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Coordinator, Major Gifts

Florida Gulf Coast University
Main Campus

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Job Summary

The Coordinator, Major Gifts develops and implements a range of events, programs, and services that support the development team’s fundraising efforts within University Advancement.

Florida Gulf Coast University is committed to establishing and maintaining an inclusive working and learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of the campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview.

At FGCU, we collectively stand against any individual or group that practices any form of racism, discrimination, intolerance, hate expressions, or disrespect. We are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, religious beliefs, abilities, ages, gender identities, sexual orientations, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, family statuses, and military backgrounds. FGCU strives to hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our University stronger. The University community recognizes the importance of a diverse and inclusive institution and holds these ideals as paramount for the current and future success of the institution.

We seek colleagues who promote and embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion. We encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply for this position as we believe that our University will grow and move forward through a commitment of equality for all.

Job Description

Typical duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Develops, plans and implements events, meetings, and activities to support donor cultivation. This also includes: coordination of event logistics, creating invitations, developing mailing list criteria and data clean up, scheduling facilities and support services, etc.
  • Acts as a liaison with internal teams to drive projects to completion.
  • Creates gift agreements documenting donor’s gift level and intentions, and drives the approval process for the team.
  • Composes donor communications and event briefings.
  • Acts as project manager for fundraising events and initiatives
  • Assists in the development of new donor fundraising initiatives/events.
  • Creates and maintains a master calendar to track all events on a two-year cycle. Proactively reaches out to internal teams to ensure key events are scheduled well in advance.
  • Attends donor cultivation, engagement, and Stewardship events.

Other Duties

  • Assists with day-to-day office operation including greeting visitors to the Foundation office and/or helping cover the main phone line as needed
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Additional Job Description

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in an appropriate field.
  • Two years of professional full-time experience with project management, event management, or other relevant experience.
  • Any appropriate combination of relevant education, experience, and/or certifications may be considered.
  • Experience operating a personal computer and proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Publisher and Outlook).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution in an appropriate field.
  • Work experience in a higher education setting.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of the principles and best practices of philanthropy.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and complete simultaneous projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and build strong relationships with a diverse team.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully plan and implement events.
  • Ability to work successfully as both a member of a team and independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to take initiative to plan, organize, coordinate and perform work in various situations when numerous and diverse demands are involved.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion at all times.
  • Ability to travel locally and throughout the state.
  • Ability to work evenings, nights and weekends as necessary.

Salary: $41,900 to Negotiable

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