Associate Director of Development, Medical Alumni

Job description

Working Title: Associate Director of Development, Medical Alumni

Position Type: University Managerial and Professional Staff

Department: University Advancement

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 11-07-2018

Posting Summary:
Under the direction of the Assistant Vice President and Chief Development Officer of the School of Medicine this position will be responsible for the cultivation of major gifts by developing and implementing a major gift strategy that will encompass the full giving cycle from identification through stewardship. This will include researching alumni, parents and other
prospects that can be identified, cultivated, solicited and stewarded for major gifts.

This position will also work with the Medical Alumni Association (MAA) to plan strategies for Reunion Giving at the major gift level. In addition, the Associate Director of Development, Medical Alumni will work with departments/divisions within the School of Medicine and the UVA Health System. In this role the successful candidate will work with department chairs and/or other faculty to explore ways philanthropy can benefit departmental educational efforts, and implement the projects as planned with faculty and staff.

The preferred candidate will have the ability to accomplish stated objectives through a well thought out fundraising plan. This candidate will have also have polished communication skills and develop trusting relationships with staff, donors and faculty. Occasional weekend/evening work and travel will be required.

This is a restricted position and continuation is based on performance and funding.

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To apply, visit and search on Posting Number 0624459.

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:
Ability to travel is required, as well as occasional evening and weekend work
Strong identification with and commitment to the Health System's mission
Comprehensive knowledge of fundraising, including donor relations, special events, gift accounting, development records and stewardship
Organized with the ability to manage multiple projects with attention to detail
High levels of both energy and creativity
Ability to exercise mature judgment
Strong commitment to teamwork
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
High level of initiative
Ability to develop relationships of trust and respect with faculty, volunteers and donors.
Ability to work effectively in a complex environment
Knowledge of Planned Giving Vehicles

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Posted: 11/8/2018
Application Due: 1/4/2019
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