Associate Director of Major Gifts, CLAHS

Posted on 04/29/2024

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

The Associate Director of Major Gifts solicits philanthropic gifts from alumni, parents, and friends, which align with strategic priorities of the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences (CLAHS). This highly motivated professional is involved with the planning and implementation of major gift fundraising efforts in support of current operations, endowment, capital, and other priorities from private sources. This individual fulfills their duties under the direction of the Assistant Dean of Advancement for the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with fundraising activities for the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences within designated time frames
  • Travel, on average, five to eight days per month to cultivate, solicit, steward and identify prospects
  • Have a portfolio of between 100 to 125 prospects
  • Have typical solicitation ranges of $100,000 to $1,000,000
  • Close $1,000,000 per year using a three-year rolling average
  • Close on average 10 to 13 gifts per fiscal year
  • Develop and implement cultivation and solicitation strategies which include building, managing and soliciting a portfolio of major gift prospects
  • Establish strong working relationships with other central advancement, collegiate, unit, and constituent development officers and staff to foster a productive work environment

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