholarship acknowledgement process. This position functions as the event planner managing special events throughout the year including alumni, donor stewardship and external relations gatherings both locally and outside. Finally, this position is responsible for the College's coordination of student giving and philanthropic education.
Bachelor’s degree and one year of experience related to the area of assignment; or and equivalent combination of training and experience.
All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Strong interpersonal skills; writing and grammar, verbal communication, friendly disposition
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Solid computing skills; proficiency in MS Word and Excel
Event planning experience to include working with vendors and external/internal audiences
Must be detail oriented, well organized, focused and goal oriented, with a high level of initiative and energy
Adept at problem solving and using judgement in situations requiring independent initiative and tact
Sensitivity to dealing with confidential information and good judgment
Bachelors degree with three (3) years of experience, related to the area of assignment or an equivalent combination of training and experience
Experience in higher education (or a comparably complex organization or non profit), in development, stewardship, advancement services or related field
Experience in interacting with donors
Knowledge of fundraising principles and stewardship practices
Project management experience with the ability to work independently with minimal supervision and make decisions to move the program forward
Ability to make decisions on behalf of supervisor and have excellent time management skills
Proven skills and ability to manage multi-phase projects from inception to completion, including the ability to build consensus among team members and balance multiple concurrent priorities
Background/experience with development databases, i.e. Advance, Rasiers Edge, etc.
Required license or certification:
Travel is required as part of this job. NC Driver’s License required and must be maintained as a condition of employment.
Position Number: 00107280
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