Assistant Director for Leadership Gifts

Posted on 10/26/2021

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

Job Description

The Assistant Director of Development for Leadership Gifts will work with their supervisor, to develop and cultivate relationships within their portfolio while soliciting current use gifts in the range of $5K-$100K. The Assistant Director of Development for Leadership Gifts will provide assistance to ensure timely donor stewardship of annual gifts. S/he will be a highly motivated professional who will be deeply involved in the fundraising efforts in support of current operations and endowment from all private sources, with emphasis on new donor acquisition. Includes frequent travel of 5-10 days per month.

There are four current openings available. These positions are within the College of Engineering, Pamplin College of Business, and Moss Arts Center based on the main campus located in Blacksburg, Virginia.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with related fundraising or relevant experience, or Master’s degree.
  • The successful candidate will show evidence of the ability to motivate volunteers and donors, will be selfmotivated, and will embrace the concept and attitude of teamwork in a complex organization.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal communication skills and the ability to articulate the importance of higher education and understand and articulate the critical role and priorities of the university and the development program.
  • Strong motivation and the proven ability to work well as a contributing team member within a complex organization requiring collaboration, teamwork and communication.
  • Demonstrated experience in fundraising, sales/marketing, advertising, public relations, communications, or experience in cold calling.
  • Demonstrated experience in relational database manipulation.
  • Experience with office software applications such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook or similar programs.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Preference given to candidates with experience in higher education fundraising.
  • Preference for proven success in building productive, relationships with senior administrators, key business leaders, faculty, staff, institutional boards, volunteers, and/or donors.
  • Basic understanding of the concepts and principles of fundraising is beneficial. Previous annual giving experience.

Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check as well as documentation of COVID-19 vaccination or receive approval from the university for a vaccination exemption due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

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