University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Chapel Hill, NC

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The Major Gift Officer, Parents, will primarily focus on identifying, cultivating, and soliciting major gifts from the University’s parent constituency, particularly non-alumni parents. The Major Gift Officer will be expected to travel regionally and nationwide frequently, with a goal of at least 150 personal visits a year, and will establish a minimum gift goal annually. The officer will also carry out other such responsibilities as may be assigned from time to time by the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

Educational Requirements
Bachelor’s degree

Qualifications and Experience
The Major Gift Officer will be a polished fund-raising professional who knows and understands the nature and purpose of public higher education. Leading candidates will have: Five to seven years of fund-raising experience, preferably in higher education, or comparable experience. Mastery of the basic principles and techniques of successful fund raising as they pertain to the identification, cultivation, closure and stewardship of individual prospects; experience with planned giving is a plus. A knowledge of and sensitivity to the special role of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the state of North Carolina; preferably a Carolina parent. Ability to interact effectively in a comprehensive research university setting. Ability to work collaboratively with University-wide development colleagues. A strong drive to be successful; a high energy level; integrity and sincerity. Superior interpersonal skills; exceptional written and oral communication skills.

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