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Assistant Director of Leadership Gifts

Advancement, Fundraising, Other


Assistant Director of Leadership Gifts

  • 521497
  • Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
  • University Development
  • Advancement
  • Fundraising
  • Other
  • Administrative & Professional
  • Virginia Tech University

Job Description

Virginia Tech is seeking applications for organized, collaborative, and impact-driven candidates to serve as Assistant Director for Leadership Gifts. A successful candidate in this role builds constructive and effective relationships with alumni and friends that will translate to a long-term base of support for the University. Flexible work schedule at the discretion of your supervisor. Multiple positions available.  

Responsibilities include:

Assist with fundraising activities for colleges and programs, within designated time frames.

Travel, on average, five to ten days per month to cultivate, solicit, steward, and identify prospects for colleges and programs.

Manage a primary portfolio of 50 and a secondary portfolio with 2,500+.

Have typical solicitation ranges of $5,000 to $100,000.

Close $500,000 per year using a three-year rolling average.

Establish strong working relationships with central advancement, fellow gift officers, and the college and program staff to foster a productive work environment.

Ensure compliance with the University, state, and federal laws, policies, regulations and the CASE Donor Bill of Rights. Treat all information and data within the scope of the position with appropriate confidentiality and security.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree with related fundraising or relevant experience, or Master's degree.

Ability to build relationships with volunteers and donors, self-motivated, and embrace the concept and attitude of teamwork in a complex organization.

Demonstrate interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to articulate the importance of higher education and understand the critical role and priorities of the university and the advancement division.

Demonstrate experience in fundraising, sales/marketing, advertising, public relations, client relations, communications, or experience in cold calling.

Demonstrate experience in relational database manipulation.

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

Regional and national travel required for the purposes of conducting field research, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship, which may include overnights and weekends.

Ability to work nights and weekends, and participation in college or university programs when possible.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference given to candidates with experience in higher education fundraising.
Preference for proven success in building productive, relationships with senior administrators, key business leaders, faculty, staff, institutional boards, volunteers, and/or donors.

Basic understanding of the concepts and principles of fundraising is beneficial. Previous annual giving experience.

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Commensurate with Experience

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Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

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

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Advancement HR at advhr@vt.edu during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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