Director of University Arts Development
Working Title: Director of University Arts Development
Position Type: University Managerial and Professional Staff
Department: University Advancement
Posting Date: 07-26-2018
The Director of University Arts Development will be responsible for developing appropriate fundraising strategies to support the Arts at the University of Virginia. The Director of University Arts Development will report directly to the Assistant Vice President for Development and will work closely with the Vice Provost for the Arts. This position supervises the work of the Assistant Director of University Arts Development and the development team at The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia.
The Director of University Arts Development will have programmatic responsibilities that enhance the fundraising efforts for the Arts. These efforts include prioritizing funding needs based on the strategic plan for the Arts; serving as the senior arts development representative for various arts volunteer boards; managing the Arts Council and Arts Endowment, creating a fundraising plan based on the priorities of the strategic plan; and serving as an Arts advocate by communicating and collaborating with colleagues in schools/units across Grounds, as well as volunteers supporting the Arts efforts. The Director of University Arts Development will identify, cultivate and solicit a portfolio of prospects and donors who have the potential to give major gifts to the Arts.
Successful candidates will have five to ten years of fundraising experience, preferably in higher education or a non-profit organization that supports the arts/museums or similar programs. A demonstrated ability to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward major gift prospects and donors is required. The ability to advise and counsel University leadership and both think and plan strategically is critical for this position. Other requirements include confidentiality, strong personal and professional integrity, teamwork, collaboration, good judgment and attention to detail. Exceptional interpersonal communication skills and the ability to develop relationships of trust and respect with colleagues, volunteers and donors are required. While a Master's degree is preferred; the position requires a minimum of a Bachelor's degree. The ability to travel is required, as well as occasional evening and weekend work.
For a full position description, visit https://career.virginia.edu/about/uva-career-center-jobs.
To apply, visit http://jobs.virginia.edu and search on Posting Number 0623736 .
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 an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrated ability to solicit and close major gifts.
Ability to apply successful major gift and annual giving fundraising principles to identify, cultivate and solicit donors.
Ability to be a strategic thinker and implement strategic plans.
Ability to manage a team of development professionals.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to provide counsel and advice to University leaders.
Demonstrated ability to organize and present information to diverse groups.
Demonstrated ability to deliver effective customer relations both in terms of cultivating support and stewarding gifts.
Confidentiality, strong personal and professional integrity, teamwork, collaboration, good judgment and attention to detail are critical.
Ability to work effectively in a complex environment.
This position requires frequent travel and occasional evening and weekend work.
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