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Director of Annual Fundraising, Athletics

Virginia Tech
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 22, 2021

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Development & Advancement, Alumni Affairs, Executive, Executive Directors
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Full Time
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Job Description

As a member of the Championship Resources team, the Assistant Director, Athletics Annual Giving (Director of Annual Fundraising) will be responsible for developing, managing, and implementing a comprehensive annual giving program in collaboration with the VT Central Annual Giving team in support of student-athlete scholarships and other necessary needs for Virginia Tech to compete at a championship level. This role will report directly to the Assistant Athletic Director for Championship Resources Strategy and will manage a team of individuals focused on donor growth, stewardship, retention, premium seating, and events. Key responsibilities will be centered around the growth of annual revenue, growth of membership and alumni participation, donor experience, retention, and alignment with the rest of the external operations team.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in marketing, business, management, or a related field.

Demonstrated knowledge of fundraising in the collegiate or professional sports environment.

Past leadership experience in a professional environment, either through direct reports or project management.

Excellent communication skills are required.

Preferred Qualifications

Past proven success in a fundraising environment, specifically focused on the growth of annual giving both in membership and in dollars raised.

An innovative, solution-driven thinker who is able to proactively manage multiple projects at one time.

Experience with the Paciolan suite of products for fundraising and ticketing as well as Blackbaud CRM or a similar platform.

Able to effectively utilize interpersonal skills to productively interact with a variety of key stakeholders across the entire university, as well as donors, prospects, ticket buyers, etc.

Past administration and oversight of budgeting to ensure proper utilization of funds, consistently evaluating return on investment.

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Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with Experience

Review Date

February 15, 2022

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 Brandi Barnett at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: December 22, 2021
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