Job Opportunities

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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Associate Vice President for Development and Fundraising
Lubbock, New York

The associate vice president for development and fundraising will partner with other senior academic and administrative leaders to develop philanthropic and fundraising strategies, manage the participation of academic deans and senior leaders in philanthropy, and prepare them for prospect meetings and solicitations. As a senior member of the fundraising team, the associate vice president will be a member of the principal gifts team and manage a portfolio of major and principal gifts prospects capable of gifts at the $1-million and above level, with an expectation to close multiple gifts at this level annually. The new AVP in collaboration with the vice president for institute advancement will ensure the successful achievement of aggressive fundraising goals in line with The Rensselaer Plan 2024.

Texas Tech University

Senior Director of Development, Whitacre College of Engineering
Lubbock, Texas

In collaboration with Dean Al Sacco Jr., this executive will play an integral role in funding numerous initiatives on the horizon, including capital projects, scholarships, student financial aid and faculty research. Reporting to the Associate Vice President, she/he will also manage a team of three development professionals and serve in the Dean’s cabinet.

Full opportunity description HERE.


Georgia State University

Vice President for Development and Alumni Affairs
Atlanta, Georgia

The vice president will lead a large and complex fundraising and alumni affairs operation for GSU, the most comprehensive public institution in the Atlanta metropolitan area and largest in the state. GSU offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate degree programs spread across 10 academic colleges with around 3,500 faculty members. The institution has an economic impact on the Atlanta economy of more than $2.5 billion annually.

For more information, please contact consultants Mercedes Vance and Kim Brettschneider at GSUVPDAA@wittkieffer.com.


Georgia Tech

Atlanta, Georgia

Director of Development, Biomedical Engineering
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

Director of Development, Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering                Experienced and successful fundraiser responsible for planning and implementing a coordinated program of fundraising activities. Uses advanced relationship building skills to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward major and principal gift individual, corporate and foundation prospects. Establishes and effectively manages relationships, with critical, high profile prospects. Designs and implements strategic fundraising plans. Manages special events to involve and cultivate prospects. Collaborates with deans and faculty, and coordinates with other development and alumni relations staff. Identifies stewardship opportunities for major donors. May service complex fundraising market or regions. Typically solicits gifts in the range of $100,000 to $5 million, and manages a portfolio size (average annual fundraising accountability) of $2.5 million to $3.5 million. Prospect pool managed is up to 150 prospects.

Full opportunity descriptions and info HERE. *Job Number 0180480

 

Director of Development, School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering & the School of Material Science and Engineering                                                                                Front line development officer responsible for planning and implementing a coordinated program of fundraising activities. Uses professional relationship building skills to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward major gift donors and prospective donors. Support special events to involve and cultivate major gift donors and prospects. Identifies stewardship opportunities for major gift donors. Designs and implements comprehensive development plans. Collaborates with deans, chairs, and faculty and
coordinates with development and alumni relations staff. This position requires broad knowledge of fundraising approaches and solid interpersonal skills. This position is expected to drive team results while building long term, meaningful donor relationships. Typically solicits gifts in the range of $25,000 to $1 million, and manages a portfolio of up to 200 assigned donors and prospects and is accountable for raising $1 million to $2 million per year.

Full opportunity descriptions and info HERE. *Job Number 0180558


University of Vermont

Vice President for Strategic Engagement, Foundation
Burlington, Vermont

The University of Vermont Foundation (UVMF) seeks a collaborative, energetic, innovative and dynamic leader as their next vice president for strategic engagement (VP). This is an outstanding opportunity for an experienced professional to set the strategic direction, alignment and integration of a broad range of externally-facing programs.

Full opportunity and description HERE.


North Carolina State University

Executive Director of Major Gifts, Dean of Engineering/ Foundation
Raleigh, North Carolina

The Executive Director oversees the complete range of development activities related to major gift fundraising from individuals. The Executive Director will manage 4-6 Engineering major gift fundraisers, using NCSU’s fundraising technology and training tools (e.g. Blackbaud FPM and Plus Delta curriculum), to achieve annual fundraising goals. Leading by example through the management of his/her own portfolio, the Executive Director will model and manage staff to Plus Delta fundamentals.

Full opportunity and description HERE. *Job number 00000621


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Assistant Director/ Associate Director/ Director of Advancement, Grainger College of Engineering                                                                                                                                    The Grainger College of Engineering Office of Advancement invites applications and nominations for three (3) full-time major gift officers. Each Assistant Director/Associate Director/Director of Advancement will secure private support for funding priorities within the College and will play a critical role in efforts to implement an integrated approach for impact and mission-driven priorities across our college, departments and units. With over 80,000 supportive alumni globally, these positions are essential to cultivate relationships with donors across the College. Through constant collaboration, you will connect with alumni and industry leaders to cultivate new relationships to fuel College-wide initiatives that support donors’ philanthropic interests and lead to student success.

Full opportunity descriptions and info HERE. *Job number 123093 or contact Katie Walker at walker74@illinois.edu.


Louisianna State University Foundation

Senior Director of Development, College of Engineering
Baton Rouge, Louisianna

The LSU Foundation, in conjunction with the College of Engineering, is seeking a mission-driven, experienced professional with exceptional fundraising abilities to serve as Senior Director of Development. The Senior Director will build and manage a dynamic team of development professionals and cultivate and solicit prospect donors with the potential to contribute principal and major gifts aimed at meeting the strategic goals of the college, university, and Foundation.

Full opportunity and description here.


University of California, Los Angeles

Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, Samueli School of Engineering
Los Angeles, California

As part of the School’s development management team, this individual will supervise and provide leadership, oversight and strategic direction to CFR staff that plan and implement comprehensive development efforts for corporate and foundation support. The Director will work with the Senior Executive Director to design, expand and execute a comprehensive corporate and foundation relations fundraising strategy in support of key strategic priorities for UCLA Samueli and will be responsible for securing funding from, and growing partnerships with, the School’s highest level of corporate and foundation prospects and donors.

Full opportunity and description here.


University of Denver

Executive Director of Development, STEM-related schools, colleges, and institutes
Denver, Colorado

This is a unique opportunity for a seasoned professional to join a dynamic, growing and purposeful enterprise united around a compelling mission charted by Chancellor Jeremy Haefner and the leadership of the Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Knoebel Institute for Healthy Aging, and Project X-ITE. The Executive Director will work with a community of talented professionals united to advance this mission, representing the bold ideas of our faculty to inspire philanthropy and engagement.

Full opportunity and description here. Job Number #492755.


University of Georgia

Senior Director of Principal Gifts, College of Engineering
Athens, Georgia

The Senior Director of Principal Gifts works as part of the overall Principal Gifts team within the Office of Development & Alumni Relations. The individual will serve as a visible front-line fundraiser and manage a portfolio of 30-40, high-capacity, $5 million + prospects working closely with the Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations, the President, Deans, and with other key academic leaders to set short and long-term donor-centric strategies.

Full opportunity and description here. Job Number #S04067P.


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.

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


The Catholic University

Assistant Dean for Advancement, School of Engineering
Washington D.C.

The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with The Catholic University of America in the search for an Assistant Dean for Advancement, School of Engineering. The Assistant Dean will serve as the chief advancement officer for the School of Engineering, and be responsible for all activities related to the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of annual, major, and planned gifts from alumni, friends, and institutions during CUA’s $400M campaign. The School of Engineering is known nationally and internationally as a research institution with a proven record of leadership and accomplishment.  The school is recognized locally and internationally for the quality and relevance of its professional programs.

Full opportunity descriptions and info HERE.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Assistant Vice President, University Advancement
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.