Associate Dean of Development

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
Closing date
Jun 14, 2023

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Organization Type
Sch of Inform and Libr Science-370101
Career Area :
Development and Fundraising
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Application Deadline:
Open Until Filled:
Position Type:
Permanent Staff (EHRA NF)
Working Title:
Associate Dean of Development
Appointment Type:
EHRA Non-Faculty
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Full Time/Part Time:
Full-Time Permanent
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Position Location:
North Carolina, US
Hiring Range:
Commensurate of Education and Experience
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Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit:
The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) seeks to advance the profession and practice of librarianship and information science, to prepare students for careers in the field of information and library science, and to make significant contributions to the study of information. We educate innovative and responsible thinkers who will lead the information professions. These future leaders will be equipped to discover principles and impacts of information, create systems, techniques, and policies to advance information processes and services, and advance information creation, access, use, management and stewardship to improve the quality of life for local, national, and global communities.

The School's programs are among the top ranked by the US News and World Report, and the School is internationally known for its outstanding research, teaching, and service. We offer multiple Bachelor, Masters, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees as well as a variety of dual degree, professional, certificate and online programs for personal enrichment at any stage of a students' academic career ( We are a proud interdisciplinary campus partner leading the Carolina Health Informatics Program (CHIP); Center for Information, Technology, and Public Life (CITAP); and The Knowledge Trust. We have proudly staffed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Library since 1975.

The Carolina Health Informatics Program (CHIP) is an interdisciplinary research and training program that plays a key role in fulfilling UNC-Chapel Hill's commitment to improving human health through health informatics research, data sharing, development, and education. We draw faculty, health care professionals, and students from across the UNC campus to conduct basic and translational research and to offer graduate training in health informatics for scientists across the disciplines and for clinicians in medicine, nursing, public health, dentistry, and pharmacy.

The Center for Information, Technology, and Public Life (CITAP) is a research center dedicated to understanding the growing impact of the internet, social media, and other forms of digital information sharing in the context of the people who design, use, and govern them. CITAP conducts original research that illuminates how people, technology, and power intersect. Our topics of study include: how inequalities are coded into new technology systems, networked communities and how people come together online, platform governance, and identity and disinformation. We take a holistic approach grounded in history, society, culture, and politics to the study of technology platforms and information systems.

Located in Research Triangle Park (RTP), SILS provides professional library services to the EPA's largest research facility, where investigators focus on air pollution and its effects on human health and the ecosystem. The Library's collections and services provide exposure to and experience with a wide range of materials, including biomedical, toxicological, and chemical information; engineering literature; government documents; and basic management and computer information. The EPA-RTP Library internship has been a cornerstone of the library's service model since 1975. The library is staffed by a mixture of full-time professional librarians and up to eight graduate student interns.
Position Summary:
Reporting to the Dean of the School of Information and Library Science and working closely with the Executive Director of Development (EDOD) for Constituent Programs, the Associate Dean for Development (Associate Dean) will serve as the Chief Development Officer of the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) with responsibility for establishing and executing the overall development strategy to meet annual and campaign fundraising goals established by the Dean and the University. The Associate Dean is an integral part of the Dean's leadership team, and participates in and helps to shape the strategic vision for the School.

The Associate Dean has overall leadership responsibility for development at SILS through the management of the team and program, including annual, major, principal, planned, and institutional giving, as well as the donor cultivation events program, development communications, gift reporting, donor relations and alumni relations. The Associate Dean will manage the activities of the SILS Board of Visitors, Campaign Committee and other related advisory boards, engaging and motivating board and committee members to support the School philanthropically.

The Associate Dean staffs the Dean's work with select principal gift prospects and donors and personally manages a portfolio of top prospects to cultivate and solicit major and principal gifts. He or she works collaboratively with development colleagues across campus to cultivate and solicit donors with multi-unit interests. He or she provides entrepreneurial leadership to the SILS development program, working to identify new sources of funding, especially those reflecting the current and emerging trends in information, library and data science, while maintaining and expanding ties with existing donors.

The Associate Dean serves as the primary liaison to the University Development Office (UDO), working closely with UDO's EDOD for Constituent Programs. He or she serves as a member of development management, sitting on the Constituent Units Council, and representing SILS and its interests at standing UDO meetings. He or she is responsible for setting and meeting annual and campaign goals, as well as activity metrics typical for a University fundraiser, and ensuring that SILS development operations are consistent with UDO practices.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
Relevant post-Baccalaureate degree required (or foreign degree equivalent) with three years or greater of related professional experience; for candidates demonstrating comparable professional backgrounds, will accept a relevant Bachelor's degree (or foreign degree equivalent) and five years or greater of relevant experience in substitution.
Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience:
* Relevant Bachelor's degree (or foreign degree equivalent) and five years or greater of relevant experience in substitution.
* Demonstrated leadership skills as well as the ability to think, plan, and execute strategically.
* Demonstrated record of major gift fundraising success.
* Ability to manage a team or program effectively, establish objectives and priorities, and achieve individual and team goals.
* Willingness to work with people in an environment of rapidly changing information delivery systems.
* Employment history highlighted by increasing levels of responsibility and a demonstrated ability to exercise sensitivity and good judgment in dealing with staff, academic faculty members and donors.
* Capacity to anticipate both opportunities and problems and to develop initiatives suitable to both circumstances.
* Skilled, high-performing development professional with an ability to work collegially within a goal-oriented fundraising organization
* Exceptional interpersonal skills, high energy, flexibility, drive, and integrity.
* Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
* Ability to travel and work evenings and weekends as needed.
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience:
* Five or more years of progressive fundraising experience with demonstrated record of accomplishments with regard to major gifts at the six and seven-figure level, preferably in higher education.
* Experience working in a highly matrixed, metrics-driven fundraising environment
* Knowledge of the field of information and library science or allied academic discipline.
* Knowledge of North Carolina and/or the University of North Carolina.
* Capital campaign experience in a research university setting.
* Track record of working effectively with a Board.
Campus Security Authority Responsibilities:

This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority in accordance with the Clery Act. This position will be required to report Clery crimes to the Clery Compliance Manager and complete annual training about reporting responsibilities.

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