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University of North Carolina at Charlotte Assistant Director of Special Projects in Charlotte, North Carolina

Position Number: 012430

Department: Development (Adm)

Employment Type: Permanent - Full-time

Months Per Year: 12

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Senior Director of Special Projects and Campaigns, the Assistant Director of Special Projects leads, manages, creates, and implements fundraising initiatives that enhance and support fundraising efforts and campaign priorities.

The Assistant Director of Special Projects will handle a broad and diverse range of responsibilities and assignments to support key special projects, develop fundraising strategies and tactics for a variety of initiatives, and partner with all areas of Advancement.

Working in a collaborative team environment, the Assistant Director regularly meets with gift officers and University Advancement colleagues on project development and management to produce deliverables in support of fundraising goals. In addition, the Assistant Director maintains comprehensive knowledge of the University’s priorities and programs to actively align those with potential donors.

The Assistant Director will interact at a high level with University leadership and volunteers and must embrace the opportunity to work as a collaborative partner with a variety of colleagues involved in advancing the University.

Minimum Experience / Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree required

  • Minimum of three years or greater of related professional experience in fundraising, sales, or project management

Preferred Education Skills and Experience:

  • Demonstrated ability to take primary responsibility for a diverse nature of projects and to complete them on time with limited supervision

  • Experience working with graphic designers

  • Goal-oriented self-starter with high attention to detail

  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, and ethics of fundraising

  • Ability to build effective internal and external relationships

  • Excellent verbal communication skills and outstanding writing ability

  • Commitment to a collegial and collaborative team approach

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of multiple teams

  • Optimism, perseverance, and a positive attitude

  • Computer literacy and competency with electronic donor information systems, Adobe Creative Cloud products, Microsoft and Google suite of software products, project management software, and donor databases

  • Experience in higher education institutional advancement

  • Capacity to be proactive, by anticipating needs and looking ahead