Job ID: 50812
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Location: Tallahassee, FL
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The Director of Development, College of Engineering 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 $50,000 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 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 College, the
University and the Foundation. Develops and coordinates the annual
major gift plan for the College of Engineering, with the Dean of
Engineering and Associate Vice President, Constituent Programs.
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 College of Engineering and
the FSU Foundation. Identifies, qualifies and sustains a donor
prospect portfolio with individuals who have a giving capacity of
$50,000 or more. Secures gifts and pledges from alumni, parents,
faculty, staff, and friends of FSU.
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. 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
visits. Protects confidential information. Performs other related
duties as required and assigned.
Volunteer Council/Board Management
Assists in the management of all volunteer boards associated
with the College. Effectively communicates organization’s mission
and represents the organization’s culture to external
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.
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
- Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity and
- 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 recognize 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
- 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.
Applicants must upload a cover letter & resume with their
- 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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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 & 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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