Job ID: 50122
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Location: Panama City, FL
Foundation | Panama
Equal Employment Opportunity
An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled
& Veteran Employer.
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The Director of Development for Florida State University Panama
City Campus will strategically design and execute a personal
solicitation program resulting in philanthropic support 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 Foundation.
Strategic Fundraising Development
Works with the Dean, the Associate Vice President for
Constituent Programs, and other members of the College’s
development, communication and alumni team to develop and execute
strategic fundraising initiatives on behalf of the Panama City
Campus, the University and the Foundation. Develops, coordinates
and executes an annual major gift plan of the FSU Panama City
Campus, implementing fund-raising activities designed to meet an
established monetary goal. Establishes new relationships resulting
in philanthropic revenue, maintains existing relationships which
may generate new philanthropic revenue, and provides
prospect/donor-related assessments of the performance of the FSU
Panama City Campus and the FSU Foundation. Identifies, qualifies
and sustains a donor prospect portfolio with individuals who have a
giving capacity of $100,000 or more. Secures gifts and pledges from
alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends of FSU.
Central Development Collaboration
Coordinates with FSU Foundation colleagues to identify prospects
for planned giving, corporate and foundation giving, and major
giving. Coordinates an annual giving plan for the College with the
FSU Foundation’s Director of Annual Giving. Exhibits and promotes a
comprehensive understanding of the philanthropic priorities of the
college 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 faculty and faculty
chairs. Plans for and initiates direct activities with prospects
that are designed to enhance the affiliation between the prospect
and the University. Maintain a strong working relationship with
personnel in the Office of Advancement at FSU Panama City. Protects
confidential information. Perform other related duties as required
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 unit
or university initiatives, invitations to appropriate activities,
meetings, events, student engagement or the facilitation of campus
Volunteer Council/Board Management
Assists in the management of all volunteer boards associated
with the FSU Panama City Campus. Effectively communicates
organization’s mission and represents the organization’s culture to
Bachelor's degree and six years of experience related to the
duties of the position; or a high school diploma/equivalent and
experience in the same equal to ten years. (Note: post-high school
education can substitute for experience at the equivalent rate.)
Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.
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.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and successfully
manage competing deadlines.
Ability to handle confidential, sensitive information with the
highest degree of professionalism.
A valid Florida or Georgia Driver's License, or the ability to
*Applicants must upload a cover letter & resume with their
online application. *
Advanced degree preferred.
Professional demeanor with a teamwork approach and a can-do,
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.
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traditions of the liberal arts and critical thinking. Founded in
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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 4-OP-C-7-B11.
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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tobacco use, is prohibited on property, interior and exterior,
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to all Florida State University students, employees, consultants,
contractors, visitors, and external individuals.