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Director of Development, College of Business (Multiple Positions)

Florida State University - University Advancement
Florida, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Jun 5, 2024

Job ID: 57422

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Location: Tallahassee, FL

Regular/Temporary: Regular



FSU Foundation 


Equal Employment Opportunity

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

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The Director of Development will strategically execute a personal solicitation program resulting in philanthropic support by maximizing the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of prospects for gifts at the $100,000 and up level for the College of Business. This individual will secure, on an annual basis, private support at the major and principal gift level and will be responsible for identification of potential major and principal gift prospects. The Director of Development will be expected to uphold and exemplify the operating practices of the Division of University Advancement while raising philanthropic dollars in support of the mission of Florida State University.

Works with the Dean, the Senior Director for Development, and the other members of the College of Business’s (COB) development, communication and alumni team to develop and execute strategic fundraising initiatives on behalf of the COB and the university. Develops, coordinates, and executes an annual major gift plan, implementing fund-raising activities designed to meet an established monetary goal while also hitting a set suite of metrics. Establishes new relationships resulting in philanthropic investment, maintains existing relationships, which may generate new philanthropic investments, and provides prospect/donor-related assessments and feedback for the COB and the Division of University Advancement. Identifies, qualifies and sustains a donor prospect portfolio with individuals who have a giving capacity of $100,000 or more. Secures gifts and pledges from alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends of FSU.

Exhibits and promotes a comprehensive understanding of the philanthropic priorities of the COB, effectively matching the specific interests of prospects to those needs.

Plans for and initiates direct activities with prospects that are designed to enhance the affiliation between the prospect and FSU. Effectively communicates FSU’s mission and represents FSU’s culture to external stakeholders.

Central Development Collaboration

Coordinates with the Division of University Advancement colleagues to identify prospects for planned giving, corporate and foundation giving in partnership with the Office of University Research, and principal giving in partnership with the Principal Gifts Team. Protects confidential information. Perform other related duties as required and assigned.


Assists in the facilitation of meetings, communications, informational exchanges and project / philanthropic coordination with the faculty and faculty chairs. 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 the FSU Foundation’s 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 unit or university initiatives, invitations to appropriate activities, meetings, events, student engagement or the facilitation of campus visits.

Board/Volunteer Management

Assists in the management of all volunteer boards associated with the College of Business.


Bachelor's degree and six years’ experience in a related advancement field or a combination of post high school education and experience equal to ten years.

Valid FL or GA Driver's License or the ability to obtain.

University Information

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 more about our university and campuses.

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How To Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at 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 resume.

*Applicants must upload a cover letter & resume with their online application. *


This is an A&P (Administrative and Professional) position.

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check.

Open until filled

This position is being advertised as open until filled.

The hiring committee will review applications as received.



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