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Senior Director of Development for Global Affairs

University of Virginia

October 17, 2018
Job location:
Charlottesville, Virginia

Development, Staff/Administrative


Posting Summary: Reporting to the Vice President for Advancement and working closely with the Senior Vice President for Advancement and the Vice Provost for Global Affairs, the Senior Director for Development for Global Affairs will identify, solidify and leverage the naturally occurring intersections known and yet to be identified--between global affairs programming, advocacy and philanthropy, with the primary goal of maximizing philanthropy in support of strategic priorities identified by the Vice Provost.

The prosperous candidate will have proven practice in the following functional areas: For a complete list please reference the position posting.

Serve as a principal and major gifts agent dedicated exclusively to fundraising in support of strategic priorities identified by the Vice President for Global Affairs and endorsed by the Provost and the President; carry a portfolio of identified and vetted prospects and travel as required to cultivate and solicit those prospects.

Serve as liaison between the Vice Provost for Global Affairs and the Vice President for Advancement and the primary point of contact for bringing significant philanthropic opportunities to the attention of the President (where appropriate).

Provide executive-level support to the Vice Provost, including providing research, briefings, proposals, talking points, and other materials needed to cultivate prospects and solicit and secure major and principal gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations.

Develop a comprehensive plan--- one that includes identified funding sources including but not limited to private philanthropy; for insuring that every University undergraduate student has the opportunity to pursue an international practice of substance; the creation of this plan will, of necessity, require the compilation of a thorough inventory of available opportunities available Grounds-wide, the identification of programming gaps, and the identification of synergies that might be leveraged across schools, units, programs, and centers.

Lead the creation of a Global Affairs Advisory Board; serve as the staff liaison to said Board; facilitate and support communication between the Board and University leaders in global programming.

Serve as the University's point of contact for inquiries related to fundraising and global affairs (i.e., annual reports on gifts from non-US entities; reports on giving by non-resident aliens and to globally-focused initiatives, etc.)

This is a 3 year contract, restricted position and continuation is located on availcapability of funds.

For a full position description, visit
To apply, visit and search on Posting Number 0624316.

Complete a job application online and attach a targeted cover letter indicating the functional area(s) for which they are applying and how their qualifications allow them to contribute to the programs/services of the functional area(s), resume, and contact information for three references.

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

The University of Virginia is fundamentally committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff. UVA is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. We welcome nominations of and applications from women, members of minority groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. We also welcome others who would bring additional dimensions of diversity to the University's research and teaching mission.

Required Minimum Level of suitable education *Degree Required

Required Specific Degree/Training: Bachelor's Degree

Preferred Minimum Level of suitable education *Degree Preferred

Preferred Specific Degree/Training: Master's Degree

Required Minimum Level of practice: broad - 7 years plus

Required Specific practice: practice in Higher Education administration or a related field required.

Proven practice working in Advancement or with high-net worth individuals.

practice in communications and/or marketing required.

practice working with and supporting executive-level administrators and volunteers

Experiencing managing others in a highly complex, highly decentralized competitive environment; proven success maximizing the performance of professional fundraising staff.

Demonstrated capability to work collaboratively and effectively with a wide variety of constituents and to manage complex relationships.

Proven capability to effectively use and manage data and technology to tell a compelling story and inform decision-making.

Demonstrated success in work organization, project and time management; capability to plan ahead, think strategically, and manage multiple projects and deadlines.

Demonstrated sound judgment for independent decision-making.

skills and practice working with confidential and sensitive information.

Familiarity with fundraising principles and practices.

capability to communicate and manage relationships with a high degree of professionalism, maturity and diplomacy.

Preferred Minimum Level of practice: broad - 7 years plus

Preferred Specific practice: international practice preferred

Required expertise, Skills and Abilities: Excellent written and oral communication skills; strong writing, revising, editing and proofreading skills

Required Computer Applications: Microsoft Office package

Internal Number: 353_85829

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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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