University of Virginia Assistant Director, Advancement Operations in Charlottesville, Virginia

Posting Summary:

**This job posting is for a position at a University-Related Foundation. Such Foundations are established and operated exclusively to benefit the University or one or more of the University's units, generally by soliciting philanthropic support, managing and investing gifts and property, or promoting and sponsoring programs.

Each University-Related Foundation is a private and independent legal entity, separate from but approved by the University of Virginia Board of Visitors. Foundation employment is subject to the rules and guidelines established by the Foundation rather than by the University. Foundations comply with any applicable federal and state non-discrimination laws.**

The Assistant Director is responsible for managing, analyzing, and driving all prospect and donor data-mining efforts to help meet operating and capital fundraising goals. This position will help to develop and maintain portfolios, prospect management reports, strategy briefings and profiles, prospect interests, and suggest fundraising targets and strategies to the fundraising team based on analysis of research findings to support principal, major and annual giving frontline fundraising efforts and extend institutional relationships.

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Prospect management Partners with frontline fundraisers in creating, building, and managing portfolios and a robust prospect pipeline to support fundraising goals and objectives. Provides data, research, and historical context to enhance the collaboration of development officers in creating strategic partnerships for the identification and cultivation of principal, major, and annual gift prospects.

Prospect Development Proactively identifies, evaluates, and monitors prospects through the continuous review and analysis of business publications, online services, annual questionnaires, internal data, and other sources. Identifies individual, corporation, and foundation prospects to serve as volunteers, board members, and support ongoing Darden priorities and fundraising goals. Synthesizes data and other critical information to be used in creating fundraising strategies. Prepares concise written reports that include detailed biographical information, giving trends and analysis, fully developed financial analysis (net worth/asset analysis) and estimated giving capacity.

Analytics/Data Integrity/Other Ensures all data is managed with the highest level of sensitivity and maintains information based on policies and procedures. Answers business­ related questions at all levels of the advancement community through clear, accurate presentation of data (i.e., through written and verbal communication, data presentation and visualization.)

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's degree required. Minimum of 3 years experience in development, or equivalent. Formal instruction in or knowledge of business, financial analysis, statistical methods, information systems, techniques of corporate and biographical research and report writing. Demonstrated experience in prospect research (or related field), data analysis, advanced analytical tools and databases.

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University Leadership Characteristics:

For Thomas Jefferson, learning was an integral part of life. The "academical village" is based on the assumption that the life of the mind is a pursuit for all participants in the University, that learning is a lifelong and shared process, and that interaction between scholars and students enlivens the pursuit of knowledge.

University Human Resources strives to identify applicants who will contribute as high potential employees, leaders and managers. We employ individuals who foster and promote the University mission and purpose. Successful candidates exemplify Uncommon Integrity; they are honest, trusted, team-oriented and live the core values of the University. These candidates display Great Judgment, by practicing evidence-based decision-making. They are Strategically Focused by contributing to and achieving department goals and vision. They set high performance standards and hold themselves accountable by Aggressively Executing these standards. These employees also develop a Deep Passion for the University and the impact it has on students, faculty, alumni and community. Successful candidates identify their personal career goals and development opportunities. They contribute to team success by Leading Talent through individual efforts.

Employment Conditions for Faculty

U.Va. will perform background checks including receipt of official transcripts from the institution granting the highest degree for all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

EO/AA Statement:

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)?: No

Organization (Position Organization): 31400 DA-Darden School

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Location: Charlottesville

Position Type: University-Related Foundation

Department: University-Related Foundation

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Employment Posting Category: University-Related Foundation

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Working Title: Assistant Director, Advancement Operations

Posting Date: 08-02-2017

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Type of Application:(required to apply for this posting): Candidate Profile

Posting Number: 0621418

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Closing Date: Open Until Filled

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