Associate Dean

Posting Information

Position Information

Position Type Permanent Staff (EHRA NF)
Department SW-School of Social Work-380100
Working Title Associate Dean
Appointment Type EHRA Non-Faculty
Position Posting Category Development and Fundraising
Salary Range
Full Time/Part Time? Full-Time Permanent
Hours per Week 40
Vacancy ID NF0002657
Position ID 01001117
Posting Open Date 08/03/2017
Application Deadline
Open Until Filled Yes
Proposed Start Date 10/01/2017
Position Summary

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Social Work consistently ranks as one of the best in the nation. The mission of the School of Social Work is to expand knowledge regarding social and health problems and programs, to educate social workers for advanced practice and to provide leadership in the development of socially and economically just policies and programs that strengthen individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities.

For 95 years, the School has served the people of North Carolina, collaborating with all 100 counties on training and research that aim to improve the overall health and well-being. Students contribute tens of thousands of hours through largely unpaid field placements to human service agencies, schools, and other public and nonprofit organizations that serve North Carolina communities.

The School of Social Work is seeking applications for the position of Associate Dean for Advancement. This position reports directly to the Dean and is a member of the Dean’s senior management team. In consultation with the Dean, the Associate Dean for Advancement is responsible for creating a strategic vision for the School’s overall fundraising program and its office of communications. The Associate Dean must develop strong stakeholder relationships with specific focus on faculty, marketing, communications, and finance. 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.

Educational Requirements

Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred.

Qualifications and Experience

-Minimum of seven to ten years of progressively responsible experience in the field of development
-Demonstrated record of accomplishments with respect to major gifts and corporate and foundation fundraising
-Demonstrated ability to manage a comprehensive fundraising program working independently and with volunteers
-Ability to interact effectively in a comprehensive environment such as, a research university setting; and exhibit the highest standards of professionalism and performance as evidenced by collaborative teamwork, initiative, critical thinking, good judgment, consistency of output, and timeliness of follow-through
-The skill to motivate and engender the confidence of prospects and donors
-Exceptional verbal and written communications skills
-Ability to work efficiently on multiple projects
-Travel, occasional evening and weekend work required

Equal Opportunity Employer

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.

Special Instructions

Candidates should electronically upload a curriculum vita, a letter outlining interest and prior experience regarding development, fundraising, marketing and leading a team for a major fundraising event.

All applicants must apply online at .
Include within the electronic application three to four professional referees; their institution, email and phone number (referees will receive a system generated email to upload a referee letter when a finalist pool has been established). Please Note: Referee letters SHOULD NOT be mailed directly to the School of Social Work.

Uploaded cover letters may be addressed to:
Jack Richman, PhD, Johnson-Howard-Adair Distinguished Professor
UNC Chapel Hill School of Social Work
325 Pittsboro Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3550

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Department Contact Information

Department Contact Name and Title Jack Richman, PhD, Distinguished Professor
Department Contact Telephone or Email
Office of Human Resources Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (919) 843-2300 or send an email to
Please note: The Office of Human Resources will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  3. List of References
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please select the response below that describes your level of education that best or mostly closely satisfies the education requirements for this position.
    • Bachelor’s degree in required discipline(s) listed or related field
    • Bachelor's degree in any field/discipline
    • Master's degree or Doctorate degree in required discipline(s) listed or related field
    • Master's degree or Doctorate degree in any field/discipline
    • None of the above
  2. * Please describe a "Best Example" of your funding raising ability/success. What did you do that made this a "Best Example?"

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * What appeals to you about fund raising for a School of Social Work within a large public university? Tell us what may make you effective as a fund raiser for a School of Social Work and please describe your first 90 days on the job.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Please describe your history of meeting or exceeding ambitious fundraising revenue targets; elaborating on your efforts and total dollars raised.

    (Open Ended Question)