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Foundation Research and Strategy Coordinator

University of Virginia

July 12, 2018
Job location:
Charlottesville, Virginia

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Posting Summary: The Foundation Relations office of the University of Virginia is launching a newly reformed program to forge strategic relationships, strengthen foundation fundraising across Grounds, and build a strong base of resources. The Foundation Relations team is part of University Advancement, the comprehensive fundraising operations at UVa.

The Development Associate, Foundation Relations plays a critical function on the Foundation Relations team by providing research, special project, and administrative support. The Development Associate is responsible for completing foundation research, creating and presenting reports, drafting written correspondence and foundation submissions, and liaising with groups of key stakeholders around Grounds. He/she will also handle scheduling, making travel arrangements, preparing proposal and report materials, maintaining donor records, providing stewardship assistance and other administrative support responsibilities.

The ideal candidate will have at least two years of administrative or research practice, possess excellent communication and organizational expertise, and be a capable writer. They will have practice in researching and analyzing background and financial information using internet search engines and subscription-located foundation databases. Proficiency in Microsoft Office including advanced proficiency with Excel is required.

This is a restricted position and continuation is dependent on funding.

To apply, visit and search on Posting Number 0623625. Complete an application online, attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae/resume, and contact information for three references. The position will remain open until filled.

For questions about this position or the application process Contact Us by Chris Cunningham at

The University of Virginia values diversity in all of its complexity and richness. We are Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.

Required Minimum Level of suitable education *Degree or Equivalent practice Required

Preferred Minimum Level of suitable education Bachelor's Degree

Required Minimum Level of practice: Some - up to 4 years

Required Specific practice: A minimum of two years of research practice.

Preferred Minimum Level of practice: broad - 7 years plus

Required expertise, expertise and Abilities: Must be to research and analyze background and financial information using internet search engines and subscription-located foundation databases. Must be skilled in the use of these subscription- located foundation databases and able to train others on best practices. Must have demonstrated writing and proof-reading expertise. Must be able to grasp complex subjects, meet deadlines, and communicate with a wide-variety of people.

Required Computer Applications: Must have a working expertise of common Microsoft programs (Word, PowerPoint, Access) and an advanced level of proficiency with Excel.

Internal Number: 353_85005

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About University of Virginia
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of benefits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.

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