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Director of Development

Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Nov 23, 2021

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Position Type
Fundraising, Other Fundraising, Programs, Managing Volunteers, Program Administration and Management
Academic Centers
Salary Band
Commensurate with Experience
Employment Type
Full Time
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Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Social Work invites applications for director of development. We seek candidates to serve as our lead professional responsible for all fundraising and alumni engagement in the School of Social Work. This position will guide and manage the development team around a shared vision for success and serve as the school’s expert on best practices for fundraising, volunteer management, and stewardship.


Founded in 1917, VCU’s School of Social Work is a long established leader in social work education and research. With B.S.W., M.S.W., and Ph.D. programs as well as fully online and on-campus learning modalities, ours is one of the largest accredited, comprehensive social work programs in the United States. A preeminent national, urban public university and health sciences center, VCU is one of only 28 public universities nationwide designated as both a Carnegie designated Research Intensive (R1) and Community Engaged University, and our faculty are active contributors to VCU’s community-engaged research vision. VCU is located in the capital city of Richmond, recently ranked among the top 25 places to live in the U.S.


The mission of the VCU School of Social Work is to prepare professional social workers as practitioners, scholars and leaders; to generate research and scholarship for advancing knowledge and practice; and to contribute to the local, state, national, international and professional communities to improve quality of life. Guided by the principle of promoting social and economic justice in a diverse and multicultural society, our programs focus on service to and empowerment of people who experience oppression or vulnerability due to inadequate and/or inequitable distribution of personal, social or institutional resources.  Our faculty and staff have articulated Commitments to Racial and Social Justice which guide our priorities and decision-making. We seek candidates with demonstrated experience in advancing these priorities through their leadership, scholarship, teaching and service.

To view the complete job listing and apply, please visit: Applications include cover letter, resume, and a statement of contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion. Please direct questions and inquiries to search committee chair Stephanie Odera, Ed.D., director of field education and associate professor in teaching (

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