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Director of Development, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering - Engineering

UF Title: DEVELOPMENT/ALUMNI AFF, CRD 4
Unit: Engineering
UF Position#: 00001937
UF Req#: 0907627
Posting: 02/11/2015 - 03/10/2015

The Associate/Director of Development, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) is responsible for a comprehensive advancement program for the department. Reporting to the Senior Director of Development, the incumbent will develop and execute the fundraising program to fulfill the financial needs as identified by the Dean of the College of Engineering and department chair in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and in alignment with the strategic initiatives of the UF Office of Development and Alumni Affairs (ODAA). He or she will promote a culture of philanthropy by broadening constituents' understanding of the value of giving. Assist in developing and implementing a comprehensive advancement plan to inform constituents and identified markets about the mission, vision, and values of the unit, its funding priorities, and gift opportunities. Serve as an advisor to the department leaders and the Dean of the College on fund raising and alumni programs related to MAE. Ensures best practices in office systems, files and record keeping; ensures effective use of strategic tools and resources such as contact reports, prospect management, research, and analysis, and the Advance database. Minimum Requirements: Master's degree in an appropriate area of specialization; or a bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization and two years of appropriate experience.

A valid driver's license is required. Preferred qualifications: Two to three years of major gift fundraising experience with proven success soliciting gifts of $25,000 and above from individuals and corporate prospects. ·Director of Development: Three to five years of major gift fundraising experience with proven success soliciting gifts of $100,000 and above from individuals and corporate prospects with campaign 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 of fundraising principles, methods, and standards. · Experience in developing solicitation strategies. · 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. · Competency in problem solving. · The ability and willingness to travel.

Associate Director of Development, Annual Giving - Florida Fund

UF Title: DEVELOPMENT/ALUMNI AFF, CRD 1
Unit: Florida Fund
UF Position#: 00028593
UF Req#: 0907673
Posting: 02/16/2015 - 03/16/2015

The Assistant/Associate Director of Development, Annual Giving for Florida Fund directly manages a portfolio of direct marketing projects for the annual giving program. This includes, but is not limited to, central mass appeals, annual giving emails, and stewardship. Additionally, this position will work closely with the senior director of development to design the digital strategy for annual giving, as well as to design a report suite that helps the central and partner units to effectively and efficiently leverage data to drive decision making. In this role, the assistant/associate director will also support fundraising activities for special audiences, such as parents and students, as well as other special campaigns as they arise. Minimum Requirements: Master's degree in an appropriate area of specialization; or a bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization and two years of appropriate experience. Preferred qualifications: · One to three years of annual giving, membership, direct mail programs, or event planning. · Prior experience in development or related fields. · Prior experience developing and implementing special campaigns including social media and email marketing. · Knowledge of annual giving within philanthropy. · Ability to work collaboratively.
· Proven project management, time management, and organizational skills. · Outstanding customer service skills. · Ability to incorporate both quantitative and qualitative information and metrics into decision making. · Excellent oral/ written communications skills; excellent proof reading skills. · Accuracy, attention to detail and a customer service oriented attitude. · Fluency in Windows, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, internet browsers, preferably Internet Explorer, E-mail. Familiarity with email software, preferably ExactTarget. · The ability and willingness to travel. A valid driver license and good driving record are essential.

Director of Development - Warrington College of Business Administration

UF Title: DEVELOPMENT/ALUMNI AFF, CRD 4
Unit: Warrington College of Business Administration
UF Position#: 00028291
UF Req#: 0907609
Posting: 02/10/2015 - 03/09/2015

The Director of Development, Warrington College of Business Administration, is responsible for the implementation of a broad range of fundraising activities for the college, focused primarily on acquiring major gifts. Reporting to the Senior Director of Development, the incumbent is responsible for developing and executing the college's fundraising program to fulfill the financial needs as identified by the Senior Director of Development and in alignment with the strategic initiatives of the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs (ODAA).

Assist with the planning and implementing of short and long-term development and alumni programs and strategies. Assists with designing solicitation strategies on a case by case basis.

Assist in developing and implementing a comprehensive communications plan to inform constituents and identified markets about the mission, vision, and values of the unit, its funding priorities, and gift opportunities. Develop and present major gift proposals, and acknowledge and recognize gifts in ways that are meaningful to donors and appropriate to the mission, vision and values of the unit, ODAA/UFF.

Ensures best practices in office systems, practices, files and record keeping; ensures effective use of strategic tools and resources such as contact reports, prospect management, research, and analysis, and the Advance database. Plans and monitors the budget, using resources for best results in fundraising and planning activities involving volunteers, prospects, faculty and administration.

Initiates, plans and supports activities and events involving volunteers and prospects. Create a structured process for the identification, recruitment, evaluation, recognition, and replacement of volunteers to strengthen fundraising effectiveness. Participate in recruiting experienced and diverse leadership on boards and/or committees in order to ensure that these groups are representat Minimum Requirements: Master's degree in an appropriate area of specialization; or a bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization and two years of appropriate experience. Florida Driver's License required. Preferred qualifications: · Three to five years of major gift 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 of fundraising principles, methods, and standards. · Experience in developing solicitation strategies. · 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. · Competency in problem solving. · Excellent oral/ written communications and interpersonal skills; effective time management and organizational skills that are essential for success in this position.

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