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Associate Vice Chancellor for Major Gifts and Campaign Manag

Company: University of North Carolina Asheville
Location: Asheville
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Job Description:

Associate Vice Chancellor for Major Gifts and Campaign Management Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Western North Carolina, UNC Asheville is the designated public liberal arts campus in the University of North Carolina system. UNC Asheville is nationally known for the quality of our student-centered teaching, mentoring of undergraduates in research, interdisciplinary learning, and striving to be an inclusive campus community.

UNC Asheville's commitment to increasing and sustaining the diversity of our faculty, staff, and students is reflected in our strategic plan goals of diversity and inclusion, and social sustainability. Women, traditionally under-represented minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions you should review before applying for the opening. To apply for the position, please click the Apply for this Job link/button. If you would like to--bookmark this position for later review, click on the Bookmark link. To email this position to a friend, click on the Email to a Friend link. If you would like to print a copy of this position for your records, click on the Print Preview link. Please see Special Instructions for more details.Community ExpectationsDuring this time it is important that the community understand how UNC Asheville operates and what is expected of community members as we work together to prioritize everyone's health and safety.Please see UNC Asheville's Community Expectations for more information. Application Information 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. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Western North Carolina, UNC Asheville is the designated public liberal arts campus in the University of North Carolina system. UNC Asheville is nationally known for the quality of our student-centered teaching, mentoring of undergraduates in research, interdisciplinary learning, and striving to be an inclusive campus community.
UNC Asheville is committed to promoting diversity and a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and the ability to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds. Staff members are encouraged to take an active role to engage in the institution's efforts in promoting diversity and inclusion throughout the workplace. The successful candidate is expected to foster an inclusive work culture where uniqueness of beliefs, backgrounds, talents, capabilities and ways of living are respected and welcomed. Women, traditionally under-represented minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Position Type EHRA Staff Title Associate Vice Chancellor for Major Gifts and Campaign Management Position Number 006224 Recruitment Range $170,000-$190,000 Work Schedule and Hours The Advancement Office hours are Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Regular evening and weekend work is required as well as the ability to travel. Full-Time / Part-Time Full-Time Months per Year 12 Months Position Summary UNC Asheville's national reputation for empowering human potential is rooted in its history as a unique student-centric public liberal arts and sciences university. UNC Asheville thrives on close-knit connections among students and their faculty and staff mentors. The University's 3,600 students are innovative, ethical, creative and resilient leaders who seek to understand complex global challenges and find creative, sustainable solutions that benefit our communities and the world. UNC Asheville consistently ranks as a national top 10 Public Liberal Arts and Sciences University by U.S. News & World Report, and on its list of Most Innovative Schools. UNC Asheville regularly earns several national top 20 rankings in The Princeton Review's "The Best 386 Colleges," including Best Quality of Life and Town-Gown Relations. Reporting to the Vice Chancellor for University Advancement, the Associate Vice Chancellor for Major Gifts and Campaign Management will play a pivotal role in securing the future of the institution as it approaches its Centennial. This is a senior management role that will bring best practices and help build a world class advancement team for UNCA . The AVC for Major Gifts and Campaign Management will collaborate with senior campus leaders to identify, cultivate, and solicit prospects with the capacity to make commitments of $1 million+. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated track record of establishing long-term relationships with donors and prospects. The position will design and implement strategies for increased engagement, incorporating senior leadership and volunteers, with current and prospective principal gift donors that match donors' passions with institutional priorities. The AVC for Major Gifts and Campaign Management will also supervise the Major Gift team, providing coaching and support to ensure the success of Gift Officers working with donors capable of giving between $25,000 and $1 million. UNC Asheville is undertaking its first-ever comprehensive campaign, and the AVC for Major Gifts and Campaign Management will collaborate with University leaders on campaign strategy and manage implementation of a comprehensive campaign plan to secure philanthropic support of campaign initiatives. The position has the opportunity to ensure the success of the campaign by securing gifts and managing efforts across campus to ensure a successful campaign. FLSA Exempt Required Education/Experience/Skills

  • Master's degree, may also consider a Bachelor's degree, with an equivalent combination of education and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
  • Five (5) to seven (7) years related work experience in fundraising
  • Track record of working collaboratively to secure seven-figure gifts
  • Experience with comprehensive campaigns
  • Demonstrated ability to coach direct reports and lead a team
  • Effective interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to think strategically and formulate, document, and execute plans that meet goals
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently as appropriate Preferred Education/Experience/Skills
    • Graduate degree from an appropriately accredited institution
    • Eight (8) to ten (10) years related work experience in fundraising
    • Experience leading comprehensive campaigns
    • Superior management and leadership skills that will enable direct reports to function effectively
    • Strong knowledge of the development field and principal gift cultivation and solicitation
    • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills
    • Ability to navigate complex organizational structures to build consensus and reach goals
    • Demonstrated ability to think and act strategically
    • Entrepreneurial spirit with ability to collaborate to maximize effectiveness
    • Excellent active listening skills and ability to connect donor interests to University priorities
    • Ability to build relationships with a wide range of people
    • Ability to approach challenges creatively Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
      • Ability to effectively communicate the vision, values and mission of UNC Asheville as a liberal arts and sciences university, while capturing the interest of the prospect
      • Working knowledge of all facets of fundraising including comprehensive campaigns, planned giving, annual giving, prospect management, etc.
      • Ability to develop and initiate new strategies
      • Ability to work well under pressure and manage projects simultaneously
      • Strong organizational and time management skills
      • Ability to work independently and as part of a team to meet expected deadlines and schedules
      • Adept at problem solving, creating contingency plans and handling issues when necessary
      • Strong attention to detail and ability to quickly understand and remember details about donors and projects Special Instructions to the Applicant Community Expectations
        During this time it is important that the community understand how UNC Asheville operates and what is expected of community members as we work together to prioritize everyone's health and safety.
        Please see UNC Asheville's Community Expectations for more information. Application Information
        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. Posting Number E0215 Posting date 04/02/2021 Open Until Filled Yes Supplemental Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
        • * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
          • UNC Asheville website
          • The Chronicle of Higher Education
          • Higher Ed Jobs
          • Indeed
          • Inside Higher Ed
          • LinkedIn
          • HERC
          • NC Works Online (formerly Employment Security)
          • UNC System website (northcarolina.edu)
          • Twitter
          • Circa (formerly Local Job Network)
          • NorthCarolinaDiversity.com
          • Handshake
          • Other
          • * Which best quantifies your experience in developing and implementing strategic fundraising campaign goals to secure major gifts?
            • less than 5 years
            • 5 - 7 years
            • 8 or more years
            • * Do you have supervisory or managerial experience?
              • Yes
              • No
              • How much management and supervisory experience do you have?
                • Less than 5 years
                • 5 - 7 years
                • 8 or more years Required Documents
                • Cover Letter
                • Resume Optional Documents
                • Other Documents Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer UNC Asheville is committed to equality and diversity of experiences for our students, applicants and employees. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply regardless of socio-economic status, gender expression, gender and sexual identity, culture, and ideological beliefs. UNC Asheville is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will not discriminate against applicants and employees on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other legally protected status with respect to all terms, conditions, and privileges of university-sponsored activities, employment, and the use of university facilities. To ensure the security of your data, you will be logged out due to inactivity in 3 minutes at
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