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Director of Major and Planned Gifts

The Miller Center Foundation, the 501(c)(3) supporting arm of the Miller Center at the University of Virginia, seeks a talented, experienced, and energetic development professional to serve as the Director of Major and Planned Gifts. Working closely with the Miller Center Foundation team, the Director of Major and Planned Gifts will be responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of a portfolio of major prospects/donors as well as the development of a more sophisticated and robust planned giving program. With the University gearing up for their bi-centennial campaign, the Director will be indispensable for the planning and execution of the Miller Center’s individual campaign strategy and goals. The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; at least five years of experience in frontline fundraising, estate planning and/or a closely related field; and strong oral and written communication skills. The successful candidate also will have exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to develop collaborative relationships with members of various constituencies, including Miller Center faculty and staff, the Miller Center’s governing council, and the University of Virginia Advancement Office. The successful candidate must be motivated by a team-oriented and collaborative environment and have an interest in and passion for the mission of the Miller Center.

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and phone numbers of three professional references before March 31st by e-mail to:, Subject Line: Major/Planned Gifts Position.

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