Annual Giving Officer

Posted on 07/10/2018

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

Reporting to the Director of Annual Giving, the Annual Giving Officer (AGO) will assist the Director of Annual Giving in carrying out the designated duties and responsibilities for the university’s annual giving program with a focus on long-term, multi-year objectives for growth in revenue and participation. Primary responsibilities require intense focus on building relationships through one-on-one visits and on-going communication with assigned prospects, donors, and volunteers to develop giving strategies, design proposals, and solicit and close upper tier annual gifts. The AGO is expected to travel to conduct +175 face-to-face visits and solicitations with both donors and volunteers, as well as leverage telephone, email and digital or social media outreach to solicit annual gifts in the range of $1,000 to $10,000 and higher.

The AGO will have a portfolio of up to 300 prospects.

The AGO will close $300,000 per year using a three-year rolling average.

Additionally, the AGO will lead and manage assigned reunion giving programs for Virginia Tech, celebrating class or affinity group reunions which may include young alumni up through the 50th reunion and beyond. Reunion program management includes developing and implementing an 18-month strategic fundraising plan for selected reunion programs, including the coordination and stewardship of volunteers as part of the reunion leadership / committees.

Interested candidates must apply online at and search for posting AP0180217. 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 protected]. A review of applications will begin after 7/25/18.

Virginia Tech is an EOE employer.

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