Assistant Vice President for Constituent Programs
FSU Foundation - Florida

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Position Title: Assistant Vice President for Constituent Programs

Department: Constituent Programs

Reports To: Vice President for Constituent Programs

Supervises: Director of Development for the following college units:
  • College of Criminology
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Human Sciences
  • University Libraries
  • Panama City Campus
  • College of Music
  • College of Nursing
  • College of Social Work
  • Undergraduate & Graduate Studies

Position Summary

The Assistant Vice President for Constituent Programs (AVP) provides leadership and direction for fundraising and development initiatives for nine of the Universitys colleges and units, in alignment with the Foundations mission and Universitys strategic plan. As a member of the management team, this individual contributes to the implementation of a university-wide, comprehensive campaign. The incumbent fosters strong collaborative and mutually supportive relationships within the University and all affiliated organizations. The AVP upholds and exemplifies the operating practices and mission of the Florida State University Foundation.

Principal Responsibilities
  • Trains, mentors and supervises the Directors of Development for the Colleges of Criminology, Engineering, Human Sciences, Libraries, Panama City Campus, Music, Nursing, Social Work, and Undergraduate & Graduate Studies; ensures overall performance and growth in each area, and helps the staff succeed in their work and to grow professionally.
  • Leads fund-raising for the Universitys strategic initiatives (e.g., Entrepreneurial University, Honors Scholars & Fellows House, Successful Longevity, Veterans Legacy Center) in collaboration with the Vice President for Constituent Programs
  • Collaborates with colleges and academic programs to design and facilitate broad fundraising plans to successfully address the unique initiatives of the individual college
  • Coordinates the identification, cultivation and solicitation of prospects for the academic programs, with a focus on prospects of $100,000 and above
  • Maintains a portfolio of major gift prospects
  • Provides oversight and assistance in the determination of the feasibility and type of giving vehicle best suited to the needs of the donor, the Foundation and the University
  • Facilitates the development, maintenance and monitoring of strategically aligned work plans
  • Works closely with Director of Research & Prospect Management to track $1M+ rated prospects for pipeline management progress.
  • Leads staff in establishing a strong philanthropic focused and supportive work environment in alignment with the Foundations operating principles
  • Responsible for cost center budget development and management
  • Establishes and monitors monthly metrics to track and report success
  • Cultivates long-term, collaborative relationships with key stakeholders
  • Protects confidential information

Education & Experience
  • Bachelors degree required; Advanced degree preferred
  • Minimum of 6 years of professional fundraising experience to include demonstrated success in major gift fund-raising
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in a capital campaign with preference given to such in a university environment
  • Minimum of 3 years in a supervisory capacity
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office products suite
  • Experience with Raisers Edge or other development software preferred

  • Outstanding interpersonal skills to work effectively with a diverse audience of personnel, alumni, friends, faculty, and University community members
  • Superior communication skills to include effective and persuasive writing and public speaking
  • Proven ability to build consensus
  • Highly organized, analytical
  • Careful attention to detail
  • Track record of successful negotiation and mediation
  • Ability and discipline to meet deadlines
  • Excellent project management skills and ability to balance competing priorities and complex situations
  • Information processing management skills
  • Willingness to work collaboratively as a member of the Foundation team and participate enthusiastically in the life of the University
  • Service oriented approach
  • Professional demeanor
  • Ability and willingness to travel
  • Ability to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends

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