Associate Director Major Gifts HST&FBRI
Virginia TechBlacksburg, VA
The Associate Director of Major Gifts, Health Sciences and Technology (HST), and Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC (FBRI, located in Roanoke, VA) will solicit philanthropic gifts from alumni, families, friends, and supporters which align with the Institute’s fundraising goals, and overall university health sciences strategic priorities. Preferred candidates will be able to work from Roanoke, VA or the Northern VA region. This highly motivated professional will be involved with the planning and implementation of major gift fundraising in support of current operations, endowment, capital, and other priorities from private sources in support of operations and growth for HST and FBRI. Identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of potential prospects will be the primary focus of this role, requiring travel around the region and nationally. This position will fulfill the duties under the direction of the Assistant Vice President for Health Sciences Technology & Fralin Biomedical Research Institute.
In 2007, Carilion Clinic and Virginia Tech joined together to create a unique public-private partnership that was aimed at transforming health care through research and educating the biomedical researchers and physician thought-leaders of tomorrow. The Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC and Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine allows both organizations to leverage their strengths—Virginia Tech’s sciences, computational and engineering expertise and Carilion’s clinical expertise—to improve the health and lives of individuals in the Commonwealth and beyond.
FBRI, founded in 2010, is led by Dr. Michael Friedlander, the Vice President for Health Sciences and Technology at Virginia Tech. FBRI at VTC has grown its research portfolio to well over $140M in the institute’s first eleven years.
This position is key to the presidential university initiative to deliver innovative solutions that address health challenges affecting millions through advanced research and development programs across VT’s Blacksburg, Roanoke, and greater Washington, D.C. metro area facilities including the new Children’s National Research & Innovation Campus at the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
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