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Associate Director of Institutional Relations


Associate Director of Institutional Relations

  • R0040614
  • Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
  • Advancement
  • The University of Virginia
S taff Posting: Associate Director of Institutional Relations

The University of Virginia seeks an Associate Director of Institutional Relations to provide strategic leadership and management of all of Virginia Humanities’ advancement relationships with institutional funders, which includes corporations, foundations, and government agencies. This includes identifying local, regional and national prospects; liaising with corporate and foundation contacts; writing proposals for funding; and coordinating cross-programmatic funding pursuits. Reporting to the Director of Advancement, the Associate Director of Institutional Relations proactively engages the Virginia Humanities board, program directors, and advancement/executive teams to identify opportunities for institutional support, matching strategic priorities with potential funders. This position works with colleagues to cultivate, coordinate and request support from corporations and foundations, then stewards relationships by regularly reporting progress to investors.

The Associate Director of Institutional Relations maintains and grows a diverse portfolio of institutional partners ensuring sustained and expanded investment in Virginia Humanities and its programs. This position aligns closely with the Corporate and Foundation Relations department of UVA Advancement, leveraging UVA resources and advocating for Virginia Humanities’ fundraising needs and opportunities. A bachelor’s degree with at least three years of experience is required. Competitive candidates will have exemplary organizational, written/oral communications and project management skills; a high degree of efficiency and accuracy; the ability to welcome and engage diverse stakeholders; and an eagerness to respond to the goals of corporate and foundation partners to increase their commitment to Virginia Humanities. Experience working on an advancement team, including proficiency working with University of Virginia (UVA)’s Advance system or a similar database, and/or with foundations is preferred. Proven skills in writing and editing in a professional setting is required.

An academic outreach unit of UVA, Virginia Humanities offers a dynamic work environment with a 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 Associate Director of Institutional Relations will support all aspects of our programming at an exciting moment in Virginia Humanities’ 45-year history of serving the Commonwealth. With strategic goals that prioritize democracy, equity, and sharing all of Virginia’s stories, we are reaching new audiences in important ways with each initiative.

At Virginia Humanities, we are wholly invested in cultivating a staff that embodies our commitment to inclusion, which is increasingly reflected in our cultural programming statewide. We 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 will remain open until filled.

Minimum Requirements:

Education: Bachelor's degree

Experience: At least three years of previous fundraising experience.

For additional information about the position, please contact Eric Rivers, at ers8yz@virginia.edu

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

This is position is Hyb r id position that will require working in Charlottesville, VA at least one a day week .

The anticipated start date is December 2022 - January 2023.

This position is a restricted position and is dependent upon project need, availability of funding and performance. Anticipated Hiring Range : $65,000 - $80,000 commensurate with education and experience.

This is an Exempt level, benefited position. For more information on the benefits at UVA, visit www. hr.virginia.edu/benefits. This position will remain open until filled .

Review of applicants will be gin mid January 2023 . This position will not sponsor applicants for work visas. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment.

To Apply:
Process for Internal UVA Applicants : Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs”, and search for “ R0040614 “

Process for External Applicants: Please visit UVA job board at https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs and search for “ R0040614 ”.

Complete an application online with the following documents:

  • CV

  • Cover letter

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 SkillSurvey during the final phase of the interview process.

For questions about the application process, please contact Jon Freeman , Academic Recruiter , at jf2sw @virginia.ed u .

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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