Leadership Annual Giving Officer

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA - CHAPEL HILL   Chapel Hill, NC   Full-time     Education
Posted on January 8, 2023
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Leadership Annual Giving Officer

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Hiring Range
$60,700 - $64,000

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Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
University Development’s purpose is to support the mission of the university by raising private resources to enhance financial support for students, faculty, programs and facilities. University Development provides leadership and centralized services to all development offices throughout the University, serving as a focal point for annual giving, application development and IT support; campaign management; constituent programs; corporate and foundation relations; donor relations; gift planning; gift services; industry relations; marketing/communications; parents giving; principal gifts; prospect management, research and analytics; regional programs; scholarships and student aid; talent management; university events; and volunteer engagement.

Carolina Development is proud of its donor-centered philosophy, pursuing activities that always respect the interests and intentions of the donor as well as the University. The organization’s collaborative nature is a critical component to fulfilling our mission of raising private funds to benefit the university.

Position Summary
This position may be eligible for a hybrid work arrangement that may include a partially remote work location, consistent with System Office policy. UNC Chapel Hill employees are generally required to reside within a reasonable commuting distance of their assigned duty station.


Reporting to the Executive Director of Annual Giving, the Leadership Annual Giving Officer will serve as an annual giving frontline fundraiser, with a specific focus on digital fundraising. The Leadership Annual Giving Officer will work closely with the Executive Director and schools and units to develop a strategic roadmap and appropriate annual and long-term fundraising goals. The Leadership Annual Giving Officer will also have direct responsibility for maintaining and managing a personal portfolio with a mandate to identify, cultivate, and solicit annual fund gifts. This position will serve as staff liaison for the Young Alumni Leadership Council (YALC), Alumni Committee on Racial and Ethnic Diversity (ACRED) and GiveUNC Volunteers.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Bachelor’s Degree and one year of related experience.

Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Ability to develop trust and strong collaborative working relationships. Experience nurturing and motivating development professionals in order to foster professional growth and exceed organizational goals. An employment history highlighted by increasing levels of responsibility and a demonstrated ability to exercise sensitivity and good judgment in dealing with staff and the public. Superb interpersonal relationship skills. Exceptional written and oral communications skills.

Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
3+ years of demonstrated successful annual giving or transferrable experience preferred. Ability to interact effectively in a comprehensive research university setting. Familiarity with the University’s academic and administrative offices and their functions; knowledge of and ability to tap resources within the University community.

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If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (919) 843-2300 or send an email to
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Equal Opportunity Employer Statement
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.