Assistant Director of University Arts Development

Charlottesville, VA
Mar 08, 2018
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Assistant Director of University Arts Development

Position Type: University Managerial and Professional Staff

Department: University Advancement

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 03-07-2018

Posting Summary:
University Advancement is hiring an Assistant Director of University Arts Development to join a dynamic team responsible for raising philanthropic support for the Arts at the University of Virginia.

The Assistant Director of University Arts Development will manage the fundraising programs for three distinct, high-profile priorities of the Arts: the Virginia Film Festival, Heritage Theatre Festival, and Cavalier Marching Band. The position is responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding individual, corporate, and foundation donors and sponsors for each program, in partnership with Arts leaders and program staff.

The Assistant Director of University Arts Development reports to the Director of University Arts Development and works closely with the Vice Provost for the Arts.

The ideal candidate will be highly organized and detail-oriented; adept in building and maintaining both internal and external relationships; have exceptionally strong communication (both verbal and written) and interpersonal skills; and demonstrate a commitment to the highest standards of personal and professional integrity.

A Bachelor's degree is required and preferred candidates will have a minimum of two years of development experience in higher education or the Arts. Some travel as well as evening and weekend work is required.

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

High degree of personal initiative and an ability to work effectively in a fast paced environment.

Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communications skills.

Ability to plan, organize and implement strategies.

Ability to work effectively with a wide variety of people, and to work independently and as part of a team.

Ability to support a Board and volunteers.

Ability to work effectively in a complex environment.

Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends.

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