Associate Director Cancer Programs

Employer
University of Virginia
Location
Virginia, United States
Salary
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Aug 31, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Other Administrative
Fields
Education
Employment Type
Full Time

Associate Director Cancer Programs

 

 

 

The University of Virginia Health Development Office seeks either an Associate Director and/or Senior Associate Director, Cancer Programs to join our collaborative, high-achieving, and enthusiastic team in support of the continued success of the University's Honor the Future campaign.

Responsibilities will include identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding prospects and donors as part of the UVA Health Development and the larger University community, with an emphasis on discovery work that builds the major gift pipeline for the program. These responsibilities will include seeking gifts of $100,000 and above to advance the strategic priorities of UVA Health, including research, patient care, and education/training.  The incumbent will primarily work with patients and families who make gifts in gratitude for the care they received at UVA.  They will partner with physicians to identify prospective patient donors and to create appropriate fundraising strategies that comply with the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).  In partnership with development colleagues across Grounds, they will work with alumni, parents and friends across the University with an interest in health. Responsibilities include serving as the lead fundraiser for specific programs and working collaboratively with other colleagues to staff the broad range of UVA Health priorities. The incumbents will report to the Executive Director, Cancer Programs.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and at least three years of experience in fundraising or related work is required
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to develop relationships of trust and respect with a diverse range of constituents, including donors and prospects, healthcare providers, research faculty, administrators, and development colleagues
  • High emotional intelligence, empathy and ability to relate to individuals whose lives have been impacted by health experiences
  • Highest ethical standards and attention to confidentiality when dealing with donor and patient information
  • Thoughtful approach and sound judgment
  • Demonstrated ability to employ entrepreneurial approaches to meet deadlines and consistently achieve/exceed goals
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • High level of initiative and ownership with a strong orientation to teamwork
  • Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to manage multiple projects
  • Ability to translate scientific concepts for the layperson
  • Ability to work effectively in a complex environment
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to use a database to maintain and review records and reports such as donor data, prospect contacts, solicitations, and proposals
  • Possess a command of cultural sensitivity and value and embrace cultural, political, and social differences. The incumbent will contribute to an environment that encourages diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Frequent local travel required, occasional national travel / evening and weekend work required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Robust understanding of principles of philanthropy, higher education, healthcare philanthropy and relationship management
  • Success within collaborative fundraising models as well as academic medical center or healthcare environment
  • Consistent record of soliciting and closing gifts of $100,000+
  • Knowledge of current best practices in grateful patient fundraising
  • Previous work in or familiarity with an academic medical center or healthcare environment.
  • Experience in a collaborative fundraising environment/matrixed organizations also preferred.

This job will be filled at either the Associate or Senior Associate level, depending on the successful candidate's experience, knowledge, and competencies.  The ideal candidate at the Associate level will have experience managing high-level relationships, the ability to use a database to maintain and review records and reports such as donor data, prospect contacts, solicitations and proposals, and the ability to solicit and close gifts of $100,000.  The ideal candidate at the Senior Associate level will have a consistent record of soliciting and closing gifts of $100,000+, and proven experience of managing and developing fundraising strategies for specific programs. 

This position will remain open till filled. This is an Exempt level, benefited position. This position is a restricted position and is dependent upon project need, availability of funding and performance. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. This position will be based in Charlottesville, VA. For questions about the position or the application process, please contact Daniel Strong, Senior Recruiter at das6zb@virginia.edu.

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, University Advancement honors your experiences, perspectives, and unique identity. Together, we strive to create and maintain working environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming so we can best achieve our mission of supporting our broadly diverse partners, schools and networks of engaged alumni, parents, and friends of the University.

How to Apply:

Applications that do not contain all of the required documents will not receive full consideration, please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the box.

Process for External Applicants: Please apply through Workday, and search for R0037745. Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, and address).

Process for Internal UVA Applicants: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs,” and search for R0037745. Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, and address). 

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.  We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences.  We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings, and programs.


COVID Vaccination Requirement and Guidelines

Please visit the UVA COVID-19 Job Requirements and Guidelines webpage prior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirements and guidelines for employment at UVA.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.  We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences.  We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

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