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Chief Advancement Officer, DEI

Virginia Tech
Virginia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Jun 29, 2023

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Chief Advancement Officer, DEI

Guided by the Ut Prosim (that I may serve) motto, Virginia Tech is committed to creating a more just and inclusive world, where students are prepared to be of service to anyone, anywhere, at any time. To help further this mission, University Advancement seeks a driven, collaborative development professional to fill the newly created role of Chief Advancement Officer for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. The uniqueness of this position will require the CAO, DEI to have formal and regular interaction with the Vice President for Strategic Affairs and Diversity, as well as the Office of Inclusion and Diversity (OID) to support the OID and University’s priorities for diversity, equity, and inclusion. This role will also collaborate with the Associate Vice President for Presidential Priorities, supporting a segment of the comprehensive Presidential Priority of the Virginia Tech Advantage

Duties and Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Advancement and Campaign Director, the CAO, DEI will be responsible for:

  • Partnering with the Vice President for Strategic Affairs and Diversity to align fundraising efforts with VT’s Advancing Inclusion priorities by planning and implementing a collaborative and integrated approach to development, communications and engagement programs that maximizes support for the institutional and individual commitment to Ut Prosim in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence and advances Virginia Tech’s strategic priorities related to inclusion and diversity
  • Coordinate discussions among academic leadership about individual and cross-unit collaborations essential to achieving DE&I fundraising goals
  • Meet or exceed established goals and targets, including
    • Securing gifts at the major and principal gifts levels in alignment with metrics defined for this level
    • In collaboration with the AVP of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for University Advancement, develop a strategy to identity, cultivate, solicit, and steward support for DEI efforts across the institution
    • Liaise with College and Unit development offices, Planned Giving, Principal Gifts, LINK for Corporate and Foundation connections, and the Principal Partnerships Office to develop opportunities for coordinated solicitations

Virginia Tech is an EOE employer. 

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