Job Opening: Development Officer
Published: February 14, 2018
The Focused Ultrasound Foundation, a medical research, education and patient advocacy organization in Charlottesville, VA, is seeking a Development Officer to assist the Director of External Affairs with funding- and donor-related activities for the Foundation. With the Director of External Affairs and other Development Officers, this position coordinates fundraising initiatives and collects current and prospective donor information. The Development Officer cultivates professional relationships with individuals, foundations, and other agencies; and also provides continuous support to the Foundation marketing efforts.
- Increase the number and quality of donor prospects through individual visits, research, donor database management, and networking.
- Manage portfolio prospects, using focused strategic approaches.
- Work with Communications and Scientific staff to customize materials for successful marketing and solicitation.
- Cultivate, solicit and provide attentive stewardship for philanthropic donors.
- Manage donor events, including identifying guests and coordinating organizational support for events.
- Bachelor’s Degree with at least 5 years of experience in development, wealth management, banking, or related field
- Successful track record establishing relationships based on trust in a prior career
- Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and experience with database management
- Passion for focused ultrasound
- Enthusiastic team player; compatible with other members of the team
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
- Professional presentation and conduct; ability to interact on a peer basis with high net worth individuals, C level executives, and thought leaders
- Proven project management skills
- Flexible and versatile; ability to multi-task and prioritize competing responsibilities
- Cheerful, upbeat, and steady under fire
- Highly organized, detail oriented, and a proactive problem solver
- Available to travel and frequently attend evening and weekend events
- Ability to work independently and take initiative
To ensure consideration, send cover letter and resume (as PDF) to Nora Seilheimer at
Job Opening: Senior Staff Accountant
Published: January 29, 2018
The Focused Ultrasound Foundation, a medical research, education and patient advocacy organization in Charlottesville, VA, is seeking a Senior Staff Accountant. This position will represent the Foundation in a professional manner and must perform with a high level of accuracy and problem solving ability.
The Senior Staff Accountant must be team player and enjoy working within a small, entrepreneurial environment that is mission-driven and results-oriented. The ideal individual will have the ability to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations, with strong analytical skills, written and verbal communication, administrative and organizational skills, and the ability to maintain a realistic balance among multiple priorities. The Senior Staff Accountant will work independently on projects, from conception to completion, and must be able to work under pressure at times to handle a wide variety of projects.
Roles and Responsibilities
- Monitor revenue by updating/entering appropriate information in accounting system and supplementary tracking systems, understanding various types of revenue (restricted,unrestricted, in-kind, indirect, reimbursement, etc.)
- Reconcile Income, Accounts Receivable, and Pledges monthly.
- Reconcile with Development Department’s records monthly. Produce Finance – Development variance reports.
Benefits & Employment Administration
- Responsible for reviewing, collecting, and file organization of new hire forms with employee’s, interns, and research fellows.
- Responsible for employee, intern and research fellow termination paperwork process.
- Manage staff time off tracking.
- Benefits administration including health, dental, health savings plan, simple IRA, Life insurance, STD, LTD, ACAC, and cell phone reimbursement.
- Manage annual open enrollment.
- Compile and maintain benefits records and documents.
- Conduct annual internal audit of required employee forms.
- Support annual benefit analysis and recommendation process.
- Provide benefit information to employees on eligibility, coverage, and other benefit matters.
- Assist employee benefit questions or issues for resolution with assistance by benefit providers.
- Wellness Program – recommend and implement planned activities in collaboration with assigned staff.
- Document employment and benefit processes and procedures. Review annually; recommend updates based on current best practices.
Accounting administration support
- Prepare and enter month end entries (wire fees, interest income).
- Monthly general review, investigate discrepancies through to positive resolution.
- Monitor subcontractor and service agreements for renewal and termination.
- Track non-disclosure agreements and certificates of insurance as required.
- Work with Accountant and Program leads on special project tracking needs. Develop and implement summary reports.
- Update fixed asset schedule for new and disposed assets.
- Problem solve by investigating various issues and provide solutions for correction or positive outcome.
- Prepare quarterly board book financial report formatting.
- Support annual audit preparation.
- Active member of team evaluating and implementing new accounting system.
Education and Experience
- Bachelor's degree required
- Full understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
- Strong work tenure: five to 10 years of experience, preferably in a non-profit organization
- Extensive experience using Microsoft Excel
- Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint), Adobe Acrobat, relational databases
- Detail oriented; work efficiently with high accuracy; identify and resolve errors and discrepancies
- Analytical, critical thinker, creative, and excellent problem solver
- Demonstrated proactive approaches to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability; forward looking thinker who actively seeks opportunities and proposes solutions
- Experience analyzing and making recommendations based on previous experience, research and best practices.
- Strong organizational and project management skills; action oriented and deliverable focused
- Ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly; composed during sudden high priority demands; adaptable to various competing demands
- Demonstrated ability to manage workload and achieve high performance goals in a fast paced environment
- Guided by standard procedures, good practice and precedents; expected to understand what results or outputs are required
- Versatile in handling new subject matter and situations
- Able to work in a busy office environment; command high levels of concentration while inputting, checking and making calculations, coping with frequent interruptions, e.g. responding to staff/vendor inquiries
- Self-motivated with the ability to work both collaboratively and independently with minimal direction
- Strong interpersonal skills; verbal and written communication that conveys with clarity and succinctness; effectively develop business emails and letters
- Proven ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion
- A team committed to fulfilling the Foundation’s mission.
- Knowledge that your work will have a direct and positive effect on the lives of patients worldwide.
- Work within an ever changing and rapidly growing field.
- Generous and comprehensive health and welfare benefits.
To ensure consideration, send cover letter and resume (as PDF) to