Executive Director for Advancement, University-Wide Initiatives

University of Central Florida
Florida, United States
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Nov 11, 2021

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Position Type
Executive, Fundraising, Alumni Affairs, Annual Fund, Capital Campaigns, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Direct Marketing, Donor Relations, Fundraising Administration, Grant Seeking, Major Gifts, Membership, Planned Giving, Prospect Research, Other Fundraising, Special Events
Employment Type
Full Time

The University of Central Florida Advancement Team is currently seeking an Executive Director for Advancement, University-Wide Initiatives

Are you ready to join a university that's got people talking?

The University of Central Florida has created a buzz across the nation. The power generated by more than 60,000 students sparks high-caliber ideas for everything from entertainment to energy, high-technology to transportation. And it has people taking notice, like the US News and World Report, which named UCF one of the country's most innovative universities and The Washington Post , which believes UCF has limitless possibilities.

Location, location, location: Orlando is so much more than the theme park capital of the world. From thrilling tourist attractions to cutting-edge research parks, a high-tech corridor and growing simulation industry, Central Florida is home to some of the world's most innovative private and public companies, many of which are led by UCF alumni. The University has been a key partner in the area's remarkable evolution and intends to remain America's partnership university for years to come.

The leadership for UCF Foundation consists of professionals with significant principal gifts, alumni relations, communications and campaign expertise. We are committed to mentoring the next generation of talented professionals and growing a diverse advancement operation. You would join the Foundation at a pivotal moment in our institution's history.

Are you ready to make a buzz? Join the conversation as an Executive Director for Advancement, University-Wide Initiatives

UCF Foundation is seeking an Executive Director for Advancement, University-Wide Initiatives responsible for creating and executing a plan to lead the Center for Innovation in the Arts & Entertainment capital fundraising project. The role will also provide a limited level of major and principal gift fundraising support to a second university initiative still to be determined.

Responsible for the discovery, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of major and principal donor prospects. This position will be adept at engaging alumni, friends, companies, and foundations as both prospects and leadership volunteers. This position requires partnership with academic leadership and a high level of collaboration with fellow fundraising colleagues.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's or Master's degree and 6+ years of relevant experience.


  • A professional with 10+ years of progressively sophisticated fundraising experience preferred.
  • Proven success fundraising for capital projects and naming rights opportunities.
  • Strong knowledge of the Central Florida philanthropic community.
  • A record of executing cultivation strategies, soliciting, and successfully closing $1 million+ gifts.
  • Effective at building and fostering working relationships both within the organization and with external constituents.
  • Ability to quickly, but strategically, set priorities and map direction on concurrent fronts.
  • Strong ability to effectively collaborate with UCF colleagues on high-level, cross-campus donor strategies.
  • A record of managing complex projects from concept to execution; time management and organizational skills.

View the complete job description and apply for the Executive Director for Advancement, University-Wide Initiatives: (500942). For more information about the University of Central Florida, http://www.ucf.edu. The UCF Foundation website is http://www.ucffoundation.org 

Your assistance with the University of Central Florida's Affirmative Action Plan implementation is appreciated. The University collects VOLUNTARY declarations of race and gender and uses the information to compile statistics on recruitment success. If you choose to assist, your demographic information will be used only for affirmative action. The University of Central Florida is an equal opportunity, equal access, and affirmative action employer

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