Chapel Hill, NC

Assistant Director of Development - Global Programs, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The Organization
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.  Ranked 32nd by U.S. News & World Report in its most recent ranking of global universities, and 42nd worldwide by the prestigious London Times Higher Education rankings of global universities, UNC has earned a reputation as one of the best universities in the world. Situated in the beautiful college town of Chapel Hill, NC, 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 United States. 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.  UNC is in the early stages of launching a comprehensive campaign and is currently recruiting top national talent to join the team.

Position Overview
Carolina Development is seeking applications for the position of Assistant Director of Development for Global Programs.  Reporting to the Director of Development for UNC Global, the Assistant Director will manage a portfolio of major gift prospects to support global programs and priorities for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  This position will also oversee the Chancellor’s Global Education Fund, in close coordination with the University Annual Fund.  This unique position will also work collaboratively to develop strategy to increase and deepen relationships with key individuals, international alumni clubs, and donors to the Chancellor’s Global Education Fund, both foreign and domestic.  The Assistant Director also serves as a primary liaison between UNC-Chapel Hill and UNC Global supporters and constituents, both domestic and those who are based in or reside outside the United States. The Assistant Director also works directly with members of the UNC Global Advisory Board and the Chancellor’s Global Leadership Circle. Principal Functions:

  • Embrace and articulate the mission of the Chief International Officer and the global priorities of the University, and possess a working knowledge of select global programs and initiatives.  Identify, cultivate, and solicit prospects for capital and unrestricted gifts.
  • Maintain a portfolio of 100-150 major gift prospects prescribed by the Director of Development for UNC Global.
  • Maintain primary responsibility for stewardship of major funds and donors to UNC Global.
  • Assist in coordinating Chancellor / Vice Chancellor / Provost fundraising trips outside the United States.
  • Assist with management and serve as staff liaison to members of the UNC Global Advisory Board and the Chancellor’s Global Leadership Circle.
  • Collaborate with faculty and staff across the UNC campus to identify and support global projects and priorities for which funding will be solicited.
  • Recruit, train and manage volunteers assisting with special projects.
  • Participate in planning activities related to University global strategy development and implementation.  Become familiar with potential donor tax benefits for individuals living in key markets outside the U.S. as assigned.
  • Carry out other such responsibilities as may be assigned by the Director and senior management.

Education Requirements:  A Bachelor’s degree.

Qualification and Experience Requirements:

  • Two to five years of development or related experience.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills (English).
  • An enthusiasm for fundraising in a comprehensive research university setting.
  • Ability to work efficiently on multiple assignments involving faculty, volunteers, and donors.  Willingness to travel domestically and, on occasion, work evenings and weekends.
How To Apply
Candidate Instructions:
Please apply online at  All candidates must apply online and submit a cover letter and resume.

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.

Additional questions about the application process may be directed to Lisa Waldeck, HR Consultant at 919-962-0015 or

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