Job ID: 52158
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Equal Employment Opportunity
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& Veteran Employer.
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The Director of Development for the College of Social Work will
strategically design and execute a solicitation program resulting
in philanthropic support and strategic partnerships 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 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 teams to develop and a
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 College of Social Work,
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 of the performance of the
College of Social Work, 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
Central and University Development Collaboration
Coordinates with FSU Foundation colleagues to identify prospects
for corporate and foundation giving, major giving and planned
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
unit, effectively matching the specific interests of prospects to
those specific needs. 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
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
university initiatives, invitations to appropriate activities,
meetings, events, student engagement or the facilitation of campus
visits. Protects confidential information. Perform 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 stakeholders.
Bachelor’s degree and six years of experience; or a high school
diploma/equivalent and experience equal to ten 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 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.
A valid Florida or Georgia Driver's License, or the ability to
*Applicants must upload a cover letter resume with their online
Advanced degree preferred.
Professional demeanor with a teamwork approach, and a can-do,
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
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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
*Applicants must upload a cover letter & resume with their
online application. *
Open until filled
This position is being advertised as open until filled.
The hiring committee will review applications as received.
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