Assistant Director for Leadership Gifts

Posted on 05/22/2024

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

Virginia Tech is committed to becoming a world-leading university. We know this cannot happen without our dedicated team in the Advancement Division. At Virginia Tech, we have a passion to serve. We do this through education, research, and outreach around the world. The Advancement Division helps make it all possible by raising awareness; engaging alumni, friends, and partners; and attracting donations. Our work culture is inclusive, collaborative, and ambitious. Our results draw attention nationwide. And our opportunities are many.

A successful Assistant Director for Leadership Gifts is organized, collaborative, and impact-driven. In this role the Assistant Director for Leadership Gifts builds constructive and effective relationships with alumni and friends that will translate to a long-term base of support for the University.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with fundraising activities for colleges and programs, within designated time frames
  • Travel, on average, five to ten days per month to cultivate, solicit, steward, and identify prospects for colleges and programs
  • Manage and cultivate a primary portfolio between 50 – 250 prospects
  • Have typical solicitation ranges of $5,000 to $100,000
  • Close $500,000 per year using a three-year rolling average
  • Establish strong working relationships with central advancement, fellow gift officers, and the college and program staff to foster a productive work environment
  • Ensure compliance with the University, state, and federal laws, policies, regulations and the CASE Donor Bill of Rights. Treat all information and data within the scope of the position with appropriate confidentiality and security

Virginia Tech is an EOE employer.

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