Director of the Annual Fund

Position Information

Chowan University, a graduate, co-educational, residential, church-related institution located on a beautiful campus in northeastern North Carolina in the historic town of Murfreesboro, is accepting applications for the position of Director of the Annual Fund.  This is a full-time, exempt position and is offered with a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package. 

The ideal candidate will be experienced in non-profit fundraisings such as soliciting gifts through mail campaigns, personal visits, and phone solicitation.  The successful candidate will work directly with the Vice President of Development and all senior leadership members to devise and execute strategic initiatives with responsibilities for outreach to key target audiences including community, parents, alumni, trustees, visitors, faculty and staff.

A bachelor’s degree is required, graduate degree preferred.  This is a very “hands-on” position with a minimum of three to five years of experience in non-profit fundraising, direct mailings, social media, phonation program, and strategic events that raise funds in support of the Annual Fund.  Experience working with a diverse constituency, proficiency in Microsoft Office, Database management, ability to coordinate various projects, a demonstrated presentation ability and excellent interpersonal skills, both written and oral.  The successful candidate must have a strong orientation to teamwork and a commitment to strategic planning. A valid and clear motor vehicle record is required for this position.

Applicants should send a letter of interest with salary requirements, resume and three (3) professional references to  The search process will begin immediately and continue until filled.  Candidates are encouraged to visit the University website at for further information.  Chowan University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, genetic information or age in its programs and activities.