Job ID: 49410
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Equal Employment Opportunity
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The Development Officer will strategically 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 level and will be responsible for
identification of potential major gift prospects.
Works with the Dean, the Senior Director of Development, Senior
Development Officer, and the other members of the College of
Business development, communication and alumni team to develop and
execute strategic fundraising initiatives on behalf of the College,
the University and the Foundation.
Develops, coordinates and executes an annual major gift plan of
the assigned college, 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 and feedback for the
College of Business, 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.
Exhibits and promotes a comprehensive understanding of the
philanthropic priorities of the college unit(s), effectively
matching the specific interests of prospects to those needs.
Effectively communicates organization’s mission and represents the
organization’s culture to external stakeholders.
Plans for and initiates direct activities with prospects that
are designed to enhance the affiliation between the prospect and
the University. Negotiates gift agreements, prepares and presents
proposals. Prepares correspondence with prospects and documents
communications, solicitation activity and gift information in
compliance with Foundation reporting guidelines. Assists in the
facilitation of meetings, communications, informational exchanges
and project/philanthropic coordination with the faculty and faculty
chairs. 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
Central Development Collaboration
Coordinates with central development staff and other
cross-functional team members to identify prospects and develop
team solicitation plans for planned giving, corporate and
foundation relations and principal gifts.
Board/Volunteer Management & Other
Assists in the management of all volunteer boards associated
with the College of Business. Protects confidential information.
Perform other related duties as required and assigned.
Bachelor’s degree and four years of experience; or a high school
diploma/equivalent and experience equal to eight years. (Note:
post-high school education can substitute for experience at the
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 Dean and Foundation.
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.
Valid FL or GA Driver's License or the ability to obtain.
*Applicants must upload a cover letter & resume with their
online application. *
Minimum of three 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
Team work approach and a can-do, assertive philosophy.
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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
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.