Virginia Tech would like to invite applicants for the position of:
Associate Director of Major Gifts
(National Capital Region/Arlington, VA)
The Associate Director of Major Gifts in Central Development will solicit philanthropic gifts from alumni, parents, and friends, which align with the overall University, Program and College strategic priorities. This highly motivated professional will be involved with the planning and implementation of Central Development major gift fund raising efforts in support of current operations, endowment, capital, and other priorities from private sources. He/She will fulfill the duties under the direction of the Director of Leadership and Major Gifts in close cooperation with overall leadership of the University's central advancement office.
Reporting to the Director of Leadership and Major Gifts, the Associate Director of Major Gifts will:
Assist with fund-raising activities for Colleges and University Programs within designated time frames.
Travel, on average, five to eight days per month to cultivate, solicit, steward, and identify prospects.
Have a portfolio of between 100–125 prospects.
Have typical solicitation ranges of $100,000 to $1,000,000.
Close $1,000,000 per year using a three-year rolling average.
Close on average 10–13 gifts per fiscal year.
Develop and implement cultivation and solicitation strategies, which include building, managing, and soliciting a portfolio of major gift prospects.
Establish strong working relationships with other central advancement, collegiate and constituent development officers and staff to foster a productive work environment.
Work closely with the Director of Leadership and Major Gifts, College and Unit Chief Advancement Officers and Assistant Deans of Advancement, Deans, department heads, program and center directors to develop and implement cultivation and solicitation strategies in support of their programs.
Interested candidates must apply online at www.jobs.vt.edu and search for posting #AP0170159. Include with the faculty application, a cover letter, resume, and list of five references. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodation in the application process please notify the Human Resources Service Center, 540-231-9331, HRServiceCenter@vt.edu.
A review of applications will begin after August 21, 2017.