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Director of Development & Alumni Affairs - Design, Construction and Planning

UF Title: DEVELOPMENT/ALUMNI AFF, CRD 4
Unit: Design, Construction and Planning
UF Position#: 00008294
UF Req#: 495651
Posting: 12/17/2015 - 02/21/2016

The Director of Development and Alumni Affairs, College of Design, Construction and Planning serves as the chief fundraiser for the College of Design, Construction and Planning. As such the incumbent is responsible for the general administration of the development program and the implementation of a broad range of public support programs for the College of Design, Construction and Planning. 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. 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: Three to five 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, 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. Expertise 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

Director of Development & External Relations - Health and Human Performance

UF Title: DEVELOPMENT/ALUMNI AFF, CRD 4
Unit: Health and Human Performance
UF Position#:
UF Req#: 495837
Posting: 01/15/2016 - 02/21/2016

The Director of Development & External Relations is responsible for assisting in the implementation of a broad range of fundraising activities for the College of Health and Human Performance, focused primarily on acquiring major gifts. Reporting to the Senior Director of Development, the incumbent is responsible for assisting in executing the college's fundraising program to fulfill the financial needs as identified by the Dean and in alignment with the strategic initiatives of the University of Florida Office of Development and Alumni Affairs (ODAA). 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: Three to four 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.
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 volunteers. Ability to work collaboratively and a team player. Competency in problem solving.

Development Coordinator - Shands Healthcare

UF Title: N/A
Unit: Shands Healthcare
UF Position#: N/A
UF Req#: 36671
Posting: Until Filled

The Development Coordinator, Community Events will assist the Director of Annual Giving in supporting a comprehensive community fundraising program including external events and campaigns to raise funds for UF Health initiatives. Responsible for providing advanced project management for the Development Office by independently formulating and implementing plans to achieve desired departmental objectives related to Shands┐ Core Services. Ninety percent of time is spent exercising discretion, independent judgment and problem solving to manage project tasks which include the production of high level documents and dynamic databases requiring the application of high level PC software skills. Minimum Requirements: A Bachelor's degree and one year relevant experience required; equivalent education and/or experience may be substituted for the degree (based on a year by year basis). Preferred qualifications: Ability to work well with corporate executives, volunteers, the media and general public. Strong communication and computer skills required. Experience coordinating special events/promotions, recruiting and managing volunteers, strong organization and planning skills, independent use of personal computer applications including word processing and data spreadsheets. Fundraising experience preferred. To Apply: https://careers.shands.ufl.edu

Senior Development Associate - Shands Healthcare

UF Title:
Unit: Shands Healthcare
UF Position#:
UF Req#: 36638
Posting: Until Filled

Sr. Development Associate will assist the Director of Annual Giving in supporting a comprehensive Annual Giving direct mail, special campaigns and community events program to raise funds for UF Health initiatives. Responsible for providing advanced project management for the Development Office by independently formulating and implementing plans to achieve desired departmental objectives related to Shands' Core Services. Ninety percent of time is spent exercising discretion, independent judgment and problem solving to manage project tasks which include the production of high level documents and dynamic databases requiring the application of high level PC software skills. Minimum Requirements: A Bachelor's degree is required (Master's degree preferred) and 2-5 years fundraising experience required. Preferred qualifications: Ability to work well with corporate executives, volunteers, the media and general public. Strong leadership, organization, communication and computer skills required. Previous experience preferred in project management, coordinating special events and campaigns, recruiting and managing volunteers, and independent use of personal computer applications including word processing and data spreadsheets. Annual giving or marketing experience preferred. To Apply: https://careers.shands.ufl.edu

Senior Director of Development - Smathers Libraries

UF Title: Development Alumni Affairs, Director 5
Unit: Smathers Libraries
UF Position#: 00027895
UF Req#: 493758
Posting: 09/30/2015 - 02/23/2016

Serves as the primary fundraiser for the George A. Smathers Libraries. Plans, organizes and directs activities to secure gifts; and, on a case by case basis, coordinates the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of private support from donors to the Smathers Libraries from individuals, groups, corporations, and foundations. Focuses on individual, corporate, and foundation prospects primarily at the $100,000 level and above. Develops and presents major gift proposals, and acknowledges and recognizes gifts in ways that are meaningful to donors and appropriate to the mission, vision and values of the library, and ODAA/UFF. Establishes and maintains contact with prospects to develop their interest and participation in library fundraising projects and to provide information concerning the utilization of gifts. As steward of gift prospects, coordinates engagement of library personnel and other stakeholders with donors interested in specific library activities. 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: 5 - 10 years of fundraising experience with documented success in cultivating and soliciting major gifts of $100,000 and above from individual and corporate prospects as well as in capital and other campaigns. Master's degree in Library Science or 3 to 5 years' experience as an academic librarian or as a development officer for an academic library. Expertise in fundraising principles, methods, and standards. Expertise in developing solicitation strategies. Broad experience in capital campaign execution and follow-up. Demonstrated ability to close major gift solicitations, including planned giving. Experience working with volunteer and membership groups. Experience in managing staff to achieve multiple strategic objectives. Ability to think and plan in strategic terms. Strong oral and written communication skills, including the ability to effectively present data.

Other Openings

Development Coordinator - UF Shands Cancer Center

UF Title: DEVELOPMENT/ALUMNI AFF, CRD 1
Unit: UF Shands Cancer Center
UF Position#:
UF Req#:
Posting: 01/11/2016 - 01/22/2016

This position will serve as the Development Coordinator reporting directly to the Senior Director of Development for UF Health Cancer Center. The incumbent will be responsible for the coordination of strategic research, planning, and data collection to assist in identifying new major gift campaign prospects for UF Health Cancer Center. The Development Coordinator will conduct detailed biographical, demographic, corporate, foundation and financial research to identify, cultivate and solicit 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. Preferred qualifications: Experience in sales, event planning, and alumni outreach preferred. Understanding of professional fundraising operations and ethics. The ability to communicate clearly and effectively with diverse constituencies, meet deadlines, be self-motivated, and work independently. Experience in database management and prospect research desirable. Accuracy, attention to detail and a customer service oriented attitude. Ability to work collaboratively and a team player. Competency in problem solving.