Assistant Vice Chancellor for Major Gifts

Vacancy: #14E065
Position: #1162

The University of North Carolina, Wilmington, is recruiting for Assistant Vice Chancellor for Major Gifts. The Assistant Vice Chancellor serves as a senior leader in the Division for University Advancement and is primarily responsible for leading and directing the major gifts program through established performance measures, major gifts strategic planning including goals and expectations of major gifts staff, in addition to directly supervising a team of up to seven development directors.  Responsibilities also include ensuring that the discovery, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of all major and principal gift prospects are carried out effectively by development staff and other key advancement administrators, and that the UNCW major gifts prospect pool is being properly pursued.

Located in southeastern North Carolina within minutes of the Atlantic Ocean, UNC Wilmington is one of 17 constituent campuses of the University of North Carolina. The university offers more than 50 undergraduate and more than 35 graduate degree programs, including doctoral programs in marine biology and educational leadership, for approximately 13,000 students. Ranked among the top 10 public master’s institutions in the South by U.S. News and World Report for the last 14 years, UNC Wilmington is an active learning community that is committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service.

Responsibilities:  Manages a prospect pool of approximately 100 prospects with particular focus on prospects capable of making gifts at a level of $100k and above. Leads and directs through the establishment of a strategic plan for the major gifts program.   Sets performance measures and monitors analytics while setting and communicating goals and expectations of the major gifts staff, and directly supervises up to seven development directors.  Provides frequent representation on behalf of the Vice Chancellor to leaders outside the division, and is expected to positively represent the university and the Division for University Advancement in both the campus community and the community at large.  

Minimum Qualifications:  Bachelors degree required with a minimum five to seven-year demonstrated track record of public or private development efforts, preferably in the non-profit or higher education sector.  Strong data analysis and reporting skills are required, as well as strong employee management, team building, and strategic management expertise.  Preferred qualifications include master’s degree and five to seven years’ leadership experience and managing relationships with high-level prospects in an effort to secure major gifts.

To apply, please complete the online application process available on the web at  A letter of application, curriculum vita and contact information (including e-mail addresses) for three current professional references should be addressed to the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Major Gifts Search Committee and attached to the online application – not e-mailed or mailed.  Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF attachments are specifically preferred.  Letters of reference will be required for highly ranked candidates.  For questions regarding the online application process, contact Jennifer Coombs at 910.962.3196 or   Under North Carolina law, applications and related materials are confidential personnel documents and are not subject to public release.  Priority consideration will be given to applications received by January 20, 2014, however the position will remain open until filled. 

UNCW is an EEO/AA Employer. UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified men and women from all racial, ethnic, or other minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

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