Careers at the Miller Center

Careers at the Miller Center

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Current Openings

Foundation Administrator

Organization: Miller Center Foundation

Location: Charlottesville, Virginia

Date: February 2018

The Miller Center Foundation, a University of Virginia-related foundation whose mission is to support the University’s Miller Center, seeks a highly organized and motivated Foundation Administrator to manage administrative, data, and stewardship functions. The Administrator will work closely with the Executive Director in tracking advancement functions, developing and maintaining reports, drafting correspondence, and facilitating effective communication between the Foundation and the Miller Center’s communications, events, and finance teams. The Administrator will also:

  • Manage and track data and prospects

  • Develop and maintain reports

  • Undertake prospect research

  • Serve as primary contact with University Gift Processing Services

  • Interact professionally with donors, including at events

  • Provide support for annual fund and other advancement initiatives

  • Assist in production of donor stewardship materials

  • Maintain organized and up-to-date paper and electronic files

  • Manage charitable state registrations process

  • Ensure compliance with relevant University and Foundation policies and procedures


A bachelor’s degree and history of progressive responsibility are required, preferably in a development environment. Initiative, attention to detail, excellent communications skills, ability to juggle competing priorities, ability to respond efficiently to tasks and requests, and commitment to thorough follow through are essential. Highly proficient computer skills and willingness to learn new customer management software are essential. Familiarity with the University of Virginia and with UVa Advance, its donor management system, is preferred. The successful candidate will thrive in a team-based environment and be motivated by the Miller Center and the Miller Center Foundation’s mission.

Application Instructions

Interested applicants should email resume, cover letter, full contact information for three professional references, and a writing sample to Andrew Chancey, Director of Administration and Finance, Miller Center, at Review of applications will begin immediately. The position is open until filled.

Please note that this position is with the Miller Center Foundation, an incorporated 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and not with the University of Virginia.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Assistant or Associate Professor of Practice, General Faculty

Organization: Miller Center at the University of Virginia

Location: Charlottesville, Virginia

Date: February 2018

The Miller Center at the University of Virginia seeks to hire an ASSISTANT or ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF PRACTICE, General Faculty. The position is a 12-month position and is focused on integrating professional experience with the academic mission of the Miller Center and the College of Arts and Sciences, as well as on providing service to the University. The faculty member will split her/his time between 1) work and teaching in the Security and Justice track of the College’s interdisciplinary Global Studies program and 2) the development and implementation of a new teaching/research program on democratic statecraft that is being developed by the Miller Center with the College and other units of the University. The faculty member will report through the director of the statecraft program to the Miller Center Director and CEO, with an indirect reporting line to the Director of the Global Studies program.

This appointment is based on the availability of funding. The position is tenure-ineligible and is subject to the terms and conditions found in the University’s policy on the employment of Academic General Faculty Members The initial term is one-to-three years, and renewal is possible, based on performance, funding, and need. The preferred start date is on or before August 25, 2018. Salary is commensurate with experience. The position is open until filled.


  • High-level experience in international policymaking in the U.S. government (deputy assistant secretary-equivalent or above), required

  • Minimum of Master’s degree in policy studies, history, political science, or a closely-related field, required; Doctoral degree, preferred

  • Record of published academic scholarship analyzing security policy topics, required

  • Ability to be in residence at the Miller Center for the term of the appointment, preferred

  • Significant field experience in a foreign country, preferred

  • Experience working in more than one agency of the U.S. government, preferred

  • Experience working with university faculty and/or within a university environment, preferred

Organizational Background

Established in 1975 through a generous gift from entrepreneur and philanthropist Burkett Miller, the Miller Center is a nonpartisan affiliate of the University of Virginia that specializes in presidential scholarship, public policy and political history. It strives to apply the lessons of history to the nation's most pressing contemporary governance challenges. The Miller Center is committed to the examination of significant public policy issues in a manner that encourages civil debate and engagement.

The University of Virginia, founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819, is one of the top public universities in the nation. It is located in Charlottesville, 120 miles from Washington, D.C. The University's Rotunda and "academical village" are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The historic homes of three presidents are nearby: Jefferson's Monticello, James Madison's Montpelier, and James Monroe's Highland. Situated in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville is frequently cited as one of the best places to live and work in the United States.

Application Instructions

To apply, visit, complete a candidate profile and attach a cover letter, CV, contact information for three professional references, and writing samples (book chapter, article, op-ed, etc.).


The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.