Rochester Institute of Technology - Associate Dir of Advancement, COS & CHST Email

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Name of Organization: Rochester Institute of Technology
Title of Position: Associate Dir of Advancement, COS & CHST
Salary Range (low): $60,000
Salary Range (high): $100,000
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Description of Responsibilities: RIT's University Advancement is hiring an Assoc. Director of Advancement for the College of Science(COS) and College of Health Sciences and Technology(CHST). The Assoc. Director for COS and CHST works with administrators and faculty to raise the necessary support for identified priorities. COS was among the first colleges offering undergraduates hands-on research in the applications of science and mathematics. CHST is RIT’s newest college and part of the Institute of Health Sciences and Technology. CHST focuses on educating future healthcare professionals and applying new technologies in healthcare.The Assoc. Director manages a portfolio of prospects, creates fundraising strategies for prospects, develops relationships with donors, solicits gifts between $5,000 and $250,000, and coordinates donor stewardship. The Assoc. Director reports to the Director and works with the Advancement team.


  • Develop an understanding of the educational, research, operational, and financial needs and goals of their assigned College(s)
  • Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward leadership annual gift and major gift donors and prospects in coordination with faculty, staff, and volunteers through the proper clearance process
  • Assist in planning, coordinating, and directing special events for donors and prospects
  • Make appropriate use of time and resources; plan travel; continuously update the prospect management database with donor strategies, proposals, contacts, and results.
About RIT
  • RIT is a diverse and collaborative community of engaged, socially conscious, and intellectually curious minds. We provide exceptional individuals with a wide range of academic opportunities, including a leading research program and an internationally recognized education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. We are dedicated to building a diverse community, where employees feel a sense of belonging, and are valued for their contributions and the perspectives they bring.
Department/College Description
  • In the Division of University Advancement, we are dedicated to advancing this mission by fostering meaningful connections with alumni, parents, friends, and organizations with the goal of increasing the university’s resources through greater volunteer engagement and increased philanthropic support.RIT’s Division of University Advancement (UADV) is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. All division members are committed to building and sustaining an equitable and inclusive work environment where diversity is celebrated and valued. We believe the power of diversity enriches all of us by exposing us to a range of ways to understand and engage with each other, our constituents and our broader communities. We are dedicated to developing and implementing best practices to promote even greater diversity through our employee retention and hiring, accessibility, marketing materials, constituent engagement and in pursuit of our philanthropic goals.
Minimum Requirements
  • Five years of successful annual fund or major gift fundraising or customer-centered constituent engagement or marketing/sales experience
  • High degree of computer literacy
  • Travel required
  • Ability to manage complex projects and manage detail
  • Sophisticated interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
PLEASE NOTE: The individual hired for this position will be required to have a pre-employment Motor Vehicle check, and the Motor Vehicle Report must clear RIT's Safe Driving Policy.
Required Minimum Education Level: BS
Wage Band:120A
Employment Category: Fulltime
Required Application Documents: Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume, List of References
How To Apply: In order to be considered for this position, you must apply for it at: Click the link for search openings and enter the title of the position or BR 5994.

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