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DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
unh Entrepreneurship CENTER

This is a rare opportunity to partner with a serial entrepreneur, Ian Grant, Executive Director of the UNH ECenter, to secure financial support for a leading edge part of UNH that touches the lives of students in every college and school on campus. The spirit of entrepreneurship runs deep in the DNA of Wildcats – thousands of whom have founded companies and command top leadership roles. At just five years old the UNH ECenter has become the co-curricular heart of ideas, innovation, and entrepreneurship on campus. It’s open to all students from any college or major with the primary goal to foster the next generation of leaders with an entrepreneurial mind-set who can see opportunities and identify creative solutions that others have missed, one idea at a time. The ECenter operates as a start-up in an academic environment, and most programs are donor funded. Remote option available. 

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Hiring Manager: Jennifer Lowrey

ANNUAL GIVING OFFICER
COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS

Become part of the largest UNH college and most expansive alumni base at the College of Liberal Arts where we invite students to bring their imaginations to life. This is an opportunity to lead the COLA annual giving team to higher heights as it aims to build a $1M annual fund for the college and drive alumni participation levels past 10%. Just as COLA students explore their passions and create their very own paths from dozens of majors, minors and graduate programs in the social sciences, humanities, fine and performing arts and education, you will lead efforts to engage alumni, parents/families, faculty, staff, and friends in supporting this innovative community of academic excellence. Remote option available.

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Hiring Manager: Jackie Overton

 

Assistant Director of Development

We’re searching for a stellar major gift officer who can build deep relationships with donors, faculty, and staff and secure philanthropic support for the School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering (SMSOE) and also for UNH Sustainability - two of the most high-impact areas at UNH. SMSOE is the first interdisciplinary school of UNH, designed to address today’s highly complex ocean and coastal challenges through integrated graduate education, research and engagement. And UNH Sustainability is a university-wide endeavor as well – one that recognizes we're all stewards of sustainability through our collective action; that we can balance the values of environmental stewardship, social responsibility, and economic vitality to meet our present needs and ensure the ability of future generations will meet their needs. Join us in engaging major supporters for these critical areas of the university and for the world. Remote option available.

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Hiring Manager: Riane Metcalf

director of annual giving programs

Join the UNH Annual Giving Team in this new senior management role that will oversee several stellar college/school fundraising teams while leading the direct response strategy for the university in partnership with an associate director and driving the UNH giving days event known as The (603) Challenge that generates $2.6 million in cash gifts from 11,000+ donors each year. The incumbent will be a visionary leader in the annual giving field who brings management and mentorship acumen, a keen eye for opportunity, a proven track record in launching innovative fundraising programs, and an appetite to raise the bar on already successful initiatives. Remote option available.

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Hiring Manager: Jackie Overton

 

Assistant Director of Development
Corporate philanthropy

Even with hundreds of existing corporate donors, there is so much untapped opportunity at UNH to engage corporations in supporting the university with charitable sponsorships and other forms of philanthropy. This new position carries its own portfolio of corporate prospects and works across all development teams to ensure continuity, progress, and expansion of our corporate fundraising plans. The incumbent will be a collaborative, creative, focused and organized individual who brings relevant experience in corporate fundraising. Join the UNH development team today in this unique role and help be the catalyst for growth in this hot sector of philanthropic activity. Remote option available.

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Hiring Manager: Jackie Overton

Director of Development
athletics

UNH is home to 18 Division I varsity athletics teams that bring home national championships and division titles and whose athletes are consistently recognized for their academic achievements. Come lead the UNH Athletics major gifts team as we launch an ambitious comprehensive campaign for exciting funding priorities spanning new and renewed facilities as well as scholarships and programs. This job is meant for someone who enjoys attending sporting events, knows how to quickly scale a major gift program, and can be a mentor and coach to a growing team of fundraising professionals. With a 30%+ former student athlete participation rate, UNH Wildcats are fiercely loyal to their alma mater. More than 5,000 donors supported UNH Athletics this past year with $1.1 million in cash gifts, as well as millions more in bequests and other major commitments, and this is only the beginning. Join the UNH Athletics development team in this exciting new role and help us raise the roar! 

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Hiring Manager: Jennifer Lowrey

annual giving associate
unh extension

If you like being on the road in all corners of the great state of New Hampshire, engaging people from all walks of life who benefit from the work of UNH in the world, this role was made for you. Join the Annual Giving team in this new position that’s dedicated to building a high caliber fundraising program for UNH Extension and the 4-H Foundation of New Hampshire for UNH. Our innovative, energetic and connected staff and volunteers develop and deliver practical, trusted education and services to meet New Hampshire’s needs. Through a long-standing partnership with NH counties, ten well-staffed UNH Cooperative Extension offices are located across the state to provide local expertise and assistance. Bring your fundraising acumen to the table to advance this critical part of the UNH Land Grant mission and join an army of 5,400 volunteers, 36,000+ kids and adults engaged in 4-H and other youth programs, and hundreds of dedicated staff who strengthen people and communities in New Hampshire by providing trusted knowledge, practical education and cooperative solutions. 

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Hiring Manager: Cailand Sweeting

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
annual giving programs

If data makes you excited and using that data to create new, innovative ways to drive philanthropic behavior is something you’re especially talented at, this position is for you. The UNH Direct Response program touches hundreds of thousands of alumni, parents/families, students, faculty, staff, and friends each year as we engage them in conversation about supporting UNH. Our aim is to increase alumni participation above 10% during the current comprehensive campaign, and this position will play a key role in helping determine a data-minded way of doing that. The incumbent will also help build and launch our new parent/family philanthropic engagement program that will create entirely new channels to empower this important constituency to support UNH students. Remote option available.

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Hiring Manager: Jackie Overton
 

Director of Institutional Giving
 

Take the lead on forging relationships with foundation funders, R1-tier researchers, and stellar faculty and leadership to secure grants and gifts from foundations for the UNH College of Liberal Arts, Carsey School of Public Policy, College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, School of Marine Sciences and Ocean Engineering, UNH Sustainability Institute, and other key areas of opportunity. Expand an existing portfolio of top foundations and drive an innovative approach to securing funding for some of the hottest research and programs happening at UNH. The incumbent will possess deep experience in foundation relations, expertise in writing and collaboration, and a proven track record in foundation fundraising. Remote option available. 

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Hiring Manager: Susan McDonough

ANNUAL GIVING OFFICER
Unh franklin pierce school of law & unh library

Bring your fundraising skills to work in support of two key areas of UNH: its library and its law school. As we move closer to the public launch date of our current comprehensive campaign, this position will build on strong foundations of annual support, expand donor engagement at the annual fund level, and help increase alumni participation. The UNH Library is actually four: Dimond Library — an architecturally acclaimed facility complete with an academic commons as well as UNH’s archives and museum — and the university’s engineering, math and computer science library, physics library and chemistry library. It depends on philanthropic support to help improve its collections, facilities, services, and programs for students, faculty, staff, and New Hampshire residents. UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law is an intimate, innovative law school, committed to developing students who enjoy challenging dialogue from the first moments of orientation, embrace practice-based learning, and stand ready to join the ranks of alumni who are global leaders in intellectual property, general practice, public interest and social justice, and commerce and technology. The school is located in Concord, New Hampshire, home to the state's legislature, state offices, as well as local, state and U.S. federal courts, and recently earned the U.S. News and World Report Top 10 distinction in intellectual property law. The incumbent will help engage 4,000+ loyal law school alumni and help increase alumni participation levels above the current 9% level through personal engagement, direct response, and other annual giving strategies.

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Hiring Manager: Jackie Overton
 

Assistant Director of development
 

 POSITION FILLED! Congratulations to the new Assistant Director of Development for the College of Health and Human Services. This front-line gift officer role is a key position in helping to secure the financial future of CHHS. This is a new opportunity to expand the college's portfolio of major supporters. The future of fundraising for CHHS is in great hands!

Hiring Manager: Stacy Fender

Assistant Director of development
 

 POSITION FILLED! Congratulations to the new incumbent and to our friends at Northeast Passage. This donor-funded front-line gift officer role is so important to securing the financial future of NEP. We’re excited to see where NEP fundraising goes from here!

Hiring Manager: Stacy Fender

annual giving associate
athletics

POSITION FILLED! Congratulations to the new Annual Giving Associate for Athletics. This front-line gift officer role is critical to securing the future for UNH Athletics. With a 30%+ former student athlete participation rate, UNH Wildcats are fiercely loyal to their alma mater. This energetic individual will partner with our Annual Giving Officer to raise the bar in fundraising that supports our UNH student athletes.

Hiring Manager: Danny Buzzell, '12

We asked members of our Development team, "What do you enjoy most about your job at UNH?"
Here's what they have to say:

After several years at UNH, I made a mid-career transition into front-line fundraising as an institutional giving officer. I’m enjoying working with my development colleagues in new ways and collaborating with faculty members and others across campus to seek private foundation support for UNH’s distinctive research and programs. And of course, one of the great rewards of working at UNH is the opportunity to be enrolled in a degree program while receiving the tuition benefit.

- Laura Chisholm, Director of Institutional Giving

Years at UNH: 7

Over the past several years we’ve completely shifted our thinking on annual giving, and we’ve become more sophisticated in the “why, how, when” of communicating with our constituents. We’ve placed annual giving officers on the front lines, engaged the entire campus in fundraising, and made significant impacts on every part of the university through our annual (603) Challenge event. It has been the highlight of my career to lead such a talented group of annual giving professionals and there is STILL much more to do as we take our program to higher levels than ever in this campaign.

- Jackie Overton, Director of Annual Giving

Years at UNH: 7

I enjoy the work that I do because of the impact we create as fundraisers and donors on our UNH student-athletes. I work with an incredible group of volunteer former student-athletes that have helped raise our participation rate among former athletes to 30%. Our alumni are so loyal, and it's rewarding to be able to tap their generosity to create opportunities for our student-athletes.

- Danny Buzzell '12, Annual Giving Officer

Years at UNH: 5

UNH has given me a renewed passion and energy for my professional role. With more than 4,000 people employed in a vast range of jobs, UNH feels more like a community than just a workplace. We offer a generous benefits package, opportunities for personal and professional development, an employee-friendly environment, and the satisfaction of being involved in a progressive and diverse organization.

- Kristin Porter '06, Administrative Assistant to AVP and Gift Planning

Years at UNH: 5

I enjoy the opportunity to work with my colleagues across all units as they navigate the complexities and sensitivities of estate planning and giving. A planned gift is the ultimate tribute from alumni and friends, and I am always touched by the passion people feel for UNH. I am so fortunate to be among a team of individuals so dedicated to their profession and willing to work as a team to achieve the greatest benefit possible for UNH students.

- Nadja Corcoran, Associate Director of Gift Planning

Years at UNH: 2

After having worked in the Student Philanthropy Center during my undergraduate years at UNH, the transition into a FT Major Gift Officer has been extremely smooth and rewarding. The incredible training, passionate alumni, and supportive teammates truly make UNH the best place to work!

- Tia Delampan '20, Associate Director of Development

Years at UNH: 1

 

For more information on the benefits of working at UNH, go to www.unh.edu/hr/benefits.

 

 

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