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Advancement Associate, Virginia Humanities


Advancement Associate, Virginia Humanities

  • R0040281
  • Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
  • Advancement
  • The University of Virginia
Virginia Humanities seeks a dependable and enthusiastic colleague to join our dynamic team as Advancement Associate. With special attention to donor stewardship, prospect research, data management, and cultivation events, this person will help build authentic relationships between Virginia Humanities and its growing donor base. The ideal candidate will also help imagine and implement new strategies for engaging diverse audiences in the opportunity to support Virginia Humanities philanthropically encouraging modest and first-time donations as well as deepening our connection with long-term and high-level donors.

Reporting to the Director of Advancement, the Advancement Associate is responsible for maintaining accurate donor records and mailing lists, conducting prospect research to identify and support fundraising opportunities, developing and managing the advancement team calendar and inclusive donor stewardship plan, managing all print and electronic advancement communications (including appeals and solicitations, stewardship and cultivation materials, and donor acknowledgment letters), providing administrative support to the advancement team, and reporting regularly on donation activity to colleagues and board leadership.

The Associate will serve as Virginia Humanities’ primary point person for the Advance database, ensuring standards of donor data accuracy and confidentiality are upheld, mailing lists and reports are generated efficiently and accurately, and all communication with and about donors reflects preferences. Additionally, the Associate will support Virginia Humanities-wide stewardship and cultivation events, which vary in scale, frequency, style, and location across the state. The Associate should be comfortable with a wide range of tasks, from implementing a complex event invitation mailing to representing Virginia Humanities as a welcoming and knowledgeable event greeter.

Qualified candidates must have a bachelor’s degree with at least three years of experience. Competitive candidates will have exemplary organizational, writing, and project management skills; a high degree of efficiency and accuracy; the ability to solve problems, anticipate challenges and opportunities, and take initiative when completing projects; and an eagerness to work with each donor and prospect to increase their commitment to Virginia Humanities. Experience working on a advancement team, including proficiency working with UVA’s Advance system or a similar database, is preferred. Proven skills in writing and editing, coordinating large-scale mailings, planning special events, or customer service is a plus.

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.

About Virginia Humanities
As an academic outreach unit of the University of Virginia, Virginia Humanities offers a dynamic work environment with a thoughtful and dedicated staff, excellent benefits, and an impressive array of public programming including the Virginia Festival of the Book, With Good Reason radio program, Encyclopedia Virginia, the Virginia Folklife Program, grants and fellowships, and more. The Advancement Associate will learn about and support all aspects of our programming at an exciting moment as Virginia Humanities approaches its 50th anniversary of serving the Commonwealth. With strategic goals that prioritize democracy, equity, and sharing all of Virginia’s stories, Virginia Humanities is reaching new audiences in important ways with each programmatic initiative.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity employer. At Virginia Humanities, we are wholly invested in cultivating a staff that embodies our commitment to inclusion and equity, which is increasingly reflected in our cultural programming statewide. We deeply value the voices and work of marginalized communities and strongly encourage applicants who represent the diverse and intersecting identities that contribute to the fabric of Virginia.

This position is a restricted position and is dependent upon project need, availability of funding and performance. Anticipated Hiring Range: $50,000 - $55,000 commensurate with education and experience . This is an Exempt level, benefited position. For more information on the benefits at UVA, visit hr.virginia.edu/benefits .

If you have any questions about this position, the application process, minimum qualifications, or responsibilities, please contact at Eric Rivers, Director of Advancement ers8yz@virginia.edu .

This position will remain open until filled. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment.

To Apply:

Please apply through Workday , and search for R0040281. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile by searching 'Find Jobs'. Complete an application online with the following documents:
  • CV/Resume
  • Cover letter that includes a personal statement about diversity, equity, and inclusion

Upload all materials into the resume submission field, multiple documents can be submitted into this one field. Alternatively, merge all documents into one PDF for submission. Applications that do not contain all required documents will not receive full consideration.

References will be completed via UVA’s standardized process Skill Survey. A total of five references will be requested via Skill Survey during the final phase of the interview process.

For questions about the application process, please contact Ashley Cochran, Senior Recruiter at alc6dk@virginia.edu .

For more information about UVA and the Charlottesville community please see http://www.virginia.edu/life/charlottesville and https://embarkcva.com/ .

COVID Vaccination Requirement and Guidelines

Please visitthe UVA COVID-19 Job Requirements and Guidelines webpageprior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirementsandguidelines for employment at UVA.

The University of Virginia, i ncluding 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.


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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