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Foundation Research and Strategy Coordinator


Foundation Research and Strategy Coordinator

  • R0041691
  • Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
  • Advancement
  • The University of Virginia
UVA’s Office of University Advancement seeks applications for Corporate and Foundation Researcher to join their team. The Corporate and Foundation Researcher will be essential to expanding our Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) team and will play a critical role in achieving the University’s vision for its third century. Part of the central University Advancement office, Corporate and Foundation Relations is responsible for supporting pan-university projects, programs, and priorities as well as supporting and coordinating efforts across UVA’s twelve schools.

Reporting to the Senior Associate Director of Foundation Relations, this position will serve as the research and information hub for the CFR team. They will find, organize, and analyze information for the team, university leaders, faculty, and development colleagues to support effective organizational fundraising. Responsibilities will include:

  • Researching potential funders for different university priorities, programs, and faculty research activity;
  • Synthesizing information on funders in briefings and other documents to provide insight into national and statewide corporations and foundations including financial capacity, philanthropic interests, and connections to the university or its personnel;
  • Analyzing and understanding trends in corporate and foundation giving;
  • Designing, improving, and maintaining systems and templates to provide accurate and succinct information about corporate and foundation prospects and funding opportunities to faculty, staff, administrators, and fundraisers;
  • Develop analytics to increase prospect management and engagement with corporate and industry funders;
  • Mastering the use of non-subscription research tools as well as subscription tools including Foundation Directory Online, GrantForward , and Pivot, including the creation of documents and in-person trainings to teach others across the institution to use these tools;
  • Maintaining a strong understanding of current and emerging university priorities and research areas to determine alignment with foundation funders and funding opportunities;
  • Maintain an understanding of fundraising mechanics for higher education, including the basics of gifts, grants, and how funding is tracked internally using UVA’s proprietary databases.
  • Building a network inside and outside the university to exchange information about funding opportunities, tools, and other information that will enhance the research capability of the CFR team;
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Experience

  • The ideal candidate will be organized, analytical, and be detail oriented.
  • They will have a proven ability to grasp complex subjects, meet deadlines, and be a motivated self-starter with strong communication skills.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with three to five years of related work experience.
  • Experience with Foundation Directory Online and other research tools.
  • Remote candidates will be considered.

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.

UVA Advancement offers a flexible and hybrid workplace. All team members must have access to and maintain a secure home office environment with high-speed internet service and work collaboratively with others using a variety of technologies and tools. Depending on the type of position and work performed, or as deemed by manager, some positions may be required to work intermittently in a shared office space located in Charlottesville, Virginia. This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers.

About UVA

Founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819, the University of Virginia sustains the ideals of developing, through education, leaders who are well-prepared to help shape the future of the nation and the world. Consistently ranked as one of the top public universities, the quality of research, scholarship, creative arts, and innovation at UVA is particularly important because of the dual mission inherent in its identity as a collegiate research university. The University is large enough to support excellence in research and teaching, yet small enough to promote the collegiality and the interplay of ideas that are critical for academic leadership and innovation. While smaller colleges and universities focus on disseminating knowledge to students, the University’s charge-as a public Research 1 university-is broader and more exacting. Its scope encompasses discovery as well as dissemination-and the dissemination of these discoveries not just to its students but also to the general public, who can help translate them into practical applications.

Review of Applicants will begin as soon as possible and the position will remain open until 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. Anticipated Hiring Range: $50k - $60k commensurate with education and experience. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment.

To Apply:

Please apply through Workday , and search for R0041691 . Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile by searching 'Find Jobs'. 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.

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

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

For more information on the benefits at UVA, visit hr.virginia.edu/benefits .

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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