Job Opportunities

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University of Louisville

Louisville, KY

Senior Director of Development

The Senior Director of Development for the J.B. Speed School of Engineering serves as the lead major gift fundraiser for the JB School of Engineering. The Senior Director will work with the Dean of the Speed School and the Assistant Vice President of Development for Belknap campus to plan and execute a philanthropic gift program that will align with priorities set forth by the Dean of the Speed School. This position will supervise the major giving development team while managing a portfolio of major gifts donor/prospects.

Full opportunity and post HERE

University of Georgia

Athens, GA

Director of Corporate Engagement

The University of Georgia College of Engineering seeks a Director of Corporate Engagement to work closely with the corporate partners and supporters of UGA Engineering. The primary objective of the Director of Corporate Engagement will be to build robust partnerships with corporation focusing on talent/recruitment, research and project based partnership and soliciting for philanthropic support for UGA Engineering’s mission of Learning, Discovery & Innovation.

Full opportunity and post HERE

Washington University

St. Louis, MO

Senior Associate Director of Development

The Senior Associate Director of Advancement, Engineering, reports to the Senior Director of Advancement, Engineering. 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 post HERE

Associate Director of Advancement

The Associate Director of Advancement will manage a portfolio of prospects and donors and will implement plans for cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors and prospects and will work with colleagues to increase the number of annual gifts and leadership gifts in support of students, faculty, and capital projects. Conduct 100 personal visits, complete 50 solicitations each year, and qualify 25 new prospects each year. 

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West Virginia University

Morgantown, WV

Director of Development

Exciting opportunity to become a major gift officer for the WVU Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources working with a visionary leader, dedicated department chairs and faculty, loyal alumni and friends, and a dynamic development team. The Director of Development is responsible for identifying, building relationships and advancing gifts at the major gift level, $50,000 and up with an emphasis on six-figure gifts from a portfolio of assigned prospects. This position is slotted in Group 4, and has an average gift size of $200,000 as its primary Key Performance Indicator (KPI).

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University of Maryland

College Park, MD

Chief Development Officer and Assistant Dean

The A. James Clark School of Engineering (Clark) at the University of Maryland (UMD) seeks a dynamic, ambitious, and strategic leader to serve as the next assistant dean and chief development officer (CDO). This is an exceptional opportunity for a collaborative, high-performing, and aspirational fundraiser and alumni engagement professional to build upon the school’s remarkable philanthropic success.

Full opportunity and posting HERE

University of California, Riverside

Director of Development, Bourns College of Engineering

Under the general direction of the Assistant Dean for Development, Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE), the Director of Development, BCOE increases private philanthropy (individual, foundation, and corporate) to BCOE through major, principal, and planned gifts. The incumbent will implement programs of engagement between the campus and external constituencies in support of multiple fundraising projects that may include, and are not limited to: makerspaces, student organizations, women in philanthropy, department or center-specific projects, and endowed scholarships, fellowships, and chairs. UCR development places a high value on collaboration and active participation in professional development

Full opportunity and post HERE

Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS

Development Officer/ Senior Development Officer

The ideal candidate is self-motivated, metrics driven, and possesses an innate ability to get things done. As a frontline fundraiser, you have the opportunity to travel and conduct face-to-face visits with K-State alumni and University supporters. This position helps connect these individuals back to the University in a philanthropic way that is meaningful to them, while making an everlasting impact at Kansas State University. This position is responsible for the qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major gift prospects

Full opportunity and post HERE

Penn State

University Park, PA

Director of Major Gifts
Reporting directly to the college’s Senior Director of Development and working closely with the dean and academic leadership, as well as other partners and central development offices, this Director of Major Gifts will:

  • Identify and cultivate a prospect pool of graduates and other key constituencies
  • Articulate Penn State’s needs, ambitions, and values, including diversity, equity, and inclusion, through excellent informal and formal communications, including written proposals
  • Plan and execute solicitation strategies leading to major gifts
  • Travel extensively throughout the region and across the country to pursue these strategies and build enduring relationships, tracked to a fixed and appropriately aggressive set of fundraising metrics

Full opportunity and posting HERE

Oregon State University Foundation

Corvallis, OR

Senior Director of Development II

Reporting to the Vice President for Constituent Programs & Campaign Director, the Senior Director of Development is the chief front-line fundraiser responsible for creating a vision and managing a comprehensive fundraising program for COE. Working in close partnership with the Dean, the Senior Director of Development will develop clearly defined strategic fundraising priorities for the College and articulate a compelling case for support.  At least seven to ten years of major gift development in higher education and a proven track record of successful major gift fundraising at the $1 million level and above is preferred.

Full opportunity and posting HERE


Pasadena, CA

Executive Director of Annual Giving Programs

The Executive Director of Annual Giving Programs is a strategic and creative leader with demonstrated experience executing annual giving programs that combine proven techniques and ongoing testing/innovations to meet ambitious revenue objectives. Well-versed in industry best practices and data-driven approaches, the Executive Director will lead a team of six professionals responsible for conceiving, planning, marketing, managing, and evaluating comprehensive multi-channel annual giving programs, with emphasis on unrestricted giving and current-use scholarship and fellowship support. The Executive Director holds a leadership role in Advancement and Alumni Relations and reports to the Associate Vice President (AVP) for Development..

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

Alumni Relations Manager

Reporting to the Head (or designee) of the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Director of Alumni Relations for the College of Engineering, the Alumni Relations Manager will plan, execute, and evaluate a variety of engagement programs and initiatives on behalf of the department that strategically align with the broader advancement (development, alumni relations, communications) and recruitment goals of the college and university. The manager will develop an annual work plan in consultation with the two supervisors and is evaluated against the success of that plan. The position will be located in the Greater Washington, DC Metro Area or the main campus in Blacksburg, VA. 

Full Opportunity and posting HERE