Job ID: 50769
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 Development Officer will strategically execute a personal
solicitation program resulting in philanthropic support by
maximizing the identification, cultivation, solicitation and
stewardship of mid-to major-level gifts. This individual will
secure, on an annual basis, private support between $10,000 -
$50,000 and will be responsible for advancing gifts through the
college’s development pipeline. The Development Officer, College of
Music, will be expected to uphold and exemplify the operating
practices and mission of the FSU Foundation. The Development
Officer will report to the Director of Development at the College
Works with the Dean of the College of Music and the development
team to develop and execute strategic fundraising initiatives on
behalf of the college, the university and the foundation. Assists
in developing and coordinating the annual development plan of the
College of Music and implementing fund-raising activities.
Establishes new relationships resulting in philanthropic revenue,
maintains existing relationships which may generate new
philanthropic revenue, and provides prospect/donor-related
assessments for the College of Music and FSU Foundation.
Identifies, qualifies and sustains a donor prospect pipeline of
100+ individuals who have a giving capacity of $10,000 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 of Music,
effectively matching the specific interests of prospects to those
specific needs. Effectively communicates the organization’s mission
and represents the organization’s culture to external stakeholders.
Works as part of the development team to advance the college’s
University Musical Associates (UMA) membership and programming.
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 mid- to major-level gifts. Protects
confidential information. Performs other related duties as required
Negotiates gift agreements and prepares and presents proposals.
Assists in the facilitation of meetings, communications,
informational exchanges and project/philanthropic coordination with
faculty. 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, and events; student engagement; or the
facilitation of campus visits. Plans for and initiates direct
activities with prospects that are designed to enhance the
affiliation between the prospect and the university. Prepares
correspondence with prospects and documents communications,
solicitation activity and gift information in compliance with
Foundation reporting guidelines. Protects confidential information.
Performs other related duties as required and assigned.
Volunteer Council/Board Management
Assists in the management of volunteer boards, committees and
memberships associated with the College of Music.
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 while working
well in a team-oriented environment, taking the initiative to be
productive and efficient.
Must be a creative thinker and recognize the impact of meaningful
Ability to maintain consistent and constructive communication with
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
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 and resume with their
- Advanced degree preferred.
- 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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If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as
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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
*Applicants must upload a cover letter and resume with their
Open until filled
This position is being advertised as open until filled.
The hiring committee will review applications as received.
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