Job Opportunities

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University of California, Los Angeles

Senior Director of Development, Samueli School of Engineering
This individual will be responsible for developing, coordinating and executing long- and short-term strategies to secure major gifts from individuals, alumni and other entities in support of the school’s mission and strategic plan. Both independently, and in coordination with other members of the staff, the Senior Director of Development manage a portfolio of prospects and donors and will strategically identify, cultivate, solicit and steward major gifts to the School.

Full opportunity and description here.

Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, Samueli School of Engineering

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.


Georgia Tech

Director of Development, Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering
Atlanta, Georgia

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 markets 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. .

Full opportunity descriptions and info HERE. *Job Number 0180480


University of Florida

Director of Development, College of Engineering
Tampa, Florida

The Director will have the unique opportunity to play a significant role at a transformational moment in a major research university’s College of Engineering. The Director of Development will: serve as a member of the advancement leadership team in the College, manage a portfolio of major gift prospects and donors for the College (some travel is required), and actively participate in fundraising events, alumni relations, and public ceremonies at the College and the University.

Full opportunity description and info HERE. (Job ID 24057)


University of Southern California

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

The Director will work with the Executive Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, in coordination with the USC Central Advancement organization, to develop and execute a comprehensive fundraising campaign plan targeting local as well as national foundations in alignment with the School’s broad range of programs and initiatives.

Full opportunity description and info HERE.


North Carolina State University

Director of Development, College of Engineering
Raleigh, North Carolina

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Development (DOD) will manage and help oversee the complete range of development activities in support of the College of Engineering. This work will include leveraging NCSU’s fundraising technology and training tools (e.g. Blackbaud FPM and Plus Delta curriculum), related to major gift fundraising from individuals to achieve annual goals for meetings, solicitation and gifts closed.

Full opportunity description and info HERE.


Stanford University

Associate Director of Development, School of Engineering
Stanford, California

Stanford Engineering has been at the forefront of innovation for nearly a century, creating pivotal technologies that have transformed the worlds of information technology, communications, health care, energy, business, and beyond. Our alumni include some of the world’s most successful leaders in technology and business. Our staff are critical to enabling Stanford Engineering to accomplish its mission: seeking solutions to some of the world’s most urgent challenges and educating leaders who will make the world a better place through the power of engineering principles, techniques, and systems. Reporting to the Director of Major Gifts in the School of Engineering, the focus will be on identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding alumni and friends capable of making gifts in the $500,000 – $9,999,999 range.

Full opportunity description and info HERE.


University of California, Davis

Assistant Director of Development, College of Engineering (2 positions open)
Davis, California

This is an early career fundraising position focused on the strategic identification, qualification and cultivation of current donors and highly rated non-donors with a goal of building and maintaining a new pipeline of prospects for the College of Engineering and for the university at large.

Full opportunity description HERE.


Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Corporate and Foundation Relations Officer
Terre Haute, Indiana

Combining expertise in corporate and foundation giving, the Corporate and Foundation Relations Officer works closely with the Executive Director of Development to expand the corporate and foundation giving program as an integral part of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology’s development efforts while concurrently adding value to the Institute’s overall development efforts.

Full opportunity description HERE.


Vanderbilt University 

Associate Director of Leadership Annual Giving, Engineering
Nashville, Tennessee

The Associate Director of Leadership Annual Giving will be responsible for soliciting gifts of $25,000 and larger for Vanderbilt University, with a focus on outright gifts and pledges to its colleges and schools.  The Associate Director will be assigned to support the School of Engineering.

Full opportunity description HERE.


Washington University 

Director of Development, James McKelvey School of Engineering
St. Louis, Missouri

Washington University in St. Louis seeks a driven, accomplished, and collaborative director of development to join the James McKelvey School of Engineering. He or she will engage an expansive network of alumni, parents, and friends to advance the school’s vision of serving society through innovations that improve the quality of life for the greater good. The Engineering school played a prominent role in Leading Together: The Campaign for Washington University, which launched publicly in 2012 and concluded on June 30, 2018.  The university raised an unprecedented total of $3.378 billion, of which the Engineering school contributed $160 million to this historic initiative.

Full opportunity description HERE.

George Washington University

Associate Director of Development, School of Engineering & Applied Science
Washington D.C.

This experienced position serves as a liaison between the school or unit development team and his/her portfolio of alumni, parents and friends of the university in order to plan and implement fundraising activities. This role partners with deans, faculty, central and school-based development staff to meet fundraising goals, execute events, and build affinity in support of philanthropic priorities.

Full opportunity description HERE.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Associate Vice President for Development and Fundraising
Troy, New York

The Associate VP is a member of the advancement senior leadership team and is expected to actively participate in strategic and operational planning and implementation of best practices in developing a sustainable culture of philanthropy. The Associate VP will lead a fundraising staff while maintaining focus at the strategic level and will provide accurate, appropriate, and timely information to the vice president, including reports, analyses, and recommendations.

Full opportunity description, please contact RensselartDevAVP@wittkieffer.com.

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.


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.


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 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.


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.