In preparation for the launch of the $5B Honor the Future campaign, the University of Virginia seeks an experienced fundraising professional to fill the role of Director of Development for the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service, the Commonwealth's flagship public service organization since 1931.
The Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service strengthens and preserves effective governance by linking the research and resources of the University of Virginia to contemporary challenges for public leaders, especially those found in local, state, and national policy. The Cooper Center builds capacity in organizations and individual leaders in both the public and private sectors while informing policy and programs through the expertise of more than forty faculty and staff working in Economic and Policy Studies, Survey Research, Demographics, the Senior Executive Institute, the LEAD Program, the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership, the Constitutional Officer Education Program, and the Virginia Institute of Government. Led by a dynamic new Executive Director committed to innovation, outcomes, and partnerships, the Weldon Cooper Center serves a unique and important role in policy, governance, and communities.
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About University of Virginia
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 benefits 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.