Deadline extended for NCCF development officer covering west, northwest regions

NCCF has extended the deadline for applicants interested in the position of development officer serving the northwest and western regions of North Carolina. The new closing date for applications is Aug. 23. The job description and major duties are outlined below.


The Development Officer will secure new gifts to the NCCF throughout the NCCF-affiliated community foundations in the Northwestern and Western regions of the state.  This position will work under the direction of the Vice President for Development to identify and cultivate donors toward increased giving throughout the region.  The Regional Development Officer will identify and develop relationships with professional advisors individuals, businesses, other foundations and non-profit organizations with a goal of building and growing charitable assets, primarily endowment funds.  Residence within the region required, with strong preference for residence in the Hickory/Catawba Valley area. 


Asset Development

  • Implement a regional development plan (current gifts, deferred and planned gifts) in collaboration with VP for Development
  • Maintain best practices in prospect research, donor cultivation and stewardship to increase gifts from current and future donors

Relationship Building

  • Develop, maintain and enhance relationships with professional advisors to generate leads for NCCF
  • Work with NCCF affiliated community foundation boards to identify and facilitate donor leads
  • Collaborate and work cross-functionally with other NCCF staff teams
  • Serve as effective and enthusiastic member of Development Team


  • Seek opportunities for presentations and speaking engagements to professional advisor groups, civic organizations and other entities throughout the region
  • Develop and present programs in charitable giving and related topics as necessary to position NCCF as a preferred-giving option throughout the region


  • Work with donors to complete paperwork necessary to implement establishment of new funds
  • Serve as facilities manager for Hickory office
  • Ensure accurate and up-to-date recordkeeping for new gifts and prospects
  • Meet targets of contacts and other tracking toward established goals

Knowledge and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum of five years work experience in development-related area, such as wealth management, donor stewardship, planned giving, higher education advancement or nonprofit fundraising
  • Knowledge of planned giving and endowment fundamentals preferred
  • Individual must be self-directed, highly motivated, detail-oriented and results-driven
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills required
  • Demonstrated ability and comfort with public speaking and presentations
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, with ability to interact across diverse range of individuals
  • Experience working with community-based boards and volunteer committees preferred
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office
  • Ability to travel throughout the region, excellent driving record required
  • Ability to work during non-standard hours for meetings and events

 To Apply

Email cover letter and resumé to Christie Fell of Elinvar by Aug. 23.  Please include the job title in the subject line of the email.