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OrganizationPiedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC)
TypeFull Time
Application DeadlineFebruary 4, 2024
College Degree Required?No
Salary Range$82,000 - $92,000


Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) is a nonresidential two-year institution of higher education that serves Central Virginia – principally residents of the City of Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa and Nelson. Our scenic campus is located in Albemarle County, Virginia. We are one of 23 community colleges in Virginia that comprise the Virginia Community College System (VCCS).

Reporting to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Development (VPIAD), the Director of Development (DD) will support the development and implementation of a comprehensive fundraising strategy for the PVCC Educational Foundation (PVCCEF) and plays an important front-line fundraising role.
The DD will be a key member of the IAD team and will support the VPIAD in creating a strategic plan of action and evaluation for maintaining a donor pipeline. These efforts include the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major gifts prospects including corporate and foundation leaders, key alumni, and friends of the College in support of PVCC’s fundraising priorities and programmatic initiatives. The position will help implement planned and annual giving activities, interface with individual and corporate donors, and establish a continuum between annual, major and planned giving donors.

Job Duties


Help PVCCEF donors accomplish their philanthropic goals through relationships with Piedmont Virginia Community College.
Work closely with VPIAD on strategy and implementation of major giving, annual giving, corporate giving, and planned giving programs.
Support the development and implementation of innovative fundraising strategies to expand funding for the College’s key strategic priorities.
Manage a select portfolio that includes current and previous donors, new prospects, and high-level prospects and donors capable of giving at major gift levels.
Report to donors the impact of their gifts through fund reports, scholarship programs and other written donor information through comprehensive and integrated stewardship reporting.
Monitor progress toward fundraising goals and move agreed upon number of prospects, annually, through identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.
Establish and/or expand corporate and foundation partnerships.
Support special activities and “mini campaigns” involving appropriate constituents when necessary and appropriate.
Support the development of digital and printed philanthropic publications.
Planning and coordinating special events recognizing donors to various giving clubs and giving societies (Scholarship Donors, President’s Society, Carpenter’s Society).
Maintain and provide regular/accurate reports of annual, leadership, major, and planned gift activities.
Maintain up to date knowledge of PVCC programs, strategic priorities, and its administrative and financial organization.
Work closely with the Marketing and Media Relations team to develop marketing campaigns to advance fundraising and improve PVCCEF’s overall visibility and identity with donors.
Produces monthly, quarterly, and annual reports on giving and donor engagement.
Participates in college-wide committees as appropriate.
Other duties as assigned.

Skills Required

Experience in fundraising in higher education, non-profit administration, sales, or comparable experience
Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills
Knowledge of basic accounting and budgeting functions
Ability to work collaboratively with co-workers and various constituents
Excellent customer service skills to include the ability to effectively follow up and follow through.
Detail-oriented with strong Internet usage skills and proficient in use in knowledge and use of Microsoft Office.
Strong organizational skills with the ability to multitask, prioritize, and successfully meet guidelines and manage multiple projects.

Additional considerations:

Fundraising experience in higher education
Proven ability to create, foster and grow client/donor relationships
Proven record of closing major and planned gifts of $25,000+
Broad knowledge of the principles of fundraising, including annual, major, and planned gifts
Ability to serve as a strong, outward facing representative of PVCC, translating the mission, vision and values of the institution to various internal and external constituencies.
Experience in the use of digital and social media to enhance messaging, build connection and create advocacy for institutional goals and priorities
Experience in advancement data management, stewardship programs and constituent research programs
Working knowledge of Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge and RENXT

Work Schedule

Business hours, Monday through Friday

Additional Info

In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: , or call DARS at 800- 552-5019.
Additional Information
Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC), an EEO employer, welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds and recognizes the benefits of a diverse workforce. Therefore, PVCC 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. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Human Resources Director, 501 College Dr., Main Building, Room M810, Charlottesville, VA 22902; 434.961.6567.

We are a “Virginia Values Veterans” (V3) official certified company and state agency that provides hiring preference to Veterans and Members of the Virginia National Guard in support of Executive Order 29, (2010). If you are a Veteran or Virginia National Guard Member, we urge you to respond accordingly on your state application.