Development Associate

Job description

Working Title: Development Associate

Position Type: University Operational and Administrative Staff

Department: Batten School Fundraising

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 10-12-2018

Posting Summary:
The Office of University Advancement is currently seeking a Development Associate to support our Scholarship fundraising team.

The University of Virginia is one of a small group of highly selective colleges/universities to support a need blind admissions process and meet 100 percent demonstrated student need. To continue to be a leader in providing talented students the resources they need to excel at the University, no matter their financial background, private philanthropy will continue to play a critical role. The Scholarships team is responsible for comprehensive fundraising programs to support these efforts.

The Development Associate for Scholarships plays a critical role by providing administrative support to multiple development officers. The Development Associate is responsible for scheduling, making travel arrangements, preparing itineraries and prospect materials, maintaining donor records, running reports, providing stewardship assistance and other administrative support responsibilities.

The qualified candidate will have at least three years of administrative experience, possess excellent communication and organizational skills, and have an ability to set priorities, manage time and meet deadlines. He/she will have the ability to work independently, take initiative, follow-through and solve problems. Proficiency in Microsoft Office and strong technical skills are required.

This is a restricted position and continuation is based on availability of funds.

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Complete a job application online and attach a targeted cover letter indicating the functional area(s) for which they are applying and how their qualifications allow them to contribute to the programs/services of the functional area(s), resume, and contact information for three references.

For questions about the position or application process please contact Chris Cunningham at [email protected]

The University of Virginia is fundamentally committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff. UVA is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. We welcome nominations of and applications from women, members of minority groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. We also welcome others who would bring additional dimensions of diversity to the University's research and teaching mission.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Exceptional administrative skills to include:

Proven ability to set priorities, effectively manage time, efficiently manage projects and consistently meet deadlines.

Proven ability to use databases, pull data and prepare reports.

Proven ability to organize information and pay attention to detail.

Ability to work independently, take initiative, follow-through and solve problems.

Exercise good judgment.

Strong ability to build and maintain relationships and interact professionally with executive level administrators, faculty, and donors.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Strong technical skills.

Ability to respect confidentiality.

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Posted: 10/13/2018
Application Due: 10/16/2018
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