Associate Director of Development, Cancer Programs

Charlottesville, VA
May 10, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Associate Director of Development, Cancer Programs

Position Type: University Managerial and Professional Staff

Department: Office of Health System Development

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 05-10-2017

Posting Summary:
The University of Virginia Health System Development Office seeks an Associate Director of Development, Cancer Programs to join our collaborative, high-achieving, and enthusiastic fundraising team in preparation for the University's upcoming bicentennial campaign.

The Associate Director of Development (ADOD), Cancer Programs is responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding patients, families and friends to support the Health System through major gifts ($100,000 and above). He/she will serve as the lead fundraiser for specific cancer programs. In this work, the ADOD will establish partnerships of trust with physicians and nurses who have provided the care for which our patient benefactors are grateful. The ADOD's work will uphold patient confidentiality and conform to the highest ethical standards, honoring the relationship between patient and healthcare provider.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated success and experience in fundraising. Major gift fundraising experience is preferred. He/she will possess exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to interact effectively with major gifts prospects, fundraising colleagues, academic leaders, faculty, alumni, and volunteers. The ability to travel and to work occasional nights and weekends is required.

Reporting to the Director of Development, Cancer Programs, the ADOD will be an integral member of the cancer fundraising team, comprised of the Director, two Associate Directors of Development, an Assistant Director of Development and a Development Associate, and will work closely with other colleagues across the Health System Development Office.

UVA Health System includes a Medical Center, School of Medicine, and School of Nursing. The Medical Center includes a 584-bed hospital, level I trauma center, nationally recognized cancer and heart centers, and primary and specialty clinics throughout Central Virginia. Nine medical specialties are ranked among the top 25 percent in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Two hundred and five UVA Physicians were on the Best Doctors in America List and; 16 physicians were ranked as America's Top Doctors for cancer. UVA Cancer Center is part of an elite group of National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers, leaders in cancer research, prevention, detection and treatment. As one of only 69 NCI-designated cancer centers in the country, UVA is placed among the top in cancer care and research.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to develop relationships of trust and respect with a diverse range of constituents, including donors and prospects, healthcare providers, administrators, and development colleagues

High emotional intelligence, empathy and ability to relate to individuals whose lives have been impacted by health experiences

Highest ethical standards and attention to confidentiality when dealing with donor and patient information

Excellent verbal and written communications skills

High level of initiative and strong orientation to teamwork

Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to manage multiple projects

Ability to meet deadlines and achieve goals

Thoughtful approach and sound judgment

Ability to translate scientific concepts for the layperson

Ability to work effectively in a complex environment

Attention to detail

Ability to use a database to maintain and review records and reports such as donor data, prospect contacts, solicitations, and proposals

Ability to research, investigate, and utilize resources and information from a variety of sources

Ability to travel is required, as well as occasional evening and weekend work

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