Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.
Virginia Tech's Division of Advancement has opened offices in Arlington and added key members to its team in support of the university's push to increase its prominence and impact in the National Capital Region. This new position will provide high-end administrative and program support of the fundraising efforts on behalf of the Principal Gifts Team. This position will also support the general administrative needs of the Advancement team located at the NCR office. He/She will coordinate administrative activities, including contact with the public, making travel arrangements, scheduling appointments and meetings, and processing memoranda. Reporting to the Principal Gifts Officer, this position will assist in composing correspondence for the Principal Gifts Officer to follow-up with donors, volunteers and staff. Serves as point of contact and liaison for Principal Gifts Officers when traveling. Answers questions, researches answers, and/or refers to other offices when appropriate. Represents the department 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.
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.
Experience in higher education setting.
Associates 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.
Employee Category: Staff (Salary)
Appointment Type: Regular
Percent Employment: Full-time
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For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.
Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth's most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 240 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 31,000 students and manages a research portfolio of more than $513 million. The university fulfil...ls its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia.
Through a combination of its three missions of learning, discovery, and engagement, Virginia Tech continually strives to accomplish the charge of its motto Ut Prosim (That I May Serve).