Program Director, Advancement Services

Job description

Job ID: 44414

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


Real Estate Foundation
Responsible for building a robust real estate gifting program. This position will manage all aspects of real estate gift acceptance, and will manage the portfolio of gifted assets for the FSU Real Estate Foundation ("FSUREF"). Key areas of responsibility include training Development Officers, performing due diligence on gifted properties, marketing/branding/promoting the gift program, and managing real estate gifts. This position requires a self-starting individual with strong motivation and excellent leadership skills.


Implement effective strategies and protocols for the acquisition and disposition of assets in compliance with published university policies and procedures. Collect due diligence and perform appropriate analysis of real estate assets under consideration for acquisition or gift acceptance by the University or its DSOs. Maintain official documents and financial records relating to the processing of each property. Prepare due diligence packages, REF Board summaries and other review materials for gift acceptance and/or acquisition purposes. Standardization of these documents is desired.

Advance the real estate gifting program. Chiefly responsible for coordinating, implementing and managing the activities of the FSUREF that support real estate gifting, ensuring compliance with University and State of Florida regulations. Serves as the primary liaison between the FSUREF and the FSU Foundation on matters of real estate gifting and management of real estate portfolio assets.

Maintain and further develop the FSUREF's web presence as a helpful tool in fostering gifts of real estate. Work with FSU's real estate team to develop a FSUREF brand via print/media to create awareness and stimulate gift activity. Assure that the FSUREF brand, mission, products, and services are consistently presented in a strong, positive image to relevant stakeholders.

Provide oversight and assistance to development officers by maintaining existing/creating new protocols specifically geared towards real estate related gifts. Develop a real estate giving training program for existing FSU Development Officers that communicates the brand message and simplifies the explanation of real estate donations.

Coordinate with FSU's real estate legal counsel to address any legal matters necessary for closing either acquisitions or dispositions of real estate, including coordination of document exchanges with closing agents and other parties, and negotiating resolution of any matters affecting title prior to closing.

Actively manage and grow the portfolio of real estate assets under the FSUREF including development of strategies to maximize value of dispositions, and programs to track and manage individual properties (e.g. via GIS applications). Perform other related duties as assigned.


Bachelor's degree and six years of experience

Ability to strategically plan and serve as a catalyst for organizational change, cultivate a shared vision with others, and motivate others to transfer vision into action.

Ability to develop and implement policies, procedures, goals, and objectives.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Ability to evaluate process effectiveness and develop change or alternatives.

Experience in Real Estate

Self-motivated personality and able to build strong internal and external relationships.

Pay Plan

This is an A&P (Administrative and Professional) position.


If not otherwise specified, schedule is M-F, 8-5.

Criminal Background Check

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check. The background check will be conducted as authorized and in accordance with University Policy 4-OP-C-7-B11.

How To Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.

Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include all work history up to ten years, and education details even if attaching a resume.

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Posted: 11/21/2018
Application Due: 12/30/2018
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