The University of Virginia's Blandy Experimental Farm seeks a full-time Director of the Foundation of the State Arboretum (FOSA). The FOSA director develops and implements fundraising strategies, while ensuring the proper administration and compliance of FOSA as a University Related Foundation and 501(C)(3) organization.
We seek an energetic, ambitious, and dedicated professional who will work to grow support for Blandy and Arboretum programs, and enhance our ability to serve the public. The FOSA Director will work independently and in collaboration with FOSA's Board of Directors, Blandy faculty, and University development staff to design and implement diverse fundraising strategies. The FOSA Director is responsible for drafting and overseeing annual operating budgets. The FOSA Director is responsible for all required reporting to the University and outside agencies. The FOSA Director delegates appropriate responsibilities to a full-time Events & Volunteers Coordinator and a part-time Administrative Assistant to meet fundraising and organizational goals.
Blandy Experimental Farm is a 700-acre environmental science field station managed by the University of Virginia with a mission to increase understanding of the natural world through research and teaching. Blandy supports the research of over 30 faculty scientists, graduate students, and undergraduates. As home to the State Arboretum of Virginia, outreach to the broader community is a central part of Blandy's mission. In addition to the approximately 200,000 people who visit the Arboretum annually, Blandy provides excellent K-12 programs (over 7000 students annually) and public programs for people of all ages.
A Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Communications, Business or related field is required; Master's degree is preferred. At least three years of experience in fund-raising and/or non-profit management is required. Excellent communication skills and the ability to build strong coalitions to advance FOSA's mission are essential. Knowledge of fund-raising principles and research methodology, as well as the ability to plan, organize, and execute development programs is essential. The ability to work both collaboratively with diverse groups of people and independently, is imperative. Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), and donor management software is required. Preference will be given to applicants with five years of job related experience and/or experience with nonprofit accounting. Demonstrated fund raising success, experience working with volunteer organizations, and nonprofit administration experience is preferred. Working knowledge of QuickBooks is strongly preferred, as is experience with social media. Familiarity with DonorPerfect is desirable. The ability to prioritize immediate and long-range goals and previous supervisory experience is preferred. Knowledge of nonprofit law and financial and accounting procedures specific to nonprofit organizations is highly desirable. Experience with database administration and/or experience supervising staff is strongly preferred.
To apply please see the opportunities website: http://blandy.virginia.edu/opportunities Questions about the application process in Jobs@UVa should be directed to Rhiannon O'Coin at email@example.com.
The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.