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Institutional Advancement invites applications for a Director of
Development for the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute (HBOI)
campus at Florida Atlantic University.
Reporting directly to the Assistant Vice President for
Institutional Advancement and located on the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
campus, the Director of Development has primary responsibility for
developing and implementing a comprehensive fundraising program to
support the educational and research missions of Florida Atlantic
University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute (HBOI) and its
programs and areas. The Director of Development works
collaboratively with the HBOI Executive Director, Public Affairs,
and the HBOI community (faculty and staff) to orchestrate and
execute development activities (i.e., annual giving and membership
campaigns, major gifts, principal gifts, and planned giving
activities) to maintain and promote philanthropic interest and
support for HBOI from individuals, corporations, and foundations.
The Director of Development has established metrics for performance
and is expected to steward a portfolio of donors and prospective
donors with the inclination and capacity to make significant major
gifts to HBOI.
70% Development and Outreach – Primary responsibility to
develop and implement a comprehensive strategic fundraising plan to
meet the educational and research missions of HBOI, and its
programs and areas. Working collaboratively with the HBOI Director
and the HBOI community of faculty and staff, identify funding
priorities, assess relevance and feasibility for proposed
project/priority, and develop and manage comprehensive strategies
to secure gifts for selected priorities.
Meet established performance metrics required for this role.
Provide regular progress reports to the AVP for Institutional
Advancement and proactively track engagement activities via
Raiser’s Edge. Provide updates to HBOI’s senior leadership team and
the HBOI Faculty Assembly.
Work both independently and in concert with Institutional
Advancement, Public Affairs, and the HBOI community (executive
director, HBOI leadership and key directors, and faculty) to
develop and implement strategies leading to direct solicitation of
significant gifts ($100,000 and more). Implement comprehensive
cultivation, solicitation, closure, and stewardship strategies for
individual major gift prospects, planned gift donors, and any and
all prospects for gifting/donating to HBOI.
Collaborate with HBOI faculty to strategize and exploit research
and related funding and/or donation opportunities and
collaborations (including, but not limited to federal/state grants
and contracts, individual and/or business-sponsored research
Collaborate with the Director of Outreach and Engagement in
support of any and all funding needs and opportunities (i.e.,
outreach programs, federal/state grant opportunities, etc.). Build
and foster outreach relationships in efforts to transition visiting
patrons to donors.
Collaborate with Public Affairs to create and design outreach
marketing materials, publications, etc., that strategically target
and solicit current donors, key community leaders, businesses, and
organizations. Work with Public Affairs on all marketing
needs/communication for any and all University, HBOI, and/or
related community fundraising, donor relation, or events.
Proactively contribute to strategic discussions on development in
order to meet and/or contribute to the goals of the current capital
Partner with the Donor Relations Office to provide stewardship
to donors on existing endowment and current-use funds.
Build and cultivate potential donor relationships (individuals,
groups, businesses, etc.). Actively seek and participate in
signature events at the University and in the community that
provide opportunities for strategic engagement with prospects and
20% Communication – As the Institutional Advancement
Officer assigned and located on the HBOI campus, collaboratively
engage with the HBOI community (HBOI executive director, faculty,
and staff), and assigned Public Affairs to provide updates on IA
activities, donor development activities, and related
information/updates to both internal and external (as determined)
In concert with Institutional Advancement colleagues, oversee
the preparation of necessary materials including concept papers,
funding proposals, briefings for FAU leadership and board members
when necessary, and scheduled stewardship reports, for all assigned
Collaborate with Public Affairs for communication needs,
including but not limited to, responding to related IA media
requests, and providing updates on IA activities and events.
Liaison with HBOI Foundation, Inc. (separate 501C3) to ensure
collaboration and integrated communication of activities, events,
Participate in HBOI faculty assembly meetings as requested to
provide (minimally) quarterly updates on Institutional Advancement
initiatives and goals.
10% Other Duties – As a key officer, perform related tasks
and duties, including serving on University-wide delegated, elected
work/service, as required and/or called upon.
Supervises and directs the expectations of two direct
reports/development staff - Engagement Associate and Assistant
Director for Membership.
Attend seminars, training, or conferences as assigned. Stay
abreast current trends and developments in advancements.
Participate/serve on projects as assigned/required, including
audits and/or assessments. Assist with providing information, data,
and/or related information.
The Development Officer is located on the HBOI campus; however,
is required to travel and report to the main Institutional
Advancement office in Boca Raton to actively participate in
department meetings, trainings, and related events regularly
(biweekly and/or monthly).
FAU Benefits and Perks
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change and having a positive impact by supporting our students,
staff, and faculty, FAU offers:
Excellent benefit packages including Medical (PPO/HMO $50 per
month single & $180 per month family), Dental, Vision, Life
Insurance, Flexible Spending plans, Employee Assistance Program
(EAP) and much more.
State retirement options including tax-deferred annuities and
Roth 403(b) plans.
State employees Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program -
Flexible work arrangement plans - https://www.fau.edu/hr/employee_relations/flexwork.php
Sick Leave Pool Program.
Paid time off (eligible employees) including vacation and sick
leave, 1 personal day, 9 paid holidays, and paid winter break (at
Paid Community Engagement Volunteer Service Day - https://www.fau.edu/hr/files/COMMUNITY_ENGAGEMENT_VOLUNTEER_LEAVE4-2015.pdf
Employee Educational Scholarship Program (EESP) for eligible
Staff/Faculty - Tuition assistance after 6 months of full-time
employment. For in-unit faculty, the EESP program may be extended
to spouses and dependent children (eligibility rules apply).
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A bachelor's degree with six years of related development
experience or a master's degree with four years of development
related experience is required for appointment. Development
experience in higher education is strongly desired. Contingent upon
educational qualification and experience, appointment may be at the
Director level or Senior Director level.
The Director of Development will work both independently and with
other administrators, faculty, staff, and community and business
leaders and prospects. Professional acumen to collaborate,
interact, and communicate in providing comprehensive guidance and
direction, including public speaking experience (to inform on
trends and updates to a dynamic and wide audience of constituents),
will be valuable for this role.
Salary will be commensurate with experience.
Full-time, FLSA Exempt
College or Department:
Division of Institutional Advancement
Harbor Branch (HBOI)
Work Days and Hours:
8:30am to 5pm, M-F. Contingent on activities and initiatives,
evening, and weekend hours along with travel both in and out of the
state are expected.
Special Instructions to Applicant:
This position has been updated and the recruitment has been
reopened. All previous applicants are still under consideration and
need not reapply. This position may close without prior
Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please call
Final candidate will be required to have official, sealed
transcripts and original NACES evaluation, if applicable, sent from
their educational institution to Human Resources prior to the start
A resume and a cover letter are required for this position. Make
sure to attach these required documents in the Attachments section
of the application. Any missing required documents will result to
Employment is contingent upon completion of a successful background
check and establishment of identity and verification of employment
eligibility as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act