Assistant Director for Leadership Gifts, PCOB
Virginia TechBlacksburg, VA
The Assistant Director of Development for Leadership Gifts in the Pamplin College of Business will work with the Director of Development (PCOB) to qualify, cultivate, and solicit philanthropic contributions from a portfolio of Pamplin alumni and friends. Solicitation range typically will fall in the range of $5K to $100K. The Assistant Director of Development for Leadership Gifts is responsible for the coordination, implementation, and follow-up of thoughtful donor-centric strategies in support of college and university priorities. The Assistant Director will also assist with the timely donor stewardship of annual gifts. S/he will be a highly motivated professional who will be deeply involved in the fundraising efforts of the Pamplin College of Business in support of current operations and endowment, with emphasis on new donor acquisition.
Bachelor’s degree and demonstrated relevant experience or master’s degree. The successful candidate will show evidence of the ability to engage volunteers and donors (or customers for those with a sales background), will be self-motivated, and will embrace the concept and attitude of collaborative teamwork in a complex organization. Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to work well as a contributing team member in an environment requiring high ethical standards, confidentiality, and flexibility. Demonstrated experience in fundraising, sales/marketing, advertising, public relations, communications, or experience in cold calling. Experience with office software applications such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook or similar programs. Attention to detail and time management are critical skills that will lead to success.
Preference will be given to candidates who:
- Demonstrate a successful track record in higher education fundraising.
- Demonstrate ability to communicate the critical role and priorities of the university and the development program.
- Possess a basic understanding of the concepts and principles of fundraising.
- Have previous annual giving experience.
- Have experience with relational database manipulation.
- Demonstrate an interest in learning more about advancement and a commitment to professional growth.
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