Associate Director of Development
Working Title: Associate Director of Development
Position Type: University Managerial and Professional Staff
Department: Office of Health System Development
Posting Date: 01-12-2018
The University of Virginia Health System Development Office seeks an Associate Director of Development, UVA Brain/Healthcare Philanthropy to join our collaborative, high-achieving, and enthusiastic team in preparation for the University's upcoming bicentennial campaign.
The Associate Director of Development, UVA Brain/Healthcare Philanthropy (ADOD) is a major gifts officer who is responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding prospects and donors and conducting discovery work that builds the major gift pipeline. He/she seeks gifts of $100,000 and above to advance the strategic priorities of UVA Brain (the new pan-University neuroscience institute) and assigned Healthcare Philanthropy programs (Surgery and Transplant). On behalf of UVA Brain, he/she will collaborate with development officers across Grounds to cultivate and solicit alumni, parents and friends with an interest in neuroscience. For all assigned programs, as a member of the Healthcare Philanthropy team, the ADOD will work with patients and families who make gifts in gratitude for the care they received at UVA in the areas of neuroscience, surgery, and transplant. He/she partners with physicians to identify grateful patient prospective donors and to create appropriate fundraising strategies that uphold patient confidentiality and conform to the highest ethical standards. His/her responsibilities include serving as the lead fundraiser for specific programs and working collaboratively, with direction and guidance from other colleagues, to staff the broad range of neuroscience and healthcare philanthropy priorities.
The ideal candidate will possess the exceptional interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence necessary to work with those who have a personal connection to an illness, along with the organizational and collaborative skills that contribute to fundraising success in a pan-University fundraising environment. He/she will have a strong goal and teamwork orientation, track record of success in a client-focused field, and the ability to work effectively in a complex environment. The ability to travel regionally and to work occasional nights and weekends is required.
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, research faculty, 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 and collaboration
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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