The University of North Carolina has enjoyed a long-standing place among leaders in higher education since it was chartered in 1789 and opened its doors for students in 1795 as the nation’s first public university. Situated in the beautiful college town of Chapel Hill, N.C., Carolina has earned a reputation as one of the best universities in the world. Carolina prides itself on a strong, diverse student body, academic opportunities not found anywhere else, and a value unmatched by any public university in the nation.
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. Carolina Development is seeking applications for the position of Director of Gift Planning.
The Gift Planning team is a team of three professional fundraisers and three support staff. Reporting to the Executive Director of Gift Planning, the 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 to assigned development officers of schools, units and affiliated foundations. The Director will directly solicit donors and work closely with major gifts officers, 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. Oversee the programming of Gerrard Society outreach activities. Travel will be required.
Education and Experience:
Familiarity with the laws, rules and regulations governing charitable estate planning is required. Leading candidates will have demonstrated success and a minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in a gift planning development position or in a substantially related field such as trusts, financial planning or law; as well as superior interpersonal, oral and written communications skills. Candidates will also have the ability 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.
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.
Internal Number: 147432
About The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Carolina rates among the nation’s great institutions of higher education, set on an historic and beautiful campus that celebrates all four seasons. Carolina’s students, faculty and staff come here from around the world, bringing varied cultural, racial and ethnic heritages that help make UNC-Chapel Hill a thriving intellectual center. We’re repeatedly ranked the nation’s best value in higher education for students seeking to earn a college degree – the University has garnered the top spot each time since the ranking’s launch in 1998.Whether you’ve just started your career, are new to academia or are a seasoned professional with assorted campus experiences to draw on, we hope you will find a great place at Carolina.