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VICE PRESIDENT FOR INSTITUTIONAL ADVANCEMENT

Company: Seminary of the Southwest, Austin, Texas

Date posted: September 12, 2019


The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Seminary of the Southwest in its search for a Vice President for Institutional Advancement.

The Vice President for Institutional Advancement, in collaboration with the Dean and President, the Development Committee of the Board of Trustees, and the faculty and staff, will implement the vision and goals of the board of trustees to advance the mission of seminary. The Vice President will lead, manage, and direct a comprehensive program of institutional fundraising, including the annual fund, major gifts, planned giving, and capital campaign initiatives. The Vice President will work closely with the Dean and President, advising on matters of donor solicitations, alumni/ae and church relations, external constituency relations, and special events. The Vice President will manage and mentor all personnel in the Office of Institutional Advancement and serve as liaison to the Development Committee of the Board of Trustees. The Vice President is a senior advisor to the Dean and President for strategic decisions to strengthen the institution for the near- and long-term future.

The Vice President will join the Seminary of the Southwest after the completion in 2013 of a successful major gifts campaign to address the needs for faculty endowment, scholarship endowments, and annual fund surpassing its goal of $15.9 million. Currently the Seminary is in the quiet phase of a $20 million campaign to increase endowed scholarship, maintain financial strength, and redesign two buildings on campus to create a Library and Teaching Complex. Over the past five years, Southwest’s Annual Fund has remained consistent with goals between $800,000 and $900,000.

Seminary of the Southwest, located in the heart of Austin, Texas, is a triple-accredited institution of higher education offering five master’s degree programs exploring the most challenging and exciting questions and issues in religion, counseling, chaplaincy, pastoral care, and spiritual formation. Its mission is to form men and women for the service of Christ in lay and ordained ministry within the church and the larger society. Graduates of the seminary serve the mission of God in parishes, dioceses, hospitals, non-profit organizations, and in the armed forces and beyond. Over 1,200 graduates of the seminary of the Southwest are serving in 23 countries around the world, including 18 bishops serving in the Episcopal Church and in the Anglican Communion.

The seminary has approximately 130 enrolled graduate students, one-half of whom reside on campus, and an additional 220 through non-degree programs of local formation and training within over 20 dioceses within the U.S. The seminary provides excellent residential formation for ordained ministry; offers professional master’s degrees to a range of lay professionals in a range of denominations and faith traditions; and serves the church through innovative models for local formation and ongoing training. Approximately sixty percent of students receive financial aid for tuition through the seminary’s scholarship aid and work programs.

Seminary of the Southwest employs 13 full-time faculty, 18 part-time adjunct and visiting faculty, and 23 full-time administrative and support staff. The seminary operates a $6 million annual budget with an endowment of nearly $36 million. Its nine-acre campus is situated in close proximity to the University of Texas and downtown Austin. Its professors and instructors are dedicated teachers, thoughtful scholars, and models of leadership. Its staff is knowledgeable and committed to the success of its students.

A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of discipline is required. A master’s degree is a plus. At least ten years of progressively responsible experience managing all aspects of an institutional fundraising department, including annual, major and planned gifts, foundations, capital campaigns, and alumni/ae relations is preferred. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé.

To apply for this position, visit: https://opportunities.aspenleadershipgroup.com/opportunities/549

Senior Assistant Director of Student and Alumni Programs

Company: The George Mason University Volgenau School of Engineering 

Date posted: September 12, 2019


Location: Fairfax, Dist. Virginia, United States, 22030

The George Mason University Volgenau School of Engineering (VSE) office of advancement and alumni relations invites applicants for the Senior Assistant Director of Student and Alumni Programs position. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.

About the Department:

The Volgenau School of Engineering at George Mason University is a fast-growing force for innovation in technology and education. The school boasts approximately 8,000 students in 37 undergraduate, masters, and doctoral degree programs, including several first-in-the-nation offerings. As part of a nationally ranked R1 research university, its sponsored research awards over the last 12 months are approximately $73 million. Located in the heart of Northern Virginia's technology corridor, Mason Engineering stands out for its focus on emerging areas including big data, cybersecurity, healthcare technology, robotics and autonomous systems, signals and communications, and sustainable infrastructure.

About George Mason University:

George Mason University is the largest public research university in Virginia, with an enrollment of over 37,000 students studying in more than 200 degree programs. Mason is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in a range of academic fields. It is classified as an R1 research institution by the Carnegie Classifications of Institutes of Higher Education. In 2019, U.S. News and World Report ranked Mason as one of the nation's top institutions for diversity, innovative learning, and a campus atmosphere that allows its students to thrive.

Mason is located in Fairfax in Northern Virginia at the doorstep of Washington, D.C., with unmatched geographical access to a number of federal agencies and national laboratories. Northern Virginia is also home to one of the largest concentrations of high-tech firms in the nation providing excellent opportunities for interaction with industry. Fairfax is consistently rated as being among the best places to live in the country and has an outstanding local public-school system.

Responsibilities:

The Senior Assistant Director of Student and Alumni Programs at the VSE is a key Advancement professional and member of the Advancement team responsible for creating and promoting student programs that strengthen a student's connection to and support of the VSE; creating and promoting regional, and affinity focused alumni programs that identify, strengthen and support their connection to the VSE; communicating with alumni and students about the importance of philanthropy; leveraging existing student and alumni programs and events; connecting with engineering societies, clubs, chambers, rotary's, and technical groups; and conducting solicitations.

Duties Include:

  • Create, execute and evaluate a comprehensive, multi-year alumni and current student advancement campaigns;
  • Meet with alumni and develop/implement individual strategies and conduct solicitations;
  • Develop a multi-channel communications plan for alumni and students;
  • Input data and information into University-wide advancement databases/programs;
  • Work with VSE and University faculty, staff, administration and VSE advisory boards, developing initiatives to garner greater engagement with alumni and current students that will culminate in increased revenue for VSE and GMU;
  • Manage existing alumni and student events, and develop new ones that support VSE and University advancement goals;
  • Create, manage, reconcile and evaluate budgets for student and alumni programs; and
  • Pitch in and contribute to the positive/supportive culture of the VSE advancement office.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree;
  • Demonstrated record of successful gift solicitations;
  • Experience designing and executing donor identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies;
  • Demonstrated record of program development and leadership;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Experience managing multiple projects simultaneously and meeting continuous deadlines;
  • Professional demeanor and good presentation skills;
  • Experience with budget management;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite;
  • Experience with databases/programs; and
  • A valid driver's license.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum of five years' of experience in fundraising including program development and leadership, preferably in higher education; and
  • Possess an understanding of, and the ability to, articulate the accomplishments and goals of a complex organization; and demonstrate sound judgment necessary for interacting with donors, prospects, trustees, faculty, and staff.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number FA36GZ at https://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information. Review of applications will begin after August 30, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.


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Director of Development

Company: Rx Partnership

Date posted: September 11, 2019


Rx Partnership, a statewide nonprofit dedicated to increasing medication access for vulnerable Virginians, seeks a fundraising professional with at least 3-5 years of experience in development positions of increasing responsibility.  The Director of Development will plan, design, and implement effective donor cultivation strategies and stewardship to engage donors with Rx Partnership’s mission.  The ideal candidate will have: a Bachelor’s Degree, related experience, excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, proficiency in MS Office and Excel, experience with Little Green Light donor management software (or similar systems), skill in program management, an ability to work independently as well as with a team. This full-time position has a starting salary range of $45,000 - $55,000 depending on experience with excellent benefits and opportunity for advancement. EOE.  

Send resume and letter of interest electronically to Jessica Ramirez, Deputy Executive Director, Rx Partnership at jramirez@RxPartnership.org with a subject line of APPLICATION: DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT by COB October 11th. No phone calls, please.  

This position is open immediately and interviews will be scheduled following the close date. 

Director of Development Job Profile

TITLE:                Director of Development (full-time position)

PURPOSE:           Reporting to the executive director (ED), the Director of Development works with staff and the Board of Directors to advance the organization’s individual and corporate fundraising strategies. The Director of Development plays a key role in the successful growth of Rx Partnership’s ability to provide free or low-cost medications to our clinic partners across the Commonwealth by identifying, cultivating and building an individual donor base with a focus on major gifts. Responsible for planning, developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating donor engagement and targeted communications.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Areas of Responsibility

Percentage of Time

1.     Cultivation

30%

·       Identify and cultivate new contacts and prospects

·       Create prospect profiles with an actionable executive-level summary which contain current and relevant information and develop specific, tailored solicitations plans for each

·       Plan, design and implement effective donor stewardship and cultivation strategies to engage individual donors throughout the year

 

2.     Relationship Management

30%

·       Maintain and enhance key relationships, communicate directly with major donors and corporate/foundation/community leaders

·       Record interactions in donor management database system (Little Green Light)

·       Manage Marketing & Fund Development Committee

·       Follow-up with attendees/invitees of donor events to ensure engagement with RxP

 

3.     Fund Development Strategy

20%

·       Design, implement and evaluate all fundraising programs and the organization’s development plan and calendar

·       Align fundraising and marketing strategies with program initiatives

·       Plan, design and manage development activities with current donors and prospects

·       Keep track of donors and amount fundraised and report fundraising progress to leadership

·       Promote planned giving opportunities

·       Plan and execute key individual donor events across the state

·       Assist in the creation of campaign and development mailings and materials that focus on an individual donor base and support the overall fund development plan, to include print, email, and social media.

·       Assist in the development and oversight of development activities budget

 

4.     Administration

15%

·       Processing of donations, including: the appropriate coding and recording of donations, acknowledgement of gifts, bank deposits, reconciliation and the management of online giving portals

·       Update database assigning follow-up ticklers to appropriate staff and/or board members

·       Run reports and provide relevant data to staff

·       Perform tasks related to other special projects as requested by the Executive Director.

 

5.     Grant Management

5%

·       Support grant writer as needed to provide necessary program information and data, run reports and by identifying and passing along potential grant opportunities

·       Occasionally write and submit grants and follow-up reports

QUALIFICATIONS & COMPETENCIES:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience.
  • 3-5 years of development/fundraising experience in positions of increasing responsibility.
  • Fundraising and relationship management experience required; marketing experience a plus.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, a must.
  • Sound analytic and decision-making skills and attention to detail.
  • Fiscal management; experience with developing, implementing and managing program budgets.
  • Excellent interpersonal, customer service, project management, time management and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated experience monitoring and meeting deadlines.
  • Strong computer literacy in Microsoft Office; ability to quickly learn and use new technology and software.
  • Ability to demonstrate flexibility and drive.
  • Comfortable working independently and with the unknown.
  • Friendly and enthusiastic with our partners.
  • Must maintain strict confidentiality when required.

 

Director of Development for the Data Science Institute

Company: University of Virginia

Date posted: September 4, 2019

The University of Virginia (UVA) seeks an experienced professional to serve as Director of Development for the Data Science Institute as part of the transition to the proposed School of Data Science in Fall 2019. This position will play an integral role in realizing the vision of the School of Data Science and advancing the mission to achieve excellence in data-driven research and education by solving important societal problems and providing the workforce of tomorrow.

The Data Science Institute & The School of Data Science

UVA has announced plans to establish a School of Data Science, an effort made possible in part by the largest private gift in the institution’s 200-year history. The School of Data Science – UVA’s 12th school and the first established since 2007 – will position the University as a global leader in efforts to improve society through teaching and research based on the powerful, emerging field of data science. It builds on a foundation set in place at UVA by the Data Science Institute (DSI), a pan-University institute established in 2013 that grants graduate degrees and has a dual mission in education and research. The new School of Data Science will be a school without walls and seeks to establish new and exciting types of relationships with the private sector. The School proposes to ultimately offer both doctoral and undergraduate degree programs and certificate programs, helping to meet soaring demand for qualified data science professionals in a field that plays a key role in the global information-based economy. The work crosses disciplines, departments, schools and colleges to leverage UVA’s combined capabilities in data science, and to create meaningful partnerships with government, corporate, and community partners committed to responsible, collaborative, open, and inclusive data science.

Honor the Future Campaign

The Director of Development will join the University at an exciting time in its history—the beginning of both a new presidency and a capital campaign. Having celebrated its bicentennial in 2017, UVA has embarked on a groundbreaking $5 billion capital campaign, the Honor the Future Campaign, that will advance the priorities of every school and unit, support new and existing programs, and fund capital projects. Over the last several years, the University has seen tremendous growth in its fundraising performance, going from $274.2 million in total commitments in fiscal year 2014 to $556.5 million this past fiscal year. With over half of the campaign goal already secured to date, the public phase of the Honor the Future campaign will launch in fall 2019.

Key Priorities for this Position

The role of Director of Development for the Data Science Institute is a remarkable opportunity for a seasoned professional with experience working with investors or corporate, foundation, and individual donors to make a difference for vital societal needs. The Director of Development will report directly to the Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations within University Advancement. The Associate Director for Operations and Strategic Initiatives within the Data Science Institute will direct content and priorities and will participate in goal-setting and annual evaluations. The Director will develop and implement a short and long-term development plan to meet established goals and objectives and will serve as a key member of the Institute team. This includes, but is not limited to, the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of a portfolio of principal and major gift-level prospects, with a focus on corporate and foundation prospects. They will travel to make donor/prospect visits, with many of these visits being joint meetings with the director or a senior member of the Institute’s team. Since the Institute’s work is based on a cross-disciplinary, ‘no walls’ approach, partnerships with peers across Grounds will be essential to the incumbent’s success.  Among others, they will partner closely with the Office of the Vice President for Research, the Licensing and Ventures Group, and with other teams within University Advancement to ensure robust and diversified revenue streams for the school. 

Personal Qualities and Qualifications

The University seeks an energetic and charismatic professional with a strong affinity for the mission and values of the Data Science Institute and the University of Virginia, who is able to create a strong case for the ways data science will impact and improve the world. Preferred candidates will have a demonstrated passion for and familiarity with data science and an understanding of raising funds to support an organization, company, or venture. They will demonstrate entrepreneurship and creativity in identifying prospects among each of these sources and serve as a dynamic member of the Institute’s team. A compelling candidate will be highly strategic and have the skills to design, manage, and implement a multi-pronged fundraising plan. They will have the desire to establish a foundation of excellence and will possess a proven record of meeting and exceeding goals and improving outcomes on a compounded annual basis. Required competencies include a proven ability to grasp complex subjects and articulate compelling messages across a broad range of audiences through superior written and oral communication skills and at least eight years of related experience. The Director will contribute to an environment that encourages diversity, equity, and inclusion. They must have command of cultural sensitivity and must value and embrace cultural, political, and social differences. An ideal candidate will be service-oriented and able to build productive professional relationships with faculty, volunteers, donors and colleagues. A bachelor’s degree is required; an advanced degree is preferred.

About the University of Virginia

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. Comprised currently of eleven schools in Charlottesville and the College at Wise, 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.

This position will remain open until filled.  This is an Exempt, benefited position. This position is a restricted position and is dependent upon project need, availability of funding and performance.  Anticipated Hiring Range: $110 - $125K commensurate with education and experience.  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 alc6dk@virginia.edu.

How to Apply:

Applications that do not contain all of the required documents will not receive full consideration, please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the box.

Process for External Applicants: Please apply through Workday, and search for ‘R0009693'. Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, and address).

Process for Internal UVA Applicants: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs,” and search for ‘R0009693.’ Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, and address). 

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physician’s Group 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, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

Director of Development for the Contemplative Sciences Center

Company: University of Virginia

Date posted: September 4, 2019


In conjunction with the launch of the $5B Honor the Future campaign, the University of Virginia’s Office of Advancement seeks an experienced fundraising professional to fill the role of Director of Development for the Contemplative Sciences Center.

The Contemplative Sciences Center at the University of Virginia is transforming education to enable students at all levels, K-12, undergraduate, graduate, professional, and lifelong, to flourish. Students flourish in learning environments that promote their well-being—the realization of both deep states of health and wellness and their highest potential in all aspects of life (physical, social, emotional, cognitive, academic, and professional)—and their development of knowledge, mindsets, and practices that empower them to contribute to the well-being and flourishing of other people, other communities, and the natural world. Led by Executive Director David Germano, a professor of Buddhist studies at UVA and an expert on using contemplative pedagogy and digital technology, CSC’s programs and initiatives combine scholarship, innovative pedagogies, and extracurricular programs with social innovation and transformative technologies to better understand and facilitate student flourishing. A pan-University organization, CSC serves and collaborates with students, faculty, and staff throughout UVA’s 11 schools as well as an international network of higher education institutions furthering the cause of individual, collective, and ecological flourishing.

Reporting jointly to CSC’s Executive Director and University Advancement’s Associate Vice President for Development, the Director of Development will serve as part of CSC’s core leadership team and its chief development officer, overseeing all aspects of fundraising.  In addition, the Director of Development will provide oversight of communications and marketing for CSC.

The Director of Development will join CSC at an exciting time in UVA history—the beginning of a capital campaign. Having celebrated its bicentennial in 2017, UVA has embarked on a groundbreaking $5 billion capital campaign, the Honor the Future campaign, that will advance the priorities of every school and unit, support new and existing programs, and fund capital projects. The public phase of the Honor the Future campaign will launch in October 2019.

The Director of Development will:

  • Lead fundraising efforts as chief development officer for CSC by dedicating a significant portion of their time to fundraising from established principal and major gift donors while identifying new prospects.
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive fundraising plan to include special events, communications, sponsorships, annual campaigns, and principal and major gift strategies.
  • Manage and grow a portfolio of current and prospective donors for CSC’s top initiatives.  This portfolio will include both individuals and foundations.
  • Travel nationally to identify, cultivate and solicit prospects for CSC.
  • Represent CSC to university leadership and the entire advancement community by educating on the mission/needs of CSC and establishing collaborative team approach to fundraising.
  • Manage, mentor, and develop a team of professionals that currently includes an Associate Director, Communications and Development Associate.
  • Staff, advise and brief the Executive Director on all aspects of fundraising and communications.
  • Provide staff support to CSC’s Advisory Board.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Education: Bachelor's degree

Experience:

  • Eight years of relevant experience.  
  • Ability to frequently travel domestically with occasional evening and weekend work.

Licensure: Driver's License

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS

Education: Master's Degree

Experience:

  • Prior experience in non-profit or higher education fundraising and staffing senior leaders and volunteers.
  • Demonstrated success in fundraising, sales or managing relationships with high net worth individuals.
  • Track record of demonstrating a high degree of initiative, flexibility and will have the skills to
  • shape and be shaped by an evolving fundraising initiative.
  • Exceptional communication skills, a high degree of personal integrity and have the ability to keep the big picture in focus while attending to the small details.
  • Experience using data to evaluate and plan.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require walking some distance to attend meetings, and programs.

This position will remain open until filled. 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 alc6dk@virginia.edu

How to Apply:

Applications that do not contain all of the required documents will not receive full consideration, please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the box.

Process for External Applicants: Please apply through Workday, and search for ‘ R0009753 '. Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, and address).

Process for Internal UVA Applicants: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs,” and search for ‘ R0009753 .’ Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, and address). 

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physician’s Group 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, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

Assistant or Associate Director of Development

Company: The Curry School Foundation

Date posted: September 4, 2019


The Curry School Foundation seeks an Assistant or Associate Director of Development to join their team.  The Curry School Foundation is the official fundraising and gift receiving organization for the Curry School of Education and Human Development, raising over $2 million annually to support teaching, research and outreach programs at the Curry School. Leading up to the Honor the Future Capital Campaign at the University of Virginia, the Curry School and its Foundation will be challenged to increase its current level of fundraising.  

Responsibilities:

  • Focus on developing prospect portfolios of potential individual donors, cultivating, and soliciting these prospects for $100,000 and above. Continue to develop, cultivate, and steward relationships with existing donors.
  • Create and implement cultivation structures that include prospect strategy development, preparation of written materials, design and implementation of cultivation events, direct solicitation, and solicitation in tandem with volunteers and other staff.
  • Independently strategize and present current, endowment, and future gift opportunities to prospective donors to increase private funding available to students and faculty for scholarships, research projects, professorships, and other restricted and unrestricted needs.
  • Recruit and provide guidance to volunteers, providing appropriate training and structure.
  • Work with University leadership and build strong collaborative relationships with other development professionals at the University.
  • Maintain records of visits, solicitations, and cultivation status in accordance with system requirements and departmental protocols.

This job will be filled at either the Assistant or the Associate level depending on the successful candidate's experience, knowledge, and competencies.  The ideal candidate for the Assistant director will have at least three years of previous fundraising experience.  The ideal candidates for the Associate Director will have five or more years of higher education fundraising experience with a track record of closing six and seven figure gifts.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with at least three years of previous fundraising experience.
  • Ability to effectively articulate the University's educational mission, strategic aims, and fundraising programs; strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated success with closing major gifts ($100K+)
  • Experience working in a significant fundraising campaign or capital campaign and meeting desired goals.
  • Experience managing high-level relationships
  • Ability to use a database to maintain and review records and reports such as donor data, prospect contacts, solicitations and proposals; ability to solicit and close gifts of $100,000 and more.
  • Ability to cultivate and maintain effective relations with prospects, donors, and volunteers.
  • Ability to research, investigate, and utilize resources and information from a variety of sources.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as a member of a fundraising team.
  • Ability to travel frequently.
  • Valid driver’s license.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS
This position requires frequent travel (50%) with the remainder of time in the office using a computer to facilitate work. The job also requires walking to/from meetings and visits with prospects.

This position will remain open until filled. This is a restricted position and continuation is based on performance and funding. For questions about the application process please contact Ashley Cochran, Senior Academic Recruiter, alc6dk@virginia.edu.


TO APPLY
PROCESS FOR INTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs”, and search for “R0009102”. Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, and address).

PROCESS FOR EXTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: Please visit UVA job board https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs, complete the application and attach a cover letter.


The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physician’s Group 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, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

Assistant Director/Corporate Relations

Company: Darden School Foundation 

Date posted: September 4, 2019


The Darden School Foundation has an exciting opportunity for a motivated professional to join its Advancement team. The Assistant Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations is responsible for securing philanthropic support from corporations and providing superior stewardship of corporate and foundation relationships with Darden. Primary responsibilities include raising annual unrestricted corporate support for the School through the Corporate Partners Program as well as event sponsorships (as directed); managing and delivering benefits offered through the Corporate Partners Program; and supporting activities of the Corporate Advisory Board’s Corporate Engagement and Advancement Committee. The Assistant Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations serves as a liaison to other departments for the purpose of identifying connections and raising awareness regarding the role of corporate philanthropy and engagement at Darden.  

  

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  

  • Manage a portfolio of 25–50 organizations with the goal of raising resources for Darden’s campaign priorities and Corporate Partners Program.  
  • Actively identify opportunities for corporate and foundation giving across the Darden Enterprise.  
  • Work with Darden and University colleagues to develop strategies to increase corporate and foundation support for the School.  
  • Forecast, track and meet annual fundraising goals, and record and analyze fundraising activity in the Advance database.
  • Manage the overall execution of Darden’s Corporate Partners Program, including the identification, cultivation, solicitation, engagement and stewardship of member companies.  
  • Ensure Corporate Partners Program materials including one-pagers, proposal templates, web pages, impact report templates and member recognition signage are updated and conform to the Darden style guide.  
  • Manage, track and execute benefits for all corporate partners including partner orientation calls, progress updates, annual custom partner impact reports and events including First Coffee, Darden Dialogues and Leadership Speaker Series.  
  • Serve as host to corporate executives and schedule meetings with the Dean, faculty/research centers, staff and student leadership, creating itineraries that are meaningful.  
  • Manage and execute program and event logistics.  
  • Work with Communication and Marketing team and Darden Media to support corporate communications to external audiences.   
  • Prepare reports and other materials for internal and external audiences as needed, including grant proposals and reports.  
  • Support activities of the Corporate Engagement and Advancement Committee of the Corporate Advisory Board, including scheduling and attending calls and meetings, and preparing material in support of their work.  
  • Prepare and process department invoices, purchase orders and other budget documents as required.  

 

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE and KNOWLEDGE:  

  • Bachelor’s degree required.   
  • 3+ years of professional level experience, preferably in higher education advancement and/or corporate and foundation relations.  
  • Fundraising experience highly desirable.  
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.   
  • Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation software required.  
  • Proven project management, planning and organizational skills, including accuracy in work.  
  • Knowledge of Advancement office functions and procedures.   
  • Able to communicate effectively with executive level corporate representatives.   
  • Ability to promote a positive image of the School both internally and externally.   
  • Knowledge of corporate philanthropy and current issues affecting business, industry and the economy.   
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and interact effectively with faculty and academic leadership and staff.  

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Annual Fund Manager

Company: Richmond Symphony

Date posted: August 20, 2019


Reports to: Director of Advancement & Patron Communications
Department: APC
Classification
: Exempt

Job Summary

The Annual Fund Manager is responsible for the strategic planning and execution of all activities associated with the Annual Fund of the Richmond Symphony as well as other designated fundraising campaigns while providing careful attention to individual donors and managing of volunteer solicitors. Responsibilities include written and timely communications that solicit funds for the various campaigns throughout the year, as well as planning around prospecting, cultivation and stewardship activities. This position will encourage and direct fundraising and other external relationships consistent with Board of Director policies and long-range objectives. This position’s duties include development activities, such as, but not limited to:

  • Planning and executing the Annual Fund drive
  • Administration of Symphony’s ongoing special campaigns
  • Managing appropriate major donor communications
  • Coordinating and supporting the Symphony’s volunteer solicitors
  • Assisting with appropriate Board committee work

Responsibilities/Duties/Functions/Tasks
  • Develops and executes Annual Fund solicitation strategies and campaigns to reach financial and participation targets
  • Initiates and drives best practices for donor development, cultivation and acquisition
  • Assists with developing financial targets for individual funding strategies in the organization’s annual budget
  • Helps administer and track gift solicitation efforts of the Board of Directors and other volunteer solicitors
  • Administers and tracks Symphony’s Special Campaign Giving
  • Coordinates individual giving prospecting and tailored cultivation plans
  • Monitors weekly reports to ensure that all individual campaign goals are met
  • Crafts individual donor acknowledgments and related correspondence
  • Manages fulfillment of individual donor benefits
  • Provides Symphony staff support to select committees
  • Maintains a visible presence at concerts and cultivation events as appropriate
  • Supports the Executive Director, Director of Advancement and Patron Communications and Volunteer Leadership in the coordination of special campaigns within the Richmond Symphony
  • Oversee prospect research, as well as, the identification, cultivation and stewardship of individual prospects
  • Performs other duties as assigned by Director of APC

Qualification

Successful performance in this position requires an individual with excellent 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

  • Commitment to the principles of teamwork and shared responsibility
  • Ability to multi-task and meet simultaneous deadlines
  • Ability to handle confidential conversations, correspondence and records
  • Ability to relate to a diverse group of people including staff, Board members and community members
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Ability to anticipate problems or to identify them before significant impact on service delivery, expenses or revenues
  • 3-5 years of fundraising experience

Environment

  • Competitive benefits including health, dental and retirement
  • Position will have work space in the Richmond Symphony office (parking provided)
  • Work is performed in a fast paced office environment
  • Attendance and participation at concerts, events and activities will be expected outside of normal office hours and on weekends with advance notice
  • 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

To Apply
  • Please send Resume, cover letter and 3 professional references to Casey Johnson at cjohnson@richmondsymphony.com. Electronic submissions only.
  • Application review begins September 16, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Any offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check and demonstrated eligibility for work, including compliance with 22.1-296.1 of the Code of

Executive Director

Company: Henrico County Court Appointed Special Advocates, Inc. (Henrico CASA)

Date posted: August 14, 2019


General Description

The Executive Director is responsible for the overall leadership and management of the agency, all fund development activities, and the administration of the program. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, fundraising from individual and corporate donors including sponsorships, event planning and execution, long-range organizational planning, fiscal and personnel management, program oversight, marketing and community relations, volunteer and board member recruitment, and supporting the Board of Directors.

 

Fund Development 60%

▪ Develop and implement a fund development plan to ensure the annual budget is funded with income from solicitation of individual, corporate, civic, faith-based, and foundation donors; organize and execute fundraising events funded by sponsorships. Annual Fund Development Plan to be approved and supported by the Board of Directors.

▪ Identify and cultivate ongoing relationships with community donors. Steward existing relationships.

▪ Maintain a donor database for monetary and other resources to include acknowledgments and gift tracking.

▪ Participate in legislative efforts to procure state funding.

▪ Supervise Program Director with researching and writing grant proposals to government, corporate, private, and public foundations.

 

Marketing and Community Relations 15%

▪ Oversee the development and implementation of an annual plan to increase awareness of Henrico CASA, its mission, and services to children, and its ongoing need to recruit volunteers.

▪ Represent Henrico CASA to key external audiences, peer organizations, philanthropic groups, and funders.

▪ Oversee the production of periodic newsletters, the Annual Impact Report, and other printed and/or electronic communications.

▪ Foster positive relationships with community groups and organizations that can contribute to the success of Henrico CASA.

▪ Participate in public engagements that promote and enhance Henrico CASA’s identity in the community.

▪ Oversee website and social media content/updates to assure regular promotions which appeal to diverse audiences.

 

Personnel and Program Management 10%

▪ Hire, supervise, and perform an annual review for Program Director and administrative staff.

▪ Collaborate with the Program Director and the Board in determining resources and budgets for volunteer program activities.

▪ Provide guidance and supervision to staff.

▪ Collaborate with Program Director on staffing issues to ensure goals of the program are met.

▪ Foster professional, collegial work atmosphere.

 

Board Relations 10%

▪ Cultivate a strong, transparent working relationship with the Board.

▪ Assist the Board of Directors in developing and implementing strategic plans to achieve long and short-term goals.

▪ Attend all board meetings and provide reports of agency activities, including evaluations of progress toward achieving the mission and financial goals.

▪ Lead the Board in all planned activities, including, but not limited to, fundraising events, community relations and education.

▪ Oversee the implementation of all Board directives, policies, and procedures.

▪ Keep Board apprised of organizational changes, problems, and opportunities.

▪ Organize Board member training and participate in planning and carrying out board retreats.

▪ Assist the Board in identifying and cultivating potential new board members.

 

Fiscal Management 5%

▪ Manage the daily fiscal and business operations of the organization, including managing the payroll, meeting financial obligations, and reviewing and approving all financial reports.

▪ Assist the Board in developing the annual budget.                                                                   

▪ Ensure agency compliance with the requirements of all regulatory and government agencies.  

 

Reports to:

Executive Committee of Board

Employment Status:

Exempt full time salaried

Salary & Benefits:

Salary Range based on experience; ($55,000 to $75,000) plus 25% of salary benefit stipend implemented after three months of employment, 3 weeks paid leave and generous state holiday schedule, and workers compensation insurance

 

Qualifications: Undergraduate Degree required; advanced degree preferred. Experience in nonprofit management, proven record of fund development success, experience in working with a Board of Directors, passion for CASA mission, demonstrated ability to build relationships/partnerships with community leaders, business executives, foundation officials, donors, and media. Emotional intelligence to lead, coach, develop, manage, and retain staff and volunteers.

If you are interested in applying for the Executive Director position, please send your cover letter, professional writing sample, resume, and salary requirements to: Henrico CASA c/o Search Committee, 3001 Hungary Spring Road, Suite A, Richmond, VA 23228 or email to board@henricocasa.org.

Director of Development

Company: Menokin

Date posted: August 8, 2019

Menokin seeks an outside the box fundraiser-one that believes in the power of nonprofits to create immense change in the community. The Development Director position provides the opportunity to make a significant contribution to a cutting edge cultural heritage site in the heart of Virginia’s Northern Neck. Menokin, a 500-acre land conservancy and home of a signer of the Declaration of Independence, is in the midst of a multi-year capital campaign to fund the most engaging preservation project in America.

Position Summary

The Development Director will be responsible for the day-to-day activities of the Menokin development department and for direct solicitation of high-level support for both the operational and capital campaigns. The Development Director oversees a comprehensive and integrated fundraising program to develop individual and corporate contributions for the capital campaign, cultivate and steward donors, and manage the annual campaign and planned giving. The Development Director reports directly to the Executive Director to carry out the annual development plan that supports the strategic plan of the Menokin Foundation. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Identify, qualify, research, cultivate, solicit, and steward high-level supporters
  • Meet with high level supporters in a variety of locations, generate high dollar solicitations, and follow-up through donation
  • In conjunction with the Executive Director, create and implement the Menokin development plan and fundraising strategy
  • Oversee the daily running of the development database and creation of donor research, donor correspondence, fundraising appeals, mailing lists, and donor recognition efforts and events
  • Work with Marketing Director to develop and implement a comprehensive public relations strategy for donor development
  • Work proactively with the board
  • Assist Development Committee Chair in Development Committee calls and strategy
  • Oversee grant planning and writing in collaboration with Executive Director
  • Assist with public programming when needed, including giving talks to potential donors and tours to visitors
  • Report quarterly development progress to the board and generate end-of-year analyses and development reports with the Executive Director

What we are seeking

  • BA Degree in a related field, advanced degree preferred
  • A Strong Passion for Cultural Institutions
  • Positive Belief in a Non Profit’s Ability to Create Change
  • Engaging and Positive Attitude
  • Ability to Work with a Variety of Different Personalities
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, required
  • Ability to work well independently
  • Available for weekend and evening events
  • Experience at a history or cultural non-profit or an interest in American history required
  • Ability to work closely and in unison with existing Menokin staff

 

Hours: Full Time with Employee Health Insurance Plan


To Apply: Send a cover letter and resume to Executive Director, Sam McKelvey at: smckelvey@menokin.org


Menokin values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the institution. Menokin is an Equal Opportunity employer.

Advancement Coordinator

Company: Darden School Foundation

Date posted: August 6, 2019

The Darden School Foundation has an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated professional to join its Advancement team. The Advancement Coordinator will report to the Senior Director of Advancement and work in collaboration with the Advancement team to provide best-in-class donor relations and stewardship in support of the Advancement team’s goals. Responsibilities include assisting with creation of annual donor reports and other customized and ad hoc reports, participating in planning and executing donor stewardship events, contributing to documentation of gifts, assisting with planning of scholarship donor “thank you” note-writing sessions, as well as other duties in support of strategic advancement and stewardship efforts, as assigned.  

  

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES  

· Provide high-touch communications, stewardship, and customer service to donors at all times. 

· Support the Director of Donor Relations, Assistant Director of Donor Relations and the Associate Director of Special Events in various projects related to achieving best-in-class donor relations. 

· Support the creation, compilation, distribution, and tracking of annual donor reporting. Includes reviewing and compiling fund write-ups and personalized donor report files, facilitating printing and binding of reports, facilitating printing and securing signatures on cover letters, facilitating distribution of final reports via mail, and saving all final donor reports to fund and donor files for easy accessibility for the Advancement team. Assist with tracking and coding the annual donor reporting program to maintain strong records of how Darden stewards its donors and funds. This effort reaches approximately 200 of Darden’s most generous donors. In FY18 we plan to steward 192 funds, and we anticipate a significant increase in the number of funds to stewards as we move into the Campaign.  

· Support the Advancement team, as needed, in executing and staffing special events. Maintain and improve upon the high standard of quality of our events by supporting their execution through tracking RSVPs, preparing name tags, and other tasks as assigned. This includes Campaign events, annual Scholarship Dinner, UVIC Mayo dinner, Principal Donors Celebration, Darden Society events, sporting events (Darden football suite, basketball and baseball games), and other events which may arise. 

· Provide support for planning and executing an annual scholarship donor thank you letter writing gathering with students. Prepare, sort and compile written materials to guide students, order food, and staff the sessions. 

· Support execution of the gift agreement process. Includes distribution of drafts, securing approvals, signatures, and distribution of fully executed copies with signed cover letters. 

· Support creation and distribution of pooled fund donor reports via email. 

· Coordination of additional stewardship efforts such as framing photos for donors and for the Advancement offices, securing and distributing gifts for faculty, students and alumni who participate in stewardship activities, VIP donors on Grounds during Graduation Weekend, Hickory Club members who attend Reunion Weekend etc. 

· Responsible for tracking and coding of all stewardship efforts in Advance database and in donor and fund folders. Ensure easy accessibility for the Advancement team. 

· Supporting creation and distribution of recognition letters for individuals for whom gifts are received in honor or in memory of on a regular basis. 

· Research issues for special projects, as needed. 

· Maintain record of expenditures and invoices for the Donor Relations team. 

· Completion of other duties, as assigned, ensuring their execution with the professionalism and caliber as customary for the Darden School of Business.  

  

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE 

· Bachelor’s degree required 

· Minimum of 3 years of experience in one or more of the following: fundraising, development, volunteer management, alumni affairs, or engagement. 

· Experience working for a non-profit, foundation, or academic environment preferred. 

  

SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE  

  · Excellent written and oral communications skills required. Ability to create targeted messaging, appealing to diverse audiences and interest groups. 

· Working knowledge of donor relations. Ability to analyze and present information and maintain accurate and detailed records. 

· Ability to relate to people of diverse backgrounds, training, and experience.  

· Skilled in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with students, alumni, volunteers, staff, and the public. 

· Skilled in exercising a high degree of initiative, judgment, discretion, and decision-making to achieve organizational objectives. 

· Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a goal-oriented team environment. Provide direct support to leaders, as needed. Complete tasks without immediate supervision. 

· Strong customer-service orientation.  

· Exceptional project planning skills, organizational skills, and attention to detail. 

· Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines. 

· Proficiency with Advance, Raiser’s Edge, or other fundraising database preferred.


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Leadership Initiatives Associate

Company: Darden School Foundation

Date posted: August 6, 2019


The Darden School Foundation seeks a highly motivated professional to join its team. The Leadership Initiatives Associate is responsible for managing the scheduling, logistics, materials preparation and distribution, and other activities for Darden’s leadership boards. The Assistant Director of Leadership Initiatives will manage this individual’s work with the leadership boards, including initial training, making introductions and helping him or her learn important relationships for success in this position. The Assistant Director will oversee the Associate’s execution of responsibilities.      

Duties and Responsibilities include:    

  • Logistics/meeting planning and administrative responsibilities include but are not limited to:      
    • Reserve appropriate meeting space and hotel rooms for in-person meetings     
    • Track RSVPs and attendance to meetings and teleconferences     
    • Food and beverage orders for events     
    • Plan A/V needs and space layout     
    • Print nametags and name tents for meetings     
    • Outlook calendaring and distribution list management     
    • Coordinate dinner, cocktails, and other social events related to meetings     
    • Order gifts for board members     
    • Organize meeting signage     
    • Assemble electronic board books and create physical board books for leadership     
    • Schedule board, leadership and committee meetings and internal working meetings     
    • Provide exceptional customer service to board members including BoardEffect support     
    • Manage and maintain online board portal (BoardEffect) used to create meeting events, collect RSVP information, and posting materials     
    • Maintain accurate board member bio, photo, employment and contact information across Darden & UVA records. Track board terms, committee membership, etc.     
    • Research board members using University tools (Advance), LinkedIn, Google, etc.      
    • Provide administrative, event or customer service support for other non-board related Foundation initiatives     
    • Create best practices manual and process documents     
    • Maintain official board files. Take and record minutes of leadership board meetings, including Board of Trustees committee meetings. Record trustee resolutions and other official board documents.      
    • Provide onsite support for board meetings (may require travel)           

  

Successful candidates will have a proven track record that includes:    

  • Bachelor’s degree in business discipline or related field     
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: Public Relations, Marketing, Non-profit Board Management, Advancement/Fundraising or Administrative Support     
  • Strong research, project management and communication skills     
  • Proven ability to communicate with executive level corporate representatives     
  • Skill in exercising a high degree of initiative, judgment, discretion and decision-making to achieve organizational objectives     
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously and be mindful of deadlines and schedules     
  • Superior organization skills     
  • Exceptional customer service and professional demeanor

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Development Associate

Company: University of Virginia

Date posted: August 6, 2019


University Advancement is seeking a highly organized and motivated Development Associate to assist multiple units on our development team. The successful candidate will play a critical role in the day-to-day workings of the development team by providing support for multiple development officers. The Associate will work closely with development team members to assist with travel and event preparation as well as scheduling and reporting needs.

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Arrange travel for multiple development officers including air, hotel and rental car reservations.
  • Prepare materials for donor visits and draft donor correspondence for multiple development officers.
  • Process expenses and reimbursements for multiple development officers in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Perform data entry and provide database management support, including but not limited to generating mailing lists, maintaining and updating donor information, entering contact reports and proposals, and creating and tracking events.
  • Analyze and manipulate data for monthly and annual reports.
  • Assist development officers with portfolio management and reporting utilizing the Advance Web database.
  • Manage scheduling and meeting coordination for the Executive Director of Development and other team members as needed.
  • Prepare board meeting and event materials and provide event support as needed.
  • Generate and track stewardship reports and acknowledgement letters for donors.
  • Provide general administrative support for multiple development teams which may include drafting and proofing correspondence, answering phone calls, and event coordination among other duties.
  • Other duties may be assigned as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS:

A high school diploma with at least one year of experience is required. An associate’s degree with at least four years of professional work experience in an office environment is strongly preferred. Applicants with a bachelor’s degree with two or more years of professional work experience in an office environment will be given preference. Must possess excellent communication and organizational skills, and have an ability to set priorities, manage time, and meet deadlines. The ability to work independently, take initiative, follow-through and solve problems is required. Proficiency in Microsoft Office and strong technical skills are required.  

This position will remain open until filled. This is a restricted position and continuation is based on performance and funding. For questions about the application process please contact Ashley Cochran, Senior Academic Recruiter, alc6dk@virginia.edu.

TO APPLY
PROCESS FOR INTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs”, and search for R0007140. Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, and address).

PROCESS FOR EXTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: Please visit UVA job board https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs, complete the application and attach a cover letter.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physician’s Group 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, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

Senior Associate Vice President for Health System Development/Executive Director

Company: UVA Health Foundation

Date posted: August 6, 2019

The University of Virginia seeks a dynamic, collaborative, and experienced fundraising professional to serve as the Senior Associate Vice President for Health System Development/Executive Director, UVA Health Foundation (Sr. AVP). This is a remarkable opportunity to lead a best-in-class advancement operation as it prepares for the Fall 2019 public launch of the University of Virginia’s $5 billion Honor the Future Campaign.

Reporting to the Vice President for Advancement, Mark M. Luellen, the Sr. AVP will provide visionary leadership for the UVA Health System Development Office, which raises philanthropic support for the UVA Medical Center, School of Medicine, and School of Nursing. The Sr. AVP will be a strong partner with the Vice President for Advancement in articulating the University’s values and vision for the future in a way that inspires Health System donors to higher and deeper levels of philanthropic engagement.

The Sr. AVP will serve as the chief architect of a comprehensive strategy to meet the Health System’s $1 billion Honor the Future campaign target. They will collaborate with Health System Leadership to foster optimal cultivation and solicitation of gifts, pledges, and philanthropic grants. The Sr. AVP will also act as the Executive Director of the UVA Health Foundation, high-level fundraising board of trustees which supports the Health System’s mission through philanthropy and advocacy.

The Sr. AVP will be a gifted professional with an exceptional track record in principal and major gift fundraising, in staff leadership and management, and in planning and implementing a successful comprehensive campaign.

In consultation with the Vice President for Advancement and Health System Leadership, the Sr. AVP will:

  • Contribute to and enhance a culture of aspiration, innovation, collaboration, transparency, and high-performance within the Health System Development team.
  • Lead the Health System Development team to meet or exceed its $1 billion Honor the Future Campaign goal.
  • Personally cultivate, solicit, and close 7-,8-, and 9-figure gifts to support Health System’s identified priorities; guide and counsel principal and major gift officers regarding high profile, complex, and principal gift situations.
  • Serve as liaison between University Advancement, Health System Development, and the Health Foundation.

Fundraising

  • Develop the vision and narrative for Health System’s contribution to the Honor the Future Campaign in collaboration with Health System and University Advancement Leadership. Build and execute a campaign plan, making critical decisions about planning, staffing, and messaging.
  • Provide ongoing strategic insight related to communicating the Health System’s strength and value.
  • Set priorities and expectations, maintain comprehensive metrics to track areas of success and improvement, and oversee robust research and stewardship programs.
  • Strategize, forge, and strengthen relationships with a new generation of donors, drawing from the wide array of friends, alumni, parents, grateful patients and families, and others to secure transformational Health System gifts.
  • Actively manage a portfolio of principal and major gift prospects and meet performance expectations. Travel for donor/prospect visits, and joint visits with Health System leadership.

Leadership and Relationship Building

  • Lead a team of advancement professionals overseeing major gifts, annual giving, and donor stewardship.
  • Oversee all Health System advancement functions including personnel, finance, compliance, and related matters.
  • Proactively offer strategic and tactical advising to the Executive Vice President for Health Affairs, Chief Executive Officer of the Medical Center, Dean of the School of Medicine, Dean of the School of Nursing, and other senior leaders.
  • Work closely with the Health Foundation Board of Trustees and campaign volunteers.

Inclusive Excellence

  • Strong commitment to and record of advancing diversity. Recruit and retain a diverse team and develop a culture in which everyone feels valued and supported.

The University seeks an energetic and charismatic leader with a strong affinity for the mission and values of the University of Virginia and UVA Health System who has had success in an academic health system or comparable organization. Preferred candidates will have been part of a large capital campaign, significant advancement leadership experience, and an understanding of fundraising for a large integrated academic health system or organization. They will have the desire to establish a foundation of excellence and a proven record of exceeding goals and improving annual outcomes. They will also have proven leadership and relationship building skills.

Substantial personal energy and passion are required to establish strong, authentic relationships, both within the University community and externally, with its many prospects, donors, and other friends of influence. The establishment of such relationships will require a leader who demonstrates the highest levels of integrity, judgment, creativity, decisiveness, intellectual curiosity, self-awareness, and a sense of humor.

Professional Experience

  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in philanthropic development and in leading annual and campaign fundraising, preferably in an academic medical center or comparable organization.
  • Expertise and experience in securing outright, estate, and blended gifts from a wide variety of fundraising sources including individuals (grateful patients and families, alumni, parents and friends), corporations, and foundations.
  • Experience with financial forecasting, budgeting, strategic planning, and working with senior leaders.
  • Confidence in managing complex systems and leading the ongoing work to hone the Health System’s philanthropic strategy.
  • Significant experience building exceptional teams. Open, accessible, and transparent approach to management.

Education

  • Bachelor's degree required; Advanced degree preferred.

Interpersonal Characteristics

  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills. Ability to address challenges with grace, wisdom, and presence. Proven ability to communicate across a broad range of audiences.
  • Service-oriented leadership style and ability to build professional relationships with University Advancement Leadership, Health System Leadership, units, foundations, fundraisers, volunteers, donors, and colleagues.
  • Possess a command of cultural sensitivity and value and embrace cultural, political, and social differences. The Sr. AVP will contribute to an environment that encourages diversity, equity, and inclusion.


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The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physician’s Group 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, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

Director of Development

Company: Weldon Cooper Center

Date posted: August 6, 2019

In preparation for the launch of the $5B Honor the Future campaign, the University of Virginia seeks an experienced fundraising professional to fill the role of Director of Development for the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service, the Commonwealth's flagship public service organization since 1931.

The Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service strengthens and preserves effective governance by linking the research and resources of the University of Virginia to contemporary challenges for public leaders, especially those found in local, state, and national policy. The Cooper Center builds capacity in organizations and individual leaders in both the public and private sectors while informing policy and programs through the expertise of more than forty faculty and staff working in Economic and Policy Studies, Survey Research, Demographics, the Senior Executive Institute, the LEAD Program, the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership, the Constitutional Officer Education Program, and the Virginia Institute of Government. Led by a dynamic new Executive Director committed to innovation, outcomes, and partnerships, the Weldon Cooper Center serves a unique and important role in policy, governance, and communities.

The Director of Development, Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service ("Director of Development"), is a frontline fundraiser who will generate philanthropic support for the Center's highest priorities, by promoting its individual departments. The incumbent will join the organization at a pivotal time, having the opportunity to advance the Center's mission and strategic direction, and communicate that mission to those dedicated to good policy, effective governance, and strengthening communities. Within the Center's organization, the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership is unique in having an established alumni, donor base and external board of directors, and operates under the imperative to raise sufficient funds to operate their five programs for political leaders, from high school leaders to elected officials. Initial work will require attention to maintaining and advancing Sorensen's performance in fundraising.

The Director of Development will:

-Build and manage a portfolio of current and prospective major-gift level donors ($100K+) and move them towards giving levels that achieve the Center's annual and long-range fundraising goals.
-Create personalized strategies to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward individuals within his/her portfolio for the Center's top initiatives.
-Work with Center and University leadership, faculty, staff, and volunteers to engage prospects and implement solicitation plans for the Center.
-Staff, advise and brief the Center's Executive Director and University's Assistant Vice President for Development as necessary on development visits and major solicitations.
-Oversee the strategy and execution of development-focused events and meetings that further the Center's fundraising goals.

For questions regarding this position, please contact Chris Cunningham at cwc7tv@virginia.edu.

  • Supervise development staff to create fundraising strategies. Present current and future endowment and gift opportunities to alumni and friends of the University. Increase private funding available to students and faculty for scholarships, research projects, professorships, and other restricted and unrestricted needs.
  • Work collaboratively with development colleagues across Grounds and establish team approaches to fundraising.
  • Mentor and provide guidance to development officers regarding best practices in alumni engagement and fundraising, trip planning and follow up, stewardship of donors, and building working relationships with faculty.
  • In consultation with senior leadership, develop and implement goals, objectives and metrics for measuring performance.
  • Cultivate, solicit, and secure major gifts, typically above $100,000.
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Education: Bachelor's degree

Experience: At least eight years experience

Licensure: Yes, Driver's License

Preferred Requirements

Education: Master's Degree

Experience: Prior experience in political and/or higher education fundraising and staffing senior leaders and volunteers.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require walking some distance to attend meetings, and programs.

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The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physician’s Group 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, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

Executive Assistant

Company: University of Virginia

Date posted: August 6, 2019


The University of Virginia seeks an Executive Assistant to join the Health System’s Development team. The Health System Development Office (HSDO) is part of University Advancement (UA), and is charged with raising $1 billion in support of the University’s $5 billion campaign goal. The UVA Health Foundation is a separately incorporated University-Affiliated Organization (UAO) that supports HSDO fundraising efforts on behalf of the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, and Medical Center. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and highly skilled individual to become a part of a mission-driven and donor-centric fundraising team dedicated to securing philanthropy for patient care, medical research, and the education of future physicians and nurses.

The Executive Assistant provides executive level support for the Sr. Associate Vice President (SAVP) for Health System Development, the Sr. Director of Development and Chief of Staff (SDOD/COS), and the Assistant Vice President, Principal Gifts (AVPPG).  The Executive Assistant performs advanced, diversified and confidential administrative duties requiring broad and comprehensive experience, competencies, and knowledge of organizational policies and practices. S(he) must exercise discretion in handling confidential, sensitive, and timely information. S(he) prepares meeting agendas and other correspondence, coordinates a busy and shifting office calendar, anticipates and prepares for leadership activity and meetings, takes initiative for tracking, compiling and preparing meeting agendas, attends meetings for purpose of recording, preparing, and distributing minutes and reports, and completes a variety of non-routine assignments.

The Executive Assistant is responsible for coordinating all facets of executive level meetings and correspondence for assigned leadership, including maintaining calendars, overseeing travel arrangements and reimbursements, maintaining an efficient filing and tracking systems for tasks related to the function of the SAVP team, and preparing various reports and documentation as requested. The Executive Assistant often serves as the initial point of telephone and/or email contact for high level Health System leadership, trustees, and prospective donors. The Executive Assistant also assists with coordinating logistics for all Health Foundation board meetings, attends the meetings, and is responsible for preparing pre-and-post-meeting related materials including agendas, preparatory notebooks, PowerPoint slides for presentations, minutes, and other follow up correspondence as requested.

A Bachelor's degree, or equivalent, with at least three years of experience with administrative office support, executive support, and/or educational advancement experience is required.  Preference will be given to candidates with four to seven years of experience as an Executive Assistant.  The ideal candidate will possess excellent oral and written communication and organizational skills, and significant experience in an office or administrative setting, preferably with experience at the executive support level. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint is required, and an understanding of complex calendar management, database systems, Microsoft Access, and reporting is strongly encouraged. 


This position will remain open until filled. This is a restricted position and continuation is based on performance and funding. The anticipated hiring range is $48,000 - $58,000 commensurate with education and experience. For questions about the application process please contact Ashley Cochran, Senior Academic Recruiter, alc6dk@virginia.edu.

TO APPLY
PROCESS FOR INTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs”, and search for R0008127. Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, and address).

PROCESS FOR EXTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: Please visit UVA job board https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs, complete the application and attach a cover letter.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent

Experience: At least three years of experience supporting a senior executive.

Licensure: None

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require walking some distance to attend meetings, and programs.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physician’s Group 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, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

Application Support Manager

Company: University of Virginia

Date posted: August 6, 2019


The Application Support Manager provides top-notch and smart customer services and support to the UVA Advancement Community, a team of 450 focused on raising $5B for the University of Virginia. This position is responsible for ensuring that members of the community have access to the technology systems and equipment to do their jobs, and that they have a basic and contextual understanding of how to use it and do basic troubleshooting. In addition, the Application Support Manager manages role-based account access for all advancement systems and software platforms. They will deploy mobile devices to staff based on policy and role and maintain mobile device inventories. This position will negotiate with vendors to keep par inventories and talk-minutes pool that is reviewed at least quarterly for trends and changes in usage. This is a position for someone with great people skills and understanding of the importance of maintaining direct relationships with vendors and technology partners. They will be expected to have a knack for technology and software and become proficient in the ever-changing mix of Advancement platforms. This role is the live Advancement Help Desk.

Extra credit to those who bring a stage presence. This position will include responsibility for developing and marketing video and written training bytes to the advancement community and providing 1:1 deskside support. Experience using Camtasia to produce video training is a plus. The Application Support Manager will evaluate and maintain listservs and directories for the community, ensuring that timely and information is delivered to community members in ways that are segmented and targeted. They will assist in maintaining the Advancement Hub, our intranet, making sure that the information posted is kept current and organized effectively.

Job Duties:

Provide Top Level Orientation and Support for Advancement Applications and Software platforms

  • Manage Advancement Help Desk - the incumbent must be an anticipator, problem solver and solution-focused
    • Develop a thorough understanding of advancement systems, in order to provide exemplary customer service, responding to help requests in a timely manner and connecting clients to partners for specific requests. 
    • Manage a comprehensive Help Desk for Advancement, where community members can turn when they need assistance with Advancement business systems and tools. 
    • Understand the technology training teams and SMEs and work through these cohorts to inform deploy service/support based on help calls received.
    • Utilize a ticketing system to track help desk requests and to report statistics on usage, types of requests, response/resolution time, etc.  Analyze statistics and trends to identify training needs and other solutions to reduce the need for assistance 
    • Participate, as necessary, in end-user testing when new patches and upgrades are released. 
  • Develop Smart, Relevant and Digestible Training
    • Based on anticipated customer need, develop written and video job aids to help users with technology relevant to their role.
    • Update information and resources available on the intranet to ensure that they are relevant, timely and up to date. 
  • Develop a “15 minute training” program
    • Meet additional individual training needs through Deskside Support program, where community members can call on demand to receive in-person or virtually to get help with questions. Track these meetings to identify trends and more formal training needs.
  • A/V Support
    • Develop expertise with the audio/visual systems in the UA building. Create job aids and offer training to help staff use these technologies.
  • Provision Technology to Users based on Role
    • Create and Manage Advancement Accounts - requires strong customer service skills and an interest in understanding the framework for Advancement at UVA.
      • Create new accounts for institutional software systems and databases, and internal web sites (e.g. Advance Web, Advancement Performance, Advancement HUB, EverTrue, and future advancement systems) and communicate relevant information to new users – login information, tips for success, recommended learning paths, links to documentation
      • Manage non-disclosure agreement process, ensuring that users sign the agreement before new accounts are created and that signed agreements are tracked and maintained electronically.
      • Track and audit accounts, regularly, for usage and job relevance.  Develop a process to identify account holders that no longer use or need to use the system and de-activate their accounts – ensuring that the people who have access are active users who have a job-related need to have access.
    • Deploy and Manage Cell Phones to eligible staff
      • Participate in the pipeline processing and hiring-exiting meetings. Manage the day one technology onboarding process for new hires.
      • Provision and trouble-shoot cell phones for University Advancement staff. Ensure that relevant apps are pre-loaded to phones before provisioning, and clear orientation is provided upon provisioning. Share the UA Cell Phone Policy with new hires.
      • Reconcile bill each month to manage to the required talk minutes (data is free) and work with vendors to keep offerings as current and reasonable as possible.

Maintain Contact Lists for Members of the Advancement Community 

  • Maintains the Advancement Hub directory and its supporting system of reports. 
  • Follows established policies and procedures for adding staff to listservs that are relevant to their role 
  • Performs regular maintenance and auditing of database and listservs to ensure accuracy of information and membership

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, MIS, Computer Engineering or related discipline. Relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • At least one year of experience.
  • Relevant experience includes providing excellent customer support and troubleshooting.
  • Advanced knowledge of database functionality.
  • Demonstrated excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Possess good verbal and written communication skills to convey technical guidance and information to users.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Preference will be given to candidates with two-four years of direct job-related experience and for candidates who have worked in a university environment.
  • Functional experience with ZenDesk customer service ticketing software and Camtasia or other video creating/editing software.
  • Training experience is a plus.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require walking some distance to attend meetings, and programs.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require walking some distance to attend meetings, and programs.

This position will remain open until filled.  This is a restricted position and continuation is based on performance and funding. For questions about the application process please contact Ashley Cochran, Senior Academic Recruiter, alc6dk@virginia.edu.

TO APPLY
PROCESS FOR INTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs”, and search for R0008723. Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, and address).

PROCESS FOR EXTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: Please visit UVA job board https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs, complete the application and attach a cover letter.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physician’s Group 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, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

Donor Relations Associate

Company: University of Virginia

Date posted: August 6, 2019


The Donor Relations Associate provides administrative and program support for the Donor Relations team, with primary responsibility for Strategic Stewardship team initiatives. The Strategic Stewardship team works to ensure that donors stay connected, informed, and feel appreciated for their support of the University. Activities include gift acknowledgements, impact and endowment reporting, giving societies, strategic communications, and special events.

On an ongoing basis, the Donor Relations Associate is responsible for mail merges, formatting and printing, proofreading, coordinating mailings, building communications using the ThankView platform, tracking event responses, entering information into the University’s CRM (Advance), and sharing updated donor information with the prospect research team. Seasonally, the Donor Relations Associate will support our bi-annual student engagement event, Thank A Donor Day.

The ideal candidate is highly organized with strong communication skills and works independently to prioritizes his/her own work. This individual understands – or is excited to learn – the importance of stewardship and its role in successful fundraising, is committed to the University’s mission, and is highly motivated to serve as an effective steward of our donors and their gifts.

Required skills:

  • High School diploma and four years of relevant experience. Bachelor's degree may substitute for years of experience. Preference will be given to applicants with at least two years of professional experience in an office environment

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and mail merge)

  • Strong technical skills and the ability to learn new database and software programs
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Proactive problem solving
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • An aptitude for setting priorities, managing time, and meeting deadlines

This position will remain open until filled. This is a restricted position and continuation is based on performance and funding.  For questions about the application process please contact Ashley Cochran, Senior Academic Recruiter, alc6dk@virginia.edu.

TO APPLY
PROCESS FOR INTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs”, and search for R0008133. Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, and address).

PROCESS FOR EXTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: Please visit UVA job board https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs, complete the application and attach a cover letter.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Education: High School diploma. Bachelor's may substitute experience.

Experience: Four years of relevant experience. Bachelor's degree may substitute for years of experience.

Licensure: None

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require walking some distance to attend meetings, and programs.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physician’s Group 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, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

Strategic Events Coordinator

Company: University of Virginia

Date posted: August 6, 2019


The University of Virginia seeks to hire a highly motivated event planner to join the Strategic Events team within Donor Relations and University Advancement.  The Donor Relations team is focused on building and sustaining lifelong relationships – encouraging people and organizations to get involved, stay informed, and invest in UVA. This event planner will be an integral part of the team managing exciting, high-profile events for the University’s Honor the Future campaign, including the launch and regional celebrations.

The Strategic Events Coordinator works in collaboration with University Advancement, the Office of the President, and colleagues across Grounds to plan and execute a variety of events in order to cultivate, recognize, educate, and steward donors, prospects, and alumni of the University.  The Coordinator is responsible for planning and executing all logistical arrangements and preparing formal briefing materials for the President and other designated University officials.  The Coordinator will assist team members with other stewardship- and events-related work as needed.

Required skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree with at least three years of experience is required, of the three years two must be in planning and executing events with a strong attention to detail and a high standard of excellence
  • Must have the ability to work evenings, weekends, and occasional travel
  • Capacity to plan and execute all logistical aspects of events
  • Ability to interact appropriately with executive level administrators, government officials, donors, prospects, alumni, and development staff
  • Aptitude for exercising independent judgement and proactive critical thinking
  • Exceptional written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Excellent client service skills
  • Ability to work in an environment with clearly defined processes and procedures
  • Ability to work in a team environment where a project’s success is determined by both the individual and team’s efforts
  • Understanding of protocol, discretion, and confidentiality
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)

Preferred skills:

  • Experience managing multiple concurrent projects
  • Experience with a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Involves stretches of time standing and moving around at events (can be a few hrs at a time), and the ability to move event materials around as needed (~20 lbs).


This position will remain open until filled. This is a restricted position and continuation is based on performance and funding. For questions about the application process please contact Ashley Cochran, Senior Academic Recruiter, alc6dk@virginia.edu.

TO APPLY
PROCESS FOR INTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs”, and search for R0008158. Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, and address).

PROCESS FOR EXTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: Please visit UVA job board https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs, complete the application and attach a cover letter.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physician’s Group 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, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

Systems Integration Specialist, University Advancement Operations

Company: University of Virginia

Date posted: August 6, 2019


The Advancement Operations team at the University of Virginia is looking for a motivated Systems Integrations Specialist to help implement new software platforms and roll them out to UVA staff and volunteers. Success depends on implementing and supporting a growing technology ecosystem that includes online fundraising and engagement software such as Salesforce Marketing Cloud, EverTrue, Eventbrite, Cvent, and CRM systems used by advancement stakeholders across Grounds. We will configure new platforms with an eye to the future, while maintaining continuity of operations during transition from legacy systems. We seek a self-starter; a team player familiar with Agile methodologies and matrixed organizations who can maximize the power of collaboration and phased implementations across multiple software products. If this sounds like you, we invite you to join our team and help us meet and exceed the goals of our coming comprehensive fundraising campaign at Thomas Jefferson’s flagship educational institution. This position is full-time, with benefits.

Responsibilities:

30% - Data Exchange

  • Create modular procedures via APIs to accept new vendor gift loads and event transactions.
  • Perform extract, transform, load (ETL) operations to exchange data across cloud-based systems.
  • Save time and reduce data errors by streamlining existing business practices to modernize and automate workflow.
  • Perform quality assurance testing for data automations.
  • Engage in paired programming, agile development and version control best practices.

30% - Data Warehousing

  • Help define business rules for cleansing and standardizing data updates and storing them in structured and unstructured data warehouses.
  • Take part in ongoing master data management (MDM) meetings to ensure new constituent data from cloud-based platforms is appended to existing constituent records in connect with an official golden record.
  • Help cleanse, audit, and prepare data for transition to new Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) system.
  • Help implement new CRM and workflow necessary to modernize data standards and support best practices at UVA Advancement.

35% - Software Configuration

  • Help configure and maintain cloud-based software applications used by fundraisers and engagement stakeholders across Grounds.
  • Translate business needs into workable solutions within the bounds of available vendor software by evaluating user interface elements and determining proper data translations between systems.
  • Help troubleshoot software implementations.
  • Provide Tier 2 services and troubleshooting assistance to less technical staff
  • Act as intermediary between vendors and stakeholders to ensure clear communication and correct business practices.

5% - Documentation

  • Prepare and maintain detailed documentation of data processes, software configuration and other work for analysts and developers who may inherit responsibility for them.
  • Use version control software and coding best practices to ensure maintenance and continuity of operations and backup systems

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • At least one year of experience. Relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a degree. Preference will be given to candidates with three years of experience.
  • Experience configuring and maintaining complex cloud-based software platforms and transferring data across systems using web service protocols, ETL and APIs.
  • Must have the ability to quickly learn and understand new technical systems.
  • An ability to work with evolving priorities and multiple stakeholders is required.

  • Understanding of user interface and mobile optimization

  • Teamwork, planning and organizational skills.
  • Excellent written and telephone communication skills.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, and handle swiftly changing priorities.
  • Experience with APIs, SOAP, REST, and SQL.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience on Agile or Lean development teams programming cloud-based systems, version-control software, extract, transform, load (ETL) responsibilities
  • Familiarity with Agile, Lean, Project Management Software, User Interface Design
  • PL/SQL , Microsoft SSMS, GIT, ETL tools such as Informatica, Jitterbit, Mulesoft; Cloud-based software such as Salesforce Marketing Cloud, EverTrue, Eventbrite, Cvent, iModules, Classy, Amazon Web Services; CRM platforms such as Salesforce, Blackbaud, Ellucian; UX/UI Design

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require walking some distance to attend meetings, and programs.

The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. Anticipated Hiring Range: $70,000 -$85,000 commensurate with education and experience.

To apply, please submit an application online through Workday at https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs and attach a current cv/resume, cover letter and the contact information for 3 references. Search on requisition number: R0007627.

Questions regarding the application process may be directed to Lauren Jackson, IT Recruiter at lj9bu@virginia.edu 

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physician’s Group 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, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

Associate Director for UVA Clubs Signature Programs and Global Engagement

Company: University of Virginia

Date posted: August 6, 2019


The University of Virginia seeks to hire a highly motivated event planner and relationship manager to join the UVA Clubs program within University Advancement as the Associate Director for UVA Clubs Signature Programs and Global Engagement. The UVA Clubs and Global Engagement team is focused on building and sustaining lifelong relationships: encouraging people and organizations to get involved, stay informed, and invest in UVA. The Associate Director for UVA Clubs Signature Programs and Global Engagement works in collaboration with the Office of Engagement, University Advancement, and colleagues across Grounds to plan and execute a variety of events in order to cultivate, educate, and steward alumni, parents and friends of the University. The Associate Director is responsible for planning and executing logistical arrangements for UVA Club signature engagement programs including Student Send-off events, Welcome to the City receptions and alumni speaker events. The Associate Director is also responsible for supporting volunteers and staff through event management and assembling event collateral. The Associate Director will assist team members with other events-related work as needed. 

Qualifications:
  • A bachelor's degree is required.
  • At least one years of experience in planning and executing events, preferably within a higher education setting.
  • Strong attention to detail and a high standard of excellence.
  • Must have the ability to interact appropriately with executive level administrators, government officials, alumni, parents, and advancement staff. 
  • Must be able to exercise independent judgement and critical thinking.
  • Exceptional written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills that foster positive relationships with both internal and external partners is required.  


    This position will remain open until filled. This is a restricted position and continuation is based on performance and funding. For questions about the application process please contact Ashley Cochran, Senior Academic Recruiter, alc6dk@virginia.edu.

    TO APPLY
    PROCESS FOR INTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs”, and search for R0008134. Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, and address).

    PROCESS FOR EXTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: Please visit UVA job board https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs, complete the application and attach a cover

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

    Education: Bachelors degree

    Experience: One year of experience

    Licensure: None

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS

    This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require walking some distance to attend meetings, and programs.

    The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physician’s Group 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, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

    Associate Director, Direct Marketing

    Company: University of Virginia

    Date posted: August 6, 2019


    The University of Virginia seeks an Associate Director, Direct Marketing to guide the development and execution of strategic multi-channel direct marketing solicitations for University Annual Giving and Advancement partners, including production, proofing, data management, and the management of a team of marketing professionals. The Associate Director leads the brainstorming of creative and technical solutions to achieve goals. The Associate Director creates, manages, and maintains the direct marketing schedule and budgets effectively and efficiently.

                  

    Responsibilities

    • Implement University Annual Giving Direct Marketing plan, in collaboration with Senior Associate Director
    • Provide project management oversight for all Direct Marketing projects via Basecamp
    • Setup and manage both the creative and analytic processes around generating content and collateral for print and electronic communications
    • Manage direct marketing Assistant Directors
    • Establish and maintain relationships with multiple third parties/vendors for timely execution of projects.
    • Develop strategic plan for matching and recurring gifts, and donor acquisition
    • In collaboration with Director, University Annual Giving and Senior Associate Director, develop strategies for leadership annual giving and annual giving loyalty
    • Ensure all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and on budget.
    • Conduct strategic analysis to build marketing campaigns employing consumer research and analytics
    • Serves as liaison with Advancement Communications and UVA Communications on visual marketing needs including graphics and video
    • Responsible for editing and reviewing integrated solicitation communication materials including strategic print materials, e-mail content, and online giving pages.
    • Responsible for verifying data and audience specifications on an annual, quarterly, and per-project basis

    Required Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, or related field with at least three years of relevant experience
    • Working knowledge of the various marketing channels including print, digital, and social media
    • Knowledge of trends in marketing, fundraising, and higher education, and ability to adopt new tools or strategies
    • Demonstrated outstanding written and oral communication
    • Previous experience as a direct manager/supervisor preferred
    • Proven ability to clearly articulate complex ideas to a general audience in multiple forms
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
    • Provide direct support to leaders as needed
    • Ability to analyze multiple data sets and make decisions aiding in positive return on investment (ROI).
    • Ability to translate the University’s educational mission, strategic aims, and programs into strategic communications
    • Understand the principles of philanthropy, higher education, and relationship management.
    • Strong attention to detail.
    • Ability to manage complex deadlines and meet deadlines.
    • Ability to develop and implement efficient processes

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS

    This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require walking some distance to attend meetings, and programs.

    This position will remain open until filled. This is a restricted position and continuation is based on performance and funding. For questions about the application process please contact Ashley Cochran, Senior Academic Recruiter, alc6dk@virginia.edu.

    TO APPLY
    PROCESS FOR INTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs”, and search for R0008747. Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, and address).

    PROCESS FOR EXTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: Please visit UVA job board https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs, complete the application and attach a cover

    The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physician’s Group 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, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

    Advancement Coordinator, Direct Marketing

    Company: University of Virginia

    Date posted: August 6, 2019


    The University of Virginia seeks an Advancement Coordinator to provide project management and administrative support to the Direct Marketing team. As part University Advancement’s Office of Engagement’s University Annual Giving team, the Advancement Coordinator will oversee daily team operations and ensure projects get done on time and under budget. The Advancement Coordinator will collaborate with key stakeholders with University Advancement and across Grounds to make sure that each project gets the resources and attention it needs to be successful. The successful candidate for this role will also be responsible for handling correspondence with partners and communicating with other departments to keep marketing campaigns on track. The ideal candidate is process-driven, has strong writing and communication skills, and thrives in a collaborative environment.

                   

    Responsibilities

    • Maintaining UAG Direct Marketing’s presence on the Advancement Community Marketing Calendar by adding the marketing pieces and updating as necessary
    • Manage and execute project builds in Basecamp
    • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation through Basecamp 
    • Compile monthly, quarterly, and fiscal year-end reports of direct marketing conversion activity to Director and Senior Director in collaboration with analysis and input from the UAG colleagues
    • Manage internal communication process of upcoming appeals in collaboration with Direct Marketing team including working with the Associate Director, Engagement Communications to ensure senior leadership has draft text to share with internal stakeholders on upcoming initiatives and marketing
    • Assist with content curation by keeping abreast of UVA community news and events
    • Providing administrative support to the Senior Associate Director, Direct Marketing including scheduling, budget support, and travel arrangements
    • Providing customer service to donors and members of the University professional community

    Required Qualifications

    • High School diploma with at least one year of experience is required. Bachelor’s degree in related area or Associate’s degree with two years of experience is preferred
    • Demonstrated success in administrative or marketing profession
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Work with senior staff to effectively accomplish objectives
    • Understand the role of development activities as they support the University mission
    • Working knowledge of marketing and communications best practices
    • Ability to navigate database systems and analyze information
    • Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication; strong customer service and follow-through skills
    • Analytical and critical thinking skills
    • Problem-solving and conflict resolution skills
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Ability to meet deadlines
    • Effective project management skills

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS

    This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require walking some distance to attend meetings, and programs.

    This position will remain open until filled. This is a restricted position and continuation is based on performance and funding. For questions about the application process please contact Ashley Cochran, Senior Academic Recruiter, alc6dk@virginia.edu.

    TO APPLY
    PROCESS FOR INTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs”, and search for R0008750. Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, and address).

    PROCESS FOR EXTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: Please visit UVA job board https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs, complete the application and attach a cover

    The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physician’s Group 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, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

    Director, Donor Relations

    Company: Darden School Foundation

    Date posted: August 6, 2019

    The Darden School Foundation has an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated professional to join its Advancement team. The Director of Donor Relations is responsible for leading the advancement donor relations team in the development and achievement of best-in-class donor relations. The individual in this role will lead the overall strategy to facilitate recognition of donors, communicate gratitude, demonstrate impact of gifts, and ensure donor intent is followed. Responsibilities include executing recognition programs, developing content for publications, and preparing communications on behalf of the institution, including customized stewardship and financial reports for high-level donors. The individual in this role collaborates with gift officers to design and develop strategic stewardship opportunities for annual and major donors. Work also includes responsibility for gift agreements and naming opportunities, as well as other projects in support of strategic advancement and stewardship efforts, as assigned.  

      

    SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES   

    • Lead Darden’s advancement donor relations team to achieve best-in-class donor relations through execution of stewardship projects, activities, and communications. Collaborate with Enterprise-wide teams to provide coordinated, well thought out stewardship of donors.   
    • Provide high-touch communications, stewardship, and customer service to donors at all times.  
    • Lead the creation of annual donor reports for a sub-set of donors. Collaborate with Advancement operations team to automate stewardship program and develop robust stewardship reporting to better leverage data and ensure consistency. 
    • Determine and propose opportunities for improved stewardship efficiencies and more effective, more personal donor communications.  
    • Work with donors, faculty members, and scholarship recipients to facilitate personal connections that build meaningful and lasting relationships.  
    • Responsible for oversight and execution of all donor gift and pledge agreements and addendums.  
    • Lead the execution of benefits for recognition society members and scholarship donors.   
    • Participate in donor publications and communication strategy development and execution. 
    • Oversee donor naming opportunities, creation of recognition plaques and other stewardship pieces.  
    • Lead Darden’s donor stewardship efforts in conjunction with Graduation each May.   
    • Fund management: Work closely with School and Advancement leadership, Financial Aid, and Finance teams to proactively address and resolve stewardship issues with the goal of meeting donor intent and freeing up funds that are in suspense, underutilized, or unable to be used.   
    • Review acknowledgement letters for the UVA President, Darden Dean, and Vice President for Advancement. Craft custom language for special donor gifts, as needed.  
    • Responsible for development and management of the Donor Relations budget.  
    • Completion of other duties, as assigned, ensuring their execution with the professionalism and caliber as customary for the Darden School of Business.    

      

    EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE   

    • Bachelor’s degree required.  
    • Minimum of 5 years of experience in one or more of the following: fundraising, development, volunteer management, alumni affairs, or engagement.  
    • Experience working for a non-profit, foundation, or academic environment preferred.   

      

    SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE   

    • Excellent written and oral communications skills required. Ability to create targeted messaging, appealing to diverse audiences and interest groups.  
    • Working knowledge of donor relations. Ability to analyze and present information and maintain accurate and detailed records.  
    • Ability to relate to people of diverse backgrounds, training, and experience.   
    • Skilled in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with students, alumni, volunteers, staff, and the public.  
    • Skilled in exercising a high degree of initiative, judgment, discretion, and decision-making to achieve organizational objectives.  
    • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a goal-oriented team environment. Provide direct support to leaders, as needed. Complete tasks without immediate supervision.  
    • Strong customer-service orientation.   
    • Exceptional project planning skills, organizational skills, and attention to detail.  
    • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines.  
    • Proficiency with Advance, Raiser’s Edge, or other fundraising database preferred.  
    • Understand and articulate Darden’s educational mission, strategic aims, and programs.

    Click here to apply.

    ADVANCEMENT DATA & DONOR RELATIONS MANAGER

    Company: Museum of the Shenandoah Valley

    Date posted: August 2, 2019


    The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley has an exciting opportunity for an Advancement Data & Donor Relations Manager. In this newly created position, the Advancement Data & Donor Relations Manager will oversee daily operations of the donor/member database and play an active role in donor/member relations and the Museum’s fundraising efforts through assisting with member and community events.  

    The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:

    • Bachelor's Degree required in business, computer science, database administration, record management, related field or equivalent experience.
    • Minimum of five years progressively responsible work experience in database management.
    • Experience within a nonprofit organization or a higher education environment preferred with proficiency in managing prospect, donor and constituent databases, data imports and exports, report development.
    • Excellent analytical, organizational, and communication skills.
    • Must have knowledge of applicable tax laws, the fund-raising process, and the concept of donor relations.
    • Must have a strong customer service orientation. Comfort and effectiveness translating between end user's needs and database output.
    • Ability to make presentations and train individuals in software applications. Must be able to organize and prioritize work, be proactive, take initiative, resolve problems, follow through, and simultaneously manage multiple priorities to ensure goals are met in a timely manner.
    • Ability to work cross functionally in a small team-based environment.
    • Ability to build effective working relationships both internally and externally. Diligent work ethic and personal drive and ability to prioritize multiple tasks while working independently.
    • Proficiency with Salesforce Patron Manager and Microsoft Office Suite and supporting technologies. Ability to both plan for and respond strategically to threats and opportunities.


    The MSV offers an excellent benefits package including health, dental, life, vision, and disability insurance; paid vacation, sick and holidays; retirement plan and more. To apply please send cover letter, resume, references and salary requirements to jhendren@themsv.org. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

    Director of Philanthropy

    Company: Cedarfield Pinnacle Living (Cedarfield)

    Date posted: July 30, 2019


    Employment Type: Full-Time

    Reports to: Executive Director, Cedarfield

    ORGANIZATION

    Since its creation in 1948, Pinnacle Living, formerly known as Virginia United Methodist Homes, Inc., has grown from a single community serving seniors to seven communities spread across The Commonwealth. Our new name, Pinnacle Living, reflects our mission of enriching life’s journey for those who seek independence, combined with a secure plan for the future. Our team members are dedicated to creating communities where age does not define the person. Whether in our residents’ houses or apartments, assisted living, memory support residences or in levels of living requiring more assistance, we focus on autonomy and self-direction. Our values are centered on six key words: Culture, Stewardship, Partnership, Diversity, Hospitality and Quality. These words are the framework for everything we do.

    POSITION SUMMARY

    The Director of Philanthropy is responsible for overseeing, planning, directing, and organizing all fundraising activities for Cedarfield Pinnacle Living. This position reports to the Cedarfield Executive Director and will work with the new Development Committee to be formed; and provides leadership for the creation of strategic fund development initiatives to include, primarily: a major and planned giving program; annual giving, events, donor stewardship and recognition programs; and public relations related to development.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Major and Planned Giving (80%)

    • Cultivate relationships with prospective major donors including residents, their family members, development committee members, Cedarfield team members, individuals in the greater Richmond community, corporations, and foundations

    • Develop and execute balanced gifting plans that serve the prospective donors and Cedarfield

    • Further develop and refine planned giving marketing materials and other supporting tools that help to facilitate gift discussions

    Development Operations (10%)

    • Prepare strategic plan with short- and long-range goals to meet funding objectives, and enlist support from the Executive Director, senior team members, and volunteer groups, as appropriate

    • Further refine Cedarfield’s existing three-year fundraising plan.

    • Plan, coordinate, and execute annual campaigns related to established Cedarfield fundraising initiatives

    • Manage all aspects of any volunteer activities associated with development including: volunteer identification, recruitment and training, scheduled meetings, oversight and execution of volunteer-driven activities

    • Prepare and submit an annual development budget.

    • Prepare and write the development annual report on fundraising activities and progress

    • Supervise appropriate administrative support.

    • Attend regularly-scheduled senior team member meetings and other scheduled meetings. Participate in training and other educational offerings

    Other Fundraising and Public Relations (10%)

    • Strategically grow the prospective donor base for donors at all levels of giving capability

    • Oversee and strengthen the donor recognition and stewardship program

    • Oversee the timely and accurate recording of pertinent information in the development software program

    • Develop appropriate marketing, branding, and community building strategies. Assist other marketing team members in writing and editing marketing materials to attract annual, major, and planned gifts consistent with Cedarfield branding

    • Respond to all inquiries received as a result of marketing efforts and create proactive strategies for follow-up

    Develop and conduct outreach within the surrounding community creating opportunities to cultivate relationships with local businesses, civic and social groups, estate and financial planning professionals, and other professionals with an interest in the value and mission of Cedarfield

    Compensation

    • Cedarfield is proud to offer a highly competitive compensation and benefits package to qualified candidates.

    • The salary range will be commensurate with experience.


    Required Licenses, Registration, Certifications

    • Master’s or bachelor’s degree in business or related field

    • Accounting/finance experience preferred

    • CFRE or other fundraising certification preferred

    • Knowledge and competence in Microsoft Office products and fundraising database software

    • Ability to travel and drive an automobile for off-campus meetings

    Experience
    • Five to ten years of progressively responsible fundraising experience required

    • A documented, successful track record of major and planned gift fundraising is required

    • Annual fund experience preferred


    Knowledge and Critical Skills/Expertise

    • Thorough knowledge and understanding of all areas of fundraising, including annual giving, major, and planned giving.

    • Outstanding interpersonal, communication, and managerial skills.

    • Decisive and resourceful, with the sensitivity to gain the support and confidence of the Development Committee, Chief Executive Officer, advisors, all levels of team members, residents, donors, and broader constituency.

    • Highly motivated to set and achieve measurable goals.

    • Experience working with volunteers desired.

    • A strong interest or background in senior services, social services, or health care desired.

    • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team member.

    • Discretion when dealing with highly sensitive information, and a focus on customer service.

    A willingness to travel in order to build support for and funding of Cedarfield.


    Essential Physical Functions

    Must be able to communicate effectively and travel locally; sit, stand, and spend long periods in computer use.


    HOW TO APPLY / MAKE INQUIRIES

    This search is being conducted by Richner + Richner R+R for Cedarfield Pinnacle Living.

    If interested, please submit a cover letter and resume to: bobie@richnerrichner.com. In your cover letter, please explain your interest in the position and highlight relevant experience for this role.

    DIRECTOR, DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS

    Company: Communities In Schools of Virginia

    Date posted: July 30, 2019


    Founded in 1999 and located in Richmond, Virginia, Communities In Schools of Virginia is part of the national Communities In Schools network and shares the same mission: to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. As a state office, we strive to strengthen the CIS of Virginia network by providing local affiliate leadership, staff, and boards with the knowledge, tools, and resources that build strong and sustainable organizations.

     

    GENERAL DUTIES: Reporting to the President, the Director, Development and Communications is responsible for executing the development, marketing, and communications efforts of CIS of Virginia (CIS-VA). This position is also responsible for providing technical assistance to and building the skills and capacity of affiliate leadership in these respective areas through direct engagement and effective relationship building.

     

    SPECIFIC DUTIES:

    Development

    • Lead a full-spectrum private and public resource and fund development program for CIS-VA to meet the organization’s financial needs and facilitate growth; includes the identification, cultivation, solicitation, acknowledgment, stewardship, reporting and recognition of a range of funding sources: corporate, foundation, individuals, CIS National office, board, annual and other campaigns, and state- and federal-level public funding
    • Provide coordination and direction for all multi-affiliate and collaborative fund development efforts
    • Provide the appropriate level of direction, coordination, coaching, and support for affiliate leaders’ fund development efforts, which may include the production of proposals and funding requests as needed
    • Track and monitor all elements of grant life cycles, including:
      • Lead grant writing for private funding proposals that support the needs of CIS-VA and CIS programs
      • Maintain relationships with funders, including completing and submitting required reports and gift acknowledgements
      • Balance donations with finance personnel
    • As needed, initiate and manage special fundraising events

     

    Marketing and Communications

    • Develop and implement a CIS-VA marketing and communications strategic plan
    • Create and manage all CIS-VA branded communications, both print- and web-based/social, to advance key statewide strategies, promote visibility, and ensure messaging consistency to key stakeholders. This includes designing, maintaining, and generating high-quality content for the CIS-VA printed collateral, website, email campaigns, and social media platforms.
    • Ensure marketing and communications activities are aligned to the strategic plan, relevant resource development plans, and CIS national branding guidelines
    • Create and share collateral for affiliate dissemination in alignment with the marketing and communications strategic plan
    • Provide technical assistance to affiliates around marketing, branding, and communications
    • Serve as lead CIS-VA contact with CIS national marketing and communications staff

     

    Other Position Functions

    • Engage with appropriate CIS-VA staff and regional leadership to develop all memoranda of understanding and financial agreements between CIS-VA and network affiliates
    • As assigned by the president, serve on interview panels for affiliate leadership/directors
    • As assigned by the president, represent CIS-VA at national, statewide, and local CIS meetings (to include affiliate board meetings)
    • Visit affiliate programming in action to build understanding of the CIS model and programs
    • Work with appropriate CIS-VA staff to assist with replication and expansion activities as it relates to fundraising and communications
    • Oversee development and marketing and communications budget
    • Other duties as assigned

     

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    At a minimum, the Director, Development and Communications must have a Bachelor’s Degree and a strong personal commitment to the CIS mission and work. In addition, the Director shall have:

    • At least five to 10 years fundraising and resource development experience
    • Exceptional fundraising skills, including stewarding donors, executing fundraising strategies, monitoring funding sources, and preparing grant requests to foundations and other funding sources
    • Proven experience achieving a substantial fundraising goal
    • Demonstrated and superior interpersonal, strategic thinking, written, and oral communication skills
    • Ability to develop strong relationships quickly with diverse stakeholders, including potential funders, organizational leadership and staff, and external partners
    • Dedication to relationship building, effective collaboration, and a commitment to working as an integral part of the team
    • Knowledge of the education and philanthropic landscapes in Virginia highly preferred
    • Proven ability to craft compelling marketing and branding materials that invest constituents in a mission
    • Ability to prioritize multiple projects, meet strict deadlines, and effectively balance competing demands of varying complexity levels while exercising significant initiative, autonomy, and attention to detail
    • Excellent knowledge and experience of computer and software applications, including Microsoft Office and Google Suite, publishing platforms (Canva, WordPress), donor management software, internet, social media

     

    Additional Requirements

    • Travel: Recurrent day and occasional overnight travel expected, including meetings with funders, stakeholders, affiliate staff and boards, and conferences across the state
      • Valid driver’s license
      • Reliable transportation
    • Lifting: 25 pounds

    The requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

     

    Salary Range: $60,000 - $80,000 (Commensurate with experience)

    Benefits: Retirement, Health, Dental, Vacation/Paid Time Off

    Application Process: Email your resume, cover letter (with salary requirements), and a list of three professional references (along with their contact information) to Rita Layne at layner@cisofva.org . Be sure to specify “Director, Development and Communications” in the email subject line. No phone calls, please.

    Deadline for Submissions: August 14th, 5pm

     

    Communities In Schools is committed to a workforce that is representative of the varied communities we are privileged to serve. We provide a work environment that does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, mental or physical disability, genetic information or any other basis protected by applicable law. Communities In Schools prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories.

    Individual Giving Officer

    Company: Piedmont Housing Alliance

    Date posted: July 25, 2019


    Piedmont Housing Alliance seeks a motivated, collaborative person to launch and build a robust individual giving strategy in support of our mission to serve low-income families and communities throughout the Charlottesville region with an abundance of services and affordable housing solutions. We seek a candidate who is excited about advancing our mission, about taking our individual giving efforts in new, bold directions, about leading individual giving from the strategic to the administrative, and about increasing the culture of philanthropy within our organization. The ideal candidate is someone familiar with fundraising for nonprofits who wants to play the lead role in building our individual fundraising success. We are open to various levels of past experience.   

    Since 1983, our organization has been a leader in developing and managing safe and affordable homes, and providing education and counseling to struggling renters and aspiring homebuyers. Today, a two-fold urgency compels our growth trajectory. We work amidst a regional housing crisis, with rapidly escalating housing costs, placing undue burdens on low-income families. Relatedly, there is a critical need to redress the historical economic, social and educational barriers faced by these same families. Our Board is concerned with the historical racial barriers in housing and the resulting inequities in financial assets, wealth and homeownership carried down across generations. We believe Piedmont Housing – as a nonprofit housing organization expanding access to homeownership, household financial capacity, and affordable housing – is uniquely situated to address racial equity in housing and community-building in our region.

     

    Responsibilities

    Working with the Director of Development, Executive Director, Deputy Director and Board Mission Investment Committee, the Individual Giving Officer will build, manage, and execute all aspects of individual fundraising and donor engagement. The position entails the following responsibilities:

    • Design and implement individual giving strategies, including annual fund and other campaigns
    • Assist with identification and cultivation of potential major donors
    • Manage and track donor relationships, including new donor cultivation, donor stewardship and acknowledgment
    • Develop and maintain a portfolio of leadership annual fund gifts
    • Plan and execute communications and events in support of donor engagement and fundraising goals
    • Staff the Board’s Mission Investment Committee
    • Maintain accurate and complete records of donor communications and prepare regular reports

    Qualifications  

    • Experience in nonprofit fundraising, preferably in individual donor engagement
    • Can-do attitude; enthusiastic about creating challenging goals and carrying out the work to realize them.
    • Strong communications skills including ability to write and speak persuasively about the organization to colleagues, board members and donors
    • Ability to meaningfully engage with issues of racial equity and inclusion
    • Detail-oriented with ability to plan, organize, multi-task, execute and handle simultaneous projects, manage competing deadlines, and strategize and evaluate priorities in highly effective manner.
    • Ability to take initiative, with a commitment to excellence and follow-through
    • Motivated to work in a results-oriented, sector-leading, organization
    • Strong computer skills, especially with Microsoft Office programs, and preferably working knowledge of donor databases

     

    Please email cover letter, resume, writing sample, and salary requirements to careers@piedmonthousing.org with subject Individual Giving Officer. Resumes will be reviewed as received and interviews will be scheduled on an ongoing basis. The position will remain open until filled, but we encourage interested candidates to apply prior to August 21stSalary $50,000-70,000, commensurate with experience; benefits include medical insurance, dental insurance, disability and life insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with company contribution and matching, employee assistance program, and professional development opportunities.

     

    Piedmont Housing Alliance is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to building a team that values diverse perspectives, inclusive policies, and equitable practices. Candidates of all races, ethnicities, nationalities, religions, genders, sexual orientations, ages, and abilities are encouraged to apply.

    Advancement Services and Donor Relations Coordinator

    Company: Virginia Institute of Autism

    Date posted: July 25, 2019


    Status:                  
    Full Time

    Reports to:           Associate Director of Annual Fund Development

     

    Summary: The Advancement Services and Donor Relations Coordinator oversees all aspects of gift/pledge processing and stewardship; database management/analysis and reporting; donor/prospect research and data entry; and appropriate donor recognition. In addition, this person provides administrative support to annual fund activities and events, and ensures high quality interactions with donors.

     

    Key Responsibilities

    Gifts Processing and Stewardship:

    Research and implement gift processing and stewardship activities, including:

    • Develop, document and implement best practices and procedures as they relate to gift processing
    • Accurately process all checks, credit cards, stock gifts, recurring gifts and pledges, gifts- in-kind and other donations
    • Accurately record all gifts and pledges in timely manner, providing tax receipts and acknowledgement letters to donors within a 7-day time frame
    • Mail pledge reminders and assist with other thank-you cards, welcome packets, or other gift stewardship communications


    Complete Raiser’s Edge online training, beginning with RE Fundamentals, Communications, Fundraising, and Data Analysis; ultimately completing the RE Professional Certification

    Maintain the Advancement database (Raiser’s Edge) with integrity and according to industry best practices and standard compliance with non-profit regulations

     

    Database Management/Analysis and Reporting:

    Ensure the database is accurate, accessible, and use adheres to appropriate policies/procedures Document database procedures and provide staff training to maximize database utility

    Manage contact records and edit data fields to support Advancement office activities Analyze and utilize data for strategic initiatives developed to maximize philanthropic support Support prospect research utilizing Wealth Engine and other web tools

    Provide weekly report of all gifts to Director of Advancement and Associate Director of Annual Fund Development

    Provide monthly financial reports for gift reconciliation with Finance Department

     Provide event and appeal final reports and update database as appropriate

    Fundraising and Donor Stewardship:

    In coordination with Associate Director of Annual Fund Development, assist with annual fund events management; including the fall gala, spring 5K and golf tournament

    In coordination with the Communications Director, compile and manage appropriate mailing and email lists for solicitation, events, and donor stewardship activities

    In coordination with all Advancement staff, work closely to report to donors on the use of gifts, arrange meetings between donors and beneficiaries, and stewardship events, when appropriate

    In coordination with the Director of Advancement, assist with the planning, implementation and follow up for Community Advisory Board events and activities

    Assist with scheduling important solicitation contacts and visits; assist with entry of visit report information into the database, as needed

    Research and prepare pre-solicitation reports containing donor specific information to help VIA representatives’ approach key prospective donors, as needed

    Assist in the development of Advancement team presentations, spreadsheets and other documents, as needed

    Provide exemplary customer services to internal and external constituencies, and consistently demonstrate commitment to a culture of philanthropy throughout the organization

     

    Qualifications

    Bachelor’s degree preferred

    Demonstrated understanding of and appreciation for the development process, specifically including stewardship, donor relations, research, and prospect management

    Demonstrated computer skills and database management (such as Excel, Raiser’s Edge, other CRM tools)

    Ability to write and speak clearly, concisely, and persuasively and strong organizational skills Excellent attention to detail, both with documents and with event preparation

    Ability to collaborate frequently and effectively with other staff in support of the VIA mission Ability to maintain a proper level of confidentiality with donor and data information


    For more information, please call or email Kaye Forsman at 434.962.6155; kforsman@viaschool.org

    Director, Annual Giving

    Company: Hampden-Sydney College

    Date posted: July 25, 2019


    ABOUT HAMPDEN-SYDNEY COLLEGE

    Hampden-Sydney College, the tenth oldest college in the United States, is the last American college founded in British Colonial America, and it has remained in continuous operation since November 10, 1775. Located on a 1,300-acre campus in Virginia's beautiful Southside, the campus’ central portion has been designated a National Historic Preservation Zone. Founding trustees include Patrick Henry and James Madison, and William Henry Harrison was a member of the class of 1791.

    The College is one of only four men’s colleges in the United States and its mission is “to form good men and good citizens in an atmosphere of sound learning”. Hampden-Sydney educates and empowers young men so they can embark on a successful career and a meaningful life. A 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio allows students to learn in an intimate and collaborative environment.

    Hampden-Sydney offers a unique coming-of-age experience to its 1,000+ promising students, and is recognized as a top liberal arts college in the United States by U.S. News & World Report and Forbes. Students at Hampden-Sydney are committed to a code of honor and conduct, and, with a distinctive Rhetoric Program at the core of its academic program, the College provides exceptional preparation for its graduates to lead lives of service and leadership.

    THE POSITION

    The Director of Annual Giving reports directly to the Vice President of College Advancement and serves as a member of the Advancement leadership team. This person is charged with developing a comprehensive, metrics-based annual giving program to increase annual giving dollars and participation from alumni, parents, and friends of Hampden-Sydney College through direct mail, email, personal solicitation, online giving, and phone and text solicitation. This opportunity is based in Farmville, VA, or in special circumstances, one of the nearby metropolitan areas such as Richmond or Charlottesville, with regular travel to campus. The Director of Annual Giving manages a team of two Assistant Directors, one for young alumni giving and one for athletic giving, and a Coordinator.

    Hampden-Sydney College is in the planning phase of a capital campaign, and Annual Giving will play a vital and strategic role. The College enjoys one of the strongest alumni networks in the country, ranked 4th by The Princeton Review, which suggests an opportunity to develop these graduates into lifelong supporters of the College. The Founders Society, representing gifts of $2,500 and above, is one of Advancement’s strongest programs.

    Under the leadership of a new Vice President for College Advancement, the Director of Annual Giving is an extraordinary opportunity to leverage the strengths of the alumni network, the underpinning of The Founders Society, and the distinction of Hampden-Sydney College and its history.

    MAJOR OBJECTIVES

    In the first 12 to 18 months, the Director of Annual Giving is expected to accomplish the following:

    • Build a successful and highly effective annual giving team that is able to leverage alumni engagement at the College.
    • Develop and implement a comprehensive, strategic, innovative and sustainable annual appeal program that includes mail, phone, social media, personal solicitation, and volunteer management.


    RESPONSIBILITIES

    The Director of Annual Giving will have the following responsibilities:

    • Set the strategic vision for annual giving in coordination with the Vice President, and lead staff in developing and implementing shared strategic priorities.
    • Manage staff of three, fostering an environment that leads to individual and team success. Coach team members and reward success, supporting achievement and risk-taking for the good of the College and its annual giving goal.
    • Conceptualize, create, and lead a comprehensive, strategic, innovative, and sustainable annual appeal program including, but not limited to multi-channel coordinated solicitation strategies, email/phone and social media efforts, the leadership annual giving program (The Founders Society), faculty/staff giving campaigns, reunion and affinity based campaigns, the H-SC giving day campaign, and strategies to incorporate volunteers and students to raise money for H-SC.
    • Utilize sophisticated data analysis methods to routinely monitor the success of activities on donor acquisition and retention, ensuring efforts are on track to meet goals.
    • Work with colleagues in Alumni Engagement and Major Gifts, Gift Planning, and Prospect Research to implement department and officer specific annual giving goals within the larger framework of Advancement.
    • Serve as lead annual giving officer within the Advancement team. Position must meet yearly meeting, event, and dollar/donor goals, tracked within the alumni and donor database.
    • Build and maintain excellent relationships with colleagues, faculty, staff, students, and other constituencies.
    • Ensure fiscal responsibility within approved budgetary limits.
    • Ensure regular communication with and stewardship of donors, in concert with the Vice President and the Director of College Relations.
    • Work with Director of Alumni and Parent Engagement to staff key campus and regional events.
    • Develop solicitation materials and resources in coordination with the Vice President, President’s Office, and Office of Communications.
    • Support efforts to ensure management of alumni records, and collaborate with Advancement colleagues to ensure ongoing alumni and parent data health.
    • Develop and manage annual budgets for the organization and perform periodic cost and productivity analysis.
    • Represent Hampden-Sydney College effectively at events and in the community through sound judgment, exceptional decorum, and ability to maintain confidentiality for all matters within the College.
    • Occasional travel, as well as occasional evening and weekend work.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    The Director of Annual Giving will bring the following qualifications:

    • Exceptional written and presentation skills.
    • Minimum of five years of development experience that includes progressive annual giving experience.
    • Familiarity with Hampden-Sydney College or a similar private institution is highly desirable.
    • A results driven leader with progressive experience and the ability to multi-talk in a fast-paced environment.
    • A high degree of initiative and commitment to excellence.
    • Highly collaborative and disciplined, as well as highly detailed.
    • Ability to lead and motivate individuals and teams.
    • Experience evaluating and reengineering operations and procedures to maximize results and ensure best practices.
    • Proven ability to lead projects to completion.
    • Exceptional technical skills, particularly Microsoft Office and CRMS (constituent relations management systems).
    • A bachelor’s degree.


    APPLICATION

    Hampden-Sydney College has retained Campbell & Company to conduct this search. The team for this project includes Marian DeBerry, Senior Counsel, and Emily Thompson, Associate Consultant. Inquiries, applications, and nominations should be directed to:

    Emily Thompson

    Associate Consultant, Executive Search

    Emily.Thompson@campbellcompany.com

    (312) 896-8891 direct

    Director of Advancement & Patron Communications

    Company: Richmond Symphony

    Date posted: July 24, 2019


    Department      APC
    Reports To        Executive Director
    Classification    Exempt

    Position Overview

    The Director of Advancement & Patron Communications is responsible for planning and supervising all activities related to ticket sales and other revenue development as well as delivering the Symphony’s brand, promotions, public relations, patron relationships, sponsorships and any additional support for all of the Richmond Symphony’s artistic, education and community programs and initiatives, consistent with Board of Director policies and long-range objectives. This position oversees all patron relationship management, including, but not limited to:

    • Overall marketing and fundraising strategies (including ticket sales, advertising, annual fund, endowment campaign, planned giving, government and foundation grants, sponsorships, and fundraising related special events)
    • Patron communications strategies
    • Public relations (external communication strategies to principal constituencies)
    • Advertising (print, electronic, and media)
    • Social Media and Digital advertising and promotion
    • Media relations (proactive and reactive communication)

     

    The Director of APC is one of the five members of the Richmond Symphony leadership team, and as such will be expected to provide leadership across the organization and represent the agency outside in the community.

    The Director of APC directly supervises a departmental team combining the marketing, PR and development functions to execute the work within the organization.

    The Director of APC is expected to create, monitor and protect the Richmond Symphony brand as it is necessary.

    The Director of APC provides support via the APC department for the Richmond Symphony Foundation.

     
    Key Responsibilities   
    Supervises managers and/or functions in the following areas: annual fund, major gifts, corporate giving, foundation support, capital/endowment campaign, publications, advertising, public relations, and box office. Supervises related interns and volunteers.

    Marketing/PR

    • Creates and implements long- and short-term, pro-active marketing and public relations plans and strategies in coordination with the Executive Director and Board of Directors.
    • Works with Executive Director and Board of Directors in setting annual marketing budget, sales goals, ticket prices and concert packaging. Produces reports related to ticket sales income, projects and analyses ticket sales, and maintains historic and comparative data related to ticket sales.
    • Conducts and directs market research projects.
    • Creates and supervises production of marketing collateral.
    • Contributes advice and information on artistic programming as related to market trends and demand.
    • Negotiates contracts as needed with outside vendors for the provision of direct mail, marketing research, design, and printing services; ensures competitive pricing and the quality of their work.
    • Develops relationships and partnerships with external cultural, educational and business organizations as related to audience development and corporate image.

    Advancement

    • Prepares an annual Development plan for the Symphony, including monetary goals and a system for management.
    • Participates in the development and implementation of long range plans for the Symphony and develops long range fundraising goals.
    • Provides direct management of planned giving programs and endowment campaign activities.
    • Maintains a close and positive relationship with all constituencies of the Symphony, including the Board of Directors, Foundation Board of Trustees, administrative staff, Donor Advisory Board, Richmond Symphony Orchestra League, Community Council, sub-committees, business, professional, and civic leaders.
    • Serves as the Symphony liaison with the Revenue Development Committee, Public Relevance Committee, Audience Building Committee, and Special Events Committee, and sits on several other Committees of the Board.
    • Represents the Symphony at local, state, and national professional meetings, as well as at cultural and social activities.
    • Maintains a visible presence at concerts and other Symphony related events.
    • Coordinates activities of the APC Department with all other Richmond Symphony departments as necessary.
    • Acts as Front of House Manager as needed.
    • Performs other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

     

    Qualifications
    Successful performance in this position requires an individual with a high level of strategic marketing and fundraising expertise, the ability to collaborate creatively and work effectively with internal and external partners, and the ability to oversee and if necessary personally execute tactical activities that accomplish departmental and organizational goals. This position combines and requires effective strategy formulation and disciplined tactical execution. Qualifications

    Commitment to personal and professional development is 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 with limited resources is crucial to performance of the position’s requirements.

    5+ Years of Fundraising, Marketing, Performing Arts and/or Related Experience

    Bachelor Degree required, advanced degree preferred

     

    Environment

    • A personal office in the Richmond Symphony office suite at Dominion Energy Center for the Performing Arts.
    • Attendance and participation at events and activities will be expected outside of normal office hours and on weekends.
    • 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.

     

    Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits include health insurance, long term disability, life insurance, self-funded dental insurance, employer contribution to 403(b) account, and paid vacation, holiday, and sick leave.

     

    To Apply:

    • Please send Resume, cover letter and 3 professional references to Casey Johnson at cjohnson@richmondsymphony.com. Electronic submissions only.
    • Application review begins August 16, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.
    • Any offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check and demonstrated eligibility for work, including compliance with 22.1-296.1 of the Code of Virginia.

    Development Manager

    Company: James River Association

    Date posted: July 22, 2019


    The James River Association (JRA) is seeking a full time Development Manager to be based at its headquarters office located in Rocketts Landing in Richmond, Virginia.

    About the James River Association:

    Founded in 1976, the James River Association (JRA) is the oldest and largest river conservation group in Virginia and the only organization solely dedicated to protecting and restoring the James River. JRA has offices in Richmond, Lynchburg, Williamsburg, and Scottsville, as well as the James River Ecology School on Presquile National Wildlife Refuge. JRA pursues its vision of a fully healthy James River that supports thriving communities by protecting the James River and connecting people to it. We work through four program areas based on a model of individual engagement – awareness, appreciation, action, and advocacy. JRA’s core values are: We are optimistic; We are catalysts; Credibility is our currency; and Community drives everything we do.

    Summary:

    The James River Association (JRA) is seeking a dynamic leader to join our team as we kick-off our our largest Capital Campaign. The Development Manager will strengthen donor engagement and oversee donor acquisition. S/he is responsible for developing and advancing new and existing donor relationships and encouraging increased giving through a comprehensive mix of fundraising activities that include, but are not limited to, personal phone calls, meetings, direct mail/ digital marketing, and special events.

    The successful candidate will work collaboratively with key staff and volunteers to renew and upgrade current donors, as well as to develop and implement strategies that will build JRA’s donor base.

    S/he will develop clear, compelling case(s) for support for each annual fund solicitation and will work collaboratively with the Director of Development to develop and manage a portfolio of individual and corporate donors and prospects. S/he will ensure that donor stewardship includes timely acknowledgements, appropriate recognition and a clear, compelling report of how the donor’s gifts are making a difference before another solicitation is made. S/he will also be responsible for managing, overseeing and executing JRA’s donor cultivation events including Westover Lawn Party and Annual Meeting.

     

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Raise unrestricted annual giving with regularly scheduled donor communications and solicitations.
    • Identify lower-level donors who could increase their giving, as well as identify new donors by utilizing wealth screening data.
    • Execute solicitations to upgrade current annual fund donors and convert supporting members to donors.
    • Oversee a systematic annual appeal and acknowledgement process.
    • Ensure that the donor data in the database is being accurately entered and maintained and that personal information on each prospect as well as details on the cultivation and solicitation process are documented.
    • Work closely with fundraising counsel, board, and staff leadership to ensure they have the information they need to cultivate and solicit donors.
    • Assist with briefing documents, research, analyzes historical data, and assists with moves management-increasing members and donors giving through consistent analysis of data.
    • Manage donor trips as well as coordinates JRA’s special events including Westover Lawn Party and Annual Meeting.
    • Seeks event sponsorships for special events.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications:

    • Knowledge of philanthropy and giving trends with at least 3-5 years of experience in this field.
    • Experience working in a donor database.
    • Must possess leadership skills and the ability to resolve conflicts and help with troubleshooting.
    • Demonstrated success in donor acquisition, soliciting prospects and an understanding of the donor cycle (Identification, Cultivation, Solicitation, Stewardship) to know when to solicit for larger gifts with current donors.
    • Good at problem solving, meeting deadlines and schedules, and ability to manage volunteer committees.
    • Strong communications, analytical skills, teamwork, integrity, and reliability
    • Special Event planning required.

    Compensation:
    JRA offers a dynamic and flexible work environment with a generous and comprehensive benefits package. Salary will be commensurate with experience. JRA is an equal opportunity employer.

     

    To apply for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter, with salary history, by email to ctickle@thejamesriver.org or by mail to:

    James River Association
    Attn: Chelsea Tickle
    211 Rocketts Way, Suite 200
    Richmond, VA 23231                                 

    Resumes will be reviewed as they are received.  The position will remain open until filled, but interviews will be scheduled with qualified candidates starting July 25, 2019. Otherwise, no calls or visits, please.

    Advancement Officer

    Company: Appalachian Voices

    Date posted: July 22, 2019


    Job Description

    Appalachian Voices is a nonprofit advocacy organization that brings people together to protect the land, air, and water of Central and Southern Appalachia and advance a just transition to a generative and equitable clean energy economy. We currently have 29 staff members located in offices in Charlottesville, Va., Norton, Va., Boone, N.C., and Knoxville, Tenn. We have an opening for a major gifts officer who will play a critical role in supporting the growth of the organization and its fundraising efforts. This position will be based in our Charlottesville, Va., office.

    The candidate will work as part of a high-performing fundraising team to develop and implement an effective philanthropy program which will support Appalachian Voices’ recently completed three-year strategic plan. The candidate will serve as the principal major gift fundraiser, managing a nationwide portfolio of major gift donors and prospects with current giving ability in the $1,000-$25,000+ range in support of Appalachian Voices’ ongoing operations and strategic initiatives, with the ability for gifts in the $100,000+ range once the portfolio is developed. The candidate will be expected to manage approximately 150 donors and prospects and to travel up to 50% of the time.  

    To be successful in this role, the candidate will need to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward donors and prospects with a range of financial means. The candidate will be organized, disciplined, and impact-focused. An ideal candidate for this role will be adept at translating complicated ideas and outcomes into relatable and appealing donor communications and fundraising packages.

    Appalachian Voices is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion both in our work and in our organizational structure. We seek applicants who share and exhibit these principles. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to employment practices that ensure employees and applicants for employment are provided with equal opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other factor that is not related to the position.

    We understand people gain skills through a variety of professional, personal, educational, and volunteer experiences. We encourage candidates to review the primary roles and responsibilities below. If you believe you have the transferable skills necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of this role, we encourage you to apply.


    PRIMARY ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Manage a portfolio of 150 donors, including donors with the capacity to give over $100,000 once the portfolio is developed. Responsible for up to 235 visits annually and an annual fundraising goal of $500,000 in Year 1 with 20% growth in following years.

    • Act as the primary relationship manager for individual major gift donors: identify, cultivate, solicit, close, and steward major gift donors and prospects, and prep leadership or other influencers involved in donor relationships.

    • Create individual goals and cultivation plans for each donor in the portfolio taking into account the donor’s interests, motivation, giving pattern, and ask preferences.

    • Collaboratively develop, manage, and implement a strategic plan designed to acquire, qualify, and cultivate new and existing major gift opportunities

    • Develop major donor strategies and plans, including individual donor strategies/plans as well as strategies/plans to grow the prospect pipeline and the portfolio with donors capable of making 5-6 figure gifts.

    • Communicate with major gift donors in person, by phone, electronically, in written materials, and travel to meet with donors locally, regionally, and nationally.

    • Persuasively convey the mission of Appalachian Voices to diverse groups who are important to the organization’s overall prosperity.

    • Prepare donor communications including regular updates, the Annual Report, End of Year solicitations, and other fundraising pieces as needed.

    • Develop strategies and keep the Development Team and others current on major gifts work via briefing and debriefing materials.

    • Track interactions with donors and maintain the integrity of those records, including upholding key deliverables and deadlines.

    • Closely monitor the acknowledgment and recognition process to ensure donors are properly and appropriately acknowledged.

    • Work collaboratively as part of the Development Team to achieve annual goals.

    • Complete internal reports on plans, progress, accomplishments, and budget.

    • Travel frequently and on short notice, work long and flexible hours as needed.


    REQUIRED SKILLS

    • Demonstrated experience and success in soliciting and securing major gifts.

    • Capacity to think strategically about fundraising while maintaining strong execution and follow-up.

    • Excellent interpersonal, writing, and presentation skills and the ability to clearly discuss complex issues with diverse audiences and energize listeners.

    • Excellent time-management and organizational skills with high capacity to multitask.

    • Effective in independent and collaborative work with the ability to work harmoniously with others, including those in different locations.

    • Highly self-motivated, accountable, and able to make decisions independently.

    • Proficient in GSuite, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, donor management software, and working knowledge of standard office equipment (personal computer/laptop, phone with voicemail, scanner, copier, etc.).

    • Willing and able to have a flexible work schedule in order to travel up to 50% of the time, as well as attend events in the early morning, evening, and weekends.


    COMPENSATION

    This is an opportunity for a talented individual to contribute as part of a growing development team. You will be part of a dynamic group of smart, committed, and hard-working individuals working in a fast-paced, demanding, and goal-oriented career. We are accepting applications from people with a range of experience levels and salary requirements. Title and salary will be commensurate with the experience of our selected candidate.

    Appalachian Voices offers competitive compensation and benefits that include employer-paid health care, vision and dental policies with options to include family members at a reduced cost, plus short- and long-term disability plans; as well as generous paid vacation and parental leave, options for flexible working hours, and an employer-matched retirement plan.


    This position has a full-time 40-hour workweek. Applications will be accepted until this position is filled.

    HOW TO APPLY

    To apply for this position, visit: http://driconsulting.com/position/advancement-officer-av/

    Development Operations Manager

    Company: CARITAS

    Date posted: July 14, 2019


    United by our compassion, we help our most vulnerable neighbors break the cycles of homelessness and addiction to reclaim their dignity. We are a family of five programs working to fill the gaps in homeless services system; CARITAS Shelter, CARITAS Works, The Healing Place for men, CARITAS Furniture Bank and our social enterprise program CARITAS Solutions.

    Position Summary:

    The Development Operations Manager is a member of the development staff and fundraising team. The Development Operations Manager is responsible for managing engagement software that drives and informs the fundraising efforts and reporting capabilities of CARITAS. This position works closely with the Chief Development Officer, Development Staff and the CEO to implement a variety of development initiatives.

    In 2016, the CARITAS Leadership Team and its Board of Directors embarked on an exciting plan to expand CARITAS’s operations. The organization is currently in the final stages of a capital campaign which will transform a former manufacturing facility into a beacon of hope known as the CARITAS Center. This $28 million-dollar project utilizes Historic and New Market Tax Credits providing great leverage for all philanthropic dollars. The renovation project is expected to be complete in early to mid-2020 and will be a national best-practice model for ending homelessness and addiction all under one roof.

    This is a thrilling chapter for CARITAS and an equally extraordinary time to join the team!

     

    Primary Responsibilities:

    • Manage and execute special events, including annual fundraisers, donor receptions, and various smaller gatherings.
    • Work closely with the Marketing and Communications Manager to support organizational and development goals for event promotion, marketing collateral, website content, social media, email, and direct mail campaigns.
    • Execute all gift processing and donor acknowledgement procedures.
    • Maintain best practices standards by ensuring data integrity, writing queries and reports and analyzing data that will inform fundraising strategy.
    • Maintain expertise and continual improvement on database knowledge.
    • Maintain functional conduit with Director of Community Engagement to ensure donor relationships are cultivated and prospects are identified.
    • Develop effective relationships with board members, volunteers and program staff to motivate, support and help inform fundraising efforts.

    Specific Skills and Abilities:

    • Experience managing office operations
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Proven experience working with a high degree of accuracy
    • Experience coordinating events
    • Experience coordinating direct mail projects
    • Experience using Constant Contact or other e-mail distribution platform
    • Experience maintaining social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)
    • Experience interfacing with boards and committees, including meeting preparation/logistics and material preparation
    • Ability to work independently as well as proven flexibility to work within a team environment
    • 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 service
    • Adaptable to change while maintaining a positive attitude and excellent interpersonal skills
    • Ability to work periodic evenings or weekends

    Supervisor:               Chief Development Officer

    Hours:                         40 hours per week with competitive benefit package.

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in related field or equivalent experience strongly preferred.
    • Knowledge and skills in computers and software applications, including Microsoft Office and Adobe.
    • Expert level user of fundraising or supporter engagement software.
    • Desire to support the mission of CARITAS.

     

    CARITAS Values: Achievement, Honor, Innovation, Integrity, Passion, Servant Leadership

    The CARITAS culture reflects these values. Professional and timely communication among and between our constituents to include staff, volunteers, donors and clients as well as the ability to work across the programs of the organization – Shelter, the Furniture Bank, Works and The Healing Place are necessary for success.