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Director of Development, College of Education and Human Services

University of North Florida
Jacksonville, FL

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Full Time
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Four-Year Institution

Job Details

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Director of Development, College of Education and Human Services

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M-F 8:00am - 5:00pm; Occ. nights/weekends


College Dev. Officers


Univ Development/Alumni Engagement


Univ Development/Alumni Engagement


College of Education and Human Services

Approved Hiring Salary Range:

$100,000.00 to Negotiable

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Equal Opportunity:

In 2020, the University of North Florida (UNF) received the prestigious INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award, the only application-based national award for U.S. colleges and universities that exhibit an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion across their campuses. In addition, UNF ranked highest among the HEED institutions and was recognized as a 2020 Diversity Champion.

The University of North Florida (UNF) is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all who interact in our community. In building this environment, we strive to attract students, faculty and staff from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and life experiences. The University of North Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not commit or permit discrimination or harassment on the basis of genetic information, race, color, religion, age, sex, disability, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, or veteran status in any educational, employment, social, recreational program or activity that it offers. In addition, UNF will not commit or permit retaliation against an individual who reports discrimination or harassment or an individual who cooperates in an investigation of an alleged violation of university regulation.


UNF is a Carnegie Community Engaged Institution. This designation celebrates the University’s collaboration with community partners from the local to the global level. It reflects UNF’s mission to contribute to the public good and prepare educated, engaged citizens.

Faculty Initiatives:

The University of North Florida promotes the quality and effectiveness of education and strives to maintain the highest standards of academic excellence in all phases of instruction, research/scholarship/creative activity, and service.

General Description / Primary Purpose:

The Director of Development, College of Education and Human Services is responsible for all development and fundraising activities in the College.

Job Function:

- Identify, cultivate, solicit and provide stewardship of major donors for College initiatives at the level of 100,000 or more.
- Work and maintain a portfolio of 80 or more prospects/donors.
- Provide staff support to the College’s Advisory Councils
- Work with the Dean, faculty and staff of the College to identify areas for which external support for the College and its programs is appropriate and necessary.
- Work with the Dean, faculty and staff of the College in developing strategies and materials for attracting external support for the College at all monetary levels.
- Nurture long-term relationships on behalf of the College with contributors including individuals, corporations and foundations for fundraising purposes.
- Work with the Dean, AVP for Development and the Director of Planned Giving to seek, on behalf of the College, bequests, trusts and other forms of estate gifts.
- Work with the Annual Giving department to coordinate College participation in direct mail, phonathon, and faculty and staff fund drives.
- Attend Development and Alumni Engagement team meetings.
- Prepare an annual calendar of College public events to serve as both public relations and fundraising tools for the College advancement program.
- Develop an annual report of college development activities and accomplishments.
- Assist College Alumni Constituent chapters to ensure that they build firm foundations for future relationships through reports from graduates and former students of the College.
- Other duties as assigned by the Dean, or AVP for Development in consultation with the Dean, as they relate to a comprehensive, university-wide campaign.
During declared campus emergencies, this position may be required to perform specific job-related duties at a designated off campus location or place of residence.

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Marginal Functions:

May represent the university on local, system-wide or state committees.

Required Qualifications:

This position requires either (a) Bachelor’s degree from an acceptable accredited institution in a directly related area of specialization and three years of experience directly related to the job functions; (b) or 7 years of direct experience.

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Departmental Requirements:

Preference shown to applicants who meet the required qualifications and also possess the following:
Experience in fundraising within a higher education setting is preferred. Excellent interpersonal skills. Strong organizational skills with keen attention to detail, particularly with regard to content, grammar, formatting and appearance of donor proposals and correspondence. Excellent verbal, written communication, and presentation skills. High degree of initiative and a self-starter. Proven ability to build strong relationships with constituents including donors, prospective donors, corporate leaders, faculty, staff and the public in general. Proven ability to effectively utilize computer application technology, particularly word processors, internet, and electronic mail.

Statement(s) of Understanding Definition:

This position requires a background check. In conjunction with the University’s policy, this position may also require a credit check.
The holder of this position is designated as a “Responsible Employee” pursuant to their role under Title IX. Therefore, the incumbent must promptly report allegations of sexual misconduct, sexual violence, and child sexual abuse by or against any student, employee, contractor, or visitor to the University’s Title IX Administrator or any divisional Title IX Coordinator.

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Point of Contact Information:

Emily Gebbia, 904-620-2177

Hiring Official:

Michael McLaughlin and Jennifer Kane

Location if not Jacksonville:


Special Instructions:

Applicants must complete an online application at in order to be considered for this position. Applicants who do not apply online will not be considered for this position. Once you submit your completed application you will receive a confirmation number. Keep the confirmation number for your records. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Emily Gebbia at (904) 620-2177 or at



Mission Statement

Our student-centered mission is to create the next generation of thinkers, leaders, and problem solvers with the knowledge and experience to uniquely change the world. 

Vision Statement

University of North Florida will be the higher education nexus where diverse students, faculty, and organizations from around the world collaborate to creatively innovate for the advancement of society.


We achieve excellence in all we do; we are an institution of uncompromising character; we lead with humility, humanity and integrity.


Integrity – We do the right thing for the right reason at the right time.

Respect – We treat everyone with kindness, we are informed by the perspectives of other, and we draw strength from our differences.

Accountability – We are responsible for how the outcomes of our actions affect others and our environment. 

Innovation – We harness creativity and talent to turn challenges into opportunities and problems into solution in a uniquely UNF way.


Strategic Goal

University of national prominence and distinction with North Florida as our catalyst and student success as our mantra.  Learn more about UNF’s 2020-2025 Strategic Plan.

Statement of Unity

UNF stands in unity and solidarity with all members of our community, regardless of genetic information, race, color, religion, age, sex, disability, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, or veteran status. We are proud of the diversity in our students, faculty and staff.

We strongly condemn acts of hate and bigotry as antithetical to the university's core values of mutual respect and civility. Actions and words that seek to deny human beings full membership in the broader moral community on the basis of arbitrary characteristics are intolerable. We stand opposed to violence in language or in action, and we see these as a threat to the mission of UNF as a public university that is committed to intellectual and cultural growth and civic awareness.

We pledge to stand with and for those who are the most vulnerable members of our community and to take actions that help our students and fellow employees feel safe and know that they are safe. We affirm UNF's unreserved commitment to student success within a diverse, supportive campus culture. We seek to embody the ideals of a free and democratic society, and we fully support and value each member of our community.


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