Job ID: 52453
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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accessed at: https://hr.fsu.edu/sites/g/files/upcbnu2186/files/PDF/Publications/diversity/EEO_Statement.pdf.
The Development Officer will strategically execute a personal
solicitation program resulting in philanthropic support by
maximizing the identification, cultivation, solicitation and
stewardship of prospects at the $25,000 and up level. This
individual will secure, on an annual basis, private support at the
major gift range and will be responsible for identification of
potential major gift prospects for the university and for the
Division of Student Affairs. This individual will be expected to
uphold and exemplify the operating practices and mission of the
Works with the Director of Development to develop and execute
strategic fundraising initiatives on behalf of the Division, the
University and the Foundation. Manages a portfolio of Division of
Student Affairs priorities and initiatives, as assigned by the
Director of Development 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 Division of
Student Affairs and the FSU Foundation. Identifies, qualifies and
sustains a donor prospect portfolio with individuals who have a
giving capacity of $25,000 or more. Secures gifts and pledges from
alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends of FSU.
Central Development Collaboration
Coordinates with the Director of Development, 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.
Assists in the facilitation of meetings, communications, informal
exchanges, and project/philanthropic coordination with the OVPSA
staff and Division of Student Affairs Departmental Directors.
Assists in the coordination of an annual giving program in
collaboration with the Director of Development and the Foundation’s
Director of Annual Giving. Exhibits and promotes a comprehensive
understanding of the philanthropic priorities of the Division,
effectively matching the specific interests of prospects to those
specific needs. Conducts prospect assessments as needed for other
colleges and /or university units.
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. 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 Division or university
initiatives, invitations to appropriate activities, meetings,
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
Volunteer Council/Board Management
Assists the Director of Development in the management of all
volunteer boards associated with the Division of Student Affairs.
Effectively communicates organization’s mission and represents the
organization’s culture to external stakeholders. Protects
confidential information. Perform other related duties as required
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
Proficiency in the Microsoft Office products suite (Excel,
Outlook, PowerPoint, Word), or equivalent software.
Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.
A self-starter, comfortable working independently.
Ability to maintain consistent and positive communication.
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.
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 as needed.
Valid FL or GA Driver's License or the ability to obtain.
*Applicants must upload a resume with their online
Minimum of four 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.
Functional knowledge of constituent database software,
preferably Blackbaud CRM.
One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State
University preserves, expands, and disseminates knowledge in the
sciences, technology, arts, humanities, and professions, while
embracing a philosophy of learning strongly rooted in the
traditions of the liberal arts and critical thinking. Founded in
1851, Florida State University is the oldest continuous site of
higher education in Florida. FSU is a community steeped in
tradition that fosters research, encourages creativity,
and embraces diversity. At FSU, there’s the excitement of
being part of a vibrant academic and professional community,
surrounded by people whose ideas are shaping tomorrow’s
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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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Effective January 1, 2014, tobacco use, including simulated
tobacco use, is prohibited on property, interior and exterior,
owned or managed by Florida State University. This policy applies
to all Florida State University students, employees, consultants,
contractors, visitors, and external individuals.