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Annual Fund Giving Coordinator

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Annual Fund Giving Coordinator
Faculty Rank: Lecturer
Role Title: Professional Faculty
Posting Number: AP0170311
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech, founded in 1872 as a land-grant institution, is currently ranked as a Top 25 Public University by US News & World Report and a Top 25 Public Research University by the National Science Foundation. Through a combination of its three missions of learning, discovery, and engagement, Virginia Tech continually strives to accomplish the charge of its motto: Ut Prosim (That I May Serve). As the Commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech serves a diverse population of 30,000+ students and 8000+ faculty and staff from over 100 countries, and is engaged in research around the world. Invent the Future at Virginia Tech.

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Assistant Athletic Director of Development and External Engagement, the Annual Fund Giving Coordinator for Virginia Tech Athletic Fund (VTAF) will assist the Assistant Athletic Director of Development and External Engagement in carrying out designated duties and responsibilities for the Virginia Tech Athletic Fund Annual Giving Program. This highly motivated professional will be involved with the planning and implementation of the VTAF annual giving fundraising efforts in support of intercollegiate athletics. Primary responsibilities require intense focus on building relationships through one-on-one visits and on-going communication with assigned prospects and donors to develop giving strategies, and solicit, close, and renew annual gifts and donor membership.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree and experience or Master’s degree .

Demonstrated experience in athletic fundraising, athletic marketing, alumni relations, or related fields.

Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of fundraising practices and principles.

Demonstrated strong computer skills in Microsoft Suite Office, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, or related environment.

Excellent interpersonal skills to relate to and establish relationships with donors, volunteers and colleagues.

Self-motivated with ability to set strategic goals while implementing fundraising principles and tactics.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference given to candidates with a master’s degree in sports management or related fields.

Experience working in athletic annual giving or related field.

Experience in athletic higher education.

Preference given to candidates possessing an understanding of donor/ticketing/constituent database systems and the ability to analyze data, extract conclusions, and use findings to implement plans.

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

Regional and national travel required for the purposes of conducting field research, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship, which may include overnights and weekends. Must have the ability and willingness to travel utilizing standard, commercial, and/or personal modes of transportation.

Employment Comments:
How to Apply for this Job:

Interested candidates must apply online at www.jobs.vt.edu and search for posting AP0170311. 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 01/05/2018.

Employee Category: Administrative and Professional Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
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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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Location: Blacksburg
Department: Virginia Tech Athletic Fund
Location, if not Blacksburg: Blacksburg, VA
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: 8 am – 5 pm, M-F + as needed
Job Posting Date: 12/06/2017
Review Begin Date: 01/05/2018
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/82143

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * Will you have a bachelor's degree and experience or a master's degree by the anticipated start date?
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  2. * How did you first learn about this job opening?
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Required Documents

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