Washington and Lee University seeks a dynamic, collaborative, and
experienced fundraising professional to join its high performing
leadership giving team as a Regional Director of Development
(RDoD). Reporting to the Director of Regional Leadership Giving,
this leadership gift officer is responsible for raising
philanthropic support from donors, alumni, parents and friends of
W&L in a defined geographic region. The RDoD will be part of a
team raising support for W&L to meet its ambitious goals laid
out in its 2018 Strategic Plan.
The RDoD will design, develop, and manage a comprehensive program
of focused solicitation strategies to persuasively present the
priorities, make a case for university support and successfully
close major gifts of five to seven figures.
Washington and Lee University actively promotes a dynamic and
inclusive environment that allows students and employees of
multiple backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives to learn, work,
and thrive together. Successful candidates will contribute to that
environment and exhibit potential for excellence in their areas of
- Develops and manages a portfolio of 150-200 potential
- Travels extensively to visit with donors and highly rated
prospects with defined moves management plans for each prospect
after an initial visit.
- Participates in donor prospect strategy sessions.
- Successfully solicits and closes five to seven figure
- Persuasively present the University's mission and goals.
- Works collaboratively with colleagues, faculty, and senior
- Other related duties as assigned.
Must demonstrate strong character and leadership abilities and
excellent human relations skills to represent the University
effectively with its alumni, parents and other external
constituents. Must be a passionate, high- energy individual with
outstanding skills in time management, communication, and team
building with a history of success in previous work experience and
a desire to work in higher education. The successful candidate will
have a minimum of three to five years of successful fundraising
and/or development experience preferably in a higher education,
non-profit, or a foundation setting. A record of achieving
ambitious targets and goals is expected. A Bachelor's degree is
required. The position requires sophisticated interpersonal skills,
the ability to listen effectively, and outstanding written and oral
communication skills. Candidates should be organized, able to work
collaboratively and strategically, and be a talented motivator of
The university requires employees to become fully vaccinated for
and new employees must provide proof of at least their
first shot prior to the first day of employment. Individuals may
seek a medical or a religious exemption to the vaccination
Resume, cover letter and three professional references are
required. The online application form requires you provide names
and contact information for three professional
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until
position is filled.
External Applicants: Complete the online application forms. Upload
on the Quick Apply
screen, the application
will automatically populate your resume details, and you may verify
and update data on the My Information
page. You may add a
to the Resume/CV document upload section at the
bottom of the My Experience
application page. You will
not be able to modify your application after you submit
Current W&L Employees: Apply from your existing Workday
account. Click Apply
from the Open W&L Jobs
report. Update your Education
and Job History.
Provide information for three professional references
appropriate boxes. Fill out the required questionnaire
Cover letter and resume are optional. Refer to the Job Aid
for additional guidance.
- Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working,
primarily with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm as in
- Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and
- Repetitive motions: Making substantial movements (motions) of
the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
Types of Work:
Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of
force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently
or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects,
including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of
the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required
only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.
M-F, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm with occasional nights
and weekend hours required. Frequent travel will be required. A
remote work schedule will be considered.
Pay commensurate with experience.
Washington and Lee affirms that diverse perspectives and
backgrounds enhance our community. We are committed to the
recruitment, enrichment, and retention of students, faculty, and
staff who embody many experiences, cultures, points of view,
interests, and identities. As engaged citizens in a global and
diverse society, we seek to advance a positive learning and working
environment for all through open and substantive dialogue.
Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As such, we
are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of
scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development
of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our
faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are
representative, but not all-inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and
abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with
disabilities to perform essential functions.