Assistant or Associate Director of Development

University of Virginia Health System

Job Description

The University of Virginia is seeking applications for an Assistant or Associate Director of Development to join their team in within University Advancement to support of the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. The Frank Batten School of Leadership & Public Policy is the University of Virginia's fastest growing school. In only 12 years of existence, the school has quickly become one of the most popular areas of study for students at UVA. As we prepare for UVA's $5B campaign launch in 2019, this is a great opportunity to join a dynamic and growing team.


Focus on developing prospect portfolios of potential individual donors, cultivating, and soliciting these prospects for $100,000 and above. Continue to develop, cultivate, and steward relationships with existing donors.
Create and implement cultivation structures that include prospect strategy development, preparation of written materials, design and implementation of cultivation events, direct solicitation, and solicitation in tandem with volunteers and other staff.
Independently strategize and present current, endowment, and future gift opportunities to prospective donors to increase private funding available to students and faculty for scholarships, research projects, professorships, and other restricted and unrestricted needs.
Recruit and provide guidance to volunteers, providing appropriate training and structure.
Work with University leadership and build strong collaborative relationships with other development professionals at the University.
Maintain records of visits, solicitations, and cultivation status in accordance with system requirements and departmental protocols.

This job will be filled at either the Assistant or the Associate level depending on the successful candidate's experience, knowledge, and competencies. The ideal candidate for the Assistant director will have at least three years of previous fundraising experience. The ideal candidates for the Associate Director will have five or more years of higher education fundraising experience with a track record of closing six and seven figure gifts.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelors degree with at least three years of previous fundraising experience.
Ability to effectively articulate the University's educational mission, strategic aims, and fundraising programs; strong verbal and written communication skills.
Demonstrated success with closing major gifts ($100K+).
Experience working in a significant fundraising campaign or capital campaign and meeting desired goals.
Experience managing high-level relationships.
Ability to use a database to maintain and review records and reports such as donor data, prospect contacts, solicitations and proposals; ability to solicit and close gifts of $100,000 and more.
Ability to work effectively both independently and as a member of a fundraising team.
Ability to travel frequently.
Valid drivers license.

This position will remain open until filled. This is an Exempt level, benefited position. This position is a restricted position and is dependent upon project need, availability of funding and performance. Anticipated Hiring Range: $60,000 - $80,000 commensurate with education and experience. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. For questions about the position or the application process, please contact Ashley Cochran, Senior Recruiter at alc6dk@virginia.edu.

How to Apply:

Applications that do not contain all of the required documents will not receive full consideration, please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the box.

Process for External Applicants: Please apply through Workday, and search for R0012083. Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, and address).

Process for Internal UVA Applicants: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search Find Jobs, and search for R0012083. Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, and address).

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physicians Group are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

Employment Type

Full time

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