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Assistant Director of Leadership Gifts

Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Sep 12, 2023

Job Description

The Assistant Director of Development for Leadership Gifts will work with their supervisor, to develop and cultivate relationships within their portfolio 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. Includes frequent travel of 5-10 days per month.

Required Qualifications

- Bachelor's degree with related fundraising or relevant 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 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.

- Demonstrated experience in fundraising, sales/marketing, advertising, public relations, communications, 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 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.

Appointment Type


Salary Information

Salary range of $55,000-$60,000

Review Date


Additional Information
  • Safe Driving Record
  • Unable to Sponsor Work Visas
  • The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check
  • 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.
  • Salary range of $55,000-$60,000 - Commensurate with experience
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 during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: May 16, 2024
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