Description of Work
HIRING RANGE: $47,000 - $57,000
POSITION TYPE: EHRA SAAO II, 12 Month, 1.0 FTE Position
The NCSSM Division of Institutional Advancement functions to advance the educational mission of the institution through fundraising, public relations and relationship management activities. Examples of such activities include annual fundraising, cultivation of major and capital gifts, grant writing, alumni activities, parent programs, and community relations.
Reporting to the Executive Director of Development, the Annual Giving Officer is primarily responsible for planning and implementing an integrated fundraising effort to achieve the donor participation and fundraising objectives of the institution's strategic plan. Operations will include personal solicitations, integrated direct solicitations through mail, phone, and electronic media as well as general communications in multiple formats.
Essential job functions include: 1) Implement annual giving campaigns for constituencies such as alumni, parents, employees, students, and other segments as assigned, 2) Recruit, train, and provide report updates for key volunteer fundraisers, 3) Keep up-to-date and accurate expenditure records for Annual Giving using Raiser's Edge database, 4) Grow annual income to agreed targets utilizing direct mail, telephone, email, and social media tools, 5) Work closely with the development team, including President of the NCSSM Foundation, and professional colleagues on prospect management matters, 6) Work closely with the communications team to plan and disseminate key marketing messages, 7) Manage, both personally and by delegation, a portfolio of up to 50 prospects from identification through cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship with the goal of maximizing short-term unrestricted fundraising revenues and identifying major gift prospects for longer-term action,8) Remain informed of fundraising best practices and serve as internal reference and advisor to development and communications team members. Normal business hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday - Friday, but extended afternoon, evening and weekend work is required to be successful in this position.
Regional overnight and same-day travel may be required at times. Office hours and working conditions are adjusted to accommodate changing travel and work requirements.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies
This role requires strong project management skills; analytical skills, written and oral communications skills, and personnel and volunteer management skills. The role requires excellent interpersonal communication skills, a constituent services orientation, and the ability to work effectively with a diverse donor community.
Discretion, integrity and professional conduct must be upheld at all times. The role requires self-motivation, superior organizational skills, the ability to work independently with minimal direction and minimal administrative support, and an ability to work well and collaboratively with others. The ability to work flexibly and handle multiple tasks is essential as is attention to detail. Working knowledge of popular social media platforms such as Facebook and office productivity software, such as MS Office and Google Docs, is required.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
This role requires a Bachelor's degree and two years of experience related to the area of assignment; or equivalent combination of training and experience. The preferred candidate will have experience working or volunteering in education in the areas of development or constituent relations or applicable non-profit constituent relations or fundraising experience working with a diverse constituency, and a record of financial results attributable to their professional or volunteer efforts.
Supplemental and Contact Information
North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM) challenges academically talented students from across the state with a comprehensive curriculum including highly specialized courses in science, technology, engineering/computer science, and mathematics. NCSSM opened in 1980 as something of an academic experiment:
Would something excellent happen if we gathered together a highly motivated and diverse student body with a critical mass of equally motivated, accomplished, credentialed, and diverse faculty within a space dedicated to the power of the scientific method? Nearly four decades later, NCSSM has built a firmly rooted reputation as an academic powerhouse, educating intellectually gifted students from every corner of the state, representing rural and urban communities, and all socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds. Eleven states and several countries worldwide have since used NCSSM as the model for their own programs.
Today, as in 1980, the mission of NCSSM, an intellectually stimulating, diverse, and collaborative community, is to:
? educate academically talented students to become state, national, and global leaders in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics,
? advance public education in North Carolina,
? and inspire innovation for the betterment of humankind, through challenging residential and virtual programs driven by instructional excellence and the excitement of discovery.
Altogether, nearly 1,500 North Carolina students from all 13 congressional districts and nearly all 100 counties are enrolled in one of our three signature programs: our residential diploma program, our online certificate program or our interactive video conferencing (IVC) program. Our open enrollment courses expand local offerings to include enrichments and advanced coursework otherwise unavailable in students' home communities. NCSSM instructors teach live to classrooms statewide daily, broadcasting more synchronous video than any other public provider in the state.
By 2021, NCSSM will expand to an additional campus in Morganton, NC. Funded primarily by the Connect NC Bond, the campus will initially accommodate 300 additional residential diploma program students as well as increased distance education enrollment.
NCSSM has nearly 10,000 graduates, nearly all of whom attended colleges and universities (a great majority within our own top NC public universities) and nearly half of whom have earned a graduate degree. Between 2000-2014, the latest period for which statistics are available, 68 percent of NCSSM graduates earned undergraduate degrees in a STEM field -- approximately 3 times the national average for the general population.
During that same period, 61.1 percent of NCSSM's underrepresented (URM) graduates earned an undergraduate degree in a STEM field -- more than 5 times the national average for URM populations. A 2009 economic impact study found that about 60% of our alumni continue to live and work in North Carolina, adding more than $500 million annually to the state's economy. Many of our graduates, the oldest of whom are not yet 55, refer to their time at NCSSM as "life-changing" and continue to support their alma mater with charitable gifts, volunteerism, and other purposeful engagement.
Our school functions as a full constituent of the University of North Carolina System and is governed and supported by the UNC Board of Governors, NCSSM Board of Trustees, NCSSM Foundation, NCSSM Alumni Association, NCSSM Parent Association, NCSSM Faculty Senate, NCSSM Staff Council, and NCSSM Student Government Association. Notably, a representative from each of our Faculty Senate, Staff Council, and Student Government Association serve as ex-officio, non-voting members of our Board of Trustees.
Though a UNC constituent, NCSSM operates as a free public school open to qualified NC students, regardless of financial means. We generate nearly 10 percent of our institutional budget from private sources, a ratio that will likely increase during our next comprehensive fundraising campaign.
Consistent with our founding and governance, the institution is guided by a standing strategic plan. Though goals may shift from time to time, our core beliefs have remained fundamentally unchanged since our establishment:
? Our greatest resource is the capability and creative capacity of the human mind.
? Everyone is unique and has intrinsic value.
? Diversity enriches and strengthens lives and communities.
? Embracing challenge inspires excellence.
? Individuals are responsible for their choices and actions.
? Service to others builds and strengthens our community.
? Environmental stewardship and resource sustainability are everyone's responsibility.
? With opportunity, support, and effort, all people can realize their full potential.
? Personal fulfillment and professional success require a passion for learning throughout life.
? Collaboration fosters learning, innovation, and community.
? Adhering to high ethical standards is essential for a community to function and flourish.
? A nurturing living and learning environment develops the well being of the whole person.
? Quality public education is essential to a free, democratic society.
? Science and mathematics education stimulates innovation and invention and is critical to the well being of our state, nation, and the world.
We invite and welcome all applications for employment within our institution. NCSSM is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. If you are an individual with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process, please contact us at (919) 416-2662.
How to Apply: Submit electronic application via: http://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/northcarolina Please create an account, search for Annual Giving Officer vacancy, and complete/submit online application.
Please complete your application in full. All required Competencies, Work History, and Credentials must appear on the application in the Education and Work Experience sections of the application to receive consideration during the selection process.
Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the State Application form in its entirety. "See Attached Resume or an Embedded Text Resume" will be considered incomplete and will not be processed. Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Applicants seeking Veteran's preference must attach a DD-214 form, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, along with the application. NCSSM will conduct a background check for all selected candidates. It is the policy of the State of North Carolina that all employees provide proof of employment eligibility (immigration and naturalization). We participate in E-Verify (Employment Eligibility Verification System).
Please refrain from submitting multiple applications. However, if multiple applications are submitted to a posting, only the most recent application received prior to the posting close date will be accepted.
If you have questions, please contact Tracy Fullgraf at 919 416-2663 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NCSSM is an EEO/eVerify Employer/VEVRAA
State Of North Carolina