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Executive Director – Transformational Gifts - 999920

Apply Now Job Number: 504274
Work Type: Full Time with Full Benefits
Location: Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Florida
Department: Development
Categories: Development - Alumni, Donor, & Community Relations / Fundraising & Advancement

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Job Title: Executive Director – Transformational Gifts - 999920
Location: Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Florida
Work Type: Full Time with Full Benefits
Job Category: Exempt
Hiring Range:  
Pay Basis:


Subject to Grant Funding?: No  
Essential Job Functions: 1. Works with a small portfolio that consists of transformational gift prospects.

2. Directs and integrates the activities of multiple, major project operations; ensures that project efforts are generally cohesive, consistent, and effective in supporting the University's mission, goals, and strategic plan.

3. Develops and establishes policies, strategies, and operating objectives consistent with those of the organization to ensure efficient and effective implementation of major cross-University projects and/or projects tied to strategic institutional priorities.

4. Participates in and oversees the development, implementation, and maintenance of individual project objectives and short- and long-range plans; develops tracking and evaluation programs to assist in the accomplishment of established project goals and objectives.

5. Develops and implements special events and programs designed to identify prospective donors, trains the professional community and to market the university giving opportunities.

6. Manages and advances a portfolio of approximately 200 prospects each year.

7. Manages and implements initiatives in order to engage new donors to NSU and secure major/leadership gifts.

8. Supervises and works closely with the Campaign Committee to lead the process of securing major philanthropic gifts, some of which may be blended gift commitments.

9. Develops, administers and manages complex, multi-faceted budgets and business plans for component units, as it relates to project development and deployment at an institutional level; performs periodic cost and productivity analyses.

10. Recommends and participates in the development of University policies and procedures; may serve on University planning and policy-making committees.

11. Maintains currency of knowledge with respect to the University's strategic directions and plans, and relevant state-of-the-art systems and technology.

12. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Marginal Job Functions:  
Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities: 1. Demonstrates experience and understanding of development strategies particularly major gift development and revenue generation.

2. Ability to independently organize and schedule appointments to assure that targets and KPIs are met each month and recorded into CRM.

3. Ability to communicate effectively as evidenced by clarity and conciseness of oral and written presentations.

4. Ability to deal tactfully and effectively with others.

5. Computer experience including Internet research, MS Word, Excel, and Power Point, Windows and relational database experience. Familiarity with Banner software a plus.

6. Ability to travel locally, regionally, and in assigned geographic territory as well as to other off-site locations as requested.

7. Comfort level working in a team-oriented environment; ability to work with teams of volunteers and staff.

8. Must be disciplined, detailed and result-oriented.

9. Must be highly organized and able to effectively manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

Physical Requirements and Working Environment:
1. Speech Recognition - Must be able to identify and understand the speech of another person.
2. Speech Clarity - Must be able to speak clearly so others can understand you.
3. Near Vision - Must be able to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
4. Travel - Must be able to travel on a daily and/or overnight basis.
5. May be required to work nights or weekends.
6. May be exposed to short, intermittent, and/or prolonged periods of sitting and/or standing in performance of job duties.
7. May be required to accomplish job duties using various types of equipment/supplies, to include but not limited to pens, pencils, and computer keyboards.

Job Requirements:  
Required Certifications/Licensures: Must possess a valid Driver's License and automobile insurance.
Required Education: Bachelor's Degree
Major (if required):  
Required Experience: Ten (10) years of experience in principle gift fundraising in a higher education or non-profit setting.
Preferred Qualifications: (1) Master's Degree
(2) CFRE Certification

Is this a safety sensitive position? No  
Background Screening Required? Yes  
Pre-Employment Conditions:


Sensitivity Disclaimer: Nova Southeastern University is in full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and does not discriminate with regard to applicants or employees with disabilities, and will make reasonable accommodation when necessary.

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