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Assistant Director of Development for Leadership Gifts

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Assistant Director of Development for Leadership Gifts
Faculty Rank: Lecturer
Role Title: Professional Faculty
Posting Number: AP0180101
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 Office of University Development is seeking to fill multiple Assistant Director of Development for Leadership Gifts positions. Working with their supervisor, as well as Advancement leadership within our Colleges and University Programs, the Assistant Director will develop and cultivate relationships with a portfolio of approximately 250 prospects while soliciting current use gifts in the range of $5K-$100K. The Assistant Director of Development for Leadership Gifts will provide assistance to ensure timely donor stewardship of annual gifts. S/he will be a highly motivated professional who will be deeply involved in the fundraising efforts in support of current operations and endowment from all private sources, with emphasis on new donor acquisition and growing out the new 1872 Society leadership gifts program.

Current openings are available reporting to the Director of Development for Leadership and Major Gifts or the Assistant Dean of Advancement, College of Science. Please review the posting for additional openings that may be added at a later time.

Required Qualifications:

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

- The successful candidate will show evidence of the ability to motivate volunteers and donors, will be self-motivated, and will embrace the concept and attitude of teamwork in a complex organization.

- Demonstrated written, oral and interpersonal communication skills and the ability to articulate the importance of higher education and understand and articulate the critical role and priorities of the university and the development program.

- Strong motivation and the proven ability to work well as a contributing team member within a complex organization requiring collaboration, teamwork and communication.

- A successful track record in gift fundraising, or equivalent sales experience and / or experience in cold calling.

- Demonstrated experience in relational database manipulation.

- Experience with office software applications such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook or similar programs.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Preference for previous experience representing a higher education institution to external audiences.

- Preference for proven success in building productive, long-term relationships with senior administrators, key business leaders, faculty, staff, institutional boards, volunteers, and/or donors.

- Preference given to candidates with experience in higher education fundraising, university administration, legal/financial planning, arts organizations, or other related experience.

- Preference for previous experience representing Virginia Tech to external audiences.

Employment Conditions: Must have a criminal background check, Must have a driver's license check
Must have a conviction check: Yes
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How to Apply for this Job:

Interested candidates must apply online at www.jobs.vt.edu and search for posting AP0180101. 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 5/7/18.

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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Pay Range:
Location: Blacksburg
Department: University Development
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: M-F 8-5; Varies with travel
Job Posting Date: 04/09/2018
Review Begin Date: 05/07/2018
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/85480

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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    • yes
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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