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University of Florida

The University of Florida (UF) is a land-, sea- and space-grant institution and is dedicated to serving the interests of society.  UF is a leader in research and discoveries which improve the lives of individuals throughout the state, nation and world.  It is one of the most comprehensive and academically diverse universities in the nation.  With an enrollment of nearly 50,000 students annually, UF is home to 16 colleges and more than 150 research centers and institutes.  UF's main campus is located in Gainesville, Florida, with clinics and centers located throughout the state.    

It is consistently ranked among the nation's top universities: No. 17 in U.S. News & World Report "Top Public Universities" (August 2012); No. 3 in Kiplinger's "Best Values in Public Colleges" (2013) and No. 7 in the Princeton Review "Best Value Public Colleges" (2012).

Job recruiters ranked UF ninth on the list of places where corporations prefer to recruit new employees (2010) and No. 2 on SmartMoney magazine's list of universities whose graduates get the highest salary return for their tuition dollars (2012).

Office of Development and Alumni Affairs

The Office of Development and Alumni Affairs (ODAA) coordinates the fundraising program for the University of Florida. Over $200 million are received through contributions to the university each year. We currently have a staff of approximately 249, including over 62 dynamic development professionals.

We provide members of our team with:

  • Highly talented, success-driven, collaborative environment
  • Comprehensive orientations and trainings
  • Ongoing professional development and career advancement opportunities
  • Outstanding support and central services such as prospect research and data analysis, planned giving, annual fund, communications, major gifts, corporate and foundation relations, and technology services


We offer a competitive compensation package with starting salary, negotiable and commensurate with experience and an excellent benefits package which includes: Medical/Life/LTD/Dental Insurance; Tuition Remission Program; Retirement plan with immediate vesting; Generous paid time off to include approximately 22 vacation days per year, 4 personal leave days between Christmas and New Year's and 10 paid holidays. The absence of state income tax is also a plus!

At the University of Florida there is no bond stronger than the one formed when you become a member of The Gator Nation. In every corner of the globe, Gators accomplish remarkable feats with innovative thinking and inspired collaboration.  We have adopted the GOLD Standard and that means we are committed to 'Being the Best' each day.  For further details about advancement opportunities, please contact Sonya Allen at (352) 846-1128.