Elevate Your Career at the World's Leading Aviation and Aerospace University

Elevate your career

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU), the world‘s leader in aviation and aerospace education, is seeking talented individuals to join its robust and growing advancement program in the university’s Office of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement. The university continues to invest in the program by making additional strategic hires in 2021.

President P. Barry Butler is rolling out a compelling strategic vision for the institution. The Office of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement is advancing the university's mission through exciting new engagement efforts and philanthropic initiatives. Together, these factors ideally position ERAU to embark on an exciting $100 million comprehensive campaign.

“This is an exciting time to be at Embry-Riddle,” says Marc Archambault, the office’s Senior Vice President. “Whether you are an established advancement professional or looking to apply your skills in outside sales, marketing communications, or membership organizations—and you aspire to play a leading role during a transformational campaign—Embry-Riddle is a great place to work and make your mark.”

“The ideal candidates for these positions will be energetic self-starters who possess professional characteristics that mirror our team’s core values: integrity, respect, dedication, passion, collaboration, vision and a commitment to excellence,” adds Archambault, “If I’ve described you, I invite you to join this dynamic, successful team.  Elevate your career at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.”

For the 10th straight year, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has been selected as one of the Great Colleges to Work For by The Chronicle of Higher Education, the nation’s most respected publication covering colleges and universities. Additionally, Embry-Riddle has been named a Top 100 Company by the Orlando Sentinel 13 out of the last 14 years.

Employee benefits include a generous personal leave program, a four-day summer workweek, a 403(b) retirement plan with Embry-Riddle gift and matching contribution, and superior health benefits. A tuition waiver program offers free tuition to employees and family members, with employees allowed paid time off to attend Embry-Riddle classes. Employees also have an opportunity to participate in a tuition exchange program with selected other higher educational institutions in the region.

We continually strive to offer a highly competitive, comprehensive benefit package. We also value a positive culture and healthy work-life balance.

Explore these details and more at careers.erau.edu.

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For questions regarding positions, please contact:
Marc Archambault
Senior Vice President of Philanthropy & Alumni Engagement

(please include POSITION INQUIRY in the subject line of your email.)

For technical questions about how to apply online or the great benefits of working at Embry-Riddle, please contact:
Erin Goldesberry
Manager of Employment and Recruiting Services
Human Resources

Embry-Riddle University is committed to providing equal employment opportunity and affirmative action for qualified individuals. The university does not tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

Positions in Daytona Beach, Florida

Senior Executive Director of Philanthropy

This individual will oversee all of the institution’s gifts officers, as well as actively solicit for six- and seven-figure gifts. They will also develop and execute strategies to achieve the team's ambitious philanthropic goals.

Manager of Operations and Special Assistant to the Senior Vice President

This individual will oversee the unit’s operations, manage support professionals, and manage internal team communications and programs focused on elevating team effectiveness, as well as provide advanced administrative support to the Senior Vice President.

Senior Director of Impact Reporting and Annual Giving

The individual will lead an engagement program, using print and digital media, to secure annual gifts via segmented programmatic solicitations. They will also lead the university's efforts to communicate to donors the impact of giving at all levels.  

Associate Director of Proposals and Gift Documents

This individual will research, assemble and write gift proposals to individuals, corporations, foundations and nonprofit organizations. They will also craft donor gift agreements.

Assistant Director of Leadership Annual Giving

This individual will direct the institution’s giving circles, giving societies, and gift clubs, securing gifts of $250 to $5,000 through direct cultivation and solicitation of prospective members.

Director of Prospect Research

This individual will generate fresh leads, recommend gift officer portfolio assignments and preliminary prospect development strategies, and write profiles of key prospects.

Filled Positions

Director of Philanthropy, Prescott, Arizona Campus

This individual will work closely with the chancellor, and deans of the Prescott Campus, and senior staff of the central development enterprise, to directly solicit major gift philanthropy.