Foundation Sr. Development Officer - 2 positions, College of Business

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Job Title: Foundation Sr. Development Officer - 2 positions, College of Business
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 46357
Department FSU FoundationEqual Employment Opportunity An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: The Senior Development Officer will strategically execute a personal solicitation program resulting in philanthropic support by maximizing the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of prospects for gifts at the $100,000 and up level. This individual will secure, on an annual basis, private support at the major gift level and will be responsible for identification of potential major gift prospects. The Senior Development Officer will be expected to uphold and exemplify the operating practices and mission of the Foundation.

Works with the Dean, the Senior Director for Development and the other members of the College’s development, communication and alumni team to develop and execute strategic fundraising initiatives on behalf of the College, the University and the Foundation. Develops, coordinates and executes an annual major gift plan, implementing fund-raising activities designed to meet an established monetary goal. Establishes new relationships resulting in philanthropic revenue, maintains existing relationships, which may generate new philanthropic revenue and provides prospect/donor-related assessments and feedback for the College of Business and the FSU Foundation. Identifies, qualifies and sustains a donor prospect portfolio with individuals who have a giving capacity of $100,000 or more. Secures gifts and pledges from alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends of FSU.

Exhibits and promotes a comprehensive understanding of the philanthropic priorities of the college unit, effectively matching the specific interests of prospects to those needs.

Plans for and initiates direct activities with prospects that are designed to enhance the affiliation between the prospect and the University. Effectively communicates organization’s mission and represents the organization’s culture to external stakeholders.

Assists in the facilitation of meetings, communications, informational exchanges and project/philanthropic coordination with the faculty and faculty chairs. Prepares proposals and gift agreements as required for proper gift documentation. Prepares correspondence with prospects and documents communications, solicitation activity and gift information in compliance with Foundation reporting guidelines. Creates, inspires and maintains donor loyalty, interest and enthusiasm through stewardship communication and activities designed to express recognition, appreciation and the impact of their gift(s). Implementation of such a stewardship plan may include, but should not be limited to: letters, communication of unit or university initiatives, invitations to appropriate activities, meetings, events, student engagement or the facilitation of campus visits.

Central Development Collaboration
Coordinates with FSU Foundation colleagues to identify prospects for planned giving, corporate and foundation giving, and major giving. Coordinates an annual giving plan for the College with the FSU Foundation’s Director of Annual Giving. Protects confidential information. Performs other related duties as required and assigned.

Board/Volunteer Management
Assists in the management of all volunteer boards associated with the College of Business.Qualifications Bachelor’s degree and four years of experience; or a high school diploma/equivalent and experience equal to eight years. (Note: post-high school education can substitute for experience at the equivalent rate.)

Proficiency in the Microsoft Office products suite (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word) or equivalent software.
A self-starter, comfortable working independently.
Ability to maintain consistent and positive communication.
Must be a creative thinker and recognize the impact of meaningful stewardship.
Excellent communication skills to include effective and persuasive writing, public speaking and interpersonal skills.
Ability to prioritize, organize and perform multiple work assignments simultaneously and accurately in a detail-oriented environment.
Ability to facilitate strong communications with colleagues, donors, prospective donors and alumni, including letters, surveys and telephone solicitation programs.
Ability and willingness to travel and work flexible hours including evenings and weekends.

Valid FL or GA Driver's License or the ability to obtain.

*Applicants must upload a cover letter & resume with their online application.*Preferred Minimum three years of professional experience in major gift development in a university setting; experience in a related field with basic knowledge of personal solicitation methods.
Team work approach and a can-do, assertive philosophy.Other Information This job opening serves to recruit for two identical positions, 82349 and 82352.Pay Plan This is an A&P (Administrative and Professional) position.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.

*Applicants must upload a cover letter & resume with their online application.*Open until filled This position is being advertised as open until filled.
The hiring committee will review applications as received.Tobacco Free Campus Effective January 1, 2014, tobacco use, including simulated tobacco use, is prohibited on property, interior and exterior, owned or managed by Florida State University. This policy applies to all Florida State University students, employees, consultants, contractors, visitors, and external individuals.




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Posted: 9/21/2019
Application Due: 12/10/2019
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