Development Associate

Charlottesville, VA
Jun 28, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Development Associate

Position Type: University Operational and Administrative Staff

Department: University Advancement

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 06-27-2017

Posting Summary:
The Office of University Advancement is currently seeking a Development Associate to support our Scholarship fundraising team.

The University of Virginia is one of a small group of highly selective colleges/universities to support a need blind admissions process and meet 100 percent demonstrated student need. To continue to be a leader in providing talented students the resources they need to excel at the University, no matter their financial background, private philanthropy will continue to play a critical role. The Scholarships team is responsible for comprehensive fundraising programs to support these efforts.

The Development Associate for Scholarships plays a critical role by providing administrative support to one or more development officers. The Development Associate is responsible for scheduling, making travel arrangements, preparing itineraries and prospect materials, maintaining donor records, running reports, providing stewardship assistance and other administrative support responsibilities.

The qualified candidate will have at least two years of administrative experience, possess excellent communication and organizational skills, and have an ability to set priorities, manage time and meet deadlines. He/she will have the ability to work independently, take initiative, follow-through and solve problems. Proficiency in Microsoft Office and strong technical skills are required.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to set priorities, manage time and meet deadlines.

Ability to use databases, pull reports and prepare spreadsheets.

Working knowledge of office practices and procedures.

Ability to organize information and pay attention to detail.

Ability to work independently, take initiative, follow-through and solve problems.

Exercise good judgment.

Ability to build and maintain relationships and interact effectively with executive level administrators, faculty, and donors.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Strong technical skills.

Ability to respect confidentiality.

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