Director of Development for Student Affairs

Charlottesville, VA
Oct 04, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Director of Development for Student Affairs

Position Type: University Managerial and Professional Staff

Department: University Advancement

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 10-03-2017

Posting Summary:
As the University of Virginia embarks on its third century, it is simultaneously planning its next comprehensive fundraising campaign. In preparation for this effort, the University of Virginia seeks to hire a dynamic fundraising professional to act as Director of Development for Student Affairs.

This position will be a front-line fundraiser reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Development with a dotted line report to the Vice President for Student Affairs. He/She will be responsible developing and implementing a comprehensive fundraising strategy for current and long-term priorities of the Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs. As part of that strategy, this seasoned development professional will identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward major gift prospects interested in promoting the intellectual, cultural, personal, and social development of our students. The Director of Development for Student Affairs will build and manage a portfolio of current and prospective major-gift level donors ($100K+).

The successful candidate should have at least five years of demonstrated success in fundraising. He/she will collaborate with other fundraisers in University Advancement and across the University to build relationships with alumni, parents and friends while supporting a coordinated approach around prospects and donor strategy.

The successful candidate will possess a broad array of leadership characteristics including a high degree of personal integrity, flexibility, entrepreneurship and excellent communication skills in order to successfully build this fundraising program. This position requires the ability to frequently travel domestically with some evening and weekend responsibilities.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to create, implement, and manage development strategies, including donor cultivation, solicitation, direct marketing, and stewardship.

Ability to develop relationships of trust and respect with faculty, volunteers, donors and colleagues.

High level of personal and professional integrity.

High degree of personal initiative and an ability to work effectively with little supervision.

Ability to accept diverse world view, value, politics and lifestyles exhibited by prospective donors and colleagues.

An ability to work effectively in a fast paced environment.

Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.

Must be willing to participate in 25% domestic travel as needed to support fundraising goals.

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