Assistant Director of Development for Tampa – University Advancement

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Florida’s newest state university is looking for exceptional candidates to serve as an Assistant Director of Development for Tampa  in University Advancement.

Florida Polytechnic University Advancement seeks a proactive and entrepreneurial Assistant Director of Development for Tampa - University Advancement  who can identify, cultivate and solicit donors, serve as a development liaison, support fundraising special projects and development initiatives for a comprehensive fundraising program that advances the mission of the University with a focus on Florida’s Hi Tech Corridor and the  greater Tampa/St Petersburg area. The Assistant Director of Development for Tampa will report to the Lakeland Development office when needed, but will spend the majority of their time in the greater Tampa/St. Petersburg area.

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  • Cultivates and solicits philanthropic support by developing and maintaining long term relationships with assigned prospects; identifies new prospects and integrates them into the established cultivation process; nurtures a culture of philanthropic support with a focus on Florida’s Hi Tech Corridor; carries out the fundraising priorities of the university and foundation.
  • Supports fundraising strategies to ensure proper acknowledgement, recognition, and stewardship of donors.
  • Participates in developing marketing material and assists in preparing reports and prospect research materials.
  • Builds working relationships and serves as department liaison to internal and external constituents.
  • Manages information on and activities with key constituents and provides timely reporting through the Customer Relationship Management System
  • Participates in professional development organizations, committees, boards, and meetings; travels locally, and out-of-town as necessary.
  • Participates in special projects and other duties as assigned.



  • Ability to develop and cultivate relationships with industry leaders and potential donors
  • Ability to solicit and close gifts
  • Ability to maintain relationships and interact with diplomacy and tact amid influential clients, high net worth individuals, and diverse groups
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality
  • Strong interpersonal, relationship building, and presentation skills
  • Strong professional verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational and documentation skills
  • Knowledge of development/fundraising concepts and appropriate solicitation techniques
  • Ability to work remotely and without direct supervision
  • Ability to schedule and execute outreach campaigns and fundraising events.
  • Ability to analyze data, confirm results, and brainstorm new campaigns.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and work within deadlines.
  • Ability to travel as needed.



  • Bachelor's degree
  • Four years of outside sales, fundraising/development, or related experience


  • Master’s degree in an appropriate field
  • Fundraising experience
  • Development experience in higher education
  • Demonstrated experience with establishing and cultivating relationships over a long sales/fundraising cycle


  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • This position requires a criminal background check.
  • This position is subject to federal and state privacy regulations.

NORMAL WORK SCHEDULE: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.   Occasional overtime (weekends and evenings) may be required.

HIRING SALARY RANGE:            $55,390 - 62,000

APPLICATION DEADLINE DATE:        The position is open until filled.




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Posted: 3/14/2018
Application Due: 4/10/2018
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