Chapel Hill, NC

Associate Director of Development (Asia), 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. 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 Associate Director of Development for Asia Programs.  Reporting to the Director of Development for UNC Global, the Associate Director is responsible for managing a portfolio of top prospects to support global programs and priorities for UNC-Chapel Hill.  This unique position will also be responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with key individuals, institutional partners, and corporations and foundations outside the United States in select regions throughout Asia.  These include: Singapore, Hong Kong, China, S. Korea, and Japan.   The Associate Director also serves as a primary liaison between UNC-Chapel Hill & UNC Global supporters and constituents, both domestic and those who are based in or reside outside the United States. The Associate Director also works directly with members of the UNC Global Advisory Board & 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.
  • Maintain a portfolio of 100-150 major gift prospects prescribed by the Director of Development for UNC Global.
  • Identify, cultivate, and solicit prospects for capital and unrestricted gifts.
  • Collaborate with faculty and staff across the UNC campus to identify and support global projects and priorities for which funding will be solicited.
  • Maintain primary responsibility for stewardship of major funds and donors to UNC Global.
  • Coordinate Chancellor / Vice Chancellor / Provost fundraising trips to Asia.
  • Recruit, train and manage volunteers assisting with special projects.
  • Assist with management and serve as staff liaison to members of the UNC Global Advisory Board and the Chancellor’s Global Leadership Circle.
  • Participate in planning activities related to UNC’s global strategy development and implementation.
  • Become familiar with potential donor tax benefits for individuals living in Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, and South Korea.
  • Carry out other such responsibilities as may be assigned by the Director and senior management.

Education Requirements:  A Bachelor’s degree, preferably a Master’s degree in an international field.

Qualification and Experience Requirements:The Associate Director – Asia will have the following qualifications:

  • Five to seven years of development or related experience.
  • Direct personal experience, knowledge, or field work in one or more countries in Asia.
  • 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 internationally and work evenings and weekends.
  • Field experience living and/or working outside the United States, preferably in one or more countries in Asia.
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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