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Development and Enrollment Coordinator

Company: Catholic Diocese of Richmond 

Date Posted: May 10, 2018

The Catholic Diocese of Richmond is seeking a full time Development & Enrollment Director for St. Joseph Catholic School in Petersburg, VA, who will be responsible for the overall planning, management, coordination, and evaluation of the enrollment management, development, communications and constituent/public relations programs of the school, along with activities that create a supportive climate for enrollment and fundraising. The Development & Enrollment Director reports to the Executive Director of the Catholic Community Foundation and works closely with the Principal of St. Joseph School.

The successful candidate will plan, manage, and implement the marketing, recruitment and retention of students. This includes open houses, school visits and tours, registration, and marketing materials. The Development & Enrollment Director will work closely with key volunteers, coordinating the external and internal marketing efforts and initiatives that attract and retain students in sufficient numbers to support the programs of the school. Development responsibilities are driven by the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of individual and business donors. This position will plan, collect data, make projections and report enrollment management data; strategically plan, manage, and implement all development initiatives including annual and major gifts and events; and manage a donor database, including gift entry and acknowledgement.

This position will be located at St. Joseph Catholic School in Petersburg for four days out of the work week, and one day at the Pastoral Center in Richmond.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in related field strongly preferred, with 3 years minimum related experience in enrollment management, development, sales, marketing, communication, and/or volunteer management. Ability to appreciate and communicate a passion for Catholic elementary education. Demonstrated leadership and effectiveness in developing and accomplishing organizational goals. Must have the ability to build a team, effectively recruiting and managing volunteers. Superior communication skills are required, with an ability to conceptualize and execute strategic plans, along with the ability to interact confidently and effectively with school staff, students, donors, trustees, school administration, the media and alumni. Experience in a parochial school or not-for-profit environment preferred.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and Diocesan Application (which can be downloaded here:  to Sara Board, Human Resources Coordinator, at

Advancement Project Coordinator

Company: Virginia Foundation for Community College Education / Virginia's Community Colleges 

Date Posted: May 7, 2018

Thank you for considering Virginia Community College System in your search.

About Virginia Community College System:
The Virginia Community College System (VCCS) is a group of experienced and highly motivated individuals in a community-friendly work environment supporting our important public service mission and our Strategic Plan, Complete 2021. We educate 225,000 credit students annually and over 150,000 non-credit students at 23 Community Colleges with over 40 campus locations. Our mission is to provide comprehensive higher education and workforce training programs and services of superior quality that are financially and geographically accessible and that meet the individual, business, and community needs of the Commonwealth. The VCCS aims to­ become a model institution for diversity and invites multicultural professionals from all backgrounds to contribute to its aspiration for building an inclusive community where everyone is given equal opportunity to reach their full potential.

Job Description:
The coordinator is responsible for support to Institutional Advancement and the VFCCE providing a wide variety of complex and confidential management ensuring that the major gifts campaign is on schedule and progressing with a high level of visibility and momentum.  This person will manage calendars and coordinate all meetings and logistics, support the Executive Director, Campaign leadership, consulting firms, and other activities involving Institutional Advancement.  This person will manage projects, handle urgent matters, draft documents, provide administrative and fiscal assistance and process a large volume of work.  This position is responsible for Board support ensuring compliance of Board activities with financial, legal and administrative requirements.

A Bachelor's degree or combination of relevant education and experience that provide the required level of knowledge, skills and ability to successfully perform the functions of the job requirements.

Additional Information:
Restricted Position:  This position is defined as a restricted classified position and is dependent upon the continuation of funding. The individual hired will be required to serve a one-year probationary period. The VCCS offers competitive compensation along with excellent benefits and opportunity for career development.

Hiring Range:  $48,000 - $53,000.  Salary commensurate with education and work experience.

For information on benefit offerings, go to:

About the Richmond Area: The Blue Ridge Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean are within 1 1/2 hours. We have the beautiful James River, wonderful restaurants, shopping, kayaking, fishing, boating, state of the art hospitals, world class museums, major historical sites, shows, concerts and festivals, automobile racing, and much, much, more.

Application Instructions:
To apply for this position, qualified applicants must complete the online information section and questions, and attach a resume and cover letter with salary requirements for consideration.  Please visit <A HREF= > Click Here to Apply</A> to apply. This position will remain open until filled, however, first consideration will be given to applicants who apply by May 15, 2018.

Reference, background, and e-Verify checks are required for all VCCS positions.

The Virginia Community College System is committed to fostering, cultivating, and sustaining a culture of diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  The VCCS encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and those with disabilities in our effort to reflect our diverse society.

We thank you for your interest in the Virginia Community College System.  Unfortunately due to the volume of submissions, we cannot respond to applicants directly. If we believe your education, experience and/or skills may be a good fit for this position, a member of our team will reach out to you for additional information and next steps.


Prospect Researcher

Company: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Business 

Date Posted: April 25, 2018

Description:  The Prospect Researcher is dedicated to supporting the fundraising efforts of VCU School of Business development professionals through robust prospect research, predictive and data modeling, and responsible information administration. The Prospect Researcher is a part-time position reporting directly to the Chief Development Officer at the VCU School of Business. The Prospect Research Analyst will be responsible for identifying, collecting, and analyzing prospective and existing donors to the VCU School of Business. The analyst position will conduct biographical, wealth, financial, and philanthropic research on prospects and collaborate on how this knowledge can be applied to fundraising in the School of Business. The analyst will utilize public, proprietary, and purchased databases for information to assess and analyze a prospect's affiliation, capacity, and inclination to give to the VCU School of Business. Research deliverables include a list of untapped School of Business prospects to be added to portfolios and profiles that are thorough and prepared in a timely manner. Collaboration with prospect management analysts and other internal colleagues may be required. The position will routinely perform data entry and is responsible for data integrity of prospect information.

Responsibilities will also include completing fundraiser portfolios, gathering and analyzing data to provide briefs on prospects and donors, and assisting fundraisers in identifying top donors within their portfolios. A high degree of confidentiality will be needed for responsible and professional interactions with a wide spectrum of donors and other individuals. 

Required Qualifications:

    • Advanced degree or training and work experience at a level that equates to an advanced degree.
    • The ability to work in a high paced, deadline driven environment. The ability to remain flexible with constantly changing and often opposing demands, while still meeting deadlines is essential. The ideal candidate will be service-oriented, model a positive attitude, be collaborative, creative, and resourceful. Strong research, technical, and writing skills with a keen attention to detail is a must. The ability to exercise discretion and maintain constituent confidentiality while conducting analytical research is required. Demonstrated ability to develop proactive prospecting strategies. Must be highly organized, accurate, and analytical.
    • Must adhere to research guidelines, methodologies and code of ethics statements as defined by the Association for Professional Researchers in Advancement (APRA), the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and other related associations.
      Experience analyzing complex business and financial documents.
    • Previous prospect research or fundraising experience.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of prospect research principles, practices and tools.
    • Experience conducting wealth screenings and analyzing of research and capacity estimates
    • Experience determining the proper, concise presentation for research reports
    • Ability to present results to executive level personnel

    Preferred Qualifications:

      • Previous experience with a relational database, preferably Blackboard CRM, RADAR, or Raisers Edge.
        Experience within the higher education industry. Experience in data analysis. Experience with writing and presenting reports based on research. Preferred experience with relational databases, Microsoft Office, research databases such as LexisNexis, Corporate Affiliations, Dun and Bradstreet, Hoovers. Experience working remotely or a willingness to work remotely.
      • Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.

      Anticipated Hiring Range:  $25 per hour

      Fund Development Manager

      Company: Virginia Health Care Foundation 

      Date Posted: April 25, 2018


      This is a dynamic time in the world of healthcare with everything changing in the quest to improve care, achieve positive outcomes and reduce costs.  Technology now provides the capacity to target specific high cost and high risk populations for meaningful interventions.  There is an increased understanding and focus on the impact of behavioral health and social determinants of health on patients’ well-being. At the same time, there are still 563,000 uninsured Virginians. The majority have nowhere to turn for treatment when they become ill.

      The Virginia Health Care Foundation (VHCF) works in the midst of all of this – helping eligible Virginians apply for state-sponsored health insurance; supporting the establishment or expansion of health safety net clinics and health centers to treat the uninsured; growing key components of Virginia’s healthcare workforce; providing tools to obtain needed medicines free or at discounted rates; and stimulating collaboration and adoption of new best practices in service delivery.

      VHCF is a nonprofit public/private partnership initiated by Virginia’s General Assembly and its Joint Commission on Health Care in 1992. It is dedicated to increasing access to primary health care for uninsured and medically underserved Virginians. VHCF receives an annual state appropriation, which it is expected to supplement with funding from the private sector.

      The Fund Development Manager plays an integral role in the Foundation’s operations and helps implement key aspects of VHCF’s strategic plan.  S/he will also prepare for many initiatives related to Medicaid expansion, should it occur.



      The Fund Development Manager is responsible for maintaining and expanding the Virginia Health Care Foundation’s fund development activities. This position is responsible for creating and implementing strategies for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of a diverse base of private and public funders.

      Areas of responsibility include: 1) development, implementation and evaluation of VHCF’s Fund Development Plan; 2) planning and oversight of signature events; 3) supervision of and coordination with VHCF’s Fund Development & Communications Coordinator; 4) staffing the Board’s Fund Development Committee; and 5) developing and working within a budget.

      The Fund Development Manager reports to the Executive Director and works collegially with VHCF’s outstanding team. The salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. The benefits package is excellent.

      In fulfilling this role, the Fund Development Manager will have the following responsibilities:


      Fund Development

      • Creating and executing a strategic plan for fund development, in conjunction with the Executive Director and Fund Development Committee, which will raise and increase revenues to support the strategic growth of VHCF.
      • Researching and identifying prospects, engaging in selected meetings with potential donors, and writing proposals and/or letters to corporations, foundations, and other potential funders.
      • Maintaining VHCF’s involvement with the Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign and other similar programs, including the Neighborhood Assistance Program.
      • Coordinating and overseeing donor correspondence and electronic gift tracking and stewardship activities such as preparing reports, invoices and gift acknowledgements.
      • Preparing and/or coordinating preparation of required reports to donors.
      • Evaluating the efficacy and results of VHCF’s fund development efforts. 

      Special Events

      • Engaging in all programmatic and logistical aspects of VHCF’s annual Health Safety Net Legislative Day, including development of informational materials, soliciting participation, identifying appropriate gift and message, and execution of the event.
      • Planning and overseeing the implementation of VHCF’s annual Heroes in Health Care event, including theme, logistics, sponsorships, awards, and all other activities necessary to host a successful event.
      • Identifying and overseeing any other special events that may benefit VHCF.

      Board Committees/Board

      • Planning the agendas, preparing the reports for, and staffing the Board’s quarterly Fund Development Committee meetings.
      • Preparing reports for the Board’s quarterly meetings on progress with fund development goals and activities, and staffing the chair of the Fund Development Committee so s/he is appropriately prepared.
      • Engaging in and working with VHCF’s Boards of Trustees and Advisors to increase exposure and funding for VHCF via the annual Trustee/Advisor Campaign, and other activities as opportunities arise.  


      • Developing an annual budget for VHCF’s fund development and marketing activities.
      • Monitoring expenditures and operating within a budget. 

      Supervision of VHCF’s Fund Development & Communications Coordinator

      • Supervising, coordinating and working collegially with VHCF’s Fund Development & Communications Coordinator to implement identified aspects of VHCF’s fund development and marketing plans; to help develop and oversee creation of VHCF’s annual report; to staff the External Affairs Committee; and carry out other aspects of VHCF’s advancement and communications efforts as needed.

      Coordination with the Executive Director, Finance Director and Other VHCF Staff

      The Fund Development Manager is responsible for ongoing coordination with the:

      • Executive Director to ensure that VHCF’s fund development activities are synchronistic with and complementary to the overall direction of VHCF, the various initiatives which VHCF is undertaking, and established relationships with existing partners, donors and the media.
      • Finance Director to ensure the timely and accurate recording of any gifts and gift restrictions or special directions; and to track and monitor program expenditures.
      • Senior Management Team and program personnel to stay updated on the progress of key programs, and to obtain any information or assistance necessary to fulfill fund development responsibilities.

      Other Responsibilities:

      The Fund Development Manager may be responsible for undertaking other responsibilities or special projects at the direction or request of the Board of Trustees or Executive Director. Examples of these activities include:

      • Staffing designated Board committees and preparing associated issue briefs;
      • Assisting with the preparation of materials for Board retreats; and
      • Providing leadership and or/oversight for various initiatives as the opportunities arise.                                                                                                



      4-year degree; advanced degree preferred. 5+ years of increasing responsibility in nonprofit fundraising. Excellent oral and written communications skills. Experience in grantwriting and special events planning and management. Ability to effectively manage and complete assignments independently. Strong attention to detail and accuracy. The ability to prioritize and organize multiple projects.  Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel and PowerPoint important. Experience with a fundraising database or software a plus.


      How to Apply:

      Please submit cover letter, resume, writing samples, and salary requirements via e-mail to, with the subject line “Fund Development Manager Position.” This position will be open until filled. 


      Thank you for your interest in the Virginia Health Care Foundation! VHCF is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

      Senior Associate Director of Corporate Relations

      Company: University of Virginia 

      Date Posted:
       April 23, 2018

      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.  

      Posting # 0623124

      Assistant Director of Gift Planning

      Company: University of Virginia 

      Date Posted:
       April 20, 2018

      Reporting to the Director of Gift Planning in our central organization, University Advancement, the Assistant Director of Gift Planning (ADGP) will join a team of fundraising professionals and represent the University of Virginia, its programs, policies, personnel, traditions, philosophy, and objectives to all constituent groups. The main focus of this position will be to increase the capacity of the Office of Gift Planning by qualifying prospects in person and by phone; providing prompt response to gift planning inquiries by email, phone, and through the Office of Gift Planning web site; and drafting gift agreements, performing gift calculations, and finalizing planned gift paperwork. Typical work may include gathering lists of donors and qualifying prospects for the Office of Gift Planning through mailings and by phone, following up as appropriate with local prospects and providing prospect referrals to traveling gift planning officers; reviewing and drafting gift agreements, providing gift calculations for less complex gifts, and providing final paperwork for planned gifts. The ADGP provides donor pipeline development by qualifying planned giving prospects, including alumni, parents and friends through mail, phone, and in-person visits. He/she is expected to meet defined visit and solicitation goals and to attend fundraising events. Occasional local travel is involved, as donor qualification will take place in Charlottesville and surrounding areas as well as by phone; occasional overnight travel is required. He/she may assist with event planning and execution for the Cornerstone Society, the Gift Planning Council, and the Professional Advisor Network. Most work is conducted in partnership with senior-level staff.

      Posting #0623117

      Annual Fund Manager

      Company: Family Lifeline 

      Date Posted:
       April 19, 2018


      The Annual Fund Manager is a member of the development team. This position works with the President, Development Counsel and the Board to manage individual giving initiatives for Family Lifeline. The manager raises money for unrestricted and restricted purposes from individuals for annual operating support and special projects. This position operates within Family Lifeline’s mission, vision, and values, which are incorporated in all aspects of job performance, and according to Family Lifeline’s policies and procedures and culturally informed best practice standards.


      Major Duties

      1. Fundraising & Development:
        1. Build a donor-centered fundraising program with a personalized component to the annual fund.
        2. Build relationships with a group of donors who can support initiatives requiring major gifts.
        3. Manage and run all organizational special events, including annual fundraisers, donor stewardship events, and various smaller gatherings.
        4. Work closely with development team throughout process of donor acknowledgement and stewardship.
        5. Develop effective relationships with Board and Committee members to motivate, support and direct fundraising and solicitation efforts
        6. Analyze effectiveness of the different fundraising efforts and report analysis to the President and to the Chair(s); suggest changes/improvements as needed. 
        7. Oversee all aspects of Family Lifeline Young Professionals programming, including member acquisition and retention.
        8. Assist with grant writing as needed.

                              i.      Functional allocation of time: 75%

      1. Marketing & Communications:
        1. Implement multimedia communication efforts, public relations, and marketing to support organizational and development goals to include event promotion, marketing collateral, website content, social media, email, and direct marketing.
        2. Works to ensure consistent voice and brand across all communication channels.

                              i.      Functional allocation of time: 20%

      1. Volunteer Engagement:
        1. Implement community and corporate volunteer initiatives, activities, and supply drives.

                              i.      Functional allocation of time: 5%


      • Education/Experience:
      1. Four-year degree and at least two years of relevant work experience.
      • Attributes:
      1. Self-motivated, energetic, exceptional customer service, team player, thorough understanding of program needs and challenges.
      2. Demonstrate autonomy, organization, assertiveness, creativity, flexibility, and cooperation in performing job responsibilities.
      3. Ability to think strategically, translating strategy into tactics, and executing flawlessly.
      4. Strong sense of humor a plus.
      • Skills:
      1. Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
      2. Outstanding verbal and writing skills.
      3. Able to assess, forecast and plan for future need.
      4. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) with the ability to learn common Family Lifeline software applications.
      5. Experienced in Raiser’s Edge or related fundraising software.
      • Other:
      1. Ability to maintain a flexible work schedule, including some evening and weekend hours.
      2. Possesses a valid Virginia driver’s license, automobile insurance, and reliable transportation.
      3. Able to pass a required background check.


       Professional Development 

      • Assesses professional development needs in collaboration with supervisor, and develops a plan to meet these needs. 
      • Maintains certifications and professional association requirements, if applicable.


      Note:  This description is not intended to cover all the duties of a single job.  Additional duties may be assigned or duties may be reassigned at any time and at the discretion of management.

      Corporate and Foundation Stewardship Coordinator – (Salaried, Non-Exempt)

      Company: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Foundation 

      Date Posted:
       April 18, 2018

      The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Foundation (VMFAF) has an exciting opportunity for a qualified candidate to fill the role of Corporate and Foundation Stewardship Coordinator (full-time) position in the Office of Development/Institutional Giving.

      Under the direction of the Manager of Institutional Giving, this position supports the cultivation, acquisition, and stewardship of corporate, foundation and federal government donors who contribute to the Museum’s exhibitions, education programs, and special projects. The position provides fundraising and stewardship support to bolster the overall success of the Institutional Giving team.

      The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, with an emphasis on writing, and is required to be a proactive worker with a high attention to detail.  Ability to work with corporate and foundation leaders and staff collegially throughout the museum.  Proven ability to multi-task a variety of responsibilities in a timely manner.  Experience with Raiser’s Edge database preferred.  Demonstrated ability with MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

      Bachelor’s Degree required; advanced degree preferred.  Minimum of three (3) to five (5) years of experience working in a museum, university or corporate environment.

      Please submit a brief cover letter, with salary requirements along with an updated resume and writing sample to:

      This posting is open until filled.

      Please contact our HR Office at (804)-340-1485, if assistance is needed.  EEO/AA, Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Certified Employer.

      Development Operations Administrator

      Company: John Tyler Community College Foundation 

      Date Posted:
       April 18, 2018

      As a member of the Foundation's staff and fundraising team, the Development Operations Administrator is responsible for managing the database the drives the Foundation's fundraising efforts and reporting capabilities. The Development Operations Administrator will ensure data integrity, will write queries and reports and will analyze data that will inform fundraising strategy. In addition, the Development Operations Administrator will manage all gift processing and donor acknowledgement and will participate in the deployment of direct mail and email campaigns. The Development Operations Administrator serves as liaison to the Foundation's Board of Directors. As liaison, the Development Operations Administrator will be responsible for coordination of all board and committee meetings including preparation and dissemination of materials and minutes. The Development Operations Administrator is responsible for Foundation operations, ensuring that data and gift processing procedures meet best practices standards and that the office operates efficiently. In addition, the Development Operations Administrator will coordinate Foundation events.

      Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent experience strongly preferred. High school diploma or equivalent is required.

      • Knowledge and skills in computers and software applications, including Microsoft Office and Adobe.
      • Expert level user of Raiser's Edge or comparable fundraising or donor relationship software.
      • Data analysis skills.
      • Ability to use judgement to make decisions.
      • Experience with responsibility for office operations.
      • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
      • Proven experience with working with a high degree of accuracy.
      • Adept at proofreading and editing. Experience working in a nonprofit fundraising setting.
      • Experience coordinating events.
      • Experience coordinating direct mail projects.
      • Experience using Constant Contact or other e-mail distribution platform.
      • Experience interfacing with boards and committees, including meeting preparation/logistics, material preparation and minutes.
      • Ability to work independently as well as proven flexibility to work within a team environment and with a wide variety of stakeholders.
      • Demonstrated ability to use judgment and analytical skills to organize and prioritize work and problem-solve.
      • Commitment to the highest degree of integrity and confidentiality.
      • Experience providing excellent customer serviceAbility to adapt to change while maintaining a positive attitude and excellent interpersonal skills.
      • Ability to work periodic evenings or weekends.

      Successful completion of criminal background check will be required.

      PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience in higher education preferred.

      Application Instructions: Acceptable application packages are those submitted through the state job website located at

      Applications which are not complete or state "see resume" will not be accepted. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact Cherie Watts at 594-1417.

      Data Consultant

      Company: University of Virginia 

      Date Posted:
       April 10, 2018

      Data Consultants on the Advancement Business Intelligence team in Advancement Operations synthesize complex data; they develop strategic, actionable reports, dashboards and other tools to support the efforts of advancement managers & front line gift officers across Grounds, as well as other business units in University Advancement. 

      Data Consultants analyze data collected through various channels for the general use of the entire advancement community, and particularly by senior leadership in order to help track progress on campaign priorities. 

      The Data Consultant is innovative and proactive in reporting, analysis, and visualizations, and is responsible for the development of custom reports and dashboards; researching new and developing business intelligence (BI) technologies, tools and techniques; developing 'proof of concept' solutions to demonstrate benefits of new technologies and/or forecasting models. 

      Data Consultants drive the fundraising process by initiating strategy meetings with clients; providing consultation regarding fundraising and engagement data and analysis; facilitating communication between units and development officers. Data Consultants are effective communicators, not just with data, but also through verbal and written communication; they work with a broad range of people (technical & non-technical professionals of all levels). Data Consultants are adept and comfortable consulting with clients to gather project specifications, as well as sharing results or other findings to clients. 

      Successful Data Consultants are curious, and willing to learn not only new technical skills, but also our over-arching business: namely, the business of engaging and connecting alumni and friends to the institution in order to secure financial support that will help the University of Virginia to meet the goals of the goals set forth by the President and the Board of Visitors for the University's Third Century Campaign.

      Grants Assistant (Full-Time)

      Company: Richmond Symphony 

      Date Posted:
       April 6, 2018


      • With the Senior Manager of Institutional Giving, research and write grant applications for current and potential foundation and government funders
      • Manage the tracking of existing grants and reporting through donor database
      • Maintain comprehensive records in donor database, electronic, and paper files to include: grant proposals, communications from funders, acknowledgments, and reporting documentation
      • Prepare renewal grants as applicable with local, state and federal government agencies
      • Edit draft applications for accuracy and completeness in accordance with grant requirements
      • Work collaboratively with Advancement and other departmental staff to implement funding strategies
      • Prepare reports as required by grant agencies
      • Develop comprehensive understanding of institutional history and programs
      • Seek out additional grant opportunities as appropriate
      • Serve as a liaison to funding agencies and organizations (as assigned)
      • Coordinate and oversee gathering of statistics relevant to grant reporting/development work (concert attendance, educational program attendance/participation, etc)
      • Other duties as assigned



      Successful performance in this position requires an individual with excellent writing, communication, and organizational skills, including: attention to detail and efficient time management, the ability to collaborate creatively and work effectively with internal and external partners, and the ability to execute tactical activities that accomplish departmental and organizational goals. Candidates must also possess a commitment to excellence and to personal and professional development as a prerequisite to meet the changing needs of the job, and undertake such other duties as may be reasonably required.


      The ability to work effectively in a fast paced environment, adaptability, and flexibility are crucial to successful performance of the position’s requirements.


      Additional Skills include:

      • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
        • Ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals
        • Strong editing skills
      • Highly organized and proactive
      • Critical and creative thinking
      • Strong project/time management skills
      • Emphasis on flexibility and variety of workload
      • Grant experience preferred but not required
      • Ability to exercise sound judgment and work independently
      • Bachelor’s degree required



      • Competitive benefits including health, dental and voluntary 403(b) plan
      • Position will have work space in the Richmond Symphony office  
      • Parking is provided
      • The Richmond Symphony strives to create an environment that practices shared values inclusive of the following: Mutual Respect, Empathy, Integrity, Transparency, Trust, Insistence on Excellence, Hunger for Success, Passion, Creativity and Fun


      Interested parties should e-mail cover letter, resume and two writing samples to: Kathryn Pullam, Senior Manager of Institutional Giving at Applications will be considered on a rolling basis as they are received; position will remain open until filled.

      Development Researcher

      Company: University of Virginia 

      Date Posted:
       April 3, 2018

      The Development Researcher will conduct extensive research to identify prospective donors for the University. He/she will compile, analyze, and verify biographical and financial information, and develop comprehensive reports on potential donor prospects. The Development Researcher organizes and presents information in comprehensive, standardized reports which are used to evaluate prospective donors, to determine the potential for productive relationships with the University, and to develop successful cultivation and solicitation strategies. He/she will also compile and distribute profiles for use by development officers, campaign leadership, and executive leadership. 

      The ideal candidate will have previous experience in a research or writing role in a education or non-profit environment. The qualified candidate will also have an ability to analyze complex financial information and forms, meet deadlines, and have knowledge of relational databases to perform queries and create reports. Experience with or understanding of prospect research and prospect management is preferred. 

      A writing sample may be requested from candidates during the hiring process. 

      Associate Director of Reunion Giving

      Company: University of Virginia 

      Date Posted: April 2, 2018

      The Associate Director of Reunion Giving reports to the Director of Reunion Giving. The Associate Director is responsible for managing two to four reunion classes and recruiting the lead chairs/co-chairs in each class. He/she will recruit between 35-100 giving volunteers in each class. The Associate Director will travel making 100+ visits to secure reunion gifts to the University from undergraduate alumni in their reunion year. Gifts include leadership annual gifts, endowment gifts, capital and future support gifts. The Associate Director will manage and maintain a current portfolio of alumni capable of making leadership gifts, promoting five year pledges. The Associate Director will be responsible for researching alumni before visiting, and responsible for qualifying major gift/gift planning prospects and sharing information with University Advancement and the Schools/Units. This position works closely with University Advancement, Office of Gift Planning, Schools, Units and the Alumni Association.

      A Bachelor’s degree and at least three years’ experience in fundraising/development is required. Experience in a higher education setting is preferred. The Associate Director should have a proven ability to work effectively with a wide variety of people as well as the ability to work independently. Excellent written and oral communications skills are required. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to plan, organize and implement strategies; a strong customer-service orientation and consensus-building skills; the ability to guide and mentor more junior colleagues; an ability to establish priorities; a strong attention to detail; and will possess exceptional project planning and organizational skills.

      Frequent travel will be required as well as some evening and weekend work.

      To apply, please visit

      Grants Writer and Communication Strategist

      Company: University of Virginia 

      Date Posted: March 31, 2018

      Reporting to the Director of Foundation Relations, this position will be responsible for writing compelling and successful grant proposals, reports and an array of communications materials targeted to institutional funders. He/she will also collaborate with UVA faculty, staff, administrators, and development colleagues to strategize, outline, write, edit, and design. Responsibilities will include:

      • Developing grant proposals, reports, cultivation and stewardship communications, and other written documents as needed to support successful foundation relationships;
      • Analyzing foundation background, requirements, and additional information to implement and advise colleagues on successful communication materials and proposal packages;
      • Designing and executing successful multi-platform communications strategies aimed at attracting the attention of foundations and other institutional funders;
      • Coordinating with faculty, program staff, research administrators, university leaders, and development colleagues;
      • Understanding and following university protocols for institutional funders;
      • Maintaining a strong understanding of current and emerging university priorities and research areas across the institution;
      • Overseeing the development and maintenance of tools to train faculty and others in successful foundation communications;
      • Maintaining a library of commonly used foundation documents and language;
      • Performing other duties as assigned.


      The ideal candidate will be an excellent writer and editor. He/she will have a demonstrated ability to grasp and synthesize complex subjects, to write and communicate clearly and persuasively, and to meet deadlines.  He/she will be able to work well both collaboratively and independently and will have strong interpersonal skills, and a precise attention to details. A bachelor’s degree and three to five years of related work experience is required. Demonstrated grant writing success preferred.

      To access the Jobs@UVa system, go to Posting Number: 0622976

      About UVA

      Founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819, the University of Virginia sustains the ideals of developing, through education, leaders who are well-prepared to help shape the future of the nation and the world. Consistently ranked as one of the top public universities, the quality of research, scholarship, creative arts, and innovation at UVA is particularly important because of the dual mission inherent in its identity as a collegiate research university. The University is large enough to support excellence in research and teaching, yet small enough to promote the collegiality and the interplay of ideas that are critical for academic leadership and innovation. While smaller colleges and universities focus on disseminating knowledge to students, the University’s charge—as a public Research 1 university—is broader and more exacting. Its scope encompasses discovery as well as dissemination—and the dissemination of these discoveries not just to its students but also to the general public, who can help translate them into practical applications.

      Senior Director of Philanthropy

      Company: Planned Parenthood South Atlantic 

      Date Posted: March 28, 2018

      Planned Parenthood South Atlantic (PPSAT) is seeking a full-time Senior Director of Philanthropy to identify, cultivate, and solicit individual major gift prospects within the Virginia and West Virginia region headquartered at our Charlottesville, VA office.
      The Senior Director of Philanthropy plays a central role in developing, overseeing, and managing major gift strategies and plays a major role in the execution of the planned giving program strategies, and coordinates them with other segments of the department's advancement efforts.
      The ideal candidate will be a highly creative person who is energized by building relationships and is naturally motivated to develop effective strategies and solutions.
      Essential Functions:

      • Serve as a senior member of Development with the primary responsibility for advancing PPSAT’s planned gifts program to successfully identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward major gift prospects and donors.
      • Devise, implement, and manage effective, creative, and often original strategies designed to individually and systematically interest, engage, and secure a wide range of key prospects to meet or exceed departmental and organizational funding goals.
      • Manage a personal portfolio of major gift prospects and donors that is comprised of many of the affiliate’s most important relationships within an assigned regional area; work in consultation with the Vice President for Development, the CEO and key board and other volunteer leaders to discuss and devise individually tailored major gift strategies.
      • Share responsibility for the strategic planning, development, and implementation of the department's goals in collaboration with the Vice President for Development, Director of Development Operations and Programs and Director of Donor Engagement, Director of Grants and Development Communication, affiliate team members as needed, and other senior volunteer leaders.
      • Work closely with the Vice President for Development to develop and implement annual and long-term strategies to secure funds via the PPSAT planned giving program. Pursue strategies to expand affiliate planned giving activities and market planned giving opportunities to PPSAT supporters.
      • Champion a strong team spirit within the division in partnership with the Vice President for Development.
      • Assist with strategic planning, budget development and internal structures and processes. Meet fiscal year Development Department’s goals within their assigned regional area.
      • Implement initiatives in assigned service area and affiliate-wide for identifying, qualifying, cultivating, stewarding, soliciting and recognizing gifts from individuals, foundations and corporations.
      • Collaborate with the Vice President for Development in setting fundraising goals, creating affiliate-wide strategic development plans, establishing fundraising systems to support the sustainability and expansion of PPSAT, and engaging the Board of Directors.
      • Secure sponsorship support for special events in selected sites that contribute to expanding and stewarding the donor base and raising public awareness.
      • Assist in building and securing foundation and corporate support in selected sites and affiliate-wide, including preparation of grant proposals and compliance with grant reporting.
      • Support efforts to raise public awareness and political influence in collaboration with Education and Public Policy staff. Provide expert advice on creation of promotional materials and marketing efforts that raise visibility and support for PPSAT.
      • Provide leadership role in assigned affiliate-wide development projects.
      • Motivate and coordinate efforts of volunteers, especially the work of Community Councils, involved in raising funds and public influence.
      • Ensure compliance with rules and regulations governing fundraising by a 501(c)(3) organization.
      • Provide leadership, guidance, and mentoring to Directors of Philanthropy. Assist the Vice President of Development with new hire on-boarding and training of Directors of Philanthropy.
      • Backstop the Vice President of Development acting as the point on contact when absent, providing coaching and guidance to department and affiliate colleagues.


      • Bachelor’s degree in related field from an accredited college or university.
      • Five to seven years’ financial development and major gift solicitation experience.
      • Strong organizational and communication skills.
      • Must have excellent interpersonal personal skills and work well with all levels of staff and volunteers.
      • Must be able to work independently, as part of a team and have strong team-building skills and ability to prioritize with minimal supervision.
      • Must be able to maintain confidentiality.
      • Must be able to analyze data.
      • CFRE certificate and/or Master’s degree in related field preferred.
      • Six to eight years related experience preferred.

      How To Apply: Apply through our job site at

      Fund Development Coordinator

      Company: Neighborhood Resource Center 

      Date Posted: March 21, 2018

      This position is a 20-hr per week development leadership position, whose responsibilities will cover the full range of development duties. Priority will be placed on implementing a long-term strategic development plan that calls for nurturing and growing relationships with institutional investors and building the individual giving program. This professional will ensure accurate and timely record-keeping and acknowledgement of gifts, communicate, cultivate, solicit and steward donors but will also orchestrate the combined efforts of the ED, staff, Board members and friends to accomplish our goals.


      Leadership and Strategic Direction

      • Implement Neighborhood Resource Center’s strategic plan for development to include annual fundraising goals and a detailed operating plan
      • Assist ED to analyze potential for support and set priorities for development activity
      • Provide staff support for board Fund Development Committee


      • Communicate NRC mission and vision through all available channels and develop key messages for various audiences
      • Public relations and marketing to build awareness among key constituencies and the community through multiple mediums including social media presence, website and regular newsletters

      Individual and Corporate Fundraising

      • Separate prospects into groups for personalized vs. mail/email solicitation; identify other segments that can be managed to make solicitation letters more personal
      • Write appeals and acknowledgement letters, the annual report, and periodic newsletters. Work with Board of Directors and Executive Director to develop an effective fundraising team.

      Foundation and Public Grant Development

      • Coordinate grants by creating and tracking annual grants calendar, working with other staff on drafting proposals, and finalizing submissions and reports. 

      Infrastructure/Administrative – Assist ED and Office Manager with following tasks:

      • Maintain constituent database and records of contributors and grants and generate data to track and support fundraising efforts including hard files on donors and prospects
      • Produce and distribute regular development reports and reconcile with accounting
      • Continually maintain needed supplies of stationery, envelopes, reply envelopes, etc.

      Position requirements:


      This position does not supervise other staff members and reports directly to the Executive Director.


      Excellent communication skills, including writing, proof reading skills, and speaking. Ability to plan and manage multiple projects and work assignments from a variety of staff and volunteers. Excellent interpersonal skills both in person and by phone, with high professionalism. Bachelor’s degree preferred; significant work experience in administrative management, financial development or event management can substitute for the degree. At least 3 years’ experience with proposal writing, financial development, executive support, or event coordination preferred. Proficient using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and mail merges; email and web searches. A working knowledge of fundraising databases is preferred.


      This position is a part-time position, approximately 20 hours/week, to start immediately.  Please email cover letter and resume, which should include references and salary requirements to

      Vice President for College Advancement

      Company: Hampden-Sydney College 

      Date Posted: March 19, 2018

      Founded in 1775, Hampden-Sydney College has been in continuous operation for 243 years, making it the tenth oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Its first board of trustees included James Madison and Patrick Henry. The College’s mission since its inception has been to “form good men and good citizens.” It continues and expands upon that mission today as one of a handful of colleges focused entirely upon educating young men for rewarding and productive lives.

      To build upon its history and to lead it toward an increasingly successful and progressive future, Hampden-Sydney College seeks an outstanding leader to serve as its vice president for college advancement.


      Hampden-Sydney is proud of its commitment to the traditional liberal arts and to the education of young men. As small colleges seek to articulate distinctive identities, Hampden-Sydney can boast of a model with proven results: the College graduates men at a rate 9 percent higher than the national average for men at all colleges and universities. Led by President Larry Stimpert, now in his second year at the helm, and guided by the tenets of a strategic vision, the College is well positioned to advocate for significantly increased philanthropic investment from among its passionate, dedicated alumni, parents and friends.


      Reporting to the president and serving as a member of his senior administrative team, the new vice president will be an experienced leader of people and programs with a personal record as a successful major and/or principal gift fund raiser.  The VP will possess a holistic grasp of advancement, including the critical role of alumni relations and advancement services in the success of the whole. Candidates with successful experience as agents of change are particularly sought, and leadership experience in a comprehensive campaign is required. As would be expected, superior communication and relationship-building skills are sine qua non. Of particular import is a dedication to a liberal arts education and the ability to inspire the fullest level of support from staff, campus community, volunteers, donors and prospects.


      Hampden-Sydney College occupies a singular place in higher education. Its next vice president for college advancement will play a central and historic role in ensuring the realization of the College’s vision for its future.


      Confidential review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The full leadership profile may be accessed online at Nominations, expressions of interest, and applications (including a statement of application and a resume) should be submitted via email to Material that must be mailed may be sent to:


      Vice President for College Advancement
      Hampden-Sydney College
      c/o Witt/Kieffer
      Attention: Dennis M. Barden and Robert W. Luke
      2015 Spring Road, Suite 510
      Oak Brook, IL 60523


      Confidential inquiries and questions may be directed to the Witt/Kieffer consultants supporting this search: Dennis M. Barden and Robert Luke at 630-575-3751.


      The Hampden-Sydney College values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

      Project Manager, Writing and Research

      Company: CIMA Consulting 

      Date Posted: March 18, 2018

      Specific tasks include:

      • Building and maintaining internal tracking systems for funding opportunities and requirements
      • Providing extensive research support for client funding opportunities
      • Writing compelling narrative for letters of inquiry, proposals, and other required collateral
      • Building strong relationships with stakeholders through written and phone outreach
      • Conceiving and implementing projects that will develop new business for clients and for CIMA.
      • Developing projects to evaluate data for clients and for CIMA. 

      The right candidate is:

      • Extremely organized and self-motivated
      • A strong written communicator with excellent interpersonal skills
      • Willing to take direction and ask thoughtful questions
      • Eager to work in a nontraditional office environment
      • Creative, willing to take chances on big ideas
      • Well versed in contemporary issues and politics, able to make connections across different sectors

      And should have the following specific skills or qualifications: 

      • A bachelor's degree with at least two years of work experience
      • Strong recommendations from previous employers
      • Proven track record of business development, fundraising, or written collateral
      • Experience with CS or data analysis experience is a plus. 


      Applications from people with diverse backgrounds strongly encouraged.

      Administrative Assistant

      Company: LifeSpire of Virginia/VBH Foundation 

      Date Posted: March 16, 2018

      Virginia Baptist Homes Foundation, the philanthropic arm of LifeSpire of Virginia, is seeking a full-time Administrative Assistant to support the fundraising activities of the organization.  LifeSpire operates four senior living retirement communities across Virginia, with a mission of empowering individuals with choices in purposeful living.  The VBH Foundation supports this mission by raising benevolent funds for seniors in financial need.  This position will also provide administrative support to Lifespire's new Home and Community Based Services Program.

      Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: managing the donor database, including data entry; preparing gift acknowledgement letters; providing general administrative support to both programs; preparing development reports and donor/mailing lists for publications; assisting with preparations of fundraising materials; and assisting in implementation of special events and direct mail fundraising appeals.  Occasional evening/weekend hours, and/or travel, for special events may be required.


      • Associate's or Bachelor's degree in a relevant field required, with some fundraising experience preferred
      • Highly computer-proficient, especially with Microsoft Office, databases, and mail merges; experience with Raiser's Edge preferred
      • Experience with database management required
      • Highly motivated and flexible
      • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy
      • Strong oral and written communication skills
      • Hospitality-focused customer service skills with cheerful, respectful, and ethical behavior to all
      • Self-starter with ability to work alone as well as being an effective team member
      • Able to multi-task and track special projects
      • Effective time management and able to work with minimal supervision
      • Ability to maintain high level of resident and donor confidentiality

      To Apply:

      Please email cover letter and resume with work history to: No phone calls please.  Resumes will be reviewed and you will be contacted directly if you are selected for a phone or personal interview.

      Corporate and Foundation Relations Officer

      Company: Science Museum of Virginia Foundation 

      Date Posted: March 14, 2018

      The Science Museum of Virginia Foundation is currently seeking a full time Corporate and Foundation Relations Officer to join its team.  This position reports to the Director of Advancement and is responsible for researching and identifying new sources of corporate and foundation support, while establishing and strengthening partnerships with prospects and donors, writing grant proposals and sponsorship solicitations, and working with Museum colleagues to submit timely and accurate reports for grant funded projects.  The ideal candidate will be able to interact comfortably with donors and community partners while managing a portfolio of grant requests and corporate sponsorship solicitations. Candidates must also be motivated to work in a fast-paced, collaborative professional setting.

      Located in Richmond, Virginia, the Science Museum of Virginia Foundation is the private, nonprofit fundraising arm of the state agency Science Museum of Virginia, whose mission is to inspire Virginians to enrich their lives through science.  The Science Museum of Virginia attracts over 400,000 guests annually and is nearing completion on a major transformation of its permanent gallery spaces, giant screen digital dome theater, and major new event and exhibition center.  The Foundation team plays an integral role in formulating and achieving the strategic direction and community impact of this dynamic institution.

      Qualifications: Successful candidates will possess a bachelor’s degree and at least 3-5 year successful track record in corporate and/or foundation fundraising, reflecting an understanding of cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship practices, familiarity with local philanthropic trends and marketplace, and excellent oral and written communication skills.  Proficiency in Microsoft Office is required; familiarity with fundraising data base and foundation research programs is preferred. 

      The Science Museum of Virginia Foundation is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, disability, religion, national origin or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

      The Science Museum of Virginia Foundation offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. 

      To be considered please submit a cover letter, resume, salary history, and two writing samples to  No calls, please.

      Regional Development Director

      Company: Precept Ministries International

      Date Posted: March 9, 2018

      We are excited to announce a wonderful opportunity to serve as the next Regional Development Director for Precept Ministries International in the mid-Atlantic region. Joining an established and nationally dispersed development team, this fundraising professional will help resource Precept’s global work through direct donor engagement. He/she will report to Precept’s Chief Development Officer, Elaine Watkins, and serve on a team of regional directors each focused on major donor and partner development.  

      Founded in 1970 by Jack and Kay Arthur, Precept Ministries International was raised up by God to establish people in His Word. Precept’s mission and vision are no smaller than the Great Commission itself.  Starting with Kay Arthur teaching Bible studies for teenagers in the Arthur home, the ministry now produces a variety of Bible studies, trains leaders, and facilitates conferences around the world using the Precept™ Inductive Bible Study Method. These unique studies have been developed from years of diligent study and teaching experience; currently they are being used in over 180 countries and 70 languages. 

      As the ministry continues to grow under the leadership of CEO David Arthur and new Executive Director Ken Bowers, Precept is seeking an experienced development professional to serve in the Mid-Atlantic, a region for Precept that stretches from Kentucky and Indiana both east and northward, including Virginia and the entire Northeastern United States. The search will be limited to candidates living in one of these states who have proven major gifts fundraising experience in the region. Primary responsibility will be building lasting relationships with current and potential donors who can support the ministry of Precept with gifts of $5,000 or more. This will include the cultivation and solicitation of current and deferred gifts from existing givers and new prospects, including individuals, churches, and foundations.

      For a detailed description of this position, please review the Opportunity Profile.

      DB&A Executive Search & Recruitment is conducting the search and interested candidates should apply online at

      Assistant Director of University Arts Development

      Company: University of Virginia 

      Date Posted: March 7, 2018

      University Advancement is hiring an Assistant Director of University Arts Development to join a dynamic team responsible for raising philanthropic support for the Arts at the University of Virginia.

      The Assistant Director of University Arts Development will manage the fundraising programs for three distinct, high-profile priorities of the Arts: the Virginia Film Festival, Heritage Theatre Festival, and Cavalier Marching Band. The position is responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding individual, corporate, and foundation donors and sponsors for each program, in partnership with Arts leaders and program staff.

      The Assistant Director of University Arts Development reports to the Director of University Arts Development and works closely with the Vice Provost for the Arts.

      The ideal candidate will be highly organized and detail-oriented; adept in building and maintaining both internal and external relationships; have exceptionally strong communication (both verbal and written) and interpersonal skills; and demonstrate a commitment to the highest standards of personal and professional integrity.

      A Bachelor's degree is required and preferred candidates will have a minimum of two years of development experience in higher education or the Arts. Some travel as well as evening and weekend work is required. 

      To apply, visit: