Assistant Director of Programs and Development

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $38,000
Maximum: $42,000
Details: Salary range: High 30’s – Low 40’s



Start Date


Application Deadline



UNC Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd
North Carolina
United States


The World Affairs Council of Charlotte (WACC) was founded in 1983 as an outreach program of UNC Charlotte and its Office of International Programs. As a non-profit, 501 (c) (3), non-partisan organization, it is supported by private funding from individual and corporate member dues and contributions. As a regional center for education and discussion of world affairs, the Council seeks to provide leadership for global thinking, believing that a broad perspective is necessary for effective competition in the global economy and for responsible citizenship in an increasingly interdependent world.

The Council seeks an energetic, creative, dynamic and organized individual as Assistant Director of Programs and Development with the aptitude to manage multiple responsibilities in a fast-paced, high pressure, and deadline oriented non-profit office environment.

This position includes the following benefits: vacation, health and retirement plans

Salary range: High 30’s – Low 40’s.

General duties and responsibilities will include:


• Coordinate identification and recruitment of speakers, logistical travel details, registration and reservations, event submission, vendor recruitment and procurement of corporate sponsorship as assigned by senior management

• Provide on-site logistical support at all events and facilitate speaker visits (e.g. provide or coordinate local transportation and lodging, meetings, etc.)

• Develop programming and manage functions of the WACC’s young professionals group, The Magellan Society (YPs of the WAC Charlotte); coordinate and facilitate efforts of the TMS Advisory Committee

• Create PowerPoint presentations for senior management and update existing presentations for various programs hosted by the Council to include WorldQuest, Academic WorldQuest and the World Citizen Award Dinner

• Provide marketing and PR materials for programs

• Provide programming reports and analyses as assigned

• Serve as liaison with partner community groups for special programs


• Work with senior management on defining fundraising strategy and benchmarks

• Research and prospect new, track current donors including: corporation, foundations, individuals, and others

• Manage corporate membership processes to include correspondence, renewals, invoicing, and database updates

• Write fundraising proposals for selected corporations, foundations, individuals, and others

• Attend business networking and community events as assigned by senior management

• Generate narrative and financial reports for the Board of Directors and senior management

• Manage annual giving campaign under supervision of senior management

• Oversee special projects related to fundraising as assigned (e.g. GivingTuesday, etc.)

• Participate in marketing and development efforts to secure corporate and foundation support

General Information:

General and administrative duties are the foundation of the Council and all programs. The Assistant Director of Programs and Development will share responsibility in recordkeeping and the daily operations of the office. During large annual events or visits by distinguished international experts, all staff, including the Assistant Director of Programs and Development will contribute to program preparation and breakdown. Special projects may be assigned by the President and CEO for community programs.

The ideal candidate will have the following credentials:

• Bachelor’s degree is required

• Minimum 3 years of professional experience

• Must have knowledge and understanding of international and current issues

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

• Ability to professionally work with a wide range of constituencies including top and middle level corporate executives and community leaders

• Familiarity with the Charlotte region and local business community preferred

• Proficient with e-mail, word processing, database management, and spreadsheet applications. Must be knowledgeable with Windows operating system and Microsoft Word Office Products

• Experience with event and non-profit program planning preferred

• Knowledge of social media applications and technology applications preferred

• Must be able to work within a team environment or independently as needed (with limited supervision)

• Flexibility to adjust schedule for evening programs when needed

• Must have reliable transportation and the ability to commute to off-site programs (mileage will be reimbursed)


This position includes the following benefits: vacation, health and retirement plans

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Interested candidates should send an e-mail with a cover letter and resume to by Friday, November 23rd, 2018. The position will be filled by Monday, December 10th, 2018.