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The Darden School Foundation at the University of Virginia seeks a highly motivated event planner to join its Advancement team.
The Associate Director of Special Events reports to the Director of Advancement Initiatives and works in collaboration with the Advancement team and colleagues across the Darden enterprise. The Associate Director will lead all VIP events for the School and will demonstrate high-level event management skills, including setting schedules for annual events, creating annual budgets, and working with guests of honor. They set goals for all events consistent with Advancement standards and the Darden brand. They will collaborate closely with the Director of Advancement Initiatives to supervise event staff as needed and act with autonomy when making decisions about planning and implementing all events and logistics.
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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.