About Virginia Tech:
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.
Reporting to the Director of Annual Giving, the Annual Giving Officer (AGO) will assist the Director of Annual Giving in carrying out the designated duties and responsibilities for the university's annual giving program with a focus on long-term, multi-year objectives for growth in revenue and participation. Primary responsibilities require intense focus on building relationships through one-on-one visits and on-going communication with assigned prospects, donors, and volunteers to develop giving strategies, design proposals, and solicit and close upper tier annual gifts. The AGO is expected to travel to conduct +150 face-to-face visits and solicitations with both donors and volunteers, as well as leverage telephone, email and digital or social media outreach to solicit annual gifts in the range of $1,000 to $10,000 and higher.
Additionally, the AGO will lead and manage assigned reunion giving programs for Virginia Tech, celebrating class or affinity group reunions which may include young alumni up through the 50th reunion and beyond. Reunion program management includes developing and implementing an 18-month strategic fundraising plan for selected reunion programs, including the coordination and stewardship of volunteers as part of the reunion leadership / committees.
Bachelor's degree and experience or Master's degree.
Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of fundraising.
Fundraising or similar experience at a university or other comparable organization or equivalent professional experience in sales, marketing, training, or public relations.
Preference given to candidates possessing an understanding and working knowledge of relational database systems.
Preference for experience with cold calling.
Prior work in either annual giving or special event fundraising.
Preference given to candidates with experience in higher education.
Preference given to experience in personal one-on-one solicitation fundraising.
Employee Category: Administrative and Professional Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Percent Employment: Full-time
Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, 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 any other basis protected by law.
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.
Review Date: 05/30/2017