Director of Development

University of Florida - UFL in Florida

Date Posted April 3, 2014
Type Administrative
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

Director of Development
UF Office of Development & Alumni Affairs.
 
UF Office of Development & Alumni Affairs seeks an experienced, innovative and results oriented Director of Development to join Warrington College of Business Administration.
 
Be a part of a winning, dynamic development team!
About the University of Florida – Office of Development and Alumni Affairs (UF ODAA)
The University of Florida (UF) is a major, public, land-grant, research institution that traces its roots back to 1853. It is the flagship of Florida’s diverse higher education system. Today, with 16 colleges, more than 150 research centers and institutes, and about 50,000 students, UF is one of the largest universities in the nation. UF has a 2,000-acre campus located in beautiful north central Florida in Gainesville.  Gainesville is a lively, diverse and cultured community which thrives on UF’s close-knit town-and-gown relationship.
 
ODAA exists to promote UF, increase philanthropy, manage and grow UF’s endowment, ensure the appropriate use of funds and pursue best governance practices.  ODAA completed a seven-year capital campaign in fall 2012 and experienced its most successful year in UF history.  Florida Tomorrow became one of the largest public university campaigns in history, surpassing $1.7 billion to fund scholarships, research, and other programs.
 
About Warrington College of Business Administration (WCBA)
The Warrington College of Business Administration is one of the world’s top-rated public business programs, recognized for excellence by U.S. News & World Report, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, The Economist, and Fortune. As part of a Research 1 institution, Warrington is dedicated to a substantial research agenda, in addition to its teaching mission, from the undergraduate to the doctoral level. Warrington educates future business leaders using teamwork that provides opportunities for development of leadership, interpersonal and total management skills; promoting mastery of business functional areas; and fostering the habits and attitudes that constitute a solid research and work ethic.
 
Warrington’s mission is to build a better society by creating influential research and educating tomorrow's business leaders.
 
The Opportunity
Reporting to the Senior Director of Development, the Director of Development is responsible for the implementation of a broad range of fundraising activities for the college, focused primarily on acquiring gifts assessed at $100,000 and above.   
 
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.
 
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.  
·         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.
·         Experience 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.
·         Excellent oral/ written communications and interpersonal skills; effective time management and organizational skills that are essential for success in this position.
·         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.
·         The ability and willingness to travel.
 
Compensation
Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience and includes an excellent benefits package.
 
To Apply
Submit a cover letter, resume, and list of three references online at http://jobs.ufl.edu to requisition number 0903956.  Applications will be reviewed as received; the position closes on 04/30/2014. 
 
At UF Office of Development and Alumni Affairs we have adopted the GOLD Standard. We are committed to being the best each day.  Join us and advance your career and become a member of the Gator Nation.
 
For a complete listing of advancement opportunities, visit our website: http://www.uff.ufl.edu/Employment/Default.asp or reach out directly to Sonya Allen, Talent Acquisition Coordinator, at sallen@uff.uf.edu.
The University of Florida is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minority group members. We are dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic environment; we strongly encourage applications from women, members of underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.



UF Office of Development and Alumni Affairs
Talent Management
PO Box 14425 Gainesville, FL 32604-2425
Phone: (352) 846-1128

 
 
Sonya Allen
Talent Acquisition Coordinator, Talent Management
352-846-1128 (o) ? 407-443-3845 (c) ?sallen@uff.ufl.edu
UF Development & Alumni Affairs
1938 W. University Ave., Gainesville, FL 32603
 

 
 


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Documents made or received by anyone acting for or on behalf of the UF Foundation are confidential and exempt from F.S. 119.07(1) pursuant to F.S. 1004.28(5) and in accordance with the UF Foundation policy on confidentiality of Foundation documents. The University of Florida Foundation solicits tax deductible private contributions for the benefit of the University of Florida. For our full disclosure statement, please see http://www.uff.ufl.edu/Documents/Document.asp?DocID=1751164.

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