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Director of Development

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Position Number 30153
Class Title Director of Development
Job Description

Working title: Director of Development
Strategic architect for combined WUCF TV/WUCF FM community relationships and philanthropic activities, including: major and principal gifts, membership, corporate support, stewardship, gift accounting and reporting, donor/member stewardship events, fundraising events, case development and presentation, donor communications, planned gifts, and volunteers.

Leads Integrated Development activities model, in close collaboration with PBS national development staff. Actively engages with PBS national leadership to position WUCF as an innovator in 21st century community investment methods.

Leads and supports full time development staff members in corporate support, membership, grants, and major giving. Ensures compliance with federal and university regulations. Manages budget.

Collaborates in constant communication with Senior Leadership Team peers to accomplish overall mission of the stations, under the direction of the Executive Director. Takes ownership of station fundraising goals and is accountable for meeting those goals.

Collaborates across departments at one of the nation’s largest universities, including managing an already strong relationship with the UCF Foundation, a key strategic partner.

Plans and executes strategy for comprehensive capital campaigns and oversees execution of those strategies, including maximizing revenue generation to support WUCF’s move to the UCF Downtown campus.

Ensures WUCF meets/exceeds its goals for UCF’s current IGNITE campaign and future campaigns.

Engages with the community to represent WUCF TV and FM as a community asset, gain philanthropic support and build community investment in WUCF. Attends events and meetings on nights and weekends as part of the collective work of the Senior Leadership Team.

Leads in cultivating major and principal gifts prospects and proposals; and coordinates this function with major gifts officers, Executive Director, corporate support officers, and viewer/listener experiences staff.

Leads strategic creation of messaging in all media related to community partnerships and philanthropy; whether in on-air, online or print for major giving, membership, underwriting, and/or volunteers.

Collaborates with Senior Leadership Team to create a multi-year, integrated strategy to grow the portfolio of corporate support and lead business solicitation efforts.

Raises funds for program endowments, general operating support, local production initiatives, capital equipment expenditures, and other pertinent purposes. Accountable for meeting goals each year.

Responsible for strategic planning and management of annual multi-platform donor acquisition activities, such as on-air membership campaigns, acquisition mailings, and coordinated year-end efforts. Appears on-air in pledge drives for both TV and FM.

Ensures all compliance related to donor activities, as well as trade and in-kind activities, in coordination with our partners at The University of Central Florida Foundation.

Performs other duties as assigned.

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

Prefer: Public Broadcasting experience or experience Fundraising in a membership organization
At least 5 years of Public Fundraising management experience

Special Conditions

Priority will be given to applicants who apply by March 15th, 2018.

State Title: Director, Advancement/Alumni Affairs

University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and 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 402960
Job Open Date 02/16/2018
Job Close Date
Open until filled Yes
Division Communications & Marketing
College/Area Not Applicable
Department CM - WUCF TV
Annual Salary Negotiable
Type of Appointment Regular
If Visiting A&P, please specify timeframe
Job Category A&P
Work Schedule

Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., occasional week nights and weekends as needed.

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