Posting Summary: The Assistant to the Executive Director of Virginia Foundation for the Humanities supports the organization's leadership by coordinating budget, payments, travel, communications, and meetings; managing information and project priorities with accuracy and confidentiality; assisting in planning and managing donor-related events; and organizing government advocacy initiatives such as Humanities on the Hill, National Humanities Alliance Advocacy Day, and General Assembly Humanities Advocacy Day. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Assistant to the Executive Director is also a primary point of contact for the VFH Board and assists the external relations and development team in executing vision and strategy for the organization. This position also supports VFH's Executive Director in setting up and documenting results from meetings to advance organizational development and government relations strategies.
The Assistant to the Executive Director needs to: -Have excellent organizational skills and attention to detail -Exercise tact and good judgment in all aspects of decision-making -Be capable of managing multiple projects and priorities -Maintain consistent professionalism and confidentiality
VFH offers a dynamic work environment with dedicated staff and a wide array of impressive programming including the Virginia Festival of the Book, the With Good Reason and BackStory radio programs and podcasts, the online Encyclopedia Virginia, grants and residential fellowships, and other programs.
This position requires travel (within Virginia) for visits with donors and prospects, attention to detail, excellent organizational skills, tact and judgment, and the ability to manage multiple projects. �
Required Minimum Level of Education: *Degree or Equivalent Experience Required
Required Specific Degree/Training: Bachelor's Degree with up to 4 years relevant experience required. Minimum 7 years of relevant experience may substitute for a degree.
Preferred Minimum Level of Education: *Degree Preferred
Preferred Specific Degree/Training: BA Preferred
Required Minimum Level of Experience: Considerable - 4 to 7 years
Required Specific Experience: -Experience in office and calendar management -Experience supporting the office of an Executive Director -Experience in engaging government officials or other types of stakeholders essential for an organization to conduct and grow its business
Preferred Minimum Level of Experience: Considerable - 4 to 7 years
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: -Excellent written and spoken communication skills -Detail-oriented, highly-organized, and self-starting -Ability to maintain discretion and confidentiality related to all communications and business decisions -Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities and maintain excellent judgment and professionalism
Required Computer Applications: Microsoft Office suite CMS and databases
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.