Asst Dean Advancement, VTCSOM

Virginia Tech
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jun 21, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Description

The Assistant Dean of Advancement in the School of Medicine will solicit philanthropic gifts from alumni, parents, and friends of the school which align with the School's strategic priorities. This highly motivated professional will be involved with the planning and implementation of the School's major gift fund raising efforts in support of current operations, endowment, capital, and other priorities from private sources. He/She will fulfill the duties under the direction of the school in close cooperation with the University's central advancement office. Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Advancement - College and Units and the Dean of the School of Medicine. The Assistant Dean of Advancement will: Assist with fundraising activities for the School of Medicine within designated time frames. Travel, on average, five to eight days per month to cultivate, solicit, steward, and identify prospects for the School of Medicine. Have a portfolio of major and principal gift prospects. Have typical solicitation ranges of $100,000 to $1,000,000. Close $2,000,000 per year using a three year rolling average. Develop and implement cultivation and solicitation strategies which include building, managing, and soliciting a portfolio of major gift prospects. Manage a team of two that includes a director of alumni relations and a director of marketing and communication professional. Establish strong working relationships with central advancement, collegiate and constituent development officers and the School staff to foster a productive work environment. Work closely with the Assistant Vice President for Advancement - Colleges and Units, Dean, department heads, program and center directors to develop and implement cultivation and solicitation strategies in support of their programs.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree and significant of fundraising experience or master's degree. Demonstrated experience in fundraising, sales/marketing, advertising, public relations, communications or a related field. Willingness to travel on a frequent basis. Individuals should demonstrate professionalism, with strong communication skills and be capable of motivating volunteers as well as donors. The successful candidate will be self-motivated and have the ability to work as a team member in a complex organization. Develop and implement strategies with increasing complexity.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated successful track record in fundraising. 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. Previous major gifts experience working with progressively complex strategies.

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Salary Information

Commensurate with Experience

Review Date

July 20, 2021

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.

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Advertised: June 21, 2021
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