Senior Associate Director of Development, UVA Brain

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Working Title: Senior Associate Director of Development, UVA Brain

Position Type: University Managerial and Professional Staff

Department: Office of Health System Development

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 04-02-2018

Posting Summary:
The University of Virginia Health System Development Office seeks a Senior Associate Director of Development, UVA Brain to join our collaborative, high-achieving, and enthusiastic team in preparation for the University's upcoming bicentennial campaign. UVA Brain is a newly established pan-University institute dedicated to fostering interdisciplinary, collaborative neuroscience research, education and care and accelerating efforts to create human impact.

The Senior Associate Director of Development, UVA Brain (SADOD) is a lead fundraiser who is responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding prospects and donors as part of the Health System Development Office (HSDO) and the larger University community, with an emphasis on discovery work that builds the major gift pipeline for the program. He/she seeks gifts of $100,000 and above to advance the strategic priorities of UVA Brain, including research, patient care, and education/training. In partnership with development colleagues across Grounds, he/she will work with alumni, parents and friends across the University with an interest in neuroscience. He/she will identify opportunities to collaborate with development officers across Grounds to grow neuroscience support from interested alumni, parents, friends and community members. The SADOD, UVA Brain works with patients and families who make gifts in gratitude for the care they received at UVA. He/she partners with physicians to identify grateful patient prospective donors and to create appropriate fundraising strategies that comply with the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). His/her responsibilities include serving as the lead fundraiser for specific neuroscience programs and working collaboratively, with guidance from other colleagues, to staff the broad range of neuroscience priorities. In addition to his/her major gift work, the SADOD leads project teams aimed at enhancing the UVA Brain team's collaborative efforts, and provides mentorship to junior colleagues. The SADOD reports to the Director of Development, UVA Brain.

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, leadership 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 major gift fundraising, and the demonstrated ability to work successfully 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

Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to manage multiple projects

Demonstrated ability to lead collaborative project teams to achieve their goals

Ability to successfully provide counsel and advice to leadership

Ability to meet deadlines and achieve goals

Thoughtful approach and sound judgment

Demonstrated higher level of autonomy in solicitations, decision-making and independent work

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

Proven skill in researching, investigating, utilizing and streamlining 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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Posted: 4/3/2018
Application Due: 5/10/2018
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