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Director of the Hollins Fund

Hollins University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Mar 8, 2022

(updated 11/21/22)

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 another.

The Position

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: .

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.

For more information about Hollins, please visit our website ( ).

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