The Associate Dean for Advancement in the School of Nursing is responsible for advancing UNC Nursing’s priorities through a combination of operational and strategic planning, relationship building, fundraising, communications, marketing and events planning. This position reports directly to the Dean with a dotted line to the School’s University Development Office (UDO) liaison and is a member of the Dean’s senior management team. In consultation with the Dean, the Associate Dean for Advancement is responsible for developing strategies and partnerships, both internally and externally, around priority initiatives on behalf of the School. In this capacity, the Associate Dean collaborates closely with other positions including Nursing’s Associate Dean for Administration and Finance, the School’s Associate and Assistant Deans, Unit Leaders and other faculty members and administrators as well as alumni, friends and partners of the school to target areas of opportunity for UNC Nursing, represent their work, create strategies, build relationships and raise funds to advance the School’s key initiatives. The Associate Dean is also responsible for overseeing the marketing, communications and events planning functions of the School. S/He leads the unit in comprehensive strategic planning to unify the School’s messaging to external audiences and to streamline the unit’s ability to provide comprehensive outreach services and support to Nursing’s internal constituencies. This position staffs the Dean’s work with select principal prospects and manages the School’s portfolio of top prospects to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward major and principal gifts. In conjunction with UDO colleagues, the Associate Dean plans, organizes, and directs fund-raising, special events, and volunteer enlistment for the School in accordance with the Dean and the Board of Directors of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing Foundation/Board. This position is responsible for the successful execution of the School of Nursing’s plan for the University’s multi-year comprehensive capital campaign, The Campaign for Carolina. This position will provide entrepreneurial leadership to the School, working to identify new revenue sources while maintaining and expanding stronger ties with existing individual, corporate, and foundation donors.
Education and Experience:
The Associate Dean is a specialist in university development who knows and understands the nature and purpose of nursing education, research, practice, administration, leadership, and health policy advocacy. Leadership experience in a college or university setting as well as knowledge of fundraising, alumni relations, marketing, and communications are essential. Proven record of accomplishment of working closely with organizational leadership to cultivate and close high-level gifts. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work in an interactive, multifaceted, diverse and fast-paced environment and within a large complex organization. Capable of leading and participating in building alliances and effective collaborations that make strategic sense. Excellent communicator in both written and oral form. Exceptional planning and time-management skills; goal-, results- and detail-oriented and able to set and meet deadlines; able to construct, articulate, implement and evaluate written annual plans. Experience building and managing budgets and finances as well as implementing best practices to ensure quality and efficiency in office operations, procedures and policies. Ability to assume new responsibilities as the job demands. Values and encourages diversity in all aspects of the work. Ability to travel frequently and work nights and weekends. Other qualifications include strong public relations skills, knowledge of North Carolina, knowledge of research, education, and practice activities relevant to healthcare, ability to interact effectively in a comprehensive, research university setting, employment history highlighted by major responsibilities and a demonstrative ability to exercise sensitivity and good judgment, and exceptional written and oral communication skills.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
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