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