Assistant Director of Annual Giving

University of Virgina at Wise   Wise, VA   Full-time     Education
Posted on November 23, 2021
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The University of Virginia's College at Wise invites applications for an Assistant Director of Annual Giving. The College is seeking an energetic individual who values the institution and has the skills to effectively communicate both in-person and through print, electronic and social media to key constituents. The successful candidate will have the ability to cultivate relationships with alumni and friends and engage them in the life of the College. In addition, the assistant director will identify and engage new supporters and cultivate their support of the College. The assistant director will manage all aspects of an annual giving program. This position is responsible for building a pipeline of annual support for the College's general operating needs and special projects; developing annual giving messages; inspiring alumni giving campaigns; instilling a culture of giving among the student body; and working in collaboration with the Vice Chancellor for Advancement and other advancement colleagues on various fundraising projects and advancement related activities.

A Bachelor's degree is required; preference for Communications, Business and Marketing majors. Candidates must possess a high degree of initiative, integrity, excellent communication and writing skills. The ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment, and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously are essential. Evening and weekend work, and travel, are required. Most travel is within a day’s drive of the College with occasional overnight travel to visit with supporters.

To apply, please visit and complete the online application process, attaching a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references.  UVA Wise is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity.  Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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In accordance with Executive Directive #18 issued by Governor Ralph Northam on August 5, 2021, employees who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as defined by the Centers for Disease Control are require to undergo weekly COVID-19 testing as a condition of employment.

COVID Vaccination Requirement:  Due to the scope of President Biden’s Executive Order 14042 issued in early September, all University employees, including remote employees, must receive their final vaccination dose by January 4, 2022, unless they have a University-approved religious or medical exemption. The University has updated policy SEC-045 to reflect these new requirements.      
Note: Some medical and safety-sensitive positions require vaccination and are not eligible for an exemption. For more information on how vaccination requirements will apply to you, please visit the UVA New Hire Vaccination Requirements webpage.  

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, military status, and family medical or genetic information.