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DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM OFFICER  

State Employees Only

OFFICE OF INSTITUTIONAL ADVANCEMENT

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

This position will be responsible for managing the University’s Annual Fund Campaign and on-going relationships with sponsors and cultivating alumni in designated geography. Duties to include; implements administrative and donor-related activities for the Annual Fund Campaign with support of Major Gift Officers; organizes, produces, and maintains annual campaign materials and data; consult with Vice President and work closely with Major Gift Officers to strategize fundraising efforts for campaign; oversees donor database; develop and implement a strategic direct mail solicitation program that builds awareness of Annual Fund Campaign; implement annual recognition program for annual donors/volunteers; establishes fundraising goals in partnership with the Development Director and/or Associate Vice President, to include objectives with revenue projections; cultivate relationships with Alumni and Alumni Chapters in Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, and Delaware; serves as liaison with volunteer groups who support sports in Athletics; participate in development of special events &fundraising programs as assigned; ensure donors receive gift recognition associated with level of giving; handles and processes donated funds; and acts as spokesperson at public speaking events to include check presentations and special events.
  

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

A Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations/Marketing or related field and/or equivalent combination of training and work experience is required. Candidates must have strong organizational, telephone and interpersonal communication skills. Successful candidate must have demonstrated record of meeting deadlines; demonstrated experience with editing, writing, and public speaking; demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks, projects and other activities simultaneously in high volume office; and demonstrated experience preparing reports and presentations is required.
  

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS

Virginia State University only accepts applications through the online Recruitment Management System (RMS) at https://jobs.agencies.virginia.gov. E-mailed, mailed and faxed applications will not be accepted. Resumes do not substitute for a completed online state application. Interested persons must attach a letter of interest, a current resume/vita, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses (if available) of three professional references.Please visit our web site at www.vsu.edu for full position descriptions.
 
Copies of transcripts and three (3) letters of reference must be submitted either as attachments to the online application or mailed to:
Virginia State University
Office of Human Resources
1 Hayden Drive, Box 9412
Virginia State University, VA 23806
 
Your name and the position number (FA556) must be clearly identifiable on each item submitted. Official transcripts and three (3) letters of reference will be required prior to employment. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
 
The selected candidate must pass a criminal history background check, which may include fingerprinting, driver’s record check and drug screening as a condition of employment. The selected candidate may be required to complete a Statement of Personal Economic Interest as a condition of employment, if applicable.

VIRGINIA STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. WOMEN, MINORITIES, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES, AND VETERANS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

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