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 EngDevForum@gmail.com.

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University of Delaware

Senior Director of Development, College of Engineering
Newark, Delaware

The Senior Director provides strategic leadership, direction, and management for major and principal gift fundraising for the College. The major emphasis of the position is the solicitation of gifts of $100,000 or more from individuals. The Senior Director will manage two major gift officers, an Assistant Director of Donor Relations, and an administrative assistant. The Senior Director will be a key member of the College’s leadership team. S/he will closely collaborate with the Dean and faculty leaders in leveraging the partnership of the College’s Advisory Council of distinguished alumni and friends, as well as various advisory councils corresponding to academic departments, in development initiatives.

Full more information, contact Gerard F. Cattie, Jr at gerard.cattie@divsearch.com.


University of Oklahoma

Executive Director of Development, Gallogly College of Engineering
Norman, Oklahoma

Works collaboratively with Central Development leveraging the infrastructure available from both Central Development and the OU Foundation. Serves as a member of the Development Senior Leadership Team. Plans and implements development activities for the College and assists departments in their development efforts. Manages professional staff responsible for outreach, events, and corporate engagement activities. Works closely with the Engineering Dean and other team members to develop strategic initiatives and implement plans to meet College goals.

Full opportunity descriptions and info HERE. *Job number 192988


Georgia Tech

Director of Development, Biomedical 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 descriptions and info HERE. *Job Number 0180094


The Catholic University

Washington D.C.

The position collaborates closely with the central University Advancement team, which provides resources and strategic counsel, and uniform metrics to help drive results within the schools and across the University. The Assistant Dean also leads the collaborative effort in building alumni engagement and communicating the School’s mission, vision, and achievements to key donor, alumni, and additional external constituencies.

Full opportunity descriptions and info HERE.


University of British Columbia

Vancouver, B.C.

This fundraiser position is responsible for generating strategic prospect contact at the major gift level. The Associate Director is responsible for managing a defined development program at an average $1.5+ million level, or resource development activity at an average $1+ million annually. Responsible for managing a minimum of 75-150 prospects, making 20-25 solicitations and raising a minimum average of $1+ M annually.

Full opportunity descriptions and info HERE. *Deadline Oct. 7


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester, Massachusetts

This position reports directly to the Assistant Vice President in the Division of University Advancement (UA). Carrying a portfolio of approximately 125 prospects and current donors (with capacities of $100,000+), the Director of Development will secure major gifts and work with others in the UA Division that support WPI’s mission.

Full opportunity descriptions and info HERE.


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)

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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.


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.


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 npoe@imsearch.com.


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.