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

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,

Purdue University

Director of Development, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
West Lafayette, Indiana

Essential functions include:

  • Develop and execute a plan to bring donors to the unit and the University through frequent travel and active use of the development process, including solicitation of major gifts, working closely with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Development team, the Senior Associate Vice President for Advancement, Head of the School, and other development and academic staff.
  • Responsible for securing major gifts aimed at meeting the strategic goals of the unit leadership, their programs, disciplines and the University, with an expectation of raising a minimum of $1M gifts annually.
  • Responsible for securing a minimum of 144 visits annually with donors and prospects.
  • Identify and establish personal contact with current and prospective major gift donors whose interest and financial capacity have the greatest likelihood of strategically meeting the School and University fundraising goals, in consultation with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Development team, Head of the School, and the Associate Vice President for Advancement.

Please send cover letter and resume to the Director of Human Resources at

Georgia Tech

Director of Development, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Atlanta, Georgia

This position requires extensive knowledge of fundraising approaches pertinent to the position, proven major gift solicitation experience, and results and the highest levels of communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills. This position typically operates with only general direction of senior leadership and is expected to produce major and principal gifts that would rank this individual among the Institute’s most productive officers each year. This position is expected to drive team results while building long term, meaningful donor relationships. May supervise front line development and support staff at the Associate Director level and below, including responsibility for setting staff goals, supporting staff career and professional development, evaluating staff performance and providing constructive feedback.

Full opportunity description available HERE. Requisition Number: 0178728

Santa Clara University

Director of Development, School of Engineering
Santa Clara, California

Santa Clara University is entering the public phase of an ambitious comprehensive campaign. A talented and experienced fundraiser is needed to join the growing Major Gifts team as a Director of Development (Director). The Director will focus his/her personal fundraising efforts on support for the School of Engineering, in addition to general University and campaign priorities. A signature campaign priority is the Sobrato Campus for Discovery and Innovation, the nation’s first interdisciplinary facility designed for undergraduate students studying science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The Director’s prospective donor portfolio is expected to be largely based in the Bay Area however, fundraising priorities, and geographic focus for the Director may change over time.

Full opportunity description available 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.

Vanderbilt University

Director of Development, School of Engineering
Nashville, Tennessee

In addition to identifying, cultivating and soliciting alumni, friends, firms and foundations for major gifts, the Director also supports the Associate Dean in coordinating operational services and activities, and helps  to integrate the major gift fundraising efforts with the work of the Director of Alumni Relations, the Annual Giving Team and other DAR colleagues. The Director helps to direct the work of two Associate Directors of Leadership Annual Giving and is supported by a Development and Alumni Relations Assistant.

Full opportunity description available HERE.

University of Rochester

Executive Director of Advancement, Hajim School of Engineering
Rochester, New York

The University of Rochester seeks an experienced and ambitious executive director of advancement for the Edmund A. Hajim School of Engineering & Applied Sciences. Both the University and the Hajim School find themselves at exciting and transformative moments in their history. In July 2016, the University completed the $1.2 billion Meliora Challenge comprehensive campaign, raising over $1.37 billion, and the Hajim School welcomed its eighth dean, Wendi Heinzelman. Shortly afterwards, Advancement leadership launched The Rochester Model: 2021 Strategic Plan for University Advancement to leverage the momentum of the campaign and foster a sustained culture of philanthropy and engagement between the University and its constituencies. In addition, the University recently appointed Sarah Mangelsdorf as the University of Rochester’s the 11th president; Mangelsdorf will assume that position in the summer of 2019. These significant milestones present an exceptional opportunity for a dynamic and accomplished person who continually surpasses prior accomplishments, sets clear strategic goals, and has a strong and ongoing commitment to excellence.

Full opportunity description available HERE.