Assistant Director of Development, Leadership Annual Giving
Working Title: Assistant Director of Development, Leadership Annual Giving
Position Type: University Managerial and Professional Staff
Department: Office of Health System Development
Posting Date: 08-29-2017
The University of Virginia seeks an Assistant Director of Development, Leadership Annual Giving to join the six-person School of Nursing Alumni & Development team. Long a national leader in nursing education and ranked among the top two percent of nursing schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report - the UVA School of Nursing is readying the next generation of practitioners, researchers, and faculty in a time of exciting, dramatic change in healthcare. UVA cultivates compassionate caregivers, agile thinkers, top-notch researchers and creative, astute practitioners.
The Assistant Director of Development, Leadership Annual Giving will contribute to the School of Nursing by identifying, recruiting, cultivating and soliciting individuals to provide financial support, with primary focus on unrestricted annual gifts. The Assistant Director will coordinate the leadership annual giving, direct mail and Phonathon programs, as well as maintain appropriate accounting and stewardship protocols for annual fund gifts. Additionally, and just as importantly, he/she will schedule face-to-face visits with alumni, parents and friends, traveling on a regular basis to qualify and cultivate new potential partners.
At least two years' experience and proven record of successful fundraising experience or equivalent customer-focused experience is required. The ideal candidate must have the ability to think strategically, communicate effectively, monitor budgets and achieve fundraising goals. He/she will have strong written and verbal communication skills, a high level of professionalism, and previous experience in fundraising or a related field. Travel will be required as well as some evening and weekend work.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
1. Strong communication skills, both oral and written
2. Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to develop relationships of trust and respect with alumni, faculty, volunteers and donors
3. Ability to work with a diverse range of constituents including donors, volunteers, and faculty
4. Ability to develop a plan and successfully achieve major gift fundraising goals
5. Excellent organizational and project management skills.
6. Skill in seeking and using resources and information from a variety of sources to solve problems
7. Ability to meet deadlines and deliver high-quality work on time and under pressure
8. Strong orientation to teamwork
9. Ability to work effectively in a complex environment
10. Attention to detail
11. Ability to travel
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