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Associate Director of Development - Journalism and Communications

UF Title: DEVELOPMENT/ALUMNI AFF, CRD 2
Unit: Journalism and Communications
UF Position#: 00026099
UF Req#: 0806234
Posting: 09/17/2014 - 10/15/2014

The Associate Director of Development of the College of Journalism and Communications (CJC) is responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of annual and mid-range prospects. The Associate Director will assist the Senior Development Officer and the Dean in all aspects of CJC development and alumni relations. He/she will be primarily responsible for gifts up to $100,000 and will focus on cash gifts.
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.
Assist, when necessary, in the coordination of alumni affairs and events and special fundraising projects that target individuals, corporations and foundations to support the annual fund of the college. 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 aligned with the metrics and reporting from the College of Journalism and Communications and the ODAA/UFF. Performs related duties as required or deemed appropriate to the accomplishment of the responsibilities and functions related to this position. 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. Valid Florida driver's license required. Preferred qualifications: Two to three years of major gift fundraising experience with proven success soliciting gifts of $25,000 and above strongly preferred. 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. Experience working with and motivating volunteers. Knowledge of fundraising principles, methods, and standards. Prior experience developing solicitation strategies. The ability to work strategically, develop and implement constituency programs and activities, along with a talent for motivating volunteers. Familiarity with social networking tools.

Director of Development - Warrington College of Business Administration

UF Title: Director of Development
Unit: Warrington College of Business Administration
UF Position#: 00028291
UF Req#: 0903956
Posting: 09/24/2013 - 10/02/2014

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.
He or she will build a portfolio of fundraising prospects and strategically manage relationships through face-to-face visits to bring major gift solicitations to closure. This position requires significant travel by automobile; maintaining an acceptable driving record that meets insurance requirements and an active Florida driver license must be maintained in order to meet this function.
Assist with the planning and implementing of short and long-term development and alumni programs and strategies.
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.
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. 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: 3 - 5 years of major gift fundraising experience with documented success in cultivating and soliciting major gifts of $100,000 and above from individual and corporate prospects with campaign experience.
Prior experience in a college or university setting; 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. Team player. Excellent oral/written communications and interpersonal skills; effective time management and organizational skills that are essential for success in this position.
Working knowledge of a donor database, contact management and tracking system.
The ability and willingness to travel. A valid driver license and good driving record are essential.

Other Openings

Assistant Vice President - Alumni Affairs

UF Title: Assistant Vice President for Alumni Affairs
Unit: Alumni Affairs
UF Position#: 00029136
UF Req#: 0906307
Posting: Until Filled

Serving as a member of the Alumni Affairs senior leadership team and building on the success of the current program, the Assistant Vice President (AVP) for Alumni Affairs provides operational leadership to the Alumni Affairs team and the UF Alumni Association (UFAA). The AVP reports to the Sr. Associate Vice President for Alumni Affairs (Sr. AVP)/ Executive Director of the UFAA, responsible for guiding a strong Alumni Affairs team, building robust campus partnerships to create opportunities for meaningful alumni involvement and implementing a compelling vision of alumni engagement at multiple levels. The AVP will serve as the Chief Operating Officer for Alumni Affairs and the UFAA, focusing on daily operations of alumni affairs programming, staffing and volunteer management. The incumbent will serve as a strategic engagement liaison for staff and volunteers while driving the successful execution of targeted goals and programs. The AVP will manage the Alumni Affairs team, ensuring alignment with the goals of annual work and business plans and assuming overall responsibility for implementation of strategic initiatives. The incumbent will possess superior critical thinking, organization and communication skills that they will utilize to drive alumni engagement efforts at UF. The AVP will serve as a leader of people and programs with a breadth of knowledge and successful experience in alumni affairs, charged with making data-driven decisions and holding himself/herself, staff and volunteer leadership accountable for a significant return on investment. Minimum Requirements: Master's degree in an appropriate area of specialization and six years of appropriate experience; or a bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization and eight years of appropriate experience.

A valid driver's license is required. Preferred qualifications: · Proven, documented and consecutive years of experience in alumni Affairs, volunteer management, public higher education and board management. · Ability to recruit, motivate and develop volunteers. · Exceptional verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills. ·Highly motivated and efficient operator. · Highly competent and detail-oriented in executing tasks. · Prior experience working with senior leadership, solutions-focused and helpful. · Ability to be flexible and take an optimistic approach to work. · Collaborative leadership style that is well suited to management in a complex university setting. · Maturity, perspective and credibility necessary to work well with advancement colleagues, senior university administrators and key alumni volunteers; professional manner with all internal and external university constituents.

Assistant Director of Development Communications - Communications

UF Title: INFO/PUB SVCS, AST DIR 4
Unit: Communications
UF Position#: 00027213
UF Req#: 0906676
Posting: 09/29/2014 - 10/30/2014

The Assistant Director of Development Communications is an integral member of the Communications team in the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs. The incumbent is responsible for planning, creating and implementing development-related strategic communications on behalf of the ODAA and in support of individual colleges and units. Serving primarily as a writer, content producer and storyteller, the assistant director creates communications in print and digital media that inspire philanthropic support of the University of Florida.
Essential Functions:
· In consultation with the Senior Director of Development Communications and the Associate Vice President for Strategic Communications and Marketing, produce development-related content in partnership with administrators, development officers and other communicators to advance individual department and broad ODAA development goals. · Consult with administrators, development officers and communicators, as well as the Senior Director of Development Communications and the Associate Vice President for Strategic Communications and Marketing. · Complete other duties and special projects as assigned. Minimum Requirements: Master's degree in an appropriate area of specialization and two years of appropriate experience; or a bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization and four years of appropriate experience.

Valid Florida driver's license required. Preferred qualifications: The ideal candidate will possess:
· At least three years of demonstrated writing experience in journalism. · Knowledge of advancement philosophy and practices; higher education experience preferred.
· Ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences in conversation and through written communications. Must be able to communicate effectively using storytelling to engage and inspire. · Excellent oral and written communications and interpersonal skills. · Ability to multi-task and problem-solve, using research and analytical skills to develop and implement creative solutions. · Ability to take initiative, accurately establish priorities, complete complex assignments in a timely manner, and adapt quickly to changing needs and conflicting challenges.
· Working knowledge of office computing as well as web browsers and various Internet tools. · Strong knowledge of multimedia, social media and other digital communications preferred.

Assistant Director - Development Information Systems

UF Title: IT EXPERT
Unit: Development Information Systems
UF Position#: 00029277
UF Req#: 0906654
Posting: 09/26/2014 - 10/30/2014

The Assistant Director of Development Information Systems is heavily oriented toward providing and improving computer solutions for fundraising metrics, gift processing, and membership. The incumbent will also work with management to formulate policies and relay policies to staff. The incumbent will be responsible for recommending new and improved programs and effectively manage the environments within his/her department as well as other departments. Essential Functions: · Maintain, modify and develop Foundation applications. · Assist the Director of Development Information Systems to Plan, Design and Enhance computer-based information systems, functions and projects. · Manage and perform processing of advancement information, daily, weekly and monthly processes that interface with other systems. · Manage and perform special projects related to the integration and enhancement of applications and the ongoing data maintenance. · Analyze and coordinate user requests for modifications and enhancements. · Resolve problems involving data transfer and communications between UF and the Foundation and outside users. · Supervise and train subordinate staff in the areas of programming, report writing, and software support when needed. · Create and maintain system documentation and operating procedures. Minimum Requirements: A high school diploma and four years of any combination of relevant experience, education and/or certification. The level of expertise and skill required to qualify for a position in this classification is generally attained through combinations of education and experience in the field. While such employees commonly have a bachelor's or higher degree, no particular academic degree is required.

A valid Florida driver's license is required. Preferred qualifications: The ideal candidate will possess:
· Five to seven years progressively responsible programming experience. · Primarily programing in PL/SQL with heavy experience with VBA as used in Microsoft Access and Excel. · Experience with Ellucian Advance, Advancement Performance, Cognos Reporting Toolsa plus. · Requires excellent communication skills. · The ability to communicate clearly and effectively. · Strong logical thinking and analytical skills. · Accuracy, attention to detail and problem solving skills are essential for success in this position. · Effective time management and organizational skills are essential for success in this position. · Incumbent must be able to work independently and is detail oriented. · Customer service experience strongly preferred. · Professional interpersonal skills and have the ability to work well with diverse constituencies.