Virginia Tech would like to invite applicants for the position of:
Assistant Vice President of Advancement
Job no: 513169
Virginia Tech employs the advancement model that coordinates the functions of development (fundraising), university relations (communications and PR), and engagement (alumni relations). This method, at the leading edge of higher education practice, has proven highly effective since being implemented in 2015. The Advancement Division is overseen by Charlie Phlegar, the university's first vice president for advancement, who previously served as chief fundraiser for Cornell University. Phlegar has served on the board of directors for the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), was chair and founder of the CASE 50 Top 50 Fundraising Institutions and chaired the CASE 2014 National Conference. Virginia Tech posted a record fundraising total of $181.9 million in its past fiscal year and in October launched its most ambitious campaign ever. Boundless Impact: The Campaign for Virginia Tech, has a goal to raise $1.5 billion and engage 100,000 alumni and friends worldwide.
The Assistant Vice President of Advancement serves as a key member of the advancement division and reports to the Associate Vice President for Advancement. This position will oversee the advancement offices of the colleges of Natural Resources and the Environment, Architecture and Urban Studies, Veterinary Medicine, the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets, the Moss Art Center, W.E. Skelton 4H Center, Division of Student Affairs, Inclusion and Diversity, Foundation Relations, and central major and leadership gift officers. He/she will partner with the Deans, Directors, and Vice Presidents of the aforementioned college and units along with the Associate Vice President to develop advancement plans, goals, implement strategies for each area, monitor progress. This role will carry a small portfolio of donors as well.
Bachelor's degree and fundraising experience. Candidates must demonstrate a broad knowledge of fundraising concepts and progressive administrative experience, preferably in an academic setting. Candidates must possess substantial years of demonstrated fundraising experience and considerable years in a management level role, preferably in an academic setting. He/she should be willing to take initiative, assume responsibility, and motivate others by example. Demonstrate a proven record of professional fundraising success, including significant major gift and campaign experience. Demonstrate the ability to provide leadership to and work collaboratively with deans, directors, and colleagues. Demonstrate excellent communication skills. Demonstrate the ability to organize, motivate and work with volunteers. Willingness to travel nationally.