Job ID: 48576
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Equal Employment Opportunity
An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled
& Veteran Employer.
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The Director of Development for Academic Affairs will
strategically design and execute a solicitation program resulting
in philanthropic support and strategic partnerships by maximizing
the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of
prospects for gifts at the $100,000 and up level. This individual
will secure, on an annual basis, private support at the major gift
range and will also be responsible for identification of potential
major gift prospects. This individual will be expected to uphold
and exemplify the operating practices and mission of the
Strategic Fundraising Development
Works with the Provost/Executive Vice President for Academic
Affairs, the Associate Vice President for Constituent Programs, and
other members of the University, communication and alumni teams to
develop and a execute strategic the private fundraising initiatives
on behalf of the Office of the Provost, the University and the
Conducts regular scheduled meetings with the Provost and their
leadership team to discuss donors & gifts strategies,
coordinates and executes an annual major gift plan of the Provost
Office, implementing fund-raising activities designed to meet an
established monetary goal.
Central and University Development Collaboration
Coordinates with FSU Foundation colleagues to identify prospects
for corporate and foundation giving, major giving and planned
giving. Coordinates with unit and college fundraisers across the
University. Exhibits and promotes a comprehensive understanding of
the philanthropic priorities of the unit, effectively matching the
specific interests of prospects to those specific needs. Assists in
the facilitation of meetings, communications, informational
exchanges and project/philanthropic coordination with the provost,
vice presidents, deans, faculty and the FSU Research
Prepares proposals and gift agreements as required for proper
gift documentation. Prepares correspondence with prospects and
documents communications, solicitation activity and gift
information in compliance with Foundation reporting guidelines.
Creates, inspires and maintains donor loyalty, interest and
enthusiasm through stewardship communication and activities
designed to express recognition, appreciation and the impact of
their gift(s). Implementation of such a stewardship plan may
include but should not be limited to letters, communication of
university initiatives, invitations to appropriate activities,
meetings, events, student engagement or the facilitation of campus
visits. Protects confidential information. Perform other related
duties as required and assigned.
Bachelor's degree and 6 years of experience related to the
duties of the position; or a high school diploma/equivalent and
experience in the same equal to 10 years. (Note: post-high school
education can substitute for experience at the equivalent
Proficiency in the Microsoft Office products suite (Excel,
Outlook, PowerPoint, Word), or equivalent software.
A self-starter, comfortable working independently.
Ability to maintain consistent and positive communication with
the Foundation and internal campus partners.
Excellent communication skills to include effective and
persuasive writing, public speaking and interpersonal skills.
Ability to facilitate strong communications with colleagues,
donors, prospective donors and alumni, including letters, surveys
and telephone solicitation programs.
Must be a creative thinker and a recognition of the impact of
Ability to prioritize, organize and perform multiple work
assignments simultaneously and accurately in a detail-oriented
Ability and willingness to travel and work flexible hours
including evenings and weekends.
A valid Florida or Georgia Driver's License, or the ability to
*Applicants must upload a cover letter & resume with their
Advanced degree preferred.
Professional demeanor with a teamwork approach and a can-do,
Minimum of six years of professional experience in major gift
development in a university setting; Experience in a related field
with basic knowledge of personal solicitation methods may also be
Experience with Black Baud’s CRM Platform or other fundraising
information management systems/databases preferred.
This is an A&P (Administrative and Professional)
Criminal Background Check
This position requires successful completion of a criminal
history background check. The background check will be conducted as
authorized and in accordance with University Policy
How To Apply
If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as
advertised, apply to Florida State University at https://jobs.fsu.edu. If you are a
current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.
Applicants are required to complete the online application with
all applicable information. Applications must include all work
history up to ten years, and education details even if attaching a
Open until filled
This position is being advertised as open until filled.
The hiring committee will review applications as received.
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