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Senior Director of Development - Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering

UF Title: DEVELOPMENT/ALUMNI AFF, DIR 4
Unit: Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering
UF Position#: 00026684
UF Req#: 496723
Posting: 03/30/2016 - 08/08/2016

Senior Director of Development will assist the Executive Director of Development and External Affairs, Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering, in building a comprehensive philanthropy program. This role has direct and primary responsibility for building the major giving, capital campaigns and planned giving programs. This major gift program includes all departments within the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering. Senior Director will serve on the senior management team of the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering Office of Development and Alumni Affairs and serve as a mentor for the entire development team. 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. Preferred qualifications: The ideal candidate will possess: 5 - 10 years of progressively responsible leadership experience in development with a demonstrated track record of successful fundraising in a large scale university or one of similar complexity. 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 Development - Liberal Arts and Sciences

UF Title: Associate Director of Development
Unit: Liberal Arts and Sciences
UF Position#: 0003078
UF Req#: 498096
Posting: 07/15/2016 - 07/29/2016

The Associate Director of Development will focus on fundraising for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) through personal contacts and facilitation of events that assist the development effort. This position will identify prospects, cultivate and close both mid-level (25,000+). He or she will serve as a strategic partner with the college and the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs (ODAA) ensuring conformity with the central fundraising efforts and the overall university development and alumni programs and goals and in promoting a culture of philanthropy by broadening constituents' understanding of the value of giving. 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 year of mid-level or major gift fundraising experience with documented success in cultivating and soliciting mid-range gifts of $25,000 and above from individual and/or corporate prospects. Prior experience in a university or nonprofit environment. General knowledge and understanding of business/economic environment. Knowledge of fundraising principles, methods, and standards. Demonstrated successful experience in prospect identification, relationship building, solicitation and stewardship.

Assistant Director of Development - UF Health Science Center

UF Title: Assistant Director of Development
Unit: UF Health Science Center
UF Position#:
UF Req#: 498079
Posting: 07/14/2016 - 07/28/2016

The Assistant Director of Development will focus on fundraising for UF Health through physician referrals and facilitation of events that assist the development effort. This position will identify prospects, cultivate and close annual giving, mid-level and major gifts (up to $50,000). He or she will serve as a strategic partner with UF Health and the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs (ODAA) to ensure conformity with the central fundraising efforts and the overall university development and alumni programs and goals and to promote a culture of philanthropy by broadening constituents' understanding of the value of giving. Minimum Requirements: Master's degree in an appropriate area of specialization; or a bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization and one year of relevant experience. Preferred qualifications: One to three years of fundraising, development, sales or related experience. Prior experience in a university or nonprofit environment. General knowledge and understanding of business/economic environment. Knowledge of fundraising principles, methods, and standards. Demonstrated successful experience in prospect identification, relationship building, solicitation and stewardship.

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.

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