Director of Development, College of Law
FSU Foundation - Tallahassee, FL

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Director of Development, College of Law
Constituent Programs

Position Purpose

The Director of Development strategically designs and executes a personal solicitation program resulting in philanthropic support through the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of high-level prospects for the College of Law. The Director of Development secures, on an annual basis, private support at the major gift level ($100,000) and higher. The Director of Development will be expected to uphold and exemplify the operating practices and mission of the Florida State University Foundation.

Principal Responsibilities
  • Serving as the chief strategist, develops, oversees and coordinates the fundraising plans of the College with the Dean of Law and the Vice President for Constituent Programs of the FSU Foundation
  • Facilitates the development, maintenance and monitoring of strategically aligned work plans for development staff within the College
  • Identifies, qualifies and sustains a donor prospect pipeline and portfolio with a giving capacity of $100,000 or more, while concentrating on the development of principal gift prospects at the $1,000,000 and up level
  • Prepares proposals and gift agreements as required for proper gift documentation
  • Reviews gift agreements for proper gift documentation
  • With the Dean of Law, designs and develops a volunteer structure in support of the Colleges fundraising efforts
  • Prepares prospect materials for the President of the University, the Vice President for University Advancement, the Dean of Law and other senior administration as appropriate to a prospects situation
  • Supervises the College of Law fundraising staff, to include monitoring performance metrics
  • Leads staff in establishing a strong philanthropic focused and supportive work environment
  • Develops and manages the cost centers budget under the direction of the Vice President for Constituent Programs for the FSU Foundation
  • Facilitates meetings, initiating up to date communications, informational exchanges and project/philanthropic coordination with the faculty and faculty chairs
  • Prepares correspondence with prospects and all contact reporting in a professional and timely manner
  • Maintains donor interest and enthusiasm through stewardship activities
  • Ensures direct activities with prospects are designed to enhance the affiliation between the prospect and the University
  • Coordinates with FSU Foundation colleagues to identify prospects for planned, corporate and foundation and major giving
  • Coordinates an annual giving plan for the College of Law with the FSU Foundations Director of Annual Giving
  • Effectively communicates organizations mission and represents the organizations culture to external stakeholders.
  • Protects confidential information
Education & Experience
  • Bachelors degree required; Advanced degree preferred
  • Minimum of five years of experience in major gift development in a university setting with a strong preference given to those with College of Law experience
  • Minimum of three years supervisory experience preferred
  • Campaign experience preferred
  • Proven success in the closure of major gifts at the $100,000 and above level
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office products suite

  • Must be conversant with FSU alumni, faculty and staff members with similarly qualified educational backgrounds
  • A self-starter, comfortable working independently
  • Ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Maintain consistent and positive communication with the Dean and Foundation
  • Facilitate strong communications with alumni, including letters, surveys and telephone solicitation programs
  • Excellent communication skills to include effective and persuasive writing, public speaking and interpersonal skills
  • Professional demeanor
  • Careful attention to detail
  • Ability and willingness to travel frequently
  • Ability to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends

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