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.


Purdue University

Director of Development, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
West Lafayette, Indiana

Responsibilities include; develop and execute a plan to bring donors to the unit and the University through frequent travel and active use of the development process, including solicitation of major gifts, working closely with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Development team, the Senior Associate Vice President for Advancement, Head of the School, and other development and academic staff.

Full opportunity description available HERE.

Interested candidates can send their cover letter and resume to the Director of HR at humanresoucres@prf.org by, Friday, March 8, 2019.


University of Southern California

Director of Corporate Relations, Viterbi School of Engineering
Los Angeles, California

Reporting to the Executive Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, the Director will be responsible for corporate relations marketing and stewardship initiatives as well as managing a portfolio of corporate partnerships. The priorities set for Corporate and Foundation Relations follow the priorities set by the Dean of the Viterbi School of Engineering with a primary focus on support for faculty, centers, labs, students and new initiatives.

Full opportunity description available HERE.


Vanderbilt University

Director of Development, School of Engineering
Nashville, Tennessee

In addition to identifying, cultivating and soliciting alumni, friends, firms and foundations for major gifts, the Director also supports the Associate Dean in coordinating operational services and activities, and helps  to integrate the major gift fundraising efforts with the work of the Director of Alumni Relations, the Annual Giving Team and other DAR colleagues. The Director helps to direct the work of two Associate Directors of Leadership Annual Giving and is supported by a Development and Alumni Relations Assistant.

Full opportunity description available HERE.


University of Rochester

Executive Director of Advancement, Hajim School of Engineering
Rochester, New York

The University of Rochester seeks an experienced and ambitious executive director of advancement for the Edmund A. Hajim School of Engineering & Applied Sciences. Both the University and the Hajim School find themselves at exciting and transformative moments in their history. In July 2016, the University completed the $1.2 billion Meliora Challenge comprehensive campaign, raising over $1.37 billion, and the Hajim School welcomed its eighth dean, Wendi Heinzelman. Shortly afterwards, Advancement leadership launched The Rochester Model: 2021 Strategic Plan for University Advancement to leverage the momentum of the campaign and foster a sustained culture of philanthropy and engagement between the University and its constituencies. In addition, the University recently appointed Sarah Mangelsdorf as the University of Rochester’s the 11th president; Mangelsdorf will assume that position in the summer of 2019. These significant milestones present an exceptional opportunity for a dynamic and accomplished person who continually surpasses prior accomplishments, sets clear strategic goals, and has a strong and ongoing commitment to excellence.

Full opportunity description available HERE.