Job Opportunities

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University of Arkansas

College of Engineering

Associate Director , Development & External Relations

This position coordinates development-related meetings related to alumni and donor engagement activities, including the Engineering Early Career Advisory Council and the Engineering Advisory Council meetings, as well as others assigned as needed. This position will assist the senior director of development and external relations in all College of Engineering stewardship and cultivation activities, from written communications to special events to in-person development meetings.

Full opportunity and description HERE.

Purdue Research Foundation

School of Mechanical Engineering

Senior Director of Development
West Lafayette, Indiana

Essential responsibilities include: Develop and execute a plan to bring donors to the School and the College of Engineering through active use of the development process, including solicitation of major gifts. Secure major and planned gifts aimed at meeting the strategic goals of the School’s leadership, its programs, disciplines, and the College, with an expectation of meeting all metrics agreed upon with supervisor. In consultation with the Senior Associate Vice President for Advancement and Head, identify and establish personal contact with current and prospective major and/or planned gift donors whose interest and financial capacity have the greatest likelihood of meeting the School, College, and University’s fundraising goals. Frequent travel and/or evening and weekend duties are required.

Please send cover letter and resume to the Assistant VP of HR at Submission deadline, October 30.

University of Southern California

Viterbi School of Engineering

Executive Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations
Los Angeles, California

The Viterbi Advancement Corporate and Foundation Relations program provides coordination across all offices and units in the Viterbi School in partnering with corporations and foundations. The success of the program depends on the identification and cultivation of new prospects, as well as the continuation of sustained relationships with existing partners. Reporting to the Senior Associate Dean, the Executive Director will engage in creative and strategic thinking about the course of identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship, and be able to develop such strategies and assist in their execution. The position requires excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills, solid knowledge of the discipline of engineering and engineering education, as well as the ability to work collaboratively across disciplinary and interdisciplinary lines, and to interact successfully with a diverse constituency of varying abilities, backgrounds, interests and beliefs. The Executive Director will also prepare, write and/or work with writers to develop and present proposals to corporations and foundations.

Full opportunity descriptions and info HERE.

Development Coordinator – Corporate and Foundation Relations
Los Angeles, California

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 reports to the Administrative Manager and supports the Corporate and Foundation Relations team with duties related to the engagement, cultivation, and stewardship of corporate and foundation supporters and prospects. 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 descriptions and info HERE.

North Carolina State University

Executive Director of Central and Major Gifts
Raleigh, North Carolina

Reporting to the Assistant Vice Chancellor for University Development and serving on her leadership team, the Executive Director will lead a strong ten-person team with a goal of increasing its totals from $8-$10M per year to $20M over the next 3-5 years. The Executive Director will manage a portfolio of donors/prospects with an emphasis on six-figure gifts or more; prepare and implement strategic plans while inspiring the team to exceed goals and expectations, and to coordinate with and represent Central Major Gifts with university-wide fundraising initiatives through active partnerships with colleges, units, university leadership and development colleagues across the campus.

Full opportunity descriptions and info HERE.