The University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied
Science seeks a dynamic, collaborative, and experienced fundraising
professional to fill the role of Assistant or Associate Director of
Development. Reporting to the Executive Director of Development,
the Assistant or Associate Director of Development will generate
philanthropic support for UVA Engineering and join a growing,
highly integrated and collaborative advancement team pursuing
ambitious fundraising goals at the mid-point of the University's
multi-billion dollar Honor the Future campaign.
The Assistant or Associate Director will:
* Work with alumni, corporations, foundations, and other key
constituent prospects to solicit and secure blended six-figure and
above major gifts for UVA Engineering.
* Advance the mission, vision and short- and long-term goals of
the University and UVA Engineering, including campaign priorities,
using agreed upon metrics and accountability.
* Create and execute fund raising plans that utilize best
practices in major giving including identifying, cultivating,
soliciting and stewarding major/principal gift donors.
* Serve as a member of the University Advancement team and
collaborate with peers in prospect strategy development and
* Assist UVA Engineering leadership and the Executive Director
in developing program funding priorities and cases for support.
* Serve as team lead for one or more departments in UVA
Engineering and staff School leadership through regular
communication, collaboration and strategy development.
* Travel nationally to establish long-term partnerships, create
outstanding constituent experiences and strengthen existing
relationships to fund immediate and long-term goals of the School
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.
* Bachelor's degree with at least three years of previous
* 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
* Ability to work effectively both independently and as a member
of a fundraising team.
* Ability to travel frequently.
* Valid driver's license.
Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff,
University Advancement honors your experiences, perspectives and
unique identity. Together, we strive to create and maintain working
environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming so we can
best achieve our mission of supporting our broadly diverse
partners, schools and networks of engaged alumni, parents and
friends of the University.
UVA Advancement offers a flexible and hybrid workplace. All team
members must have access to and maintain a secure home office
environment with high-speed internet service and work
collaboratively with others using a variety of technologies and
tools. Depending on the type of position and work performed, or as
deemed by manager, some positions may be required to work
intermittently in a shared office space located in Charlottesville,
This position will remain open until filled. Review of
Applicants will begin on May 3, 2021. This is an Exempt level,
benefited position. This position is a restricted position and is
dependent upon project need, availability of funding and
performance. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please apply through Workday, and search for
"Assistant/Associate Director of Development." Complete an
application online and attach a CV/resume and cover letter that
clearly relates your experience to the responsibilities and
requirements outlined in the position specification and describe
your vision for making UVA Engineering a leader in diversity,
equity, and inclusion. Multiple documents can be submitted into
this one field. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA
The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System
which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and
Nursing, UVA Physician's Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences
Library, 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