Senior Associate Director of Corporate Relations
Working Title: Senior Associate Director of Corporate Relations
Position Type: University Managerial and Professional Staff
Department: University Advancement
Posting Date: 04-23-2018
The University of Virginia is hiring a Senior Associate Director of Corporate Relations. This new position will be a key component of our expanding Corporate and Foundation Relations team and will play a critical role in achieving the University's vision for its third century. Part of the central University Advancement office, Corporate and Foundation Relations is responsible for supporting pan-university projects, programs, and priorities as well as supporting and coordinating efforts across UVA's eleven schools.
Reporting to the Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, the Senior Associate Director will be responsible for building corporate relationships and matching their interests to key initiatives and programs as well as areas of research. This fundraising position will work closely with members of the administration, faculty, and development colleagues to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward corporate prospects. He/she will be responsible for strategically managing and growing a portfolio of national and statewide corporations; developing a University-wide strategy for corporate philanthropy; and supporting faculty and university leaders in their corporate fundraising efforts. Responsibilities will include:
-Developing a comprehensive short-term and long-term strategy for corporate philanthropy in partnership with University leaders;
-Building and strengthening corporate relationships with national and state-based corporate partners;
-Soliciting and stewarding significant corporate gifts;
-Advising and training faculty and staff regarding prospect identification, cultivation strategies, and stewardship activities;
-Ensuring colleagues and faculty understand and follow university protocols for corporate solicitations, sponsorships, and partnerships;
-Performing other duties as assigned.
The ideal candidate will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, a proven ability to grasp complex subjects, and a demonstrated attention to detail. He/she will have the ability to meet deadlines, work both collaboratively and independently, and be creative, analytical, and adaptable. A bachelor's degree and four to seven years of related work experience is required.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to build and maintain strong internal and external relationships
A proven ability to grasp complex subjects
A demonstrated attention to detail
Ability to meet deadlines
Ability to work both collaboratively and independently
Ability to be creative, analytical, and adaptable
Ability to travel
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