Virginia Western Community College   Roanoke, VA   Full-time     Management
Posted on March 15, 2023
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Philanthropy Relations Officer

Virginia Western Community College is accepting applications for a Philanthropy Relations Officer within the Educational Foundation. This position serves within the Office of Institutional Advancement and serves the Foundation in engaging, cultivating, and stewarding donors and internal and external stakeholders. Reporting to and under the direction of the Coordinator of Philanthropy, the Officer will support and execute fundraising and development strategies that may include the following: annual campaign activities and active campaign solicitations, scholarship establishment and management, fundraising events, foundation grants development and management (as applicable, and in collaboration with the Grants Office), community and public relations, and alumni relations. This position is restricted as it is funded by the Virginia Western Educational Foundation. Funding has been committed for 2 years from the hire date and will be reviewed for continued funding at that time.

Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in business, management, communications, fundraising, or related area or an equivalent combination of education, experience, and/or training. Demonstrated fundraising/sales and/or non-profit experience, with documented campaign success. Experience and proficiency in planning and executing special events. Must demonstrate proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including Outlook, Word, and Excel, PowerPoint with the ability to complete professional correspondence. As an integral part of the Foundation, effectively communicates with college peers, donors, community members and area businesses. Demonstrates exceptional interpersonal skills, as well as excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to work independently and with accuracy, while balancing a multitude of tasks. Knowledge of fundraising principles and procedures. Organized, detail oriented, and comfortable executing campaign and fundraising communications/strategy. This position may be asked to work evening or weekend hours; travel to meetings and events may also be required.

Desired Qualifications: Experience using customer relations management systems, presentation and website management software preferred.

TO APPLY: Direct link to full posting and to apply:

Questions about the on-line application process, feel free to contact Sarah Miller in Human Resources at (540) 857-7283 or

The Virginia Community College System, an EEO employer, welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds and recognizes the benefits of a diverse workforce. Therefore, the VCCS is committed to providing a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. Employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications. We prohibit discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, mental or physical disabilities, political affiliation, veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors.

Deadline to Apply: Open Until Filled.
Initial application review date 04/07/2023.