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Principal Gifts Donor Relations Associate

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Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Principal Gifts Donor Relations Associate
Role Title: Administrative & Office Specialist III
Posting Number: SW0170597
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 Principal Gifts Donor Relations Associate will report directly to the Principal Gifts Donor Relations Manager. His/her primary focus will be to manage a variety of organizational processes to ensure the strategic use of the President and the Vice President for Advancement in the cultivation, solicitation, stewardship, and engagement of our alumni and donors through meetings and events. The Principal Gifts Donor Relations Associate will serve as the central point of contact for all Advancement-related scheduling requests involving the President and the Vice President for Advancement, including, but not limited to: individual donor/prospect meetings; development cultivation dinners; alumni relations events; and donor/prospect engagement at athletic events such as home football games.

Required Qualifications:

Demonstrated experience providing executive-level administrative support in a professional manner.

Demonstrated experience utilizing computer software such as Microsoft Office Suite and Outlook calendaring.

Demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills, in addition to the ability to deal effectively with a broad spectrum of professionals and build relationships with key stakeholders.

Candidate must demonstrate excellent organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with superior attention to detail.

The candidate needs to be a forward-looking thinker who proactively seeks opportunities and proposes solutions, while possessing good judgment and decision-making capabilities.

Demonstrated experience working independently on projects, from conception to completion and must be able to work under pressure at times to handle a wide variety of activities and confidential matters with discretion.

Demonstrated proficient computer skills, including experience working within a database as well as experience managing executive calendars.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in a related field preferred.

Demonstrated experience working with large database, i.e. Banner, Blackbaud CRM, etc.

Demonstrated knowledge of project management.

Working knowledge of Virginia Tech’s organizational structure; experience with university, Virginia Tech Foundation, and Commonwealth of Virginia policies and procedures.

Employment Conditions: Must have an acceptable and safe driving record
Must have a conviction check: Yes
Describe Other:

Background check to include a driver’s license check.

Employment Comments:
How to Apply for this Job:

For a complete listing of position qualifications, and to apply, please visit www.jobs.vt.edu, and search for posting SW0170597.

Review of applications will begin 8/21/2017.

Employee Category: Staff (Salary)
Appointment Type: Regular
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FLSA Status: Non-exempt: Eligible for overtime
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Band: 3
Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience
Department: University Development
Work Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: M-F, 8 am - 5 pm, Possible weekend and after hours work,
Posting Date: 07/27/2017
Review Begin Date: 08/21/2017
Job Close Date:
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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/78423

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have an Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only)
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only).
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * How did you first learn about this job opening?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education - online
    • Chronicle of Higher Education - print
    • Higher Ed Jobs (www.higheredjobs.com)
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium - HERC (www.hercjobs.org)
    • Diverse Jobs (www.diversejobs.net)
    • Insight Into Diversity (www.careers.insightintodiversity.com)
    • Indeed (www.indeed.com)
    • Roanoke Times Online (www.jobs.roanoke.com)
    • Commonwealth of Virginia Jobs (www.jobs.virginia.gov)
    • Virginia Tech job site (www.jobs.vt.edu)
    • Facebook
    • LinkedIn
    • Twitter
    • Job Fair (please describe below)
    • Journal (please describe below)
    • Listserv (please describe below)
    • Newspaper - print (please describe below)
    • Professional Conference (please describe below)
    • From a friend/acquaintance not associated with Virginia Tech (please name below)
    • From a Virginia Tech employee/representative/recruiter (please name below)
    • Veteran related event/site (please describe below)
    • Virginia Employment Commission - VEC
    • Other Virginia Tech affiliated website (please describe below)
    • Other job board such as Simply Hired, Career Builder, etc. (please describe below)
    • Other - Not listed (please describe below)
  4. Please describe recruiting source identified in previous question (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

Required Documents

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