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Director for Advancement, Regional & University-Wide Initiatives

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Position Number 39159
Class Title Director for Advancement, Regional & University-Wide Initiatives
Job Description

Responsible for the discovery, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of major gift prospects at the $25,000+ level or higher. This position will represent the entire range of University needs and priorities and will maintain a portfolio of prospects and donors with multiple special philanthropic interests or in assigned geographic regions. The incumbent will develop and implement a yearly strategic fundraising plan for each assignment with a goal of actively moving prospects forward in the giving process.

Identifies, cultivates, solicits, and stewards gifts for all schools and priorities with an emphasis on gifts of $25,000+.

Manages a portfolio of major gift prospects/donors identified in priority areas and/or in assigned geographic regions.

Identifies new major gift prospects for all University areas and develops strategies for involvement and solicitation, including appropriate referrals to and/or collaboration with colleagues based in schools and units.

Oversees the development of the annual budget.

Maintains a comprehensive working knowledge of the University, fundraising priorities across the institution, and Advancement development objectives.

Maintains active communication with development officers and alumni engagement officers throughout the University to inform of scheduled prospect visits and coordinating prospect activity.

Develops travel schedule/travel plans to assigned geographic areas to provide appropriate coverage to meet fundraising goals, if applicable.

Participates in community, civic, and university activities to foster support for and involvement in development efforts

Acquires and maintains knowledge of and adhere to UCFF’s policies and procedures, business practices, prospect management systems, etc.

Completes additional assignments as may be required by the AVP-Regional Development & University Priorities, or other member of Advancement leadership as appropriate.

Critical features of this job are described above.

Management has the right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Position may assist in recruiting, training and retaining foundation employees.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and four years of appropriate experience; or a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and six years of appropriate experience.

Additional Minimum Requirements

Some regional and national travel/overnight travel.

Excellent interpersonal skills of active listening, conflict resolution, and leadership.

Demonstrates decisiveness and sound judgment in decision making and use of University resources.

Special Conditions

State Title: Dir Advancement/Alumni Affairs

The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

FTE 1.0-Full-Time
Requisition Number 402876
Job Open Date 12/01/2017
Job Close Date
Open until filled Yes
Division President
College/Area Not Applicable
Department UCF Foundation
Annual Salary Negotiable
Type of Appointment Regular
If Visiting A&P, please specify timeframe
Job Category A&P
Work Schedule

Monday-Friday; 8am-5pm with some regional and national travel and frequent events and weekends.

Work Location Orlando (Main)
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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Master's degree in an appropriate area of specialization and four years of appropriate experience; or a bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization and six years of appropriate experience?
    • Yes
    • No

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Other Doc 1
  4. Other Doc 2
  5. Other Doc 3
  6. Other Doc 4