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Director of Development, College of Business (Multiple Positions)

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Florida State University
Location
Tallahassee, FL

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Job Title: Director of Development, College of Business (Multiple Positions)
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 57422
Department

FSU Foundation

Responsibilities

The Director of Development 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 for the College of Business. This individual will secure, on an annual basis, private support at the major and principal gift level and will be responsible for identification of potential major and principal gift prospects. The Director of Development will be expected to uphold and exemplify the operating practices of the Division of University Advancement while raising philanthropic dollars in support of the mission of Florida State University.

Works with the Dean, the Senior Director for Development, and the other members of the College of Business’s (COB) development, communication and alumni team to develop and execute strategic fundraising initiatives on behalf of the COB and the university. Develops, coordinates, and executes an annual major gift plan, implementing fund-raising activities designed to meet an established monetary goal while also hitting a set suite of metrics. Establishes new relationships resulting in philanthropic investment, maintains existing relationships, which may generate new philanthropic investments, and provides prospect/donor-related assessments and feedback for the COB and the Division of University Advancement. 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 COB, 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 FSU. Effectively communicates FSU’s mission and represents FSU’s culture to external stakeholders.

Central Development Collaboration:

Coordinates with the Division of University Advancement colleagues to identify prospects for planned giving, corporate and foundation giving in partnership with the Office of University Research, and principal giving in partnership with the Principal Gifts Team. Protects confidential information. Perform other related duties as required and assigned.

Administrative/Events:

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 the FSU Foundation’s 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.

Board/Volunteer Management:

Assists in the management of all volunteer boards associated with the College of Business.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and six years of experience related to the job duties or in an advancement field; or a high school diploma/equivalent and experience equal to ten years related to the job duties or in an advancement field. (Note: post-high school education can substitute for experience at the equivalent rate.)

Valid FL or GA driver's license or the ability to obtain.

University Information

One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University preserves, expands, and disseminates knowledge in the sciences, technology, arts, humanities, and professions, while embracing a philosophy of learning strongly rooted in the traditions of the liberal arts and critical thinking. Founded in 1851, Florida State University is the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida. FSU is a community steeped in tradition that fosters research, encourages creativity, and embraces diversity. At FSU, there’s the excitement of being part of a vibrant academic and professional community, surrounded by people whose ideas are shaping tomorrow’s news!

Learn more about our university and campuses.

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How To Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at https://jobs.fsu.edu. 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.

Considerations

This is an A&P position.

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check.

This position is being advertised as open until filled. The hiring committee will review applications as received.

Equal Employment Opportunity

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be accessed at: https://hr.fsu.edu/sites/g/files/upcbnu2186/files/PDF/Publications/diversity/EEO_Statement.pdf.

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Working at Florida State University

One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University — with the Carnegie Foundation's highest designation, Doctoral/Research University-Extensive — offers a distinctive academic environment built on its cherished values and unique heritage, welcoming campus on the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida, championship athletics, and prime location in the heart of the state capital.

Combining traditional strength in the arts and humanities with recognized leadership in the sciences, Florida State University provides unmatched opportunities for students and faculty through challenging academics, cultural discovery and community interaction.

Underlying and supporting the educational experience at Florida State University is the development of new generations of citizen leaders, based on the concepts inscribed in our seal: Vires, Artes, Mores — Strength, Skill and Character.

Epitomized by recently named Rhodes Scholars Garrett Johnson and Myron Rolle — elite athletes and scholars committed to public service — and Joseph O'Shea — a campus and community leader as well as a top scholar — Florida State's 40,000 students are dedicated to academic excellence and providing leadership in our complex world.

Florida State University's 16 colleges offer more than 275 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, professional and specialist degree programs, including medicine and law, covering a broad array of disciplines critical to society today. Each year the University awards over 2,000 graduate and professional degrees.

With its impressive breadth of leading graduate, professional and undergraduate programs, Florida State University is a demanding, intellectually stimulating, yet warm and caring environment for students and faculty. Recognized nationally for its commitment to diversity, Florida State University is a national leader in the number of doctorates awarded to African-American students and in the graduation rate of African-American undergraduates. Its College of Medicine and College of Law are ranked in the nation's Top 10 for Hispanic students.

Florida State University's arts programs — dance, film, music and theatre — rank among the finest in the world, offering an arts education comparable to leading conservatories. Its creative writing program is ranked among the nation's best and is home to the most consistently honored and published student body in the United States. Florida State is responsible for governance of the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art and associated arts programs, one of the largest museum/university complexes in the nation.

Other programs consistently included in the top public university list include physics, chemistry, political science, psychology, criminology, public administration, library science, information, human sciences, business and law.

At the Ph.D. level, interdisciplinary programs draw on notable research faculty strengths that transcend the traditional disciplines, including neuroscience, molecular biophysics, computational science, materials science and research at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory—home to the world's most powerful magnets.

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