Director of Development

Jacksonville, Florida
Jul 27, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Director of Development for Academic Affairs is responsible for supporting fundraising for key Academic Affairs programs and initiatives to include, but not limited to, The Carpenter Library, The Honors College, The Environmental Center, Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnic Relations, and Continuing Education, as well as other Academic Units and Programs as directed by priorities of the Provost.

The Director of Development will:

-Identify, cultivate and solicit prospects for major and planned gifts from appropriate donors, lay leaders, corporations and potential donors to support fundraising goals.

-Work with the Provost and other Academic Affairs staff to determine fundraising priorities and goals in coordination with the Associate Vice President of Development and Alumni Engagement.

-Provides leadership in identifying, cultivating, and maintaining major donors to moving them appropriately towards solicitation and closure.

-Researches and connects with foundations, corporations, and government sources to expand base of support within and beyond region.

-Initiates and implements fundraising efforts for special projects as identified by the Provost.

-Writes solicitation proposals and grant proposals.

-Works effectively with community stakeholders and cultivates relationships and financial support.

-Prepares yearly goals and objectives that identify priorities and detail strategies and targeted asks for donors and prospects.

-Manages a portfolio of qualified major and planned gift prospects of approximately 125 to 150 and visit an average of 200 prospects and donors yearly. Includes personally contacting and visiting prospects.

-Develops and implements cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies in accordance with institutional standards. Assists with the identification of potential funding sources.

-Supports the fundraising initiatives associated with Dean's Leadership Councils for assigned Academic Affairs Programs.

-Collaborates with the UNF University Development and Alumni Engagement staff on major, planned, and annual gifts.

-Other duties as assigned.

Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in a directly related area of specialization and three years of experience directly related to the job functions is required

Applicants must complete an online application at in order to be considered for this position.  Applicants who do not apply online will not be considered for this position.  Once you submit your completed application you will receive a confirmation number.  Keep the confirmation number for your records.  If you have any questions about this position, please contact Barbara Ruby at (904) 620-2264 or at

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