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Associate Director of Development, Undergraduate Studies

FSU Foundation
Florida, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jul 2, 2024

Job ID: 57992

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Location: Tallahassee, FL

Regular/Temporary: Regular


FSU Foundation 

Florida State University will soon embark on its next comprehensive campaign. As the silent phase of the campaign begins, the Division of University Advancement is accelerating the hiring of additional development officers campus-wide and is excited to build out its team. For Advancement professionals who are interested in being a part of a comprehensive campaign from the beginning for their career development, the timing is ideal to join our team.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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The Associate Director 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 $50,000 and up level.  This individual will secure, on an annual basis, private support at the major gift level ($50K+) and will be responsible for identification of potential major gift prospects for the Division of Undergraduate Studies who can be cultivated for future support.


Works with the Dean, the Senior Director of Development, and the other members of the Division of Undergraduate Studies, communications and alumni team to develop and execute strategic fundraising initiatives on behalf of the Division of Undergraduate Studies and the University.

Develops, coordinates and executes an annual major gift plan for the Division of Undergraduate Studies, implementing fundraising activities designed to meet an annual major gift fundraising goal; Establishes new relationships resulting in philanthropic investments, maintains existing relationships which may generate new philanthropic investments, and provides prospect/donor-related assessments and feedback for the Division of Undergraduate Studies and University Advancement; Identifies, qualifies and sustains a viable portfolio of individual prospects who have a giving capacity of $50,000 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 Division of Undergraduate Studies, effectively matching the specific interests of prospects to those needs. Effectively communicates FSUs mission and represents FSU’s culture to external stakeholders.


Plans for and initiates direct activities with prospects that are designed to enhance the affiliation between the prospect and the University. Negotiates gift agreements, prepares, and presents proposals. Prepares correspondence with prospects and documents communications, solicitation activity and gift information in compliance with University Advancement reporting guidelines and FSU’s Gift Acceptance and Counting Policies. Assists in the facilitation of meetings, communications, informational exchanges and project/philanthropic coordination with FSU faculty and academic leadership. 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.

Central Development Collaboration

Coordinates with central development colleagues within the Division of University Advancement and other cross-functional team members to identify prospects and develop team solicitation plans for major and principal giving, planned giving, and corporate and foundation relations in coordination with the University Office of Research.

Board/Volunteer Management & Other

Assists in the management of all volunteer boards associated with the Division of Undergraduate Studies. Protects confidential information. Perform other related duties as required and assigned.   


Bachelor's degree and four years’ experience or a combination of post high school education and experience equal to eight 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.


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

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

This position is being advertised as open until filled. The hiring committee will review applications as received.

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

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