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Associate Director/Director, Annual & Leadership Giving
Post Date: 07/11/23   Company: Florida Gulf Coast University

Job Description:

Associate Director/Director, Annual & Leadership Giving


Job Summary

The Associate Director, Annual & Leadership Giving oversees and implements strategic yearly campaigns for all constituent groups. Collaborates with leadership to retain, upgrade and move prospects through the pipeline to strengthen fundraising across campus.


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 prohibit 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 is 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 encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply for this position as we believe that our university will grow and move forward through a commitment to equality for all.


Job Description


Typical duties may include but are not limited to:


  • Develops and implements fundraising strategies, goals, and objectives for annual and leadership giving.
  • Oversees and Manages multiple annual giving campaigns that increase the number of donors participating and the dollar amounts donated year over year.
  • Manages and oversees the leadership giving program, adhering to metrics for retention, growth and pipeline development.
  • Collaborates with marketing and communications colleagues to develop and implement successful campaigns to reach current and new donors and clearly communicate the university's fundraising needs/priorities.
  • Develops and executes a monthly template to track results of campaigns and constituent participation and financial support.
  • Accessible to and collaborate with University leadership to build and increase donor support across campus, including the leadership of the Alumni Association, the Family and Parent Council, Student Government, and participants of FGCU Give Day.


Other Duties:


  • Other job-related duties as assigned.
  • Participates as a team member in support of special events and programs for donors and prospects.


Additional Job Description


Required Qualifications:


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in an appropriate field.
  • Seven years of professional full-time experience with annual giving, fundraising, or other relevant experience.
  • Any appropriate combination of relevant education, experience, and/or certifications may be considered.
  • Demonstrated success participating in or overseeing annual and leadership giving campaigns.
  • 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.
  • Annual giving or 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.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Skill in public speaking and delivering presentations to individuals and groups.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and complete simultaneous projects.
  • Ability to be a self-starter with documented results in building new programs and initiatives.
  • Ability to think critically and creatively, have a high standard of integrity, and be motivated to incorporate best practices into the organizational structure.
  • Demonstrated ability to write successful grant proposals.
  • Ability to collect, organize, analyze, and present information in a meaningful manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and build positive and strategic relationships with colleagues, donors, and volunteers.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion at all times.
  • Ability to thrive in an organization that values the diversity of its student body and workforce and actively promotes an equitable environment.
  • Ability to travel locally and throughout the state and work evenings, nights, and weekends as necessary.


The selected candidate meeting the preferred qualifications may be hired at the Director level.


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