Director of Development - 997840

Nova Southeastern University
Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Florida

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Number: 501961
Work Type: Full Time with Full Benefits
Location: Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Florida
Department: Development
Categories: Development - Alumni, Donor, & Community Relations / Fundraising & Advancement

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Nova Southeastern University (NSU) was founded in 1964, and is a not-for-profit, independent university with a reputation for academic excellence and innovation. Nova Southeastern University offers competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package including tuition waiver, retirement plan, excellent medical and dental plans and much more. NSU cares about the health, welfare and its students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors and is a tobacco-free university.

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Job Title:Director of Development - 997840Location:Fort Lauderdale-Davie, FloridaWork Type:Full Time with Full BenefitsJob Category:ExemptHiring Range: Pay Basis:


Subject to Grant Funding?:No Essential Job Functions:1. Lead the planning and implementation of a strategic development plan for undergraduate scholarships in collaboration with the Assistant Vice President of Development.

2. Prepare annually a Strategic Fundraising Plan that establishes the goals and development initiatives to be accomplished for assigned colleges and centers, in collaboration with the Dean and Assistant Vice President of Development.

3. Take the lead in the developing the case for support for undergraduate scholarships; develop the case for support for assigned colleges and centers; effectively communicate the overall NSU case for support; and, articulate the impact of philanthropic gifts at all levels.

4. Manage and advance a portfolio of approximately 150 to 200 prospects each year.

5. Conduct an average of 12-15 meaningful face-to-face prospect visits per month.

6. Judiciously use the Dean's time to support fundraising efforts for the assigned colleges and centers, and provide leadership support to the Dean's Council, as efforts of these external volunteers relate to advancing major gift fundraising efforts.

7. Maintain current, accurate Prospect Management reports (on Banner), including: a. strategic action reports; b. prospect pipeline; c. prospect status; and, d. prospect list.

8. Work with the Director of Donor Relations and Stewardship to follow stewardship policies and practices established by the Division of Advancement and Community Relations. Stewardship strategies may include correspondence, meetings, pledge forms, gift agreements, stewardship guidelines, stewardship reports, gift announcements, and event participation.

9. Identify and prioritize the resources and opportunities needed to design and implement short and long-term fundraising strategies to advance major gift prospects.

10. Identify, in partnership with OIA staff, new prospects who have the inclination and capacity to qualify as major gift prospects. New prospects are managed through the Prospect Management System.

11. Develop and track, in collaboration with the Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, proposals to be submitted to businesses and organizations.

12. Organize and address public gatherings; and, conduct meetings of volunteers and donors designed to identify prospective donors and advance campaign.

13. Follow policies and provide assistance to the Office of Advancement Services in the OIA in order to adequately manage the database and all records, files, and gift processing, including donor stewardship and gift acknowledgments. Play a major role in updating biographical and business information on assigned constituents.

14. Communicate Advancement goals and accomplishments to assigned colleges and centers, faculty, staff, students, alumni and other appropriate audiences.

15. Perform other duties as required or assigned.Marginal Job Functions:1. Work cooperatively and collaboratively with faculty and staff members from assigned colleges and centers.

2. Represent the Division of University Advancement, NSU and the assigned colleges and centers at activities as needed.

3. Upon approval of the Assistant Vice President of Development, participate in OIA, assigned colleges and centers and NSU committees, as requested.

4. Create office systems to support all processes and procedures for project operations.Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:1. Demonstrated experience and understanding of development strategies and alumni relations, particularly major gift development.

2. Ability to independently organize and schedule appointments to assure that targets for the number of personal visits and/or personal contacts are met each month.

3. Ability to communicate effectively as evidenced by clarity and conciseness of oral and written presentations.

4. Ability to deal tactfully and effectively with others.

5. Computer experience including Internet research, MS Word, Excel, and Power Point, Windows and relational database experience. Familiarity with Banner software a plus.

6. Ability to travel locally, regionally, and in assigned geographic territory as well as to other off-site locations as requested.

7. Comfort level working in a team-oriented environment; ability to work with teams of volunteers and staff.

8. Must be disciplined, detailed and result-oriented.

9. Must be highly organized and able to effectively manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

10. Must possess a valid Florida driver's license and automobile insurance.Job Requirements: Required Certifications/Licensures: Required Education:Bachelor's DegreeMajor (if required): Required Experience:Minimum of three (3) years of progressively responsible fundraising experience or relevant sales/marketing experience.Preferred Qualifications:1. Masters degree preferred.

2. Minimum of three (3) years successful experience in major gifts, planned giving, or experience in other Advancement areas (such as Alumni Relations, Annual Fund, etc.) or senior level development work with preference for background in higher education philanthropy.

3. Certified Fund Raising Executive CertificateIs this a safety sensitive position?No Background Screening Required?Yes Pre-Employment Conditions:

To ensure a safe learning environment for students and staff, as a condition of employment the selected candidate will need to provide proof of a completed COVID-19 vaccination prior to commencement of employment or an approved exemption and reasonable accommodation.

Sensitivity Disclaimer:Nova Southeastern University is in full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and does not discriminate with regard to applicants or employees with disabilities, and will make reasonable accommodation when necessary.

Advertised: Apr 21, 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
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