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. 

      Admissions Data and Application Analyst

      Assistant Director, Marketing and Admissions

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

      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.

      Social Media and Digital Presence Manager

      The Darden School Foundation at the University of Virginia seeks a highly motivated professional to join its Communication and Marketing team. The Social Media and Digital Presence Manager drives social media strategy, planning and execution for the Darden School of Business and its brand portfolio. The Manager works to raise awareness of the Darden School brand, enhancing the school’s reputation as a thought leader and engaging a global community of prospective applicants and participants to Darden’s educational programs.   As a key member of Darden’s marketing team, the Manager also makes significant contributions to a variety of projects and initiatives in the digital marketing portfolio.

      Specific responsibilities include:

      • Strategy and Campaign Development: Collaboratively develop and implement Darden’s social media strategy. Design and execute social media campaigns that manifest Darden’s brand positioning: best educational experience, top faculty and powerful network combining to create global, responsible and entrepreneurial leaders. 
      • Digital Presence: Increase the digital presence of the Darden faculty and the strength of Darden’s thought leadership brand. Create social profiles and campaigns with the goal of synergistically developing the online presence of Darden faculty members, the recognized authority of Darden as a thought leader in targeted areas, and the Darden School’s overall thought leadership brand.
      •  Analytics and Social Monitoring: Regularly analyze, review, and report on the effectiveness of social media campaigns in an effort to maximize results. Identify and monitor effective benchmarks for measuring the impact of social media programs. Monitor social and traditional media channels as well as online analytics to identify topics of greatest interest to our audiences and of greatest opportunity for Darden.
      • Digital Marketing Campaign Management and Execution: As needed, provide project management, assistance and execution for a variety of digital marketing projects and initiatives including: advertising, vendor relations, content development, site analytics and reporting.

      Successful candidates will have a proven track record that includes:

      • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Journalism or related field.
      • 5+ years of experience in marketing to include at least 2 + years of immersive experience in social media campaign management and execution.
      • Detailed and practical knowledge of and experience with all major and emerging social media platforms as well as posting and listening tools.
      • Strong analytic and reporting skills. 
      • Proven track record in collaborating with cross-functional teams to achieve results.
      • Demonstrated knowledge of SEO/SEM, content marketing, blogging, email marketing campaigns.
      • Ability to optimize social content by audience, by platform, and by business cycle.
      • Experience in marketing non-profits and higher education is desirable. Experience in media relations and/or journalism is desirable.
      • Exceptional organizational and execution skills

      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.

      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.