Posting Summary: The University of Virginia seeks to hire a highly motivated event planner to join the Donor Relations team within University Advancement. The Donor Relations team is focused on building and sustaining lifelong relationships - encouraging people and organizations to get involved, stay informed, and invest in UVA.
The Donor Relations Coordinator works in collaboration with University Advancement, the Office of the President, and colleagues across Grounds to plan and execute a variety of events in order to cultivate, recognize, educate, and steward donors, prospects, and alumni of the University. The Donor Relations Coordinator is responsible for coordinating and executing all logistical arrangements, and for preparing formal briefing materials for the President and other designated University officials. The Donor Relations Coordinator will assist team members with other stewardship and events-related work as needed.
The successful candidate will have 2+ years of experience in planning and executing events with a strong attention to detail and a high standard of excellence. He/she must have the ability to interact appropriately with executive level administrators, government officials, donors/prospects, alumni, and development staff, and must be able to exercise independent judgement and critical thinking. The Donor Relations Coordinator will have exceptional written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills that foster positive relationships with both internal and external partners. The ideal candidate will possess exceptional client service skills and will have experience coordinating events in a higher education setting.
Required Minimum Level of Education: *Degree Required
Required Specific Degree/Training: Bachelor's Degree
Required Minimum Level of Experience: Some - up to 4 years
Required Specific Experience: 2+ years of experience in planning and executing events; experience handling all logistical aspects, budget preparation, and management.
Experience working in an environment with clearly defined processes and procedures.
Preferred Minimum Level of Experience: Some - up to 4 years
Preferred Specific Experience: Experience coordinating events in higher education.
Experience working in a team environment where a project's success is determined by both the individual and team's efforts.
Experience managing multiple projects at a time
Required License or Certification: Driver's License
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Must have the ability to interact with executive level administrators, government officials, donors/prospects, alumni, and development staff, with an understanding of protocol, political environment and implications, discretion and confidentiality.
Must have ability to use independent judgment and critical thinking.
Must have a strong attention to detail.
Excellent communications skills and working knowledge of office practices and procedures.
Must have the ability to work evenings, weekends, and occasional travel.
Required Computer Applications: MS Office including Word and Excel.
Preferred Computer Applications: Microsoft Access and Advance Web
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of ben...efits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.