Associate Director of Development, Leadership Annual Giving



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$62,000 to $70,000

The Associate Director of Development, Leadership Annual Giving (ADLAG) is responsible for developing and implementing a program focused on raising gifts between $1,000 – $24,999. This work will include the following:


  • Leadership Annual Giving Portfolio – The ADLAG will build and maintain a portfolio of leadership annual giving prospects and will actively work in all aspects of the gift cycle, including prospect qualification, cultivation, solicitation, renewals, upgrades, and stewardship. The ADLAG will work collaboratively with key volunteers, advancement staff, and other UNCSA representatives to cultivate and solicit leadership annual gifts for university-wide priorities.
  • Giannini Society and Deans Circles – The ADLAG will manage, solicit, retain, and grow membership in these two leadership annual giving societies ($2.4K ($1.2K alumni/faculty/staff) and $5K annually, respectively) and will act as primary liaison to these leadership annual giving circles. The ADLAG will work with all Deans on opportunities to engage, cultivate, and steward members and prospective members of these giving circles and will communicate regularly on member information.
  • Annual Giving – The ADLAG will work closely with the Annual Giving & Program Manager to coordinate, leverage, and segment annual giving activities, including mailings and solicitation of Challenge Gifts for UNCSA’s annual Day of Giving.
  • Major Gifts – The ADLAG will partner with Vice Chancellor, Associate Vice Chancellor, and Directors of Development for Major Gifts to develop strategies for major gifts as needed.
  • Stewardship / Events – The ADLAG will work closely with the Donor Relations & Communications Manager and Special Events Manager to coordinate, leverage, and segment stewardship activities and events for Dean’s Circles, Giannini Society, and other special cultivation opportunities.
  • Board Development – The ADLAG will prepare regular updates for the Board of Trustees, the Foundation Board (Advancement Committee), and the Board of Visitors.


The Associate Director of Development, Leadership Annual Giving reports to the Senior Director of Development, Annual & Family Giving and is an integral member of the Advancement team, which includes major gifts, planned giving, parent & family giving, annual giving, grants, alumni relations, special events, and donor relations. This is a Permanent EHRA Exempt position.