Working Title: Bicentennial Ambassador
Position Type: University Managerial and Professional Staff
Department: University Advancement
Posting Date: 01-16-2018
The University of Virginia hires Cavaliers to initiate relationships with our alumni and to help identify the Grounds-wide major gift pipeline for our next comprehensive fundraising campaign. Ambassadors are recent graduates of UVA and have first-hand knowledge of the culture and values of the University.
The Ambassadors travel to meet with alumni and learn about their lives before, during and after UVA and help identify their philanthropic interests at the University. Ambassadors share information about the upcoming bicentennial celebrations and life on Grounds today. The primary role is to solicit feedback and refer the alumnus/na to their area of particular interest. They are not expected to ask for gifts.
These roles are ideal for a self-starter who has initiative and drive and is selfless, curious and genuinely interested in hearing fellow Cavaliers' stories of how the University impacted their lives. Ambassadors have strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills and the ability to develop relationships of trust and respect with alumni and colleagues. The Bicentennial Ambassadors effectively articulate the University of Virginia's educational mission and strategic aims and are disciplined and organized.
This exciting and demanding role is an opportunity to break into the fundraising profession. The Bicentennial Ambassadors participate in professional development activities designed to build their fundraising career prospects and are mentored by senior advancement leaders across Grounds.
This position has an end date of February 28, 2020.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
1. Demonstrated knowledge of the culture within the University of Virginia.
2. Ability to effectively articulate the University of Virginia's educational mission and strategic aims.
3. Ability to maintain accurate records.
4. Ability to cultivate and maintain effective relations with colleagues, alumni; major gift officers ; prospects.
5. Ability to travel regularly & nationwide.
6. Ability to work nights and weekends.
7. Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
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