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Associate Director, Development

University of Central Florida Alafaya Full-Time
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The Associate Director of Development, Regional Development & University-Wide Initiatives is responsible for the discovery, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of major gift prospects at the $25,000+ level by developing and nurturing current and prospective donors including individuals, foundations and corporations in the assigned geographic region that helps support the University needs and priorities.

  • Manages a portfolio of major gift prospects/donors in assigned geographic regions and/or identified priority areas.
  • Responds to inquiries and communicates with donors and advisory organization members.
  • Participates in community, civic, and university activities to foster support for and involvement in development efforts
  • Maintains active communication with development officers throughout the University to inform of travel and scheduled prospect visits and coordinating prospect activity.
  • Develops travel schedule/travel plans to assigned geographic areas to provide appropriate coverage to meet fundraising goals.
  • Updates biographic, demographic and preference data for the Board in CRM donor database.
  • Conducts meetings, presentations, the preparation and submissions of proposals/case for support as necessary.
  • Acquires and maintains knowledge of and adhere to UCFF’s policies and procedures, business practices, prospect management systems, etc.
  • Pursues training, continuing education, and personal development opportunities to stay current on fundraising trends and techniques and the appropriate application of them. 
  • Completes additional assignments as may be required by the Director of Development, Regional Development & University-Wide Initiatives or other member of Advancement leadership as appropriate. 
  • Critical features of this job are described above.  Nothing in this position description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.  All positions assist in recruiting, training and retaining foundation employees.

Job #: 497770

Open Date: July 5, 2019

Closing Date: Open until filled

Salary: Negotiable

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's or Master's degree and 4+ years of relevant experience.

Preferences: Frequent regional and national travel/overnight travel is required.  Excellent interpersonal skills of active listening, conflict resolution, and leadership. Demonstrates decisiveness and sound judgment in decision making and use of University resources. Ability to effectively communicate, handle multiple priorities, and handle the pressure of deadlines.

Special Instructions: n/a

Please Note:  Applicants MUST apply through www.ucf.edu/jobs .  No paper applications, resumes, cover letters or emails will be accepted or considered for this A&P position.  Cover letters, resumes, and other documents can be attached through the www.ucf.edu/jobs website.

Your assistance with the University of Central Florida’s Affirmative Action Plan implementation is appreciated.  The University collects VOLUNTARY declarations of race and gender and uses the information to compile statistics on recruitment success. If you choose to assist your demographic information will be used only for affirmative action.

The University of Central Florida is an equal opportunity, equal access, and affirmative action employer.


Skills required

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UCF is an emerging pre-eminent research university in Florida and one of
the largest universities in the U.S. But we’re not just bigger — we’re
better. We’re one of the best colleges when it comes to quality, access,
impact and value. In fact, Forbes has named UCF one of the nation’s most affordable colleges, while both The Princeton Review and Kiplinger’s rank us a best-value university.

Founded in 1963, UCF and its 13 colleges offer more than 212 degrees from UCF’s
main campus, hospitality campus, health sciences campus, online and through its
10 regional locations. The 1,415-acre main campus is 13 miles east of downtown Orlando and adjacent to one of the top research parks in the nation. Regional campuses are located throughout Central Florida and include a fully 
accredited College of Medicine in the Medical City at Lake Nona.

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