Careers

  • Welcome. 

    We at the Darden School of Business welcome your interest and are committed to hiring talented individuals to join our global and dynamic organization. We invite you to browse the current openings.  

    There are two hiring entities at the Darden School: the University of Virginia and the Darden School Foundation, a nonprofit organization that supports the Darden School and its academic mission to improve the world by developing responsible leaders and advancing knowledge.

    Thank you for your interest in career opportunities at Darden. We look forward to hearing from you.

  • Jobs@UVA is the University of Virginia's official site for employment opportunities. Please visit the site for specific information on the posting listed below. 

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    Assistant Director, Marketing & Admissions

    The following full-time positions are open within the Darden School Foundation. Please scroll down for more details on each position. 

    Assistant Director, Darden Annual Fund

    The Darden School Foundation at the University of Virginia seeks a highly motivated professional to join its Advancement team. This position works closely with the Director of the Annual Fund to develop and implement the strategic fundraising plan for the Darden Annual Fund. The Assistant Director is responsible for effectively motivating and managing non-reunion class agent volunteers, coordinating annual giving society activities and events, and managing a portfolio of Annual Fund donor prospects. The incumbent works closely with development team members and others for the overall success of the Darden School fundraising efforts. This position will require travel (40%) to be determined through prospect identification and donor events. 

    Specific responsibilities include:

    • Works with the Director of the Annual Fund to develop, implement and manage the goals and strategies for Darden’s Annual Fund program
    • Recruits, trains and manages non-reunion Class Agent volunteers
    • Develops, executes and manages fundraising and engagement strategies for each non-reunion class that aim to achieve dollar and participation goals and increase the number of leadership gifts in each class
    • Coordinates Darden Society and Hickory Club activities and events
    • Identifies, engages, solicits, and stewards Annual Fund donors and prospects, with agreed upon targeted yearly visit goals
    • Travels regularly to visit Annual Fund target donors
    • Assists with crafting Annual Fund marketing messages and oversees the production of mailings
    • Coordinates the execution of Second Year class gift campaign for the residential program graduates as well as the MBA for Executives programs
    • Responsible for tracking results of solicitations, compiling data and assisting with analysis
    • Works on special initiatives in support of Darden Annual Fund priorities

    Successful candidates will have a proven track record that includes:

    • Bachelor’s degree
    • 1 to 3 years marketing, client services, sales or development-related experience
    • Experience working for a nonprofit, foundation or academic institution
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Understanding of philanthropy, sales or business development
    • Ability to relate to people of diverse backgrounds, training and experiences
    • Ability to promote a positive image of the School and represent the School’s interests before the public, media and other schools

    Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=11991891. The cover letter should be cut and pasted into the text resume section, and the resume should be uploaded as an attachment. 

    The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The Darden School Foundation participates in E-Verify.  


    Director of Media Relations and Content Strategy

    The University of Virginia Darden School Foundation seeks a Director of Media Relations and Content Strategy to join the Office of Communication and Marketing. The role will expand Darden’s reputation as one of the world’s leading business schools by telling the Darden story and identifying, developing and distributing content that meets the School’s mission to improve the world by developing responsible leaders and advancing knowledge.

    The successful candidate will oversee a world-class media relations program among top business schools, and serve as a lead spokesperson for the School. As a content strategist, the director will develop Darden’s editorial calendar and write, edit and assign news and feature stories, ensuring that top-quality content is distributed across communication mediums. The successful candidate will have the vision, talent and energy to build on Darden’s legacy of excellence.  

    Specific responsibilities include:

    • Collaborates with Darden School leaders and Communication & Marketing team directors to set and execute a vision for communication and marketing-related issues and to ensure maximum, global impact for content from the Darden School
    • Leads media relations at Darden. Responsible for creating the strategy for news content and developing and distributing newsworthy information, on a global scale
    • Oversees media relations activities, including press releases; media inquiries, lists and pitches; and media coverage and sponsorships for special events
    • As a content strategist, identifies and reports the key stories from Darden, mining and lifting newsworthy information from faculty, staff, students and alumni of the three formats of the MBA programs (full-time MBA, MBA for Executives and Global MBA for Executives), Executive Education (custom and open-enrollment programs) and research centers 
    • Develops editorial calendar and style guidelines, ensures consistent messaging and voice, and aligns the School’s content with its mission to develop responsible leaders and advance knowledge
    • Leverages exceptional writing and editing skills and a keen ability to identify newsworthy topics to develop content for news releases, media events, social media, publications and executive presentations
    • Supervises the Associate Director of Media Relations, PR agencies and a pool of freelancers.
    • Serves as spokesperson on day-to-day communications issues.
    • Prepares and executes emergency and crisis communication plans for the School
    • Manages vendor relationships for public relations and editorial support and media tools.

    Successful candidates will have a proven track record that includes: 

    • Bachelor’s degree in communication or related field — advanced degree preferred
    • Minimum eight years of corporate communications, strategic communications, media relations or journalism
    • Demonstrated experience and deep understanding of strategic media relations management, executive communications and reputation management.

    To express interest in this opportunity, please send your cover letter, resume and salary requirements to mail to: Apply@darden.virginia.edu.

    The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The Darden School Foundation participates in E-Verify.


    Assistant Director of Marketing, Executive Education

    The University of Virginia Darden School Foundation seeks an Assistant Director of Marketing for Darden Executive Education to join the Office of Communication and Marketing. The role will support the Executive Education marketing team as we attract participants to our short courses, develop interest in our custom solutions and build the Darden brand. We are seeking an organized, creative, and tech-savvy individual with skills in marketing and communication, including written communication and inbound marketing. Anticipated hiring range is $45,000 - $60,000. 

    Specific responsibilities include:

    • Collaborate closely with the Executive Education and school marketing teams to design and deliver innovative marketing strategies that differentiate Darden in the marketplace.
    • Design, segment, deploy, track and optimize regular e-mail communication to our database of prospective and current clients. Report analytics to the marketing director and recommend strategic improvements.
    • Manage daily the Executive Education website and collateral, including landing pages, brochures and proposals.
    • Execute Executive Education’s social media strategy across multiple channels and track results.
    • Take ownership of our successful marketing webinar series. Work with a program manager on logistics and scheduling, build registration processes, market and fill the webinar, and track progress in converting leads into revenue.
    • Manage the creation of short marketing videos for the website, working with video production partners.
    • Execute marketing events such as trade shows, including logistics, marketing and tracking.
    • Direct efforts of advertising agency to place advertising accurately and on deadline.

    Successful candidates will have a proven track record that includes:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Journalism or related field
    • 3+ years of hands-on, relevant marketing experience required.
    • Track record of improving marketing performance through innovative marketing strategies.
    • Demonstrated experience executing multi-channel digital campaigns.
    • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and remain cognizant of deadlines and schedules.
    • Strong strategic and analytical problem solving skills with solid project management skills.
    • Demonstrated initiative to improve marketing performance, use innovative marketing strategies and collaborate across departments to improve business results.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

    Preference for candidates with proficiency in graphic design (InDesign), HTML, Hubspot and Salesforce.

    To express interest in this opportunity, please send your cover letter, resume and references to mail to: Apply@darden.virginia.edu.  

    The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The Darden School Foundation participates in E-Verify.


    Executive Director, Advancement

    The Executive Director will be responsible for developing and implementing strategies to achieve the institutional advancement goals established by the Dean, the Senior Executive Director of the Darden School Foundation and Strategic Relations, and the Darden School Foundation Board of Trustees. This position is the primary liaison and point of contact with Central Development at the University. As a lead development officer, the Executive Director is also actively involved in the solicitation of major prospects and large gifts for Darden.

    Successful candidates will have a proven track record that includes:

    • 10-12 years in increasingly responsible management level university fundraising positions or corporate assignment as a managing director in marketing private wealth management or personal banking with a top tier institution
    • Familiarity with financial forecasting and budgetary responsibility
    • Proven fundraising ability in the context of a large campaign, to include: developing and implementing campaign strategy, and managing major gifts, annual giving, corporate and foundation relations, and planned giving programs
    • Superior oral and written communication skills
    • Ability to collaborate and proactively offer strategic and tactical suggestions and direction
    • Ability to develop long-range fundraising plans, goals and objectives and communicate and achieve the objectives with staf
    • Proven leadership, management and training skills to development staff
    • Ability to analyze all fundraising activities and operations; forecast data to achieve progress toward stated goals
    • Bachelors’ degree required, MBA preferred

    To express interest in this opportunity, please send your cover letter, resume and references to mail to: apply@darden.virginia.edu. All candidate information will be held in strict confidence.  

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

    The following part-time position is open within the Darden School Foundation:

    Cashier

    The Abbott Center at the Darden School Foundation is seeking a candidate for a part-time evening cashier. Flexible hours and uniforms are provided. Must have ability to work varied shifts, including holidays and weekends. 

    Qualified candidates may submit a resume to: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=10320741. Employment applications are available at the Darden Grounds Gatehouse located at 100 Darden Boulevard.