The University of Virginia's College at Wise is a four-year, state supported college in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains of Southwest Virginia. The University of Virginia's College at Wise was named one of the nation's "Great Colleges to Work For" in the July 25 edition of The Chronicle of Higher Education, and offers the unique attributes of a small liberal arts college with a strong academic reputation.
The University of Virginia's College at Wise seeks an experienced professional with a track record of success as a fundraiser and grant writer to serve as the Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations (C&FR). The successful candidate will bring experience, collegiality, energy, creativity, sensitivity, flexibility, and high follow‐through to the effort of securing philanthropic support. The Director of C&FR will be responsible for corporate and foundation relations management, and crafting, packaging and presenting proposals, as well as identifying donor prospects and funding needs for the College. Additionally, the incumbent will support the development team in fundraising and college relations efforts.
To apply, applicants should submit a staff application including a resume/CV, cover letter, contact information for 3 references, and a professional writing sample for consideration at https://jobs.virginia.edu.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
The successful incumbent is able to balance a complex set of responsibilities; Be proficient in working collaboratively with key stakeholders and various College constituents to develop strong relationships; Possess the knowledge of fundraising principles and practices; Adapt readily to changing priorities and needs, and promote collaboration across the College; Demonstrated ability to manage multiple complex projects, and meet timelines; Possess an entrepreneurial self-starter attitude, and enjoy managing and implementing programs and generating income to support and grow various foundations.
Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent
Considerable - 4 to 7 years
Kind of Required Experience:
The successful incumbent will possess four to seven years front-line experience in corporate, foundation, or non-profit fundraising; as well as considerable years of experience in strategic and relationship management with a substanial focus on in-person solicitation, cultivation, and effective stewardship as well as grant writing/proposals, acknowledgements, and other materials for donors.
A bachelor's degree is required
Required License or Certification:
Valid driver's license
Required Computer Applications:
Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Considerable - 4 to 7 years
Kind of Preferred Experience:
Five or more years experience in corporate and foundation fundraising and relationship management, as well as fundraising and proposal writing experience in a college or university setting
A bachelor's or master's degree in English, communications or a business related field such as accounting, marketing, etc... is preferred
Preferred License or Certification:
Preferred Computer Applications:
Proficient in all Microsoft Office programs such as Word and Excel; Ability to use web for research, and knowledge of development computer systems such as Advance.
It is the practice of the University of Virginia to conduct in-depth background checks on all candidates identified as a finalist for employment consideration at the University. The type of background checks performed are dependent upon the type of position for which you have been identified as a finalist and may include: reference checks, criminal history including sexual offender registry checks, degree validation, DMV (driving) Record checks, license verification, credit report reviews, etc. The results of background checks are made available to University employing officials. You will be requested to sign a reference release form, so your past schools and/or employers may be contacted concerning your academic or employment history.