Posting Summary: Under the direction of the Sr. Associate Director of Development, this position will be responsible for assisting the School of Medicine development officers with the cultivation of major gifts by developing and implementing a leadership annual giving strategy that will encompass the full giving cycle from identification through stewardship. This will include researching alumni, parent and other prospects that can be identified, cultivated, solicited and stewarded for leadership annual gifts, with potential for these prospects to become major gift donors.
This position will also help to build and manage the parent program fundraising effort for the School of Medicine. This will include such responsibilities as updating a calendar of events, managing an online newsletter and other digital content, organizing parent council meetings and other events in conjunction with the Medical Alumni Association.
In addition, the Assistant Director of Development, Medical Alumni will work with departments/divisions within the School of Medicine and the UVA Health System. In this role the successful candidate will work with department chairs and/or other faculty to explore ways philanthropy can benefit departmental educational efforts, and implement the projects as planned with faculty and staff.
The preferred candidate will have the ability to accomplish stated objectives through a well thought out fundraising plan. This candidate will have also have polished communication skills and develop trusting relationships with staff, donors and faculty. Occasional weekend/evening work and travel may be required.
This is a restricted position and continuation is based on performance and funding.
For a full position description, visit https://career.virginia.edu/about/uva-career-center-jobs. To apply, visit http://jobs.virginia.edu and search on Posting Number 0624252.
Complete a job application online and attach a targeted cover letter indicating the functional area(s) for which they are applying and how their qualifications allow them to contribute to the programs/services of the functional area(s), resume, and contact information for three references.
For questions about the position or application process please contact Chris Cunningham at [email protected]
The University of Virginia is fundamentally committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff. UVA is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. We welcome nominations of and applications from women, members of minority groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. We also welcome others who would bring additional dimensions of diversity to the University's research and teaching mission.
Required Minimum Level of Education: *Degree Required
Required Specific Degree/Training: Bachelor's Degree
Preferred Minimum Level of Education: Master's Degree
Required Minimum Level of Experience: Some - up to 4 years
Required Specific Experience: Development or client-based sales
Preferred Minimum Level of Experience: Considerable - 4 to 7 years
Preferred Specific Experience: Major gift fundraising experience preferred, as well as previous work in or familiarity with an academic medical center.
Required License or Certification: Valid Driver's License
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Ability to travel is required, as well as occasional evening and weekend work Strong identification with and commitment to the Health System's mission Comprehensive knowledge of fundraising, including donor relations, special events, gift accounting, development records and stewardship Organized with the ability to manage multiple projects with attention to detail High levels of both energy and creativity Ability to exercise mature judgment Strong commitment to teamwork Excellent verbal and written communication skills High level of initiative Ability to develop relationships of trust and respect with faculty, volunteers and donors. Ability to work effectively in a complex environment
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: High level of knowledge and proficiency w/computer technology and information systems Facility with financial planning concepts and terminology
Required Computer Applications: Microsoft office
Preferred Computer Applications: AdvanceWeb
Internal Number: 353_85746
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