Job Opportunities

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Washington University in St. Louis

College of Engineering

Director of Advancement

The Director of Advancement, Engineering, reports to the Executive Director of Advancement and is a senior leadership position of the Engineering Advancement team.  The Director of Advancement is responsible for managing a portfolio of major gift donors, provides management of members of the Engineering Advancement team, as assigned by the Executive Director of Advancement, and works closely with other Advancement leaders, as well as academic and administrative leaders in the McKelvey School of Engineering.

Full opportunity and posting HERE

Senior Associate Director of Advancement

The Senior Associate Director of Advancement is a major gifts officer for the McKelvey Engineering Advancement team. The Senior Associate Director of Advancement is responsible for managing a portfolio of major gift donors, engaging alumni, donors, and friends, and works closely with other Advancement leaders as well as academic and administrative leaders in McKelvey Engineering.

Full opportunity and posting HERE


University of Washington

College of Engineering

Associate Dean for Advancement

The College of Engineering seeks an authentic, and forward-thinking advancement leader with a growth mindset to provide strategic vision to all aspects of engagement, development, marketing, and communications for the College. Reporting jointly to the Jungers Endowed Dean and the UW’s Vice President for Development within University Advancement, the Associate Dean is responsible for the strategic planning and implementation of an integrated advancement program to advance the College’s mission and strategic goals.

Full opportunity and posting HERE


University of Illinois

The Grainger College of Engineering

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MatSE) at the University of Illinois Urbana-
Champaign is seeking candidates for an Engagement Coordinator position. The Engagement Coordinator
will develop, coordinate, and execute engagement programs that educate students and the public about
the importance and relevance of materials science and engineering. In this role, the coordinator will
maintain operational infrastructure and processes to guide student engagement activities from
recruitment through alumni status. The coordinator will build a network of high school contacts for
recruiting undergraduates, maintain engagement with current students, and facilitate an efficient
process of keeping close contact with alumni of the department. This position will work closely with
faculty and staff to build and maintain an overall culture of engagement.

Full opportunity and posting HERE


University of Florida

Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering

Director of Development

The Director of Development is responsible for implementing a broad range of fundraising activities for the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering, focused primarily on acquiring major gifts for the Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure & Environment (ESSIE), the University of Florida Transportation Institute and the Center for Coastal Solutions. The incumbent is responsible for developing and executing the college’s fundraising program to fulfill the financial needs as identified by the Executive Director of Advancement in alignment with the strategic initiatives of University of Florida Advancement.

Full opportunity and posting HERE


Virginia Tech

College of Engineering

Associate Director of Business Development

LINK, Center for Advancing Partnerships, is seeking an Associate Director of Business Development to support industry partnerships that advance the goals of the College of Engineering (COE) and Virginia Tech. LINK is part of a holistic model (LINK + LICENSE + LAUNCH) designed to support industry, from discovery to market and is a jointly funded between Advancement and the Office of Research and Innovation. This position is key to the ambitious plans Virginia Tech is making to be a leading 21st century land grant university that delivers innovative solutions to the most pressing global challenges of our time.

Full opportunity and posting HERE


Villanova University

College of Engineering

Major Gift Officer

The Office of University Advancement is seeking a talented and energetic Major Gift Officer for the College of Engineering to join our highly collaborative, motivated team as we work on behalf of the nation’s premier Augustinian Catholic university. Villanova University is organized in a semi-decentralized model; with College-based development officers supported by central services. The Major Gift Officer assigned to the College of Engineering will represent Villanova University and the College of Engineering. Primary duties include establishing and managing effective relationships with major donor prospects and existing major donors.

Full Opportunity and posting HERE


San Jose State University
University Development

Associate Vice President for Development/ Executive Director of the Campaign

The incumbent ensures administrative oversight of the University’s major gifts, planned giving, corporate and foundation fundraising, and Annual Giving, including direct supervision of the Executive Director for Development. Working closely in collaboration with and reporting to the Vice President for University Advancement, the incumbent fosters a collaborative team culture and establishes metrics for success.

Full Opportunity and posting HERE.


Virginia Tech
University Development

Associate Director of Major Gifts, College of Engineering

The Associate Director of Major Gifts, College of Engineering will solicit philanthropic gifts from alumni, parents, and friends, of the college which align with the College’s strategic priorities. This highly motivated professional will be involved with the planning and implementation of major gift fundraising efforts in support of current operations, endowment, capital, and other priorities from private sources in support of operations in the College. This position will fulfill the duties under the director of the College’s Director of Development in close cooperation with the University’s central advancement office.

Full Opportunity and posting HERE.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Director of Development
Worcester, MA

This position reports directly to the Executive Director of Leadership Giving in the Division of University Advancement (UA). Carrying a portfolio of approximately 125 prospects and current donors, the Director of Development will secure major gifts and work with others in the UA Division on foundation, corporate, annual and planned gifts that support WPI’s mission.

Full Opportunity and posting HERE.


University of Virginia
School of Engineering and Applied Science

Assistant/ Associate Director of Development
Charlottesville, VA

UVA seeks a dynamic, collaborative, and experienced fundraising professional to fill the role of Assistant or Associate Director of Development. Reporting to the Executive Director of Development, the Assistant or Associate Director of Development will generate philanthropic support for UVA Engineering and join a growing, highly integrated and collaborative advancement team pursuing ambitious fundraising goals at the mid-point of the University’s multi-billion dollar Honor the Future campaign.

Full Opportunity and posting HERE.


University of Virginia
School of Engineering and Applied Science

Director of Development
Charlottesville, VA

Reporting to the Executive Director of Development, the Director of Development will play a leadership role on a growing, highly integrated, and collaborative advancement team pursuing ambitious fundraising goals at the mid-point of the University’s multi-billion dollar Honor the Future campaign. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced professional to make a valuable contribution in support of the academic and research missions of UVA Engineering.

Full Opportunity and posting HERE.


University of Maryland

A. James Clark School of Engineering

Director of Development
College Park, MD

Reporting to the Assistant Dean of External Relations, the Director of Development for Individual Major Gifts will be responsible for helping to meet the fund-raising objectives of the Clark School. The Director of Development will manage a portfolio of 100 major gift prospects, most of whom having the capacity to give $50,000 or more, and will make at least 10 visits per month all in an effort to raise $1-$2 million per year once established with an appropriate portfolio. The Director will be assigned to support the major gift activities of two academic departments and geographic areas outside of the Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia areas. 

Full opportunity and application HERE.