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Executive Director of Advancement - Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering

UF Title: Exec Dir, Dev & Ext/Alum Aff
Unit: Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering
UF Position#:
UF Req#: 498898
Posting: 09/23/2016 - 10/07/2016

The Executive Director of Advancement is responsible for the overall administration of the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering programming for development and external affairs, alumni affairs, and communications. The incumbent is also responsible for the identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation and the stewardship of leadership and principal gift prospects, where gifts are assessed at $1,000,000 and above. In addition, the Executive Director will ensure conformity with the central fundraising efforts and promote a culture of philanthropy by broadening constituents' understanding of the value of giving. Furthermore, the incumbent will manage a high performing development team, providing leadership on matters relating to fundraising, accountability and staffing including establishing goals in alignment with unit objectives and the strategic plan. Minimum Requirements: Master's degree in appropriate area of specialization and eight years of appropriate experience; or a bachelor's degree in appropriate areas of specialization and ten years of experience. Five + years of fundraising experience with documented success in cultivating and soliciting major gifts of $100,000 and above from individual and corporate prospects. Preferred qualifications: Five + years of fundraising experience with documented success in cultivating and soliciting major gifts of $100,000 and above from individual and corporate prospects. 3+ years' experience leading a high performing team of 3+, including prior management of development officers. Track record of recruiting, developing, and retaining a high caliber staff, building a team, and creatively organizing and managing them to maximize the support of external constituencies. Excellent organizational and operational skills; confidence and independence in exercising leadership skills and in representing the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering to external constituents. Ability to construct, articulate, and implement an annual strategic development plan for a department. Expertise in developing solicitation strategies.

Associate Director of External Affairs - UF Coral Gables

UF Title: ASO DIR, Development
Unit: UF Coral Gables
UF Position#: 00031631
UF Req#: 498929
Posting: 09/23/2016 - 10/07/2016

This position serves as the Associate Director of External Affairs responsible for community outreach, event management, strategic communications, interacting with and engaging alumni and friends of the university, and attending a variety of community events in Miami for the purpose of building and maintaining strategic relationships that advance the mission of the university in alignment with campaign goals and the strategic plan. Based in the UF Coral Gables office and reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Development, the incumbent will also assist college and unit development officers in building relationships with prospects and closing gifts at the mid-range and major gift level. Minimum Requirements: Master's degree in an appropriate area of specialization and one year of relevant experience; or a bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization and three years of relevant experience. Preferred qualifications: One to three years' experience in cultivating strategic relationships, community outreach, external relations, sales, or fundraising and development. Has a deep appreciation for and ability to articulate the goals and ambitions of the University of Florida, especially with respect to the case for philanthropic support. Bilingual in Spanish. The ability to work strategically, develop and implement constituency programs and activities, along with a talent for motivating volunteers. Ability to work collaboratively and a team player.

Director of Development - UF Performing Arts

UF Title: DIR, Development
Unit: UF Performing Arts
UF Position#: 00031530
UF Req#: 498561
Posting: 08/23/2016 - 09/22/2016

The Director of Development will serve as the chief fundraiser for University of Florida Performing Arts (UFPA) and will provide strategic direction for a comprehensive fundraising program in partnership with the Director of UFPA and the Senior Assistant Vice President of Development. The incumbent will be responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding major and principal gift level individuals, corporations and foundations as well as Endowment development, annual giving, planned giving, corporate sponsors, and special events. The Director of Development will serve on the senior leadership team of UFPA as well as a manager and mentor for the development team. Minimum Requirements: Master's degree in appropriate area of specialization and three years of appropriate experience in Development or a related field; or a bachelor's degree in appropriate areas of specialization and five years of experience in Development or a related field. Preferred qualifications: The ideal candidate will possess: Two to three years of fundraising experience. Prior experience in a college or university setting, enthusiasm for fundraising in a comprehensive research university, and the desire to work collegially within a goal-oriented fundraising organization. Knowledge/background in the performing arts and public presentation thereof is highly desirable.Knowledge of fundraising principles, methods, and standards. Expertise in developing solicitation strategies.

Executive Director, Development & External/Alumni Affairs - Veterinary Medicine

UF Title: Exec Dir, Dev & Ext/Alum Aff
Unit: Veterinary Medicine
UF Position#:
UF Req#: 497697
Posting: Until Filled

The incumbent is the primary fundraiser and development manager for the CVM and will execute a comprehensive development program including the creation of a comprehensive written strategic plan to lead and execute the major gift program, effectively building a pipeline of prospects to ensure future success of the fundraising program. In conjunction with the HSC Senior Director of External Relations and Stewardship, he/she will independently perform identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major gift and principal gift prospects (in coordination with the ODAA Office of Principal Gifts); focusing on individual prospects and on leadership and corporate and foundation prospects where gift are assessed at $1,000,000 and above. He or she will manage a portfolio of fundraising prospects and manage relationships through face-to-face visits to bring major gift solicitations to closure. Responsible for orchestrating growth of the development office as it continues to become more complex and lead, create and execute a comprehensive campaign plan to raise $100,000,000. The incumbent will be an effective leader for the college and his/her staff developing their leadership, communication and development skills on a consistent basis. Minimum Requirements: Master's degree in appropriate area of specialization and eight years of appropriate experience; or a bachelor's degree in appropriate areas of specialization and ten years of experience. Five + years of fundraising experience with documented success in cultivating and soliciting major gifts of $100,000 and above from individual and corporate prospects. Preferred qualifications: Seven to ten years of major gift fundraising and leadership experience with documented success in cultivating and soliciting major gifts of $1,000,000 and above from individual and corporate prospects with campaign experience. Proven leadership experience managing high performing teams of multiple development professionals. Prior experience in a college or university setting, enthusiasm for fundraising in a comprehensive research university, and the desire to work collegially within a goal-oriented fundraising organization. Prior work with volunteers and soliciting major gifts of $1,000,000 and above. Knowledge of fundraising principles, methods, and standards. Expertise in developing solicitation strategies. The ability to work strategically, develop and implement constituency programs and activities, along with a talent for motivating staff and volunteers.

Other Openings

Administrative Support Assistant - Data Services

UF Title: Administrative Support AST I
Unit: Data Services
UF Position#: 00023843
UF Req#: 498955
Posting: 09/26/2016 - 10/10/2016

This position provides administrative support to the Senior Director of Data Services and to the day-to-day operations of the departments within Data Services. Due to the extremely sensitive nature of development activities, a high level of confidentiality must be maintained at all times. Minimum Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent and one year of relevant experience. Preferred qualifications: Excellent Computer Skills: Up to date on recent technology. Proficient in Windows, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, internet browsers and E-mail; Aptitude for understanding technical conversations about data; Ability to take clear, detailed notes in meetings about technical and business processes; Excellent communications skills, written and oral, with demonstrated ability to relate easily and effectively with individuals within and outside the University; Competency in problem solving; Strong organizational skills, ability to meet deadlines, ability to work independently and problem-solving capabilities;

Gifts & Records Processor - Gifts and Records

UF Title: Data Entry Processor
Unit: Gifts and Records
UF Position#: 00023771
UF Req#: 498902
Posting: 09/23/2016 - 10/07/2016

The incumbent will serve as Gifts and Records Processor in the Gifts and Records Department for University of Florida Advancement. He/She is responsible for the timely and accurate processing of gifts and biographical records in the Advance Database and will report directly to the Gifts and Records Manager. Minimum Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent and six months of clerical or customer-service experience as well as the ability to keyboard or type 45 accurate words per minute. Preferred qualifications: Two years of experience in a professional, customer service, team oriented environment. Ability to use sound judgment and exercise strict confidentiality and discretion in all matters. Data Entry, proofreading, grammar, and spelling skills. Good analytical and problem solving skills. The ability to work accurately and efficiently with minimum supervision. A willingness to work overtime is required including Saturdays and holidays

Prospect Strategy Analyst - Prospect Management, Research and Analysis

UF Title: Data Management Analyst II
Unit: Prospect Management, Research and Analysis
UF Position#: 00030211
UF Req#:
Posting: 09/13/2016 - 09/27/2016

The Prospect Strategy Analyst provides leadership, oversight and strategy for designated colleges/units with regard to prospect management, research and analysis. The position serves as a partner to ensure excellence in service to fundraisers in pipeline and portfolio development, including training and reporting support. This position will collaborate closely with PMRA and Advancement Services teams on institution-wide strategic initiatives and to develop and implement departmental and organizational policies and procedures. Minimum Requirements: Master's degree in an appropriate area; or a bachelor's degree in an appropriate area and two years of relevant experience. Preferred qualifications: Two years' experience in prospect management, research, or fundraising in a higher education setting; or statistics, mathematics, economics, science, engineering or related discipline preferred. Exceptional analytical skills to synthesize a high volume of information from a variety of sources and perform complex analysis to produce reports that are usable and actionable to a variety of fundraising professionals. Strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to train and clearly articulate procedures and practices. Collaborative, collegial and customer service focused orientation, eager and able to engage a diverse stakeholder base, and able to build strong professional relationships

Associate Vice President, Strategic Communications & Chief Marketing Officer - Strategic Communications & Marketing

UF Title: Associate Vice President
Unit: Strategic Communications & Marketing
UF Position#: 00028091
UF Req#: 498964
Posting: 09/27/2016 - 10/11/2016

This highly visible leadership role serves as the Associate Vice President, Strategic Communications and Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) for Advancement. The AVP/CMO is responsible for overseeing Advancement's strategic communications and marketing team, executing a comprehensive campaign communications plan, and working with senior leaders across campus to provide targeted marketing, unified messaging and support brand enhancement connecting stakeholder's passions with university vision and priorities. Reporting to the Vice President of Advancement the incumbent will be instrumental in crafting the next UF Story. They will heighten a unified, transformative marketing strategy and implement a campaign communications plan that informs and educates key constituents as potential investors and positions philanthropic efforts that support university goals. Minimum Requirements: Master's degree in an appropriate area of specialization and seven years of appropriate experience; or a bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization and nine years of appropriate experience. Preferred qualifications: 8+ years of broad marketing and communications experience and demonstrated success with institutional marketing and brand building. 5+ years proven leadership/ senior management ability. Strong communication ability, success in providing consultative thought leadership for senior leaders on communications and strategy initiatives and experience developing content for a wide variety of platforms. Integrated marketing experience with expertise in strategic communications, creative storytelling, marketing, advertising, social media campaigns, and digital communications. Superior strategic skills with a strong grasp of industry best practices and a holistic understanding of all aspects of communications, marketing and messaging.

Director of Organizational Development & Strategic Planning - Talent Management

UF Title: Learning & Org Dev Spec III
Unit: Talent Management
UF Position#:
UF Req#: 498867
Posting: 09/20/2016 - 10/04/2016

The Director of Organizational Development and Strategic Planning provides strategic and visionary leadership and Talent Management best practice to develop and implement planned interventions to increase organization effectiveness. The incumbent will oversee the implementation of systematic change through the creation and reinforcement of talent management initiatives and talent development programs. Minimum Requirements: Master's degree in an appropriate area and four years of relevant experience; or a bachelor's degree in an appropriate area and six years of relevant experience. Preferred qualifications: 5-7 years of professional experience with proven success in project management/ coordination, talent management, organization development, strategy and planning, and talent development/facilitation. 3-5 years' experience in development, fundraising, alumni relations in higher education. 3 years leadership/ supervisory experience managing teams of individuals towards success. Experience within Development, in University Advancement. Strong interpersonal, collaborative and project management skills with a customer focus; ability to foster and maintain sound working relationships with key stakeholders influencing without authority