About Hollins University
Hollins is an independent, liberal arts university in Roanoke,
Virginia offering undergraduate education for women and selected
graduate programs for men and women. Founded in 1842 as Virginia’s
oldest chartered women’s college, Hollins provides abundant
opportunities to students for leadership development, research, and
study abroad, and provides access to real-world internships around
the globe largely supported by an extensive alumnae/i network,
which has been recognized by The Princeton Review as the fifth best
in the nation among private schools. The institution’s traditions
are the backbone of the Hollins experience and continue to help its
alumnae/i community stay connected to the university and one
The Director of the Hollins Fund is responsible for the development
and management of a comprehensive, strategic, and integrated effort
to build off annual donors, with a particular focus on increasing
both unrestricted giving to the University and the base of
alumnae/i giving. The Director of the Hollins Fund will report to
the Vice President for Institutional Advancement. The Director is a
senior member of the Institutional Advancement team and will have
regular contact with trustees, the President, other senior
administrators, faculty, staff, current students, alumnae/i
leadership, parent volunteers, and other external constituents. In
conjunction with other key leaders and stakeholders, the Director
builds and manages a program based on best practices and utilizes a
data-driven, market-informed approach to annual giving.
The Director of the Hollins Fund manages a variety of programs.
These programs include, but are not limited to, direct
mail/electronic solicitations, leadership solicitations (1842),
Reunion and Class Giving, faculty/staff, student giving, and parent
solicitations. The Hollins Fund current goal is $3.6 million and
provides critical operating support, comprised of unrestricted and
restricted budget relieving funds, for university purposes. The
Director will strategize, implement, and evaluate fundraising plans
aimed at achieving monetary goals while maximizing alumnae/i
participation. In addition, they will have a portfolio focusing on
leadership gifts of $1842 or more.
This opportunity is based in Roanoke, VA with the possibility of
remote flexibility as necessary.
Alongside a genuine passion for liberal arts education and
inclusive academic excellence at a women’s college; a commitment to
– and ability to effectively communicate – the mission, vision, and
values of Hollins, the ideal candidate will bring a minimum of four
years of successful fundraising experience in annual giving
programs or other relevant development experience at an educational
institution. They will also bring demonstrated experience with
data-driven strategy and working with volunteers, alumnae/i, and
campus constituents, with a strong commitment to inclusion and
success working with diverse populations.
Compensation and Benefits
The annual salary is commensurate with experience and
qualifications. Hollins offers a generous benefits package
including health and life insurance, paid time off, a retirement
plan, and tuition assistance benefits.
The selected candidate must have a valid United States driver’s
license with minimal violations and will be subject to credit,
criminal history, and motor vehicle background checks.
Hollins University has retained Campbell & Company to conduct
this search. To be considered for this opportunity, please send a
letter of interest and resume to: email@example.com
Hollins is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed
to promoting diversity and inclusiveness at every level of the
university. Persons of all genders; persons with disabilities;
persons of all racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds; and
first-generation college graduates are encouraged to apply.
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