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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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. (

Georgia Tech

Atlanta, Georgia

Development Assistant Senior, College of Engineering
Full opportunity description available HERE. Requisition Number: 0178728

Director of Development, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Full opportunity description available HERE. Requisition Number: 0178728

University of California, Davis

Senior Director of Development, College of Engineering
Davis, California

Under the direction of the Assistant Dean of Development and External Relations, involves designing, developing, delivering, and administering fundraising programs. Identifies new donor prospects through researching background information on potential donors and developing materials, marketing plans, and organizing related programs/events; cultivates, stewards, and solicits donor prospects. Forges connections that create philanthropic opportunities and align the strategic priorities of the college with the interests and goals of corporate partners and other donors, in coordination with development and administrative colleagues within the College of Engineering’s Development Office. Ensures that all aspects of development programs are consistent with University policies and the policies, practices and standards of the College of Engineering (COE), UC Davis University Development, and UC.

Full opportunity description available HERE.

University of Washington

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

This position should be capable of focusing their considerable management and fundraising skills on the mission of developing outstanding engineers. The ideal candidate for this role has experience identifying and building industry partnerships that are highly impactful and genuinely innovative. S/he/they have a well-honed ability to see opportunities from multiple perspectives and works collaboratively to create effective strategic development plans. Minimum requirements for consideration include at least six years of major development work in an institutional (preferably higher education) setting. An eager interest in advancing ideas that can change the world is a must.

Full opportunity description available HERE.

Arizona State University 

Director of Development, Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering
Tempe, Arizona

The principal activity of this professional development officer is to be externally focused, with responsibility for engaging a portfolio of individuals, corporations and foundations that have a potential affinity with ASU and the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. The director reports to the senior director of development for the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. The director must be able to enthusiastically and accurately represent the college to a variety of constituents while working collaboratively to secure philanthropic investments to benefit ASU and the Fulton Schools of Engineering.

Full opportunity description available HERE.

Purdue University

West Lafayette, Indiana

The Purdue Research Foundation is expanding! We have several opportunities including the following:

-Chief Development Officer, Lyles School of Civil Engineering
-Chief Development Officer of Corporate and Foundation Relations, College of Engineering
-Director of Development, Aeronautics and Astronautics
-Director of Development, Davidson School of Chemical Engineering
-Chief Development Officer, College of Engineering

For details regarding these positions, please visit

Cal Poly 

Assistant Dean of Development & External Relations, College of Engineering
San Luis Obispo, California

On the beautiful Central Coast of California, is seeking a strategic thinker to lead the development team in a comprehensive philanthropic campaign and major building initiative. The new Asst. Dean of Development & External Relations must have a proven record of accomplishment of closing major gifts in excess of $1M. The Assistant Dean will have the opportunity to work with recently hired Dean of CENG, Dr. Amy Fleischer, and former chair of mechanical engineering and director of the National Science Foundation Center for Energy-Smart Electronic Systems at Villanova University. Dr. Fleischer is action-oriented, dynamic, and engaging and goal-driven with the belief in collaboration throughout the entire College of Engineering in order to be successful. This is a terrific opportunity to work for a program named by U.S. News and World Report as one “BEST UNDERGRADUATE ENGINEERING PROGRAMS”.

For more information, please contact Mary Lou Youngblood, Senior Executive Recruiter, Cal Poly Talent Acquisition,