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Associate Director, Development (full-time)

Company: The Steward School 

Date posted: October 17, 2019


The Steward School has an immediate opening for an Associate Director of Development. This position is full-time, twelve months, and fully benefitted. 

Reporting to the Director of Development, the Associate Director will assist in creating and implementing the strategic direction of the Capital Campaign and annual giving initiatives to achieve overall goals, with special attention to participation, community engagement, and volunteer management. This position will support the Capital Campaign through successful marketing and communication efforts, volunteer engagement, direct solicitations, and special events. Upon completion of the Capital Campaign public phase, the Associate Director will create and implement a new annual fund strategic plan. 

In addition, the Associate Director will oversee development office operations, and manage the Development Associate and Events Coordinator. The position oversees the work of these roles, which includes support for development and auxiliary group event planning and strategy, expanding sponsorship support, ensuring event implementation and follow-up.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Managing all aspects of development marketing pieces, including direct mail/marketing efforts, annual giving brochures, social media campaigns and online presence for the annual giving and campaign in coordination with the Marketing & Communications department.
  • Supporting special events, including volunteer events, campaign events, and donor receptions in collaboration with the development event staff.
  • Making personal and direct solicitations of members of the immediate and extended Steward community via face-to-face meetings, phone calls, personal mail, and email.
  • Overseeing grant process, including maintaining grant calendar, grant applications, outreach to foundations, and prospect research.
  • Supporting the Development Assistant to ensure gifts are processed in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Providing regular reports to the business office to ensure accuracy of giving records, including monthly giving summaries, audit reports, pledge reports, and other reports as requested.
  • Assisting the Director, Associate Director, and Alumni Engagement Coordinator in creating and implementing strategic alumni engagement plan for the School’s alumni through special events, communications, volunteer activities, and other programming.
  • Using appropriate systems to maintain, analyze, and report appropriate data related to donors and potential donors.
  • Creating content for the philanthropy section of the Year in Review publication and the list of annual donors.
  • Enhancing existing relationships while building new relationships, processes, and programs to further tap into the generous resources of the community.

 

Qualifications: 

  • Commitment to the school’s mission and values.
  • Exceptional communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Detail oriented, flexible, able to prioritize multiple tasks, and meet deadlines.
  • Collaborative team player.

 

Education and experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of 5 years development experience.
  • Microsoft Office including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Database knowledge (Blackbaud/Raiser’s Edge preferred).

 

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Commensurate with experience and education.
  • Comprehensive benefits package includes medical, dental, life, disability, retirement, PTO, and partial tuition remission.

To apply, visit https://www.stewardschool.org/employment.

Annual Fund Manager

Company: SwimRVA

Date posted: October 17, 2019

 

Job Purpose

SwimRVA is a non-profit organization committed to ensuring every child in the Richmond region learns to swim. SwimRVA is dedicated to being the region’s aquatics advocate and leading through innovation to help the industry reach more people, more effectively. As a growth-based organization, SwimRVA staff relies heavily on each other to accomplish targets in alignment with the mission of the organization. The right candidate will have a can-do spirit and committed to the long-term success of SwimRVA and Richmond region. 

The Annual Fund and Database Manager will support the Executive Director and key board committees with donor lists, research and stewardship. The right candidate will be proactive in their approach and able to design giving programs, events, and donor cultivation strategies.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supports the Executive Director in developing and implementing a recruitment and retention plan for further cultivation of individual donors
  • In collaboration with the Executive Director, develops comprehensive annual campaign plan reaching goals of $700,000+ annually
  • Responsible for implementing administrative and donor-related activities for the annual campaign while utilizing the support of SwimRVA Communication and Design teams
  • Manages all aspects of the SwimRVA Annual Fund
  • Serves as staff lead for special events including coordination of all special event committees and volunteers
  • Provides organization, production and maintenance of annual fund materials and data
  • Develops and leads a comprehensive annual giving program, including strategies to incorporate direct mail, e-campaigns, giving circles/clubs with a focus on new donors, donor retention, major gifts, and increasing annual gift amounts of individual donors
  • Responsible for planning and implementing multiple direct mail appeals and newsletters, including mail-house, mailing schedule, theme, and artistic concept
  • Evaluates every appeal and newsletter to develop analysis on past giving trends and program results, and plans for market segmentation for future mailings
  • Plans and implements strategies to increase monthly participation

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Must have 2 to 5 years of experience in fundraising
  • Prior experience working with boards and coordinating events and volunteers
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Must be more than proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience navigating and using donor databases
  • Ability to think big picture
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced, collaborative working environment

 

Reports to

SwimRVA Executive Director

Salary

$36,000-$50,000


Benefits

This is a non-exempt position

  • Health
  • Dental
  • $25,000 Life Insurance
  • Short Term Disability
  • SwimRVA facilities and programs for self and family
  • IRA Match program
  • Three weeks PTO 


How to Apply

Please send cover letter and resume to Adam Kennedy at adam.kennedy@swimrichmond.org. Please be sure to include all requested materials. Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed.

Grants Manager

Company: SPARC

Date posted: October 7, 2019


Summary

A full-time position reporting to the Director of Development, the Grants Manager is responsible for the planning and execution of annual corporate and foundation giving.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage relationships with small and mid-level corporate and foundation donors
    • Write and submit applications and reports
    • Ensure organizational stewardship of relationships (communications, event invitations, etc.)
    • Secure and manage sponsorships for events and programs
  • Participate in and support Director of Development’s relationships with major corporations and foundations
  • Manage calendar of grant applications and reporting deadlines
  • Research new corporate and foundation prospects
  • Requires limited face-to-face stewardship and solicitation
  • Work with SPARC development staff and volunteers to plan and execute special events that will raise the visibility of SPARC while drawing corporate and foundation donors and prospects closer
  • Attend monthly development committee meetings
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Development or Executive Director

 

Qualifications

Personality:

  • Positive attitude. Our team succeeds when all members have a can-do spirit and are fun to be around.
  • Self-starter, self-manager. We need someone who takes initiative, anticipates needs, and gets things done on time.
  • Detail oriented. There are many moving pieces in SPARC, and we need someone who makes complex things seem simple.
  • Positive communicator. We want someone who can be counted on to focus on the positive, inspire the team, value his/her colleagues.
  • Trustworthy. Our team and constituents need to be able to count on the follow-through and responsiveness of the person in this role.
  • Decisive. Though senior leadership is always available to support you with sensitive problems, we need someone comfortable making decisions and judgment calls.
  • Adaptive. We need someone who is able to handle unexpected situations in stride, and who is prepared and capable to step in for a member of his/her team at a moment’s notice.
  • Committed to excellence. We give our students, families, faculty, and the community a “wow experience” with SPARC at every opportunity.

Professional:

  • A bachelor’s degree and a minimum 3-5 years demonstrated successful corporate and/or foundation fundraising experience
  • Demonstrated ability in grant and proposal writing at appropriate levels for varied proposal development
  • Advanced skills with Microsoft Office, e-mail communication, and CRM database management (SPARC uses Salesforce)

 

To Apply

To apply, please submit the following materials to SPARC@sparcrichmond.org:

  • Cover letter and PDF of your resume
  • Portfolio samples, including writing samples (correspondence and grant application)
  • Contact information for personal and professional references

 

The School of the Performing Arts in the Richmond Community — a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation — is committed to the most fundamental principles of equality of opportunity and human dignity. SPARC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, military or veteran status, political beliefs, or status with regard to public assistance.

Associate Vice President, Development

Company: University of Virginia

Date posted: October 2, 2019

The University of Virginia seeks a dynamic, collaborative, and experienced fundraising professional to serve as Associate Vice President, Development. This is a remarkable opportunity to lead a multi-faceted and high-achieving advancement team as the University of Virginia publicly launches its $5 billion Honor the Future Campaign.

Reporting to and in partnership with Vice President for Advancement, Mark M. Luellen, the Associate Vice President will provide vision and leadership in articulating the University’s values and vision for the future in a way that inspires donors to higher and more meaningful levels of philanthropic engagement. The AVP provides strategic fundraising oversight and management to school and unit-based partners as well as significant pan-University program initiatives, and works directly with school, unit, and University leadership to accomplish shared fundraising goals.

The AVP will be a senior and accomplished professional and leader with an exceptional track record in staff leadership and management, principal and major gift fundraising, and successful campaign implementation.

 

Key Responsibilities 

Development Program Management

  • Assist in leading the Honor the Future Campaign in collaboration with University and Advancement leadership.
  • Lead 70+ team of advancement professionals overseeing major gifts for key University-wide programs including reunion giving, parent giving, need-based scholarship program, and other pan-University initiatives and priorities. Support and manage school- and unit-based fundraising teams with direct reporting lines to University Advancement in partnership with deans, program directors, and foundation leadership.
  • Ensure and encourage collaboration with other non-reporting fundraising partners across the University.
  • Work with assigned programs, schools, units, and University-affiliated organizations to recruit, lead and mentor high-performing, collaborative team members to support fundraising priorities; set clear performance expectations and maintain comprehensive metrics to track areas of success and improvement.
  • Oversee all fundraising operations for assigned areas, including personnel, finance, compliance, and related matters.
  • Actively manage a targeted portfolio of prospects and leverage leadership role to assist with high-level donors/volunteers by helping move key gift conversations forward as a senior leader in University Advancement. Travel for donor/prospect visits and participate in joint visits with leadership.
  • Contribute to and enhance a culture of aspiration, innovation, collaboration, transparency, and high-performance within the team.

Leadership and Relationship Building

  • Proactively offer strategic and tactical advice to University and Advancement leadership to secure major and principal gifts for University, school, and unit priorities.
  • Serve as a collaborative partner to deans and program leaders in the management and support of assigned school- and unit-based development teams.
  • Work closely with foundation boards, advisory boards, and campaign volunteers to achieve shared campaign goals.
  • Serve on University Advancement leadership team and partner with colleagues to strengthen University-wide advancement community.

Inclusive Excellence

  • Demonstrate strong commitment to and record of advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. Recruit and retain a diverse team and develop a culture in which everyone feels valued and supported.

 

The University of Virginia seeks an energetic and charismatic leader with a strong affinity for the mission and values of the University and who has had success in an academic or comparable organization. Preferred candidates will have been part of a $1 billion or greater capital campaign, have significant development leadership experience, and an understanding of fundraising in a large integrated university. They will have the desire to build on 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 friends. 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 development and in leading major gift and campaign fundraising programs.
  • Significant experience building exceptional teams and an open, accessible, and transparent approach to management.
  • Expertise and experience in leading large teams that cover a wide range of fundraising activities. 
  • Ability to work and collaborate across organizational boundaries and to manage complex systems.
  • Experience with budgeting, strategic planning, and working with senior leaders.

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, units, foundations, fundraisers, volunteers, donors, and colleagues.
  • Demonstrated command of cultural sensitivity and the desire and ability to embrace cultural, political, and social differences. The AVP will contribute to an environment that encourages diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Applications should include a resume and letter of interest. To be officially considered for this position, all applicants must apply through UVA Workday.  For confidential inquiries or to nominate someone for this opportunity, they should contact Jeremy Duff, Director of Recruiting, UVA Executive Search Group at jeremyduff@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.

Director of Young Alumni Development

Company: The University of Virginia Law School Foundation

Date posted: September 26, 2019


The University of Virginia Law School Foundation seeks a Director of Young Alumni Development to join our fundraising team.  This position will report to the Chief Operating Officer and Director of Annual Giving.

The Director of Young Alumni Development will devise and implement strategies to sustain deep and lasting ties between young alumni and the Law School and to involve and engage current students as future alumni.  The Director will work closely with the Alumni Council, Board of Trustees, Faculty, and Staff of the Law School and the Foundation to implement development strategies, including the 3L Graduation Gift Pledge Drive.  The Director will work closely with class managers and agents in all young alumni classes to increase participation and contributions to the annual giving and reunion gift campaigns.  The Director will work closely with the Directors of Annual Giving and Reunion Giving to set goals, evaluate the current young alumni giving programs, and create new young alumni giving programs.  The Director will personally encourage and acknowledge young alumni gifts through letters, emails, phone calls, and visits.  Occasional evening and weekend work required to attend student and alumni-related activities.  Occasional travel as necessary to successfully execute responsibilities.

A bachelor’s degree is required; a J.D. is preferred.  At least two years of legal or higher education work experience is required. Experience with volunteers or nonprofit organizations and an extensive knowledge of the Law School and the University of Virginia is preferred. 
Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.


Application Instructions:

To apply, send a cover letter and resume via email to snyder@law.virginia.edu  or via mail to:

Helen Snyder

Director of Annual Giving

UVA Law School Foundation

580 Massie Road

Charlottesville, VA 22903

Senior Assistant Director of Advancement, Volgenau School of Engineering

Company: The George Mason University Volgenau School of Engineering

Date posted: September 25, 2019


The George Mason University Volgenau School of Engineering (VSE) office of advancement and alumni relations invites applicants for the Senior Assistant Director of Advancement 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 Advancement at the VSE is a key Advancement professional and member of the Advancement team responsible for data collection/analysis/processing, reporting, social media, stewardship, scholarship program oversight, and grant research/writing in support of the Director of Advancement and the VSE Dean. Primary responsibilities include serving as leading advancement data analytics and analysis; identifying, creating, and maintaining reporting tools; directing social media and the web in tandem with the director of communications; creating and directing a complete stewardship and acknowledgement program for all donor constituents, including donor recognition and stewardship events; leading the scholarship program; and, grant research and writing. All these activities will focus on increasing and improving donor identification, solicitation, and retention to achieve greater resources for the Volgenau School of Engineering.

 

Duties include:

  • Researching, recommending, and writing grants, leveraging the resources of the Central grants office;
  • Creating, executing and evaluating a comprehensive multi-year stewardship program that appropriately leverages resources from the Central Advancement team;
  • Developing a data analytics/analysis program; serving as the VSE lead on the central database, and working closely with the Central Advancement team;
  • Developing a multi-channel communications plan;
  • Leading donor recognition and acknowledgements;
  • Overseeing and executing advancement donor recognition events, whether VSE or Centrally operating;
  • Create, manage, reconcile and evaluate his/her advancement budget;
  • Providing budget recommendations for the overall VSE Advancement budget, and creating budget recommendations for his/her areas on an annual basis;
  • Attend Central meetings for digital engagement and other Central meetings as necessary;
  • Traveling as necessary; and
  • Pitching in and contributing to the positive/supportive culture of the VSE Advancement Office;
  • Leading the Advancement component of the Scholarship program that includes coordinating annual stewardship reporting, engaging scholarship donors in VSE events and activities, identifying potential new scholarship donors, reaching out to and coordinating efforts with scholarship awardees for stewardship opportunities, and working closely with Central on scholarship programs and activities.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree;
  • A demonstrated record of program development and leadership;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Experience managing multiple projects simultaneously and meeting continuous deadlines;
  • Understanding of data analytics and analysis;
  • Experience with central databases/programs;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite;
  • Experience creating and using social media and the web;
  • Professional demeanor and good presentation skills;
  • Experience writing grants and demonstrating success of same;
  • Experience with budget management;
  • A valid driver’s license.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum of five years’ experience in stewardship, donor relations, development operations, event management/leadership, data management, and/or grant writing, preferably in higher education.
  • 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.
  • Experience with a non-profit highly desirable.

 

Special Instructions to Applicants      

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number FA39GZ 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.

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 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