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Senior Director - Development - 998450

Apply Now Job Number: 505600
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: Senior Director - Development - 998450
Location: Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Florida
Work Type: Full Time with Full Benefits
Job Category: Exempt
Hiring Range: Commensurate with experience
Pay Basis:


Subject to Grant Funding?: No  
Essential Job Functions: 1. Manages a pool of approximately 150-200 individuals. This pool should represent a balance of individuals at various stages in the development continuum. As a guideline, the following distribution is recommended (the mix might change based on the status of the campaign or project): Cultivation; Solicitation; Stewardship.

2. Makes or causes to be made 150 meaningful contacts per year. Based on experience, a full time major gifts officer can make 200 face-to-face personal calls per year. However, other meaningful contacts may be included, such as joint visits with the senior management team, Vice President, or President. Each meaningful contact MUST be reported through the prospect management system by filing a contact report.

3. Makes or causes to be made a minimum an appropriate number of major gift solicitations each year. This should produce 25-30 gifts at major gifts level and a number of gifts at a lesser level.

4. Identifies new prospects to be managed through the prospect management system that have the inclination and capability to qualify as major gift prospects. In general, 50 individual contacts will have to be made to identify and qualify 15-20 new prospects and these prospects will replace individuals who have been removed from the prospect pool.

5. Leads the planning and implementation of a strategic development plan for the assigned area of focus in collaboration with management.

6. Supervises colleagues who have gift planning, events, major gifts and annual giving solicitation responsibilities; develops gift planning and annual giving solicitation strategies, information, and other related data with the purpose of raising philanthropic dollars through various solicitation vehicles.

7. Organizes and addresses public gatherings; conducts meetings of volunteers and donors designed to identify prospective donors and advance prospects.

8. Performs other duties as assigned.
Marginal Job Functions: 1. Represents the University and the Division at activities as needed.

2. Participates in divisional and university committees, as requested.

3. Creates office systems to support all processes and procedures for project operations.
Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities: 1. Excellent oral, written communication and presentation skills.

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

3.Ability to travel extensively in assigned geographic territory and to other off-site locations as requested.

4. Highly organized: able to effectively manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

5. Ability to independently organize and schedule appointments to assure that targets for number of personal visits and/or personal contacts are met each week.

6. Works with minimal supervision and uses independent judgment.

7. Ability to travel.

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

9. Must be highly organized and able to effectively manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
Job Requirements:  
Required Certifications/Licensures: Valid driver's license and automobile insurance.
Required Education: Bachelor's Degree
Major (if required):  
Required Experience: 1. Five (5) to seven (7) years experience in major gifts, planned giving, or senior level development work with preference for background in higher education, healthcare philanthropy or athletics fundraising.

2. Minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible fund-raising experience.
Preferred Qualifications: 1. Master's degree.

2. CFRE.

3. Experience in development at an academic institution with a strong emphasis in major gift and capital campaign achievements.
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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