Project Associate - University Advancement
Job ID: R0040490 | Project Management | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA
University Advancement's Office of Engagement (OOE) seeks an energetic, analytical, and organized Project Associate on our fast-paced team to increase involvement and giving from UVA alumni, families, and friends. The Project Associate is responsible for creating recipient lists, demographic reports, and outcome measurement data. Reporting to the Director for Direct Marketing, the Project Associate assists all OOE programs, including Annual Giving, Lifetime Learning, Travel, and UVA clubs. The Project Associate will liaison with the Advancement Operations' Business Intelligence team, participating in training, meetings, and cross-training opportunities.

  • Support the data reporting needs for all OOE programs, including segmented data specifications and identification of testing opportunities for all projects.
  • Provide data and deliver timely reports for internal strategic decision-making and external communication, which may include monthly, quarterly, and annual reports for OOE and partners, demographic snapshots, white papers, trip planners, and event briefing documents.
  • Execute accurate and complex data lists (approximately 400+ a year) for Office of Engagement projects.
  • Maintain data governance standards for all engagement programs and ensure information security and privacy standards are met.
  • Keep abreast of engagement and annual giving reporting trends within higher education, benchmarking other institutions and organizations for best practices in data analysis and reporting.
  • Participate in the Data Community of Practice, CRM conversion meetings, Office of Engagement, Business Intelligence, and University Advancement meetings, events, and programs as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree with at least two years of experience. Experience as an intern or volunteer may qualify.
  • Proficient in computer applications and working knowledge of relational database and software programs, especially SQL and Tableau.
  • Ability to navigate database systems and analyze information using critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication, organizational skills, and strong customer service to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to analyze and present information, evaluate data sets, and communicate impact.
  • Manage projects independently or as part of a team, from inception through implementation.

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, University Advancement honors your experiences, perspectives, and unique identity. Together, we strive to create and maintain working environments that are inclusive, equitable, and welcoming so we can best achieve our mission of supporting our broadly diverse partners, schools, and networks of engaged alumni, parents, and friends of the University.

UVA Advancement offers a flexible and hybrid workplace. All team members must have access to and maintain a secure home office environment with high-speed internet service and work collaboratively with others using various technologies and tools. Depending on the type of position and work performed, or as deemed by manager, some positions may be required to work intermittently in a shared office space located in Charlottesville, Virginia. This position may work from anywhere with the expectation of being in Charlottesville twice a year at UVA's expense.

This position will remain open until filled. Review of applicants will begin after September 12, 2022. This is an exempt-level, benefited position. This position is a restricted position and is dependent upon project need, availability of funding, and performance. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. For questions about the position or the application process, please contact Daniel Strong, Senior Recruiter, at

The University of Virginia, including UVA Health System, which represents UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physicians Group, and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, is fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspective and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy,) sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

  • Education: Bachelor's degree.
  • Experience: Two years of experience. Relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.

This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings and programs.

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