Job Opportunities

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The University of Tennessee Foundation

Tickle College of Engineering

The Office of Advancement, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is seeking an Assistant Director of Annual Giving who will solicit leadership annual gifts, other annual gifts, and when appropriate major gifts, from alumni and friends of the Tickle College of Engineering, through the use of telephone calls, virtual communications and in-person meetings. Reporting to the Senior Director of Development, the qualification and disqualification of both annual giving and major gift prospects will be a significant part of this position’s responsibilities, as will the process of referring promising prospects to major gift fundraisers with whom this position will collaborate to successfully cultivate, solicit and steward said prospects

Full opportunity and posting HERE


Illinois Institute of Technology

The Director of Principal Gifts and Campaign Initiatives will contribute to the program management for the principal gifts program for Illinois Tech, which focuses on prospects and donors at the $5 million+ level, and, in partnership with the Senior Director of Principal Gifts and Campaign Initiatives, management of campaign initiatives including campaign committees, support of campaign leadership, and creation and management of campaign content.

Full opportunity and posting HERE


University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

The Grainger College of Engineering

Assistant Director/Associate Director/Director of Advancement

The Grainger College of Engineering Office of Advancement invites applications and nominations for a full-time major gift officer. The Assistant Director/Associate Director/Director of Advancement will secure private support for funding priorities within the College as determined by the Associate Dean for Advancement and the Dean. The major gift officer will play a critical role in efforts to implement an integrated approach for impact and mission driven priorities across our college, departments, and units.

Full Opportunity and posting HERE

Associate Director, Alumni and Donor Engagement.

The Grainger College of Engineering seeks applicants for the position of Associate Director, Alumni and Donor Engagement. Reporting to the Executive Director of Advancement, the Associate Director, Alumni and Donor Engagement will be responsible for providing innovative leadership to create broad strategies that engage alumni to advance the mission of The Grainger College of Engineering. This position creates, implements and manages all aspects of the strategic initiatives that drive alumni engagement and affinity across the college, to maximize alumni engagement, support a culture of philanthropy and increase financial support

Full Opportunity and posting HERE


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


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

Assistant Director of Leadership Gifts

The Assistant Director of Development for Leadership Gifts will work with their supervisor, to develop and cultivate relationships within their portfolio while soliciting current use gifts in the range of $5K-$100K. The Assistant Director of Development for Leadership Gifts will provide assistance to ensure timely donor stewardship of annual gifts

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.


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.