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Asst Dir for Ldrshp Gfts, PCOB

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Work type: Administrative & Professional
Senior management: Vice Pres Advancement
Department: University Development
Location: Blacksburg Area
Categories: Advancement

Job Description

The Assistant Director of Development for Leadership Gifts in the Pamplin College of Business will work with the Director of Development (PCOB) to qualify, cultivate, and solicit philanthropic contributions from a portfolio of Pamplin alumni and friends. Solicitation range typically will fall in the range of $5K to $100K. The Assistant Director of Development for Leadership Gifts is responsible for the coordination, implementation, and follow up of thoughtful donor-centric strategies in support of college and university priorities. The Assistant Director will also assist with the timely donor stewardship of annual gifts. S/he will be a highly motivated professional who will be deeply involved in the fundraising efforts of the Pamplin College of Business in support of current operations and endowment, with emphasis on new donor acquisition.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree and demonstrated relevant experience or master’s degree. The successful candidate will show evidence of the ability to engage volunteers and donors (or customers for those with a sales background), will be self-motivated, and will embrace the concept and attitude of collaborative teamwork in a complex organization. Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to work well as a contributing team member in an environment requiring high ethical standards, confidentiality and flexibility. Demonstrated experience in fundraising, sales/marketing, advertising, public relations, communications, or experience in cold calling. Experience with office software applications such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook or similar programs. Attention to detail and time management are critical skills that will lead to success.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates who:
Demonstrate a successful track record in higher education fundraising.

Demonstrate ability to communicate the critical role and priorities of the university and the development program.

Possess a basic understanding of the concepts and principles of fundraising.

Have previous annual giving experience.

Have experience with relational database manipulation.

Demonstrate an interest in learning more about advancement and a commitment to professional growth.

Pay Band


Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with Experience

Review Date

March 19, 2021

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.

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