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Development Associate DC Metro

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Work type: Staff
Senior management: Vice Pres Advancement
Department: University Development
Location: Washington, D.C., Metro Area
Categories: Administrative / Clerical

Job Description

The Development Associate, Greater Washington, DC Metro Area will provide high-end administrative and program support of the fundraising efforts on behalf of the Greater Washington, DC Metro Area Advancement Team. This position will assist with the operational needs of the DC Advancement Team. The Development Associate will coordinate administrative activities, including contact with the public, making travel arrangements, scheduling appointments and meetings, and processing memoranda for the Principal Gifts Officer as well as for the AVP as needed. Reporting to the Principal Gifts Officer, this position will assist in composing correspondence to follow up with donors and staff, serve as point of contact and liaison for the Principal Gifts Officer when traveling, answer questions, researches answers, and/or refers to other offices when appropriate. Represents the Principal Gifts Officer and the Greater Washington, DC Area Advancement Team by greeting guests and answering telephone inquiries and emails from donors and university executives in a friendly, knowledgeable manner, maintaining confidentiality in all their work.

Required Qualifications

Demonstrated experience providing administrative support services to executive or senior level individuals. Demonstrated experience utilizing software applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Demonstrated experience with meeting, event, and travel arrangements.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in higher education setting. Associate’s degree in related field or equivalent combination of education and/or experience. Demonstrated experience with Banner or similar relational database. Demonstrated experience with SharePoint or similar applications.

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Salary Information

Commensurate with Experience

Review Date

August 15, 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.

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