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The University of Virginia is seeking a Director of UVA Parents Fund to join the University Advancement team. The UVA Parents Fund enhances the student experience through annual gifts from parents of current and former students. Directed by the UVA Parents Committee, the Parents Fund supports student clubs and cultural events, academic enhancement programs and career services, health and wellness initiatives, and class dinners and traditions that enrich student life across Grounds.
Reporting to the Senior Director of Development, the Director of Development will play a leadership role on a growing, highly integrated, and collaborative advancement team pursuing ambitious fundraising goals at the mid-point of the University's multi-billion dollar Honor the Future campaign. Responsibilities include planning and creating fundraising strategies, including major gifts, planned giving, annual giving, stewardship, events, and committee/board management. In addition, the Director will manage their own portfolio and cultivate and solicit major gifts. The Director will represent the Parents Fund team both within the development community and to University leadership. The Director will typically supervise a team of Development staff and are responsible for ensuring that their goals are met.
The Director of the UVA Parents fund will:
Supervise development staff to create effective fundraising strategies, specifically focused on parents of current and former UVA students.
Create and execute effective engagement strategies throughout the academic year that promote a welcoming and rewarding environment in which parents of UVA students can engage.
Develop and implement a comprehensive fundraising plan to include special events, communications, annual campaigns, and major gift strategies that align with UVA Parents Fund mission and University priorities and initiatives.
Advance the mission, vision and short- and long-term goals of the UVA Parents Fund and the University, including campaign priorities, using agreed upon metrics and accountability.
Work collaboratively with development colleagues across Grounds and establish team approaches to fundraising.
Mentor and provide guidance to development officers regarding best practices in parent engagement and fundraising, trip planning and follow up, stewardship of donors, and building working relationships with faculty and students.
In consultation with senior leadership, develop and implement goals, objectives, and metrics for measuring performance.
Build and manage a portfolio of current and prospective major-gift level donors ($100K+) and move them towards giving levels that achieve annual and long-range fundraising goals of the University.
As permitted, travel nationally to identify, cultivate, and solicit parent prospects.
In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.
Bachelor's degree with at least eight years’ experience is required.
Ability to frequently travel domestically with occasional evening and weekend work is required.
Must have a valid driver's license.
Preference will be given to candidates with prior experience in non-profit or higher education fundraising and staffing senior leaders and volunteers.
Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, University Advancement honors your experiences, perspectives, and unique identity. Together, we strive to create and maintain working environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming so we can best achieve our mission of supporting our broadly diverse partners, schools and networks of engaged alumni, parents, and friends of the University.
UVA Advancement offers a flexible and hybrid workplace. All team members must have access to and maintain a secure home office environment with high-speed internet service and work collaboratively with others using a variety of technologies and tools. Depending on the type of position and work performed, or as deemed by manager, some positions may be required to work intermittently in a shared office space located in Charlottesville, Virginia.
This position will remain open until filled. Review of Applicants will begin on September 10, 2021. This is an exempt level, benefited position. This position is a restricted position and is dependent upon project need, availability of funding and performance. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. For questions about the position or the application process, please contact Ashley Cochran, Senior Recruiter at email@example.com.
Please apply through Workday, and search for "Director, UVA Parents Fund." Complete an application online and attach a cover letter and CV/resume all into the resume submission field. Multiple documents can be submitted into this one field. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile.
COVID Vaccination Requirement
The University of Virginia expects all current and new employees (UVA Health System and Academic), to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
If hired to work within the University Health System, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination or be willing to receive the vaccination. Employees may request a medical or religious exemption from vaccination.
If hired to work on the Academic side of the University, excluding the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, UPG, and the Health Systems Library, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination or be willing to submit to mandatory, weekly prevalence testing. Employees that are working 100% remotely will not be subject to weekly prevalence testing; however, if the employee works on UVA Grounds (including the Medical Center) even intermittently, then they are required to be tested for COVID-19 once per week on an indefinite basis and follow masking mandates.
NOTE: Some medical and safety-sensitive positions require vaccination and are not eligible for an exemption. For more information on how the vaccination and testing requirements will apply to you at your work location, see the UVA New Hire Vaccination Requirements webpage.
The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.