Job Opportunities

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NC State

Raleigh, NC

Senior Director of Development

The Senior Director will be a proven fundraiser with excellent leadership skills who appreciates and nurtures an accountable, goal-oriented and values-based work environment. The Senior Director will actively manage a focused portfolio of major and principal gift prospects and donors by guiding their cultivation, solicitation and stewardship while at the same time setting goals to expand the base of major gift prospects. The Senior Director will build strong and mutually beneficial relationships between academic leadership, faculty and staff and donors, alumni, business and community leaders. While managing a team of 2-3 major gift officers and his/her own fundraising portfolio, the Senior Director’s primary focus will be to drive fundraising activity at the major gift level of $50,000 – $1M+.

Full opportunity and posting 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

Assistant/Associate Director of Development

Reporting to the Senior Director of Development and working closely with the college’s leadership, as well as other partners and central development offices, this major gifts officer 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

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


South Dakota School of Mines

Rapid City, SD

Development Officer

Those involved in development work for South Dakota Mines create and cultivate relationships with alumni, friends, and industry representatives around the nation.On campus, we work with students, faculty, departments, co-curricular programs, and select campus initiatives.Off campus, we initiate, develop, and maintain personal relationships with people interested in the university. We promote their involvement with special programs to benefit the students and the campus community, and we help those we meet stay informed and connected.

Full Opportunity and posting HERE

Director of Alumni Relations

Reporting to the CARA Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Director of Alumni Relations is responsible for the leadership and management of the CARA alumni relations operations and vision, including alumni engagement, volunteerism, events and programs to enhance the connection and commitment to the University. The Director of Alumni Relations will manage the daily activities of the alumni relations operations and will be responsible for implementing the CARA strategic plan for alumni and student relations as set by its Board. The Director of Alumni Relations will also be expected to closely coordinate and work with key stakeholders at South Dakota Mines and the Hardrock Club (athletics) to ensure that the strategic plan is advancing the interests of the University and its alumni.

Full Opportunity and posting HERE


University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

Associate Director of Development

The University of Arizona College of Engineering is seeking an Associate Director of Development to join the Dean and Assistant Dean, Development and Corporate Relations, for the College and representatives from the University Alumni & Development Program (UADP) in supporting our efforts to significantly increase philanthropic support and have a positive impact on achieving strategic growth for the College. 

Full opportunity and posting HERE


George Mason University

Fairfax, VA

Senior Director of Advancement

The George Mason University College of Engineering and Computing (CEC) invites applications for the position of Senior Director of Advancement. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.
The Senior Director of Advancement, CEC is the first senior director role within the newly approved College and will serve as the chief fundraising officer and be responsible for all activities related to identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of annual, major, and planned gifts from alumni, friends, and institutions.

Full Opportunity and posting HERE


Purdue For Life Foundation

West Lafayette, IN

Director of Development, College of Engineering

Identify, establish and maintain personal contact with current and prospective donors whose interests and financial capacity have the greatest likelihood of strategically meeting College of Engineering and Purdue University fundraising goals.  Advance relationships with prospective donors through appropriate stages of qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship with a minimum annual goal of securing $1 million in gifts and pledges. 

Full opportunity and posting HERE

Director of Development, School of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Develop and execute a plan to bring donors to the unit and the University through active use of the development process, including solicitation of major gifts. Secure major gifts aimed at meeting the strategic goals of the unit leadership, their programs, disciplines, and the University, with an expectation of raising a minimum of $1M gifts annually. Conduct face-to-face donor visits annually, advancing relationships with prospective donors through appropriate stages of qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.

Full Opportunity and posting HERE


UCLA, Samueli School of Engineering

Los Angeles, CA

Director of Development

When you join our team of strategic thinkers dedicated to building support for one of UCLA’s highest performing units, you will partner with change making faculty and generous donors in celebrating UCLA Samueli’s extraordinary achievements and paving the way for future endeavors. Under the supervision of the Senior Director, Development, you will drive inventive fundraising strategies to success. You will be an integral member of team, creating lasting relationships to increase support and visibility for UCLA Samueli.

Full Opportunity and listing HERE


University of Buffalo

Buffalo, NY

Director of Advancement, School of Engineering and Applied Science

Work closely with the Senior Director and colleagues in the Division of University Advancement, as well as the dean, faculty, and key volunteers to pursue a coordinated and strategic program of cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major gift prospects and donors for SEAS. Develop and manage a donor/prospect portfolio of approximately 125 individuals capable of making gifts of $750,000+, including individuals in early-stage cultivation and/or with whom the university has little to no relationship. This position is an exciting and challenging opportunity for a highly motivated, energetic fundraising professional who is eager to participate in the evolution of the fundraising programs at the University at Buffalo. 

Full Opportunity ad posting HERE


University of South California

Los Angeles, CA

Development Coordinator

The Development Coordinator plays an important role in the daily operations for the Advancement Office at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering managing varied fundraising, planning, and administrative responsibilities. This position supports the Senior Associate Dean of Advancement with duties related to the engagement, cultivation, and stewardship of the department top boards and donors. We are seeking an individual who is pursuing a career in advancement and will leverage this opportunity as a step towards a frontline fundraising position.

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


Caltech

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

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

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