Madison House Director of Advancement

University of Virginia
Alexandria, VA
Nov 27, 2021
Dec 09, 2021
Full Time
Background For more than fifty years, Madison House has served as the volunteer center for students at theUniversity of Virginia. In a typical year, thousands of students work weekly volunteer shifts throughMadison House at area nonprofits, schools, and healthcare facilities. Madison House builds communitypartnerships to address community needs, while focusing on the educational and professional growth ofour student volunteers. Job Purpose The Director of Advancement will take a senior leadership role at Madison House. They will be a strongcollaborative partner with the Executive Director, Director of Communications, Programs and Operationsstaff, students, board members, and University partners.The Director of Advancement will spearhead all development efforts at Madison House. Working closelywith University Advancement, and with direct access to UVAA cents € (TM) s Advance database, the highly motivatedDirector of Advancement will lead efforts to realize the full giving potential of our Madison Housealumni A cents € " one of the largest alumni constituencies at the University of Virginia.The Director of Advancement will lead the coordination of Madison HouseA cents € (TM) s $10M comprehensivecampaign, and achieve or exceed an annual fundraising goal of $850,000 for the organization. MadisonHouseA cents € (TM) s efforts embody the core UVA tenets of student leadership and self-governance, and align withthe goals of the UniversityA cents € (TM) s Honor the Future campaign. Although Madison House partners closely withthe University, it is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.This position reports directly to the Executive Director. Key Duties and Responsibilities Annual Fund & Major Gift Development? Lead all fundraising efforts to realize the full giving potential of Madison House alumni andfriends;? Supervise the Assistant Director of Annual Giving and any other development staff;? Develop and execute a comprehensive, coordinated and consistent annual fundraising programin close collaboration with the Executive Director, Assistant Director of Annual Giving, and theDirector of Communications;? Travel regularly to develop relationships with alumni, parents of current/former volunteers, andfriends of Madison House, building a robust portfolio of major gift prospects including leadershipannual donors ($1,000 to $10,000) and major donors (gifts over $10,000);? Work independently and creatively to match donors interests with institutional priorities,develop funding proposals, and negotiate and structure major gifts;? Identify major prospects for the Executive Director and support his efforts through thecultivation, solicitation and stewardship process;? Meet with the Programs team regularly to determine program fundraising needs and to stay upto date on program changes and achievements; and,? Work with the Director of Communications in the production of the annual report. Data Management? Provide monthly gift reporting;? Coordinate ongoing data cleanup and data entry projects;? Ensure that all Madison House leadership past and present is captured in the Advance database;? Work collaboratively with the Programs team and the Director of Communications to effectivelycapture volunteer participation data;? Follow University Advancement protocols for entering all data related to donor outreach and giftproposals in the Advance database; and,? Coordinate the management of Madison House honor roll and letter salutations in the Advancedatabase.Stewardship & Donor Relations? Coordinate consistent and appropriate donor recognition, including gift acknowledgement and annualreport honor roll listings; and,? Utilize student leaders, interns, and Madison House Alumni Council members for thanking donors.Alumni Relations? Serve as staff liaison to Madison House Alumni Council (MHAC);? Provide guidance to the MHAC Planning committee as they coordinate the MHAC annual retreatand develop the agenda;? Coordinate a Madison House-specific solicitation for the 4th Year Class Giving effort;? Develop strategic goals for MHAC, as a whole and by committee in accordance with the MHACexecutive committee and the Executive Director;? Oversee the coordination of the Reunions weekend events for alumni; and,? Oversee the coordination of the annual Legacy of Service event.Administrative & University Community Relations? Develop relationships across Grounds by attending University Advancement Community events;? Collaborate and strategize with the board regarding cultivation, solicitation and stewardship ofprospective board members and donors;? Serve as staff liaison to Madison House Board committees as requested;? Provide staff support to Madison House-sponsored fundraisers and receptions; and,? Other related duties as assigned by Executive DirectorWork Qualifications? BachelorA cents € (TM) s degree and at least five years of development experience required, MasterA cents € (TM) s degreepreferred;? The candidate should be strategic and goal-oriented, and knowledgeable about different areas offundraising including annual fund and major gift development;? A distinguished professional and team player, the candidate should have a strong track record ofsecuring significant gifts and philanthropic commitments at increasing levels, and successmanaging complex relationships, preferably in a higher education setting;? Excellent organizational, written, and oral skills are required;? Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply;? An ability to work cooperatively with various groups of people is also required;? The successful candidate should enjoy working with people and have demonstrated the ability tomanage multiple and complex projects, meet deadlines and adapt to changing priorities andneeds;? The ability to travel is required;? Frequent evening and weekend work is required;? Candidates will be expected to meet the University of VirginiaA cents € (TM) s covid vaccination requirements ifhired;? Familiarity with UVAA cents € (TM) s development community, Advance, and Advance Reports is preferred butnot required. Compensation and BenefitsThis is a full-time, salaried position with a salary range of $80,000-$100,000.Madison House benefits include employer paid health, vision, and dental insurance for the employee.The employee has the option to participate in the health care and/or dependent care FSA. MadisonHouse contributes 5% to the employeeA cents € (TM) s 401k plan after the first six months of employment. MadisonHouse has 12 annual holidays as well as two weeks off for the winter break. In addition to the companydays off, new employees accrue 176 PTO hours in the first year of employment. Madison House offers aflexible hybrid work environment based in Charlottesville. To ApplyInterested candidates should send a resume, cover letter, and list of three references to Anna Byfield,Director of Operations, at the following email address: abyfield@. Applicationmaterials received by December 5, 2021 will receive full consideration, and the position will remain openuntil filled.YourMembership. Keywords: Director of Institutional Advancement, Location: Alexandria, VA - 22350

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