Gainesville, Alachua County
May 02, 2014

Requisition Number: 0905556

Department: 26010300-HH-HHP-DEVELOPMENT

Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description: The Assistant Director of Development will be responsible for creating and implementing a strategy for identifying, engaging, and developing relationships with donors (Up to $10k) for the purpose of fundraising and achieving the academic and research goals of the College of Health and Human Performance at the University of Florida. THE GOLD STANDARD CULTURE At ODAA/Foundation we are committed to "The Gold Standard Culture" and live it through: Our Vision: To Be The Best (TB2) Our Values: As a passionate, competitive, hardworking team, we take great pride in our culture/values of Respect, Accountability, Integrity, Stewardship, Excellence (R.A.I.S.E.). Responsible for identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of gifts up to $10,000. He or she will build a portfolio of fundraising prospects and strategically manage relationships to bring solicitations to closure. Develop and manage the annual giving program in coordination with Florida Fund. Manage and solicit for the brick program, affinity groups, scholarship letter campaigns, and other special campaigns that foster relationships and assist with the overall development purpose. This position requires significant travel by automobile; maintaining an acceptable driving record that meets insurance requirements and an active Florida driver license must be maintained in order to meet this function. Responsible for coordination of alumni affairs and special events for the College of Health and Human Performance. This includes solicitations for sponsorship for events, coordinating logistical matters, communications, as well as attending events. Assist in the implementation of philanthropic solicitation strategies. Strategies will include the development of qualified donor portfolio at annual fund level, develop qualified donor portfolio at mid-range donor level, qualify potential major gift leads, and assist the Senior Director of Development with HHP portfolio management. Ensure best practices in office systems, files and record keeping; ensures effective use of strategic tools and resources such as contact reports, prospect management, research, and analysis, and the Advance database. Plans and monitors the budget, using resources for best results in fundraising and planning activities involving volunteers, prospects, faculty and administration.

Minimum Requirements: Master's degree in an appropriate area of specialization; or a bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization and two years of appropriate experience.

Preferred Qualifications: The ideal candidate will possess: *Prior experience in a college or university setting, enthusiasm for fundraising in a comprehensive research university, and the desire to work collegially within a goal-oriented fundraising organization. *Knowledge of fundraising principles, methods, and standards. *Prior experience in event planning and project management *The ability to work strategically, develop and implement constituency programs and activities, along with a talent for motivating volunteers. *Ability to work collaboratively and a team player. *Competency in problem solving. *Excellent oral/ written communications and interpersonal skills; effective time management and organizational skills that are essential for success in this position. *Working knowledge in these areas: Windows, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, WWW browsers, preferably Internet Explorer, E-mail. Working knowledge of a donor database, contact management and tracking system. *The ability and willingness to travel. A valid driver license and good driving record are essential.* *Business expenses are reimbursed through a standard accounting system. The ability to pay for expenses using your own personal credit card or funds and have them reimbursed is essential. The ODAA/Foundation has defined the following critical competencies for organizational and position specific success: *Relationship Mastery - Identifies, targets and strategically builds relationships with colleagues, prospects, donors and volunteers *Donor Focus - Ability to establish, cultivate and steward prospects/ donors to build and maintain lifelong partnerships and trust on behalf of the institution *Tenacity - Ability to demonstrate the discipline and resilience necessary to successfully achieve goals and strategies *Credibility - Displays responsible, reliable and trustworthy actions *Entrepreneurial Spirit - Ability to generate creative solutions and take risks *Engaging Communication - Ability to attentively listen and express oneself clearly and empathetically in interactions with others in all forms of communication *Strategic Thinking - Ability to develop strategies and plans that integrate into the organization's mission, priorities and goals *Mission Driven - Fundamentally identifies with the core mission to create awareness, build relationships, generate support and recognize donors for the purpose of advancing the university

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