Development and Special Projects Manager
North Carolina Office of State Human Resources - Wake County, NC

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This position is exempt from provisions of the State Personnel Act.

This position serves as the Development and Special Projects Manager for the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources. Following are the primary duties of the position:
  • Manage fund raising activities under the direction of the Director of Marketing and Communications
  • Expand and secure new corporate sponsors to support activities and programs for DCR
  • Collaborate across Department to avoid competitive efforts with existing division sponsorships, grant and fund raising efforts
  • Support individual division fund raising efforts and other direction and expertise
  • Create and build detailed DCR-wide database of current and potential donors
  • Plan, create, write, and execute ongoing direct mail/e-mail fund raising campaign
  • Research grant opportunities; and develop and implement plan that generates grant funds
  • Establish long-term relationships with grant organizations that will provide continuous support
  • Develop partnerships with like-minded individuals, organizations, businesses, and charities
  • Support division directors and other senior staff to plan and execute special events, including the N.C. Awards event

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies:
  • Experience in non-profit or campaign fund raising programs
  • Ability to strategize creatively and think out of the box
  • Experience with securing grants successfully
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Proven business development skills
  • Experience with on-ling fund raising efforts
  • Track record of successful fund raising campaigns
  • Familiarity with event planing, staging and execution
  • Marketing and/or public relations experience desired
  • Conscientious team member willing to pitch in on projects outside of scope of work
  • Interest in arts, libraries, and history preferred

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Graduation from a four-year college or university, preferably with a degree in English or journalism, and six years of experience in public relations, communications, or publicity work; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Supplemental and Contact Information:


To apply for this position, please click the APPLY link provided above. In order to receive credit for your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the online application form. Any information omitted from the application cannot be considered for qualifying credit. Attached or incorporated resumes will be accepted, but will not be used for screening for qualifying credit. Using "See Resume" or "See Attachment" instead of completing the education and experience portion of the profile is not acceptable and will result in an incomplete application. Other attachments (except a DD-214 copy) will also be accepted, but not used in screening for qualifying credit. Applicants are required to scan and attach a copy of their DD-214 or discharge orders if they wish to obtain veterans preference.

Applicants requesting and receiving an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are eligible to submit paper applications via mail or by fax. Please call the human resources office for assistance.

The Department of Cultural Resources (DCR) uses Merit-Based Recruitment practices to select the most qualified applicants to fill positions subject to the State Personnel Act. Applicants are asked to document competencies related to the position for which you apply on the State application via the NEOGOV website. A competency is defined as a set of behaviors or duties that reflect knowledge skills, and abilities. When a salary range is posted, the actual salary will be based on relevant competencies, knowledge, skills, abilities, internal equity and budgetary considerations pertinent to the advertised positions. Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions. The Department of Cultural Resources is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

It is the policy of the State of North Carolina and the Department of Cultural Resources that all employees provide proof of employment eligibility (immigration and naturalization) on the first day of employment. We participate in E-Verify (Employment Eligibility Verification System).


Mollie Schnell

Department of Cultural Resources

Division of Human Resources

4603 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-4603

Phone: 919-807-7373