Job Opportunities

Job Opportunities

Listings are provided at the courtesy of EDF members for opportunities in engineering development. If you would like to share an opportunity with the community, please email the listing and information to

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George Mason University

Fairfax, Virginia

Senior Assistant Director of Student & Alumni Programs, Volgenau School of Engineering

The Senior Assistant Director of Student and Alumni Programs at the VSE is a key Advancement professional and member of the Advancement team responsible for creating and promoting student programs that strengthen a student’s connection to and support of the VSE. (position FA36GZ)


Senior Assistant Director of Advancement, Volgenau School of Engineering

The Senior Assistant Director of Advancement at the VSE is a key Advancement professional and
member of the Advancement team responsible for data collection/analysis/processing, reporting, social media, stewardship, scholarship program oversight, and grant research/writing in support of the Director of Advancement and the VSE Dean. (position FA39GZ)

Full opportunity descriptions and info HERE.

The Ohio State University

Director of Development, College of Engineering (2 openings)
Columbus, Ohio

These development officers will have a strategic assignment based on their skill sets and the needs across the college as we enter a campaign.  The ability to travel overnight, and work occasional nights and weekends, is essential.  As we are looking to expand our pool of potential prospects, significant discovery work will be required as well.

Full opportunity description and info HERE.

University of Washington

Associate Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, College of Engineering
Seattle, Washington

Corporate and Foundation Relations will work with the Senior Director for Corporate and Foundation Relations, faculty, academic leaders, volunteers and other advancement staff to develop and implement a comprehensive strategy for corporate support, and direct the solicitation process (including identification, cultivation, and management) for corporate gifts and private grants in support of the College of Engineering.

Full opportunity description and info HERE.

Cornell University

Director of Development, College of Engineering
Ithaca, New York

In partnership with the Associate Dean, the Director of Development in the College of Engineering is responsible for the strategic management of a comprehensive development program which executes on the dean’s and university’s strategic philanthropic priorities. The Director leads the college’s major gifts, leadership gifts, annual fund, and any other special projects related specifically to the development function of the College. This position manages and mentors a major gift fundraising team of five people for the College and serves as point person/liaison with partners across AAD and the university. The successful candidate will oversee prospect management among MGO’s in the Engineering AAD office while continually developing major gift prospect portfolios and implementing the prospect assignment process for Engineering MGOs.

Full opportunity description and info HERE.

University of Arkansas

Senior Director of Development & External Relations, College of Engineering
Fayetteville, Arkansas

The Sr. Director of Development & External Relations will develop and execute effective fundraising strategies resulting in philanthropic giving to the CoE. Collaborate with applicable units across campus to facilitate giving to the University of Arkansas; manage a major gift portfolio and develop stewardship, cultivation, and solicitation strategies for prospects and donors; accomplish an average of 10 or more quality contacts with donors/prospects each month; deliver an average of 12 – 24 major gift proposals a year.

Full opportunity description and info HERE.

Washington University in St. Louis

Director of Development, McKelvey School of Engineering
St. Louis, Missouri

The opportunity comes at a particularly unique time, in no small part due to the success of the institution’s most recent campaign, but also because of the exciting changes and advances taking place. This position reports to the executive director of development and serves as a leader for other gift officers across the Engineering school’s alumni and development staff.

Full opportunity description and interest, please contact Nicole Poe at

University of Colorado – Denver

Director of Development, College of Engineering
Denver, Colorado

This position is responsible for managing relationships with and soliciting major gift prospects and donors on behalf of the University of Colorado Denver to maximize philanthropic support. Serves as a philanthropic advisor and builds relationships within the university to facilitate meaningful connections for donors. The Office of Advancement has 3 openings, 1 of which is in the College of Engineering.

Full opportunity description and info HERE.

University of Southern California

Director of Corporate Relations, Viterbi School of Engineering
Los Angeles, California

Reporting to the Executive Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, the Director will be responsible for corporate relations marketing and stewardship initiatives as well as managing a portfolio of corporate partnerships. The priorities set for Corporate and Foundation Relations follow the priorities set by the Dean of the Viterbi School of Engineering with a primary focus on support for faculty, centers, labs, students and new initiatives.

Full opportunity description available HERE.


Assistant Dean for Development, Schwarzman College of Computing
Cambridge, Massachusetts

The assistant dean for development will craft a multiyear advancement strategy that will ensure sustainable, long-term growth in philanthropic contributions; collaborate with the dean, department heads, and faculty members to articulate the funding priorities and aspirations of the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing to key colleagues within MIT’s Resource Development (RD) and to potential individual and institutional donors; travel to visit prospects, often in tandem with the dean and other key academic partners; and work proactively to bring potential donors to campus for substantive visits and engagements.

Full opportunity description available HERE.

University of Houston

Senior Director of Development, Cullen College of Engineering
Houston, Texas

The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering seeks a strategic and collaborative development leader to serve as its next Senior Director of Development. As the college continues to move forward in the Here, We Go $1B capital campaign for the University of Houston, this position will serve as a leader in the college and within the University Development team. The Senior Director of Development will play a critical role in increasing awareness of and support for the college.

The Senior Director of Development will provide leadership, guidance and strategic vision for alumni affairs, the development team and all aspects of its major, leadership and annual giving activities. S/He will build and advance strong relationships with alumni and friends that result in philanthropic contributions to the Cullen College through portfolio management of high capacity major gift prospects.

Full opportunity description available HERE.

Clemson University

Senior Director of Development, College of Eng., Computing, and Applied Sciences
Clemson, South Carolina.

To fulfill the college’s mission and implement its programs and initiatives, the Senior Director of Development will work hand-in-hand with the Dean and the Executive Director of Development to establish priorities and philanthropic strategy in accordance with the ClemsonForward strategic plan. In designing and implementing strategic plans that successfully result in secured major gifts and support for the College, this individual will be crucial in inspiring stakeholder support of these priorities as part of the College’s upcoming Capital Campaign.

Full opportunity description available HERE.

The George Washington University

Director of Development, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Washington, D.C.

This position is responsible for leading the university’s alumni and fundraising efforts and seeks to promote a culture of philanthropy throughout the university community, including alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff, corporations and foundations, patients and other friends. Our goal is to advance GWs mission of excellence in education, research, scholarship, and patient care.

Full opportunity description available HERE.

Villanova University

Major Gift Officer, College of Engineering
Villanova, PA

Primary duties include securing funds for the University by establishing and managing effective relationships with varied donor prospects and existing major donors; and assisting in building a successful fundraising program for the College of Engineering. The Major Gifts Officer under the supervision of the Director of Major Giving, College of Engineering and in conjunction with the Assistant Vice President, Major Gifts will plan and implement major gift strategies in support of the priorities of the College using operating/work plans and stewardship plans; identify and qualify potential major donors; design and implement successful cultivation and solicitation strategies.

Full opportunity description available HERE.

Oregon State University Foundation

Director of Development, College of Engineering
Corvallis, Oregon

Within the beautiful Willamette Valley sits the perfect college town and an exciting opportunity to be part of the Oregon State University Foundation’s world-class team while helping to create an even brighter future for generations to come. We’re seeking a motivated Director of Development for the College of Engineering. Join a growing campus, great colleagues, and passionate alumni base at a moment of innovating program growth.

For more information, please contact Jason Thomas, Associate Director, Talent Management. (