Careers at Virginia Tech

Digital Fundraising Strategist

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

Job Description

The Digital Fundraising Strategist is a member of the Annual Giving team and assists in the planning and implementation for Giving Day, crowdfunding, SMS, micro-campaigns, student organization fundraising, or other personal digital outreach to achieve donor growth goals. As a member of the Annual Giving team, this role has high visibility with Virginia Tech Giving Day and collaborates with teammates and cross-functional colleagues to carry out the designated duties and responsibilities for the university's annual giving program focusing on long-term, multi-year objectives for growing revenue and participation of alumni donors.

The Digital Fundraising Strategist a strong, individual contributor who works collaboratively to determine strategy in order to deliver on project and annual fundraising goals. This role assists with setting strategy for all special digital campaigns and solicitations to successfully retain, reactivate, and acquire new alumni donors.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in nonprofit management, communications, business, marketing or comparable field.

Progressive experience in fundraising, nonprofits, or marketing.

Understanding of digital fundraising technologies and best practices.

Experience simultaneously executing multiple deliverables with differing timelines.

Quantitative and analytical skills to quickly and accurately evaluate digital fundraising campaign effectiveness.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with ScaleFunder or other giving day or crowdfunding platforms.

Knowledge of CRM solutions such as Blackbaud CRM.

Familiarity of digital marketing, email, SMS, social media/digital advertisement or other emerging fundraising practices.

Experience facilitating projects from ideation to implementation to analysis.

Professional written and interpersonal communications skills.

Experience working both independently and effectively across teams to achieve a common goal.

Proficiency with Microsoft Office 365 applications including Excel and Teams.

Strong organizational and time management skills while working in a fast-paced, rapid-change environment.

Detail oriented with knowledge of project management fundamentals.

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Salary Information

Commensurate with Experience

Review Date

August 20,2021

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.

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 veteran 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.

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