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Development Associate


The College Foundation of the University of Virginia, which exists to support the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, is conducting a search for a Development Associate.

The Development Associate is responsible for providing administrative support for multiple members of the development team. The ideal candidate must be a versatile, skilled and creative team player. Candidates should also foster teamwork, the ability to focus on client needs, and organization.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Major Gift Officers Administrative Support

  1. Provides administrative support for the Development team: filing, preparing correspondence, mailings, photocopying, sending mail and express packages, arranging meetings with donors, faculty members, job candidates, or others
  2. Maintains Development Officer’s calendar, if requested
  3. Actively uses, updates, and corrects donor database
  4. Creates spreadsheets and presentations
  5. Makes travel, meeting and other arrangements for staff and any guests traveling with them including air, hotel, and rental car reservations. May be asked to help schedule, confirm or rearrange appointments during trips
  6. Prepares itineraries for each trip and assists with obtaining directions. Completes pre-travel forms required for reimbursement and obtains appropriate signatures.
  7. Gathers and organizes receipts for reimbursement and provides travel package to fiscal administrator for processing
  8. Manages multiple priorities and work groups at one time while meeting deadlines.
  9. Maintains foundation and individual donor files
  10. Responds to donor queries regarding philanthropic giving
  11. Plans, develops, schedules, and manages projects to completion

Work Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma required. A bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience required.
  • CAP, CAP-OM preferred
  • Minimum 2 years’ previous experience as an administrative assistant
  • Excellent working knowledge of MS Office and Adobe Acrobat
  • Financial background helpful
  • Exemplary planning and time management skills
  • Strong attention to detail and high level of accuracy
  • Working knowledge of office practices and procedures
  • High-level verbal and written communications skills
  • Demonstrated ability to interact successfully with a variety of constituents and represent the Department and the College Foundation in a professional manner
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • High level of discretion, confidentiality, judgement, and patience

To Apply

This position reports to the Senior Director of Development Operations. The annual salary will be commensurate with experience and fall between $35,000 and $45,000. The College Foundation offers generous benefits, including full health insurance coverage for employees and a 403(b) retirement plan. In 2017, The Nonprofit Times recognized The College Foundation as one of the top 50 nonprofit employers in the country.

Applicants should send a cover letter and resume via email to Erin Dinger, Director of Finance and Human Resources, at Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. The College Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The College Foundation provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. The College Foundation complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the Foundation has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

The College Foundation of the University of Virginia is a 501(c)(3), University-Related Foundation whose mission is to raise and invest private funds for the benefit of the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences. Governed by a 40-member volunteer Board of Trustees, and organizationally aligned with the Dean of Arts & Sciences, it employs a team of approximately thirty advancement professionals who focus on development, donor relations, and marketing, and their related support functions.

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