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Development Officer II
Post Date: 01/18/23   Company: Florida Gulf Coast University

Job Description:

Development Officer II


Job Summary

The Development Officer II pursues giving opportunities and cultivates the development cycle of mid-level prospects and donors. This position assists WGCU's Development and Membership Teams with the organization's initiatives to increase mid-level donor counts and advance self-identified donors into WGCU's Leadership Circle. Continually supports a Culture of Philanthropy within WGCU.


WGCU is Southwest Florida's source for PBS and NPR. A member-supported service of Florida Gulf Coast University, WGCU provides educational programming that inspires, informs and engages our community. Serving all or part of 12 counties in south and Southwest Florida, with five distinct digital TV channels, two FM radio channels, two HD radio channels, and multiple websites, WGCU delivers national and international programming, and develops, produces and delivers relevant, informative and educational local programs to the region.


Florida Gulf Coast University is committed to establishing and maintaining an inclusive working and learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of the campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview.


At FGCU, we collectively stand against any individual or group that practices any form of racism, discrimination, intolerance, hate expressions, or disrespect. We are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, religious beliefs, abilities, ages, gender identities, sexual orientations, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, family statuses, and military backgrounds. FGCU strives to hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it's the right thing to do, but because it makes our University stronger. The University community recognizes the importance of a diverse and inclusive institution and holds these ideals as paramount for the current and future success of the institution.


We seek colleagues who promote and embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion. We encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply for this position as we believe that our University will grow and move forward through a commitment of equality for all.


Job Description


Typical duties may include but are not limited to:


  • Manages a portfolio of mid-level ($1000-$2499 per year) donors and prospects. Plans and develops innovative strategies for portfolio growth.
  • Prepares gift proposals, solicitation letters, gift agreements, and other materials for donors and prospects.
  • Implement Moves Management system as the framework to advance relationships with mid-level donors as Leadership Circle and planned giving donor prospects.
  • Compiles background information and summaries for fundraising visits. Works with complex financial data to interpret donor prospect profiles.
  • Plans, creates, and executes a multichannel communication plan with donors and prospective donors.
  • Participates in the development, coordination and execution of special events and programs for donors and prospects.
  • Maintains Constituent Relationship Management Software Allegiance and Raiser's Edge
  • Ensures ‘Thank You' letters are sent in a timely manner with correct verbiage for mid-level and Leadership Circle donors
  • Collaborates to develop strategies, goals, and objectives for donor identification and solicitation.


Other Duties:


  • Assists with recruitment of event sponsors and execution of trade agreements. Facilitates introductions for underwriting colleagues.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.


Additional Job Description


Required Qualifications:


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in an appropriate field.
  • Four years of professional full-time experience with Advancement, fundraising, or other relevant experience.
  • Any appropriate combination of relevant education, experience, and/or certifications may be considered.
  • Experience operating a personal computer and proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Publisher and Outlook).


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Master's degree from an accredited institution in an appropriate field.
  • Fundraising experience in a higher education setting.
  • Experience and proficiency with Raiser's Edge or similar fundraising applications.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:


  • Knowledge of the principles, best practices, trends, and legal constraints of fundraising and gift solicitation within higher education.
  • Knowledge of or ability to learn Raiser's Edge and Allegiance.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated skill in planning, developing, and producing events and special projects.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and complete simultaneous projects.
  • Ability to thrive in an organization that values the diversity of its student body and workforce and actively promotes equity and inclusion.
  • Demonstrated ability to write successful grant proposals.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and build strategic relations with a diverse group of colleagues, donors, volunteers, and community members.
  • Ability to work successfully as both a member of a team and independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to take initiative to plan, organize, coordinate and perform work in various situations when numerous and diverse demands are involved.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion at all times.
  • Ability to accurately prepare and maintain records, files, and reports.
  • Ability to travel locally and throughout the state and work evenings, nights, and weekends as necessary.


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