Job ID: 54901
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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The leadership annual gift officer will operate in a regional
environment – specific to South Florida (including Monroe,
Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties). Using a
multi-channel approach, the gift officer will focus on
strategically expanding Florida State University’s philanthropic
presence with the goal of significantly increasing the base of
annual gifts through frontline fundraising and will work closely
with leadership giving groups – including alumni, friends, parents
and families. The gift officer will be responsible for the
discovery, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and
stewardship of prospects capable of making annual gifts of $1,000 -
Annual Giving Solicitation
Discovery, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and
stewardship of prospects capable of making annual gifts of $5,000
Build and maintain a portfolio of up to 250 prospects and
schedule meetings (in-person and virtual) with them and other
Leverage face-to-face and virtual meetings, phone calls, emails,
video, text, university events, and other contacts to build
relationships and increase support from prospects.
Scheduling prospect meetings, maintain a portfolio of leadership
annual gift donors, and properly document in CRM all
Actively engage and build relationships with a portfolio of
current donors and prospects.
Effectively move leadership annual donors through the pipeline,
working with major gifts development teams, as appropriate.
Utilize dashboard tools, data analytics and partnership with
Annual Giving team as well as other internal colleagues to identify
donors for targeted outreach and achieve metrics.
Properly recognizing and engaging with donors for their
Provides concierge service to leadership annual giving
Provides biographical updates and communication preferences
based on outreach.
Stays up to date on activities across FSU.
Bachelor's degree and four years of experience related to the
duties of the position; or a high school diploma/equivalent and
experience in the same equal to eight years. (Note: post-high
school education can substitute for experience at the equivalent
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 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
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
Experience with Black Baud’s CRM Platform or other fundraising
information management systems/databases.
This position is eligible for remote work based on location of
duties. South Florida.
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 news! Learn
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This is an A&P (Administrative and Professional)
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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.