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Associate Director of Donor Relations

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Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Associate Director of Donor Relations
Faculty Rank: Lecturer
Role Title: Professional Faculty
Posting Number: AP0170198
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:

The Associate Director of Donor Relations will oversee the day-to-day operations of donor relations and be responsible for implementing, executing and maintaining strategic donor relations and stewardship processes. This position will supervise and train all donor relations staff to ensure consistent processes and procedures. In addition, this position will lead the coordination of centralized Advancement stewardship processes and work directly with colleges/units to ensure best practices are maintained across the division.

Reporting to the Director of Donor Relations and Prospect Development, the Associate Director of Donor Relations will:

• Work with the Director of Donor Relations and Prospect Development to outline and implement consistent policies and procedures in line with industry best practices

• Organize efforts to develop, implement, and improve upon current stewardship efforts for University Advancement

• Design and implement donor centric processes for stewardship in line with University Advancement strategic goals

• Identify industry best practices for donor relations processes and stewardship

• Manage donor relations staff and any student staff within donor relations

Required Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree with experience in higher education or related field.
• Demonstrated ability to draft/write business correspondence and printed materials.
• Individuals should demonstrate professionalism, with strong communication skills and be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
• Experience with desktop computer skills and office software applications such as Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.
• The successful candidate will be self-motivated and have the ability to work as a team member in a complex organization.
• Demonstrated ability to work in a high pressure, fast-paced environment.
• Demonstrated excellence in teamwork and project management.
• Ability to work with top donors and/or university administration.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience in the field of Donor Relations.
• Demonstrated managerial experience.
• Information management experience with Blackbaud and/or other large database systems.
• Project management or related experience preferred.

Employment Conditions: Must have an acceptable and safe driving record, Must have a driver's license check
Must have a conviction check: Yes
Describe Other:

• Must have criminal background check to include driver’s license check
• Must have an acceptable and safe driving record

Employment Comments:
How to Apply for this Job:

Interested candidates must apply online at www.jobs.vt.edu and search for posting AP0170198. 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 23, 2017.

Employee Category: Administrative and Professional Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
If restricted or temporary, enter end date:
FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience
Location:
Department: University Development
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: 8-5,M-F + as needed
Job Posting Date: 07/18/2017
Review Begin Date: 08/23/2017
Job Close Date:
Restricted to university employees only? No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran 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 any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

Quick Link: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/78092

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How did you first learn about this job opening?
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  2. Please describe recruiting source identified in previous question (if applicable):

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents