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Assistant Director of Development - College of the Arts

Posting: 05/21/2024 - 06/16/2024 • Unit: College of the Arts
UF Job #: 531046 • UF Title: Assistant Director of Development • UF Position#: 00025487

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The Advancement Office for the College of the Arts seeks an Assistant Director of Development to be responsible for the development, implementation, coordination, and evaluation of mid-range donor development programs and lead the college’s alumni affairs program and events.   Reporting to the Senior Director of Advancement, this position will qualify and identify prospects, cultivate, and close both annual giving and mid-range gifts up to $50,000.  The incumbent will serve as a strategic partner with the College of the Arts and UF Advancement and will design solicitation strategies on a case-by-case basis, being cognizant of development office and college needs and procedures.  We are looking for applicants with knowledge of fundraising principles, methods, and standards and experience in development, alumni affairs, education, public relations, external affairs and/or higher education with specific experience in developing solicitation strategies.

The University of Florida College of the Arts intends to be a transformative community, responding to and generating foundational shifts in the arts and beyond.  As business and academic professionals, artists, scholars, advisors, and teachers, we, the staff of the College, embrace the complexity of our evolving human experience and seek to empower our colleagues, students, and faculty to respond to and shape that experience fearlessly through critical thinking, creativity, constructive questioning, and respectful dialogue. We seek a colleague who engages with openness and enthusiasm for the work and the mission of the college. We seek a colleague who possesses skills in designing and facilitating work that advances curiosity, inclusion, open intellectual discourse, and the well-being of all in an environment of complex diversity. We seek a colleague who identifies as a trusted steward of resources, balancing institutional requirements and the demand for innovative solutions.
 
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:

Listed in order of importance:

  • The ability and willingness to travel.  A valid driver license and good driving record are essential.  
  • Knowledge of fundraising principles, methods, and standards.
  • Experience in development, alumni affairs, education, public relations, external affairs and/or higher education. Expertise in developing solicitation strategies.
  • Evidence of sophisticated communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Evidence of sophisticated interpersonal skills and the ability to work collegiality and interact effectively with a diverse constituency.
  • Evidence of strong organization skills with a focus on detail and fiscal oversight.**
  • Experience in or evidence of skills in project management.
  • Evidence of skill in designing and facilitating work that advances curiosity, inclusion, open intellectual discourse, and the well-being of all in an environment of complex diversities.
  • Prior experience in a college or university setting, enthusiasm for fundraising in a comprehensive research university and the desire to work collegiality within a goal-oriented fundraising organization.  The ability to lead, influence and motivate others.  Ability to work collaboratively and proactively to meet team needs.
  • Three to five years fundraising experience with proven success soliciting gifts of $5,000-$50,000 strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated accomplishment working strategically and fostering productive relationships with volunteers, developing volunteer leadership, and proven success working with diverse stakeholders.
  • Experience in a data-driven environment.
  • Working knowledge in these areas:  Windows, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, WWW browsers, preferably Internet Explorer, E-mail.  Working knowledge of a donor database, contact management and tracking system.
  • **Business expenses are reimbursed through a standard accounting system. The ability to pay for expenses using your own personal credit card or funds and have them reimbursed is essential. 

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Director of Development, ESSIE - Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering

Posting: 05/29/2024 - 06/19/2024 • Unit: Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering
UF Job #: 531742 • UF Title: Director of Development, ESSIE • UF Position#: 00002270

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The Director of Development is responsible for implementing a broad range of fundraising activities for the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering, focused primarily on acquiring major gifts for the Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure & Environment (ESSIE). The incumbent is responsible for developing and executing the college’s fundraising program to fulfill the financial needs as identified by the Interim Executive Director of Advancement in alignment with the strategic initiatives of University of Florida Advancement.
 
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:

  • 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.
  • Competency in problem solving.
  • Must be an outstanding communicator and possess excellent written and verbal communication skills; interpersonal skills; and the ability to work collegially and interact effectively with a diverse constituency.
  • An appreciation for and support of diversity in the workplace in all its forms; proven success working with stakeholders; project management skills; experience in a data-driven environment; organizational skills; and the ability to lead, influence and motivate others are required.
  • Working knowledge in these areas:  Windows, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, internet browsers, preferably Internet Explorer, E-mail.  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.*

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Director of Development, UF Parent & Family Giving - University Initiatives

Posting: 05/14/2024 - 06/03/2024 • Unit: University Initiatives
UF Job #: 531543 • UF Title: Director of Development, UF Parent & Family Giving • UF Position#: 0003865

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The Director of Development, UF Parent & Family Giving for University Initiatives is responsible for implementing a broad range of fundraising activities in support of Student Life, Undergraduate Affairs and University-wide and Academic College initiatives. Reporting to the Executive Director of Advancement, the incumbent is responsible for assisting in developing and executing a comprehensive parent & family giving fundraising program and strategy to fulfill the financial and strategic needs of UF Advancement.
 
Minimum Requirements: Master’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and three years of appropriate experience in Development or a related field; or a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate areas of specialization and five years of experience in Development or a related field.
 
Preferred qualifications:

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Three to five years of fundraising experience with proven success soliciting to major gifts.
  • Prior experience in a university or nonprofit environment. 
  • Passion and a deep appreciation for initiatives supporting students.
  • The ability to work strategically, develop and implement constituency programs and activities, along with a talent for motivating volunteers.
  • Must be an outstanding communicator and possess excellent written and verbal communication skills; interpersonal skills; and the ability to work collegially and interact effectively with a diverse constituency.
  • Accuracy, attention to detail and a customer service-oriented attitude.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and a team player
  • Competency in problem solving. 
  • Excellent strategic planning and project management skills; experience in a data-driven environment; organizational skills; and the ability to lead, influence and motivate others are required.
  • Must be an outstanding communicator and possess excellent written and verbal communication skills; interpersonal skills; and the ability to work collegially and interact effectively with a diverse constituency.
  • Working knowledge in these areas:  Windows, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, internet browsers, preferably Internet Explorer, E-mail.  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.* 

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Development Administrative Assistant - Principal Gifts & Strategic Initiatives

Posting: 05/24/2024 - 06/09/2024 • Unit: Principal Gifts & Strategic Initiatives
UF Job #: 531705 • UF Title: Development Administrative Assistant • UF Position#: 00038072

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The Development Administrative Assistant will provide high level administrative support to two Assistant Vice President (AVP) of Principal Gifts & Strategic Initiatives and support the office of Corporate and Foundation Relations and Donor Relations, representing the office to a diverse constituency. Reporting to the Assistant Vice President, this role will plan and execute the administrative and development operations of the office.  The incumbent must have the ability to coordinate multiple projects at a high level of performance, accuracy and speed. This position requires excellent written and oral communication skills, organizational skills, and the ability to work independently.
 
Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
 
Preferred qualifications:

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Minimum of two to three years of high-level administrative experience is strongly preferred.
  • Must exhibit excellent interpersonal communication skills and be able to work independently and accurately.
  • Strong project management skills, including the ability to develop realistic timelines for project completion, with clear benchmarks.
  • Ability to influence without authority and proactively communicate with team members as necessary.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; Ability to work collegially and interact effectively with a diverse constituency.
  • Flexibility and ability to shift tasks to meet urgent deadlines.  
  • Discretion with sensitive documents and access to confidential information is required and maintaining a professional work environment, including the successful candidate’s work space, is also required.
  • The individual must be a team player and support in word and deed the ideals of the UFF and its specific culture.
  • Accuracy, attention to detail and a service-oriented attitude are important. 
  • An appreciation for and support of diversity in the workplace in all its forms; experience in a data-driven environment; organizational skills; and the ability to lead, influence and motivate others are required.
  • Working knowledge in these areas:  Windows, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, internet browsers, preferably Internet Explorer, E-mail.  Working knowledge of a donor database, contact management and tracking system.

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Development Coordinator, CMN - UF Health Shands

Posting: Until Filled • Unit: UF Health Shands
UF Job #: 111080 • UF Title: Development Coordinator, CMN • UF Position#:

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The development coordinator manages a portfolio of national and local corporate partners and programs to increase market awareness and financial support for the Children's Miracle Network benefitting UF Health Shands Children's Hospital. Responsibilities include managing corporate partner relationships, point-of-sale campaigns, peer-to-peer fundraising programs, special events, the CMN Ambassador Family program, donor stewardship and recognition, marketing support and financial reconciliation. The development coordinator will represent UF Health and the UF Health Office of Advancement at all internal and external events, and must be flexible and available for occasional weekend and evening programs.
 
Minimum Requirements:
  • A bachelor's degree and a minimum of one year of experience in fundraising, community relations, sales or marketing required.
  • Equivalent education and/or experience may be substituted for the degree (based on a year-by-year basis).
  • Experience with Children's Miracle Network Programs is highly desirable.
  • Must have the ability to work well with corporate executives, volunteers, patient families, the media and general public.
  • Strong leadership, public speaking, communication and computer skills required.
  • Experience coordinating special events/promotions and recruiting and managing volunteers, along with strong organization and planning skills, preferred.
  • Candidates should be creative, self-driven and looking to join a fast-paced, collaborative team.
  • Strong working knowledge of computer applications, including Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint, required.
  • Experience with database applications, such as Raiser's Edge, preferred.
  • Experience with social media applications preferred, but not required.

 
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For additional information on any position, contact Kalliope King, Assistant Director of Talent Acquisition at:
PO Box 14425
Gainesville, FL 32603-2425
Phone: (352) 846-3627
Email: talent@uff.ufl.edu

The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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