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Florida International University
Florida, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Oct 8, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Other Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time

Florida International University is classified by Carnegie as a “R1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity” and recognized as a Carnegie Community Engaged university. It is a public research university with colleges and schools that offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as business, engineering, computer science, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU contributes almost

$9 billion each year to the local economy and is ranked second in Florida in Forbes Magazine’s “America’s Best Employers” list. FIU graduates are consistently among the highest paid college graduates in Florida and are among the leaders of public and private organizations throughout South Florida. FIU is Worlds Ahead in finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission with multiple state-of-the-art research facilities including the Wall of Wind Research and Testing Facility, FIU’s Medina Aquarius Program and the Advanced Materials Engineering Research Institute. FIU has awarded more than 220,000 degrees and enrolls more than 54,000 students in two campuses and centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell, FIU@I-75, the Miami Beach Urban Studios, and Tianjin, China. FIU also supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA and more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. For more information about FIU, visit





Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine is a national leader in transforming the health of communities through its purposeful integration of education, research, and clinical care by providing an environment enhanced by diversity, clinical innovation and research. The College of Medicine prepares socially accountable, community-based physicians, scientists, and health professionals who are uniquely qualified to transform the health of patients and communities.


The Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine (HWCOM) at Florida International University (FIU) invites applications for the position of Assistant/Associate Dean of Development. We seek a dynamic and visionary leader that will strategically design and execute an Advancement program resulting in philanthropic support of HWCOM by maximizing the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of prospects for gifts at the major and principal gift level. This individual will work with the Dean and senior advancement leadership to execute strategic fundraising initiatives, build, and maintain relationships that may generate new philanthropic revenue and provide prospects and donor-related assessments and feedback for the College and the FIU Foundation.


The selected candidate will lead efforts to build HWCOM’s Office of Philanthropy, Alumni, and Community Engagement with a leading priority of establishing the major gift fundraising program; will promote creation of a robust HWCOM community of philanthropic support through the engagement and involvement of physician leadership, faculty, administrators, the university community, and our partners; will manage a personal portfolio and raise major and principal gifts through personal solicitation from major prospects, including alumni and friends, corporations, and foundations; and will provide leadership in the stewardship and oversight of gifts and grants related to advancement within the assigned unit. The Assistant/Associate Dean of Development will collaborate with FIU/HWCOM External Relations, FIU Foundation, and other internal and external stakeholders to develop an integrated communication strategy; will ensure that donor communication plans effectively align with the mission, culture, and strategic initiatives of HWCOM and the greater university community; and will work collaboratively with the College of Nursing and Health Sciences and the Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work, as well as other Academic Health Center (AHC) units, including the College of

Engineering and Computing to foster relationships with leadership, faculty, physicians, and scientists to assist in identifying major gift prospects.


Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree and at least ten (10) years of related experience, with seven (7) years of progressively responsible fundraising experience.


Preferred qualifications include:

  • Seven (7) or more years of major and principal gift fundraising, preferably in higher education, colleges/schools of medicine and hospital/healthcare facilities.
  • Well-versed in the design and implementation of medical development and industry-specific
  • Experience with Black Baud’s CRM Platform or other fundraising information management systems/databases.
  • Ability and willingness to travel and work flexible hours including evenings and
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and successfully manage competing
  • Ability to handle confidential, sensitive information with the highest degree of
  • Ability to prioritize, organize and perform multiple work assignments simultaneously and accurately in a detail- oriented
  • Ability to influence and engage a diverse pool of
  • A self-starter, comfortable working independently while working well in a team-oriented environment, taking the initiative to be productive and
  • Experience with building successful
  • Experience with creating a comprehensive strategic development


Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 527776 at and attach letter of interest and curriculum vitae in a single pdf file. Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least three references (previous supervisors) who will be contacted as determined by the search committee. To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by October 07, 2022. Review will continue until position is filled.


FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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