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Development Associate for National Capital Region

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Development Associate for National Capital Region
Role Title: Administrative & Office Specialist III
Posting Number: SW0170765
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:

Virginia Tech’s Division of Advancement has opened offices in Arlington and added key members to its team in support of the university’s push to increase its prominence and impact in the National Capital Region. This new position will provide high-end administrative and program support of the fundraising efforts on behalf of the Principal Gifts Team. This position will also support the general administrative needs of the Advancement team located at the NCR office. He/She will coordinate administrative activities, including contact with the public, making travel arrangements, scheduling appointments and meetings, and processing memoranda. Reporting to the Principal Gifts Officer, this position will assist in composing correspondence for the Principal Gifts Officer to follow-up with donors, volunteers and staff. Serves as point of contact and liaison for Principal Gifts Officers when traveling. Answers questions, researches answers, and/or refers to other offices when appropriate. Represents the department by greeting guests and answering telephone inquiries and emails from donors and university executives in a friendly, knowledgeable manner, maintaining confidentiality in all their work.

Required Qualifications:

Demonstrated experience providing administrative support services to executive or senior level individuals.

Demonstrated experience utilizing software applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

Demonstrated experience with meeting, event, and travel arrangements.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in higher education setting.

Associates degree in related field or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.

Demonstrated experience with Banner or similar relational database.

Demonstrated experience with SharePoint or similar applications.

Employment Conditions:
Must have a conviction check: Yes
Describe Other:
Employment Comments:
How to Apply for this Job:

Interested candidates must apply online at www.jobs.vt.edu and search for posting SW0170765. Include with the state application, a cover letter, resume, and list of references. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations should notify the Human Resources Service Center, 540-231-9331 or email hrservicecenter@vt.edu. A review of applications will begin after October 11, 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:
Department: University Development
Work Location: National Capital Region
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 22203
Work Schedule: 8am - 5pm, Mon - Fri
Posting Date: 09/20/2017
Review Begin Date: 10/11/2017
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/80002

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