Job no: 516248
Work type: Staff
Senior management: Vice Pres Advancement
Department: University Development
Location: Blacksburg Area
Categories: Administrative / Clerical
This position provides important support to the university’s Office of Gift Planning – the part of Virginia Tech’s fundraising effort focusing on wills, trusts, estates, and other complex deferred and outright gifts. It serves a vital role in processing and managing information about some of the university’s largest gifts – insuring that key stakeholders have the necessary data to manage the university’s pipeline of future support and that donors have necessary documentation from their gifts. This position also provides the opportunity to directly support fundraising efforts, through its assistance with Gift Planning marketing efforts (which includes coordinating responses, maintaining response data, and managing response supplies), its support of gift officers’ work with prospects (which includes scheduling, document and report production, and travel preparation), and its role in the initial handling of incoming donor calls and inquiries.
Demonstrated experience providing administrative support in an office environment
Demonstrated experience with MS Office software suite or an equivalent software suite
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and relevant experience
Demonstrated experience working in higher education or for a non-profit organization
Demonstrated experience working in a law firm, accounting firm, or in the financial services industry
Demonstrated experience working with charitable gift planning
Demonstrated experience working with Blackbaud fundraising software, or a similar fundraising software package
Commensurate with Experience
The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check
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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