Assistant Vice President, Donor Experience
- University of Central Florida
- Florida, United States
- Salary Not specified
- Closing date
- Apr 29, 2023
- Position Type
- Fundraising, Donor Relations
- Employment Type
- Full Time
Assistant Vice President, Donor Experience
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As a next-generation public research institute, we are an inclusive community of thinkers, doers, creators, innovators, healers, and leaders striving to shape the future and solve the world's most challenging problems. No matter what your role is, when you join Knight Nation, you'll play an integral role in pushing us forward to become among the most impactful universities in the country. You'll be met with opportunities to connect and collaborate with uniquely talented faculty, staff, and students across 13 colleges and multiple campuses and regional locations. That means greater challenges to tackle, more meaningful opportunities to grow, and rewarding experiences that go beyond a paycheck. We're seeking qualified, motivated individuals who will help UCF fulfill its mission in unleashing the potential of every individual, enriching the human experience through inclusion, discovery, and innovation; and propelling broad-based prosperity for the many communities we serve.
Advancement & Partnerships
OUR VALUE PROPOSITION: UCF Advancement powers partnerships and transforms lives through philanthropy. Your efforts on our team will transform the lives of many students, enable innovative faculty research projects, equip centers and institutes of service to diverse populations, and forge strategic partnerships. Our most valuable asset is our people. UCF has never been restrained by our past because our faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends have always been optimistic dreamers focused on the future possibilities. UCF's rapid achievements are the result of the efforts of our people, and they will be our greatest asset as we focus on excellence. UCF Advancement is the division made up by Development, Administration and Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving and supports the UCF Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization created to assist donors wishing to offer private support to deliver resources beyond traditional funding sources, such as tuition, state support and government research grants. We are a powerful team of 130+ professionals who support the university by soliciting, accepting, and managing gifts as well as engaging alumni. Together, we work with alumni, friends, corporations, parents, and others who seek to make gifts in support of priorities and initiatives in alignment with the university's strategic plan.
WHY JOIN THE UCF ADVANCEMENT FAMILY: U.S. News & World Report ranks UCF above Cornell, Harvard, and Princeton as most innovative in its annual list of best colleges. Located in Orlando, Florida, UCF and its 13,000 faculty and staff members create life-changing opportunities for more than 70,000 students on campus and online. Orlando is a dynamic and diverse place to work and live. Ranked No. 6 on Forbes' Best Cities for future job growth and the fastest-growing of the 30 largest regions in the U.S., The City Beautiful offers boundless possibilities.
The Assistant Vice President for Donor Experience leads the planning and implementation of a comprehensive donor experience program that encompasses acknowledgment, stewardship, recognition and engagement. Within the program's scope are the specific functions of: leadership acknowledgements, endowment and impact reporting, University-wide giving societies, scholarship stewardship, fund utilization, and creating a variety of high-impact donor experiences, including but not limited to central Advancement events. The Assistant Vice President is a passionate advocate for innovative donor relations practices and is comfortable leveraging both broad-based digital and highly personalized, individual engagement strategies to enhance UCF's connection to and relationship with donors.
- Develop a collaborative, strategic, high-performance Donor
Experience team that understands its critical strategic role in
advancing relationships with UCF's philanthropic partners, and
helping UCF achieve its fundraising goals.
- Provide overall leadership and direction to the team, creating
a culture of trust, accountability and transparency. Coach, mentor
and support direct reports in the successful day-to-day management
of the team, including goal setting and performance management,
budgets, and hiring and personnel management.
- Work collaboratively with Advancement Services, Legal, Finance
& Accounting to ensure UCF's gift acceptance and stewardship
practices follow best practices.
- Establish frameworks, systems and workflows that provide timely
acknowledgment and recognition of gifts, and effectively relay to
donors the impact their gifts have made on the university.
- Collaboratively engage academic and program leaders across the
university to ensure philanthropic funds are utilized according to
- Work with internal Advancement and UCF Marketing and
Communications partners to ensure endowment performance and impact
is communicated to donors regularly, and that donors are
intentionally connected to the impact of their gifts.
- Lead a creative and entrepreneurial donor experience team that
creates high-impact events and experiences for donors.
- Work closely with the Office of the President to coordinate
Presidential events and experiences, and manage special experiences
on behalf of the Senior Vice President for Advancement &
- Work collaboratively with development teams in colleges and
units to support strategic advancement events and
- Serve as a key partner with Advancement leadership, Development
Officers, Finance & Accounting, Student Financial Assistance,
and partners in colleges and units to ensure UCF's scholarship
stewardship practices are best-in-class and provide donors with
meaningful and individualized information regarding scholarship
- Partner with Advancement Services teams to ensure technology
platforms and business processes support UCF's scholarship
- Provide a cohesive vision and institutional alignment for UCF's
donor recognition strategies, including giving societies, campaign
recognition plans, donor walls, and other recognition tactics that
honor both individual donors and corporate partners.
- Develop a multi-year roadmap aligned with UCF's
- Serve as a chief donor experience strategist particularly
focused on principal and presidential level donors and prospective
- Provide guidance and expertise to development colleagues and
other partners across the university regarding the creation and
implementation of high-touch, individualized stewardship
- Support the functions of the Donor Engagement and Stewardship
Committee of the UCF Foundation Board, including the development
and implementation of individualized engagement plans for committee
Bachelor's or Master's degree and 10+ years relevant experience with at least 5+ years of leadership experience
- Experience building and leading a high-performance team with at
least three years of direct supervision and leadership of a
- Experience working collaboratively with cross-institutional
partners including executive leadership, advancement colleagues,
volunteer leaders, and donors.
- Ability to serve as a donor relations subject-matter expert and
advisor to partners across the university
- Knowledge of scholarship award management in a higher education
environment; prior experience in scholarship stewardship and
- Excellent communication skills and prior experience working
collaboratively with creative teams to produce high-impact donor
- Extensive event management knowledge, including both
large-scale formal events as well as smaller events like receptions
- Ability to design and implement volunteer engagement
- Experience working with technology and data teams to develop
processes and tools to effectively manage a donor relations
Are Benefits Important to You?
Working at UCF has its perks! In addition to helping drive change and having a positive impact by supporting our students, staff, and faculty, UCF offers:
- Benefit packages, including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life
Insurance, Flexible Spending, and Employee Assistance Program
- Paid time off, including annual and sick leave and paid
- Retirement savings options
- Employee discounts, including tickets to many Orlando
- Education assistance
- Flexible work environment
- And more…For more benefits information, to go to the UCF
Employee Benefits page click here.
Who Are We?
Founded in 1963 to fuel the region's talent pipeline and support the growing U.S. space program, UCF is built to make a better future for our students and society. It's one of the reasons U.S. News & World Report ranks UCF among the nation's top 20 most innovative colleges, while Forbes, Kiplinger, and The Princeton Review rank us a best-value university. UCF is one of 14 universities nationwide designated as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Research 1 university. With 13 colleges, including a fully accredited College of Medicine, UCF offers more than 220-degree programs between its main campus, downtown campus, hospitality campus, academic health sciences campus, and 11 UCF Connect centers located throughout the region. In addition, UCF extends its reach to communities in and beyond Central Florida by offering complete, online programs leading to bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, Ph.D.'s., certificates, and more.
Unless explicitly stated on the job posting, it is UCF's expectation that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.
UCF Foundation - Accounting
Monday-Friday; 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Some weekends, evenings, and travel required as needed. Hybrid remote work option with supervisory approval.
Type of Appointment
$104,664.00 to Negotiable
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at http://www.oie.ucf.edu/documents/PresidentsStatement.pdf.
As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.
The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.
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Founded in 1963 to provide talent for Central Florida and the growing U.S. space program, UCF has been making an impact on the state, the nation - and outer space - ever since. With 13 colleges and more than 230 degree programs, follow your passion at one of our campus locations designed to help you succeed. From the main campus in east Orlando to UCF Downtown and Rosen College of Hospitality Management to the Academic Health Sciences Campus, you’ll have the opportunity to learn in the heart of your industry. UCF also has multiple regional locations and fully online programs - including online bachelor’s degrees, online graduate degrees, online certificates and more - to ensure that you can achieve your dreams whenever and wherever you want.
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