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Director of Development - UF Performing Arts

UF Title: DIR, Development
Unit: UF Performing Arts
UF Position#: 00031530
UF Req#: 498561
Posting: 08/23/2016 - 09/06/2016

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

Assistant Director of Alumni Communications - Alumni Affairs

UF Title: AST DIR, Alumni Affairs
Unit: Alumni Affairs
UF Position#: 00028359
UF Req#: 009440
Posting: 08/08/2016 - 08/29/2016

Reporting to Senior Director, Alumni Affairs, the Assistant Director of Alumni Communications will act as the lead brand manager for all Alumni Affairs communications. As a resource to other staff, the incumbent will ensure alignment of messaging with UF, ODAA and current Alumni Affairs platforms. The Assistant Director will develop talking points and core messaging that will be used to involve and engage alumni, students and friends of the University of Florida through print and digital platforms including, but not limited to: direct mail, printed advertising, web, social, e-newsletter and email. In addition, the incumbent will contribute feature articles to the alumni magazine. 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: The ideal candidate will possess: One to three years of experience in higher education or related field. Experience with alumni relations is strongly preferred. Prior experience in alumni relations, development or marketing/communications is strongly preferred. Exceptional writing skills with a demonstrated ability to write articles. A successful track record in a related profession - such as marketing, communications, non-profit management, development or membership work - combined with a strong affinity for the University of Florida and The Gator Nation - will also be given strong consideration. Must be an outstanding communicator and possess excellent written and oral communication skills, interpersonal skills and the ability to work collegially and interact effectively with a diverse constituency.

Communications Specialist - Principal Gifts

UF Title: Communications Specialist
Unit: Principal Gifts
UF Position#: 00026605
UF Req#: 498353
Posting: 08/08/2016 - 08/29/2016

The Office of Development and Alumni Affairs is currently seeking a part-time Communications Specialist to serve as an integral member of the Principal Gifts team. Reporting to the Associate Director of Communications and Special Projects, the incumbent is responsible for development writing, communications and related stewardship plan coordination for Principal Gifts. The incumbent will also support donor event planning efforts independently or in conjunction with Donor Relations, Strategic Communications and Marketing or other representatives. The Communications Specialist will work closely and in collaboration with the Strategic Communications and Marketing team and have frequent personal contact with University constituents, including faculty and staff, as well as University, Office of Development and Alumni Affairs, and UF Foundation officials and staff as assigned. This position exercises independent judgment, confidentiality and discretion. This is a part-time position. Minimum Requirements: A bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization and one year of appropriate experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Preferred qualifications: The ideal candidate will possess: Five years or more of university development experience in the communications field preferred. Excellent technical, persuasive writing and verbal communication skills. Demonstrated journalistic writing abilities and professional publications or editorial experience preferred. Must possess a proficiency in communicating effectively with diverse audiences in conversations and through documents. Knowledge of advancement philosophy and practices; higher education experience preferred.