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Assistant Director for Development for American Indian Programs - Open until Filled

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The University of North Carolina at Pembroke


Pembroke, NC

Skills And Qualifications:

Primary Purpose of the Position


The Assistant Director of Development for American Indian Programs should be an entrepreneurial development professional who will serve as the lead fundraiser for the Museum of the Southeast American Indian, American Indian Studies department, and the future School of American Indian Studies.


The Assistant Director works in partnership with the Director of the Museum of the Southeast American Indian and the Director of the American Indian Studies Program in securing major gifts in support of the museum’s and program’s strategic goals. This position is expected to develop and manage a robust prospect portfolio to meet established goals. It would be beneficial for this person to have a working knowledge of the American Indian focused programs at UNCP. This position reports to the Associate Vice Chancellor of Advancement.


  • Develop meaningful, productive relationships with a portfolio of donors including alumni, friends, and parents to secure philanthropic funding for the Museum and the Program at all levels including gifts of $25,000 or more.
  • Implement solicitation strategies for major gift donors as well as planned gift donors.
  • Work with the museum staff and American Indian studies faculty on the successful solicitation of grants and gifts from companies and foundations.
  • Assist the Director of Alumni Engagement with identifying and managing alumni from these programs.
  • Identify and cultivate current and new prospects including graduates and other key constituencies.
  • Engage Deans, administrators and faculty in cultivation and solicitation of prospects.
  • Plans and executes donor cultivation activities.
  • Complete 10 – 12 donor visits per month.
  • Manage a portfolio of 100 – 150 prospects.
  • Articulate UNCP’s needs, values and mission through excellent informal and formal communications.
  • Draft compelling and persuasive proposals that meet the needs of the Museum and the Program while also targeting donors’ passions.


Minimum Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field and one year of fundraising experience required.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of an effective team
  • Exemplary interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to travel occasionally. Some nights and weekends are required.



Salary And Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with education and experience

Contact Info:

Contact Brittany Sandefur, Director of Development, at 910.775.4661 or

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