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Posted: 05/23/2011

University of Virginia

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Director of Development, Historic Preservation
Professional Opportunity
Charlottesville, VA

The University of Virginia is currently seeking a Director of Development, Historic Preservation.

The Director of Development for Historic Preservation reports directly to the Associate Vice President for Development and also has an indirect reporting relationship to the Architect of the University. This position develops appropriate strategies for fundraising and raises funds to support renovation, restoration and conservation of the University’s cultural resources.

The director for the historic preservation area is charged with identifying, cultivating and soliciting historic preservation prospects and donors who have the potential to give major gifts to historic preservation initiatives. This position will have programmatic responsibilities that enhance the fundraising efforts to keep the Academical Village and other significant historic resources alive and a part of the University experience. To do so, the director will work closely with the Architect for the University and his historic preservation team, as well as appropriate faculty and administrators involved in historic preservation efforts; and will create, plan and coordinate special events and publications related to historic preservation. In addition, the director will provide appropriate and tailored stewardship for donors. This position will oversee the Jefferson's Circle annual giving program managed by the University’s director of annual giving. The director will communicate and collaborate with colleagues in schools/units across Grounds, as well as volunteers supporting the historic preservation efforts.

A demonstrated ability to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward major gift prospects and donors is required. The ability to think and plan strategically is critical for this position. Other requirements include confidentiality, strong personal and professional integrity, teamwork, collaboration, good judgment and attention to detail. Exceptional interpersonal and tactical communication skills and the ability to develop relationships of trust and respect with colleagues, volunteers and donors are required. While a Master's degree is preferred, the position requires a minimum of a Bachelor's degree. The ability to travel is required, as well as occasional evening and weekend work.

Successful candidates will have five to ten years of fundraising experience, preferably in higher education or a non-profit organization that supports a historic site and/or program. Knowledge of the University of Virginia and/or historic preservation is preferred.

For more information and to apply, please visit: http://jobs.virginia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=64304

The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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How to apply
To apply, please visit: http://jobs.virginia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=64304
Kelley Tobler
Phone: (434) 924-6102
P.O. Box 400807
Charlottesville, VA 22904

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