The University of Virginia seeks a Director of Development, Cancer Programs to join its dynamic, 45-person Health System team.
The University of Virginia
The University of Virginia is distinctive among institutions of higher education. Founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819, the University sustains the ideal of developing, through education, leaders who are well-prepared to help shape the future of the nation.
The University is public, while nourished by the strong support of its alumni and friends. In June 2013, UVA completed a successful $3 billion campaign, with Health System Development and the Health Foundation raising more than $675 million, 136% of their original goal. Health System fundraising over the next four years will focus on securing broad-based support for a newly developed strategic plan andpreparing for a University-wide bicentennial campaign expected to launch in 2017.
The University of Virginia Health System
UVA Health System includes a Medical Center, School of Medicine, and School of Nursing. The Medical Center includes a 604-bed hospital, level I trauma center, nationally recognized cancer and heart centers, and primary and specialty clinics throughout Central Virginia. Ten medical specialties are ranked among the top 25 percent in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. One hundred and eighty-nine physicians are listed among America’s Top Doctors; 20 physicians were ranked as America’s Top Doctors for cancer. For 2012-13, UVA Medical Center earned a Consumer Choice Award from the National Research Corporation.
The University of Virginia Cancer Center
UVA Cancer Center is accredited by the Commission on Cancer and is one of 67 National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated cancer centers in the U.S. for its work in cancer research, prevention, detection and treatment. UVA Cancer Center provides comprehensive, world-class cancer treatment in an environment of caring for patients across Virginia, led by doctors who have been honored by publications such as Best Doctors in America and America’s Top Doctors.
The Charlottesville Community
Charlottesville offers a unique combination of natural beauty, rich historical and cultural attractions, and close proximity to both a national park and the nation’s capitol. Charlottesville consistently earns high marks as a desirable place to live; in recent years, it has appeared on top-ten lists of cities published by Money, Forbes, Kiplinger’s, and Men’s Health magazines as well as AARP and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Charlottesville is home to approximately 41,000 people, with a metropolitan population nearing 200,000.
The Director of Development, Cancer Programs
The Director of Development, Cancer Programs is responsible for all fundraising activities for the Cancer Center and oncology-affiliated departments. He or she will:
- Create and implement a comprehensive fundraising strategy for cancer-related departments and areas
- Develop and maintain a portfolio of principal and major gift prospects
- Manage a department of up to four employees
The ideal candidate will have:
- Demonstrated experience executing successful fundraising strategies and raising major gifts from individuals, foundations and corporations
- A broad background and in-depth knowledge of fundraising, including major, annual, capital and planned giving fundraising, ideally in a healthcare setting or similar program with multiple stakeholders
- Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to develop relationships of trust and respect with faculty, volunteers and donors are critical for this position
- The ability to supervise and motivate staff members and volunteers
- A Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution or equivalent experience is required; a Master's degree is preferred
The University of Virginia is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness.
For more information on this opportunity, and/or to apply, please visit:
Job Posting # 0613176