Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.
The Virginia Tech Athletic Fund is seeking to fill multiple Major Gifts Officer positions. Reporting to the Associate Athletic Director of Major Gifts, the Athletic Major Gifts Officer will assist the Sr. Associate Athletic Director of Development/Executive Director of the Hokie Club in carrying out the designated duties and responsibilities for the development program. This highly motivated professional will be involved with the planning and implementation of the fundraising efforts in support of current operations, endowment, and other capital purposes from all private sources. He/She will fulfill the duties under the direction of, and in close cooperation with, the Associate Athletic Director of Major Gifts, Sr. Associate Athletic Director of Development/Executive Director of the Hokie Club and the university’s central development office.
The Athletic Major Gifts Officer will:
Develop and implement cultivation and solicitation strategies which include building, managing, and soliciting a portfolio of major gift prospects.
Travel, on average, five to eight days per month to cultivate, solicit, steward, and identify prospects.
Have a portfolio of between 100 – 125 prospects.
Have typical solicitation ranges of $100,000 to $1,000,000+.
Close $1,000,000+ per year using a three-year rolling average.
Close on average 10 – 13 gifts per fiscal year.
Establish strong working relationships with other central advancement, collegiate and constituent development officers and staff to foster a productive work environment.
Bachelor’s degree and experience or master’s degree required.
Must demonstrate strong communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to articulate the importance of higher education, and understand and articulate the critical role and priorities of the university and the athletic program.
The successful candidate will show evidence of the ability to motivate volunteers and donors, will be self-motivated, and will embrace the concept and attitude of teamwork in a complex organization.
A successful track record in major gift fundraising preferred.
Demonstrated experience in higher education fundraising, athletic fundraising or other related experience.
Preference for previous experience representing a Division I athletic department to external audiences.
Preference for proven success in building productive, long-term relationships with key business leaders, faculty, staff, institutional boards, volunteers, and/or donors.
Interested candidates must apply online at www.jobs.vt.edu and search for posting AP0180092. Include with the faculty application, a cover letter, resume, and list of five references. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodation in the application process please notify the Human Resources Service Center, 540-231-9331, email@example.com. A review of applications will begin after 4/17/18.
Internal Number: AP0180092
About Virginia Tech
The mission of the Hokie Club (Virginia Tech Athletic Fund) is to provide financial support for scholarships for Virginia Tech student-athletes with a goal of providing the funding necessary for the Athletics Department to cover the cost of scholarships for all student-athletes who receive scholarship aid each year. Other fundraising initiatives such as capital improvements, endowments and programmatic needs are also important and fall under the responsibilities of the Hokie Club. These initiatives, along with scholarship fundraising, are a vital part of moving Virginia Tech Athletics forward.