Senior Director of Development
Company: Nova Southeastern University
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Posted on: February 23, 2021
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Fundraising & Advancement 1 Welcome to NSU! Nova Southeastern
University offers competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits
package including tuition waiver, retirement plan, excellent
medical and dental plans and much more! Thank you for considering
Nova Southeastern University as your future place of employment.
Nova Southeastern University is an equal opportunity employer.
Senior Director of Development - 998878 Apply Now Job Number:
Work Type: Full Time with Full Benefits
Location: Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Florida
Categories: Development - Alumni, Donor, & Community Relations /
Fundraising & Advancement
About Us: We are excited that you are considering joining Nova
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academic excellence and innovation. Nova Southeastern University
offers competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package
including tuition waiver, retirement plan, excellent medical and
dental plans and much more. NSU cares about the health, welfare and
its students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors and is a
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Job Title: Senior Director of Development - 998878 Location: Fort
Lauderdale-Davie, Florida Work Type: Full Time with Full Benefits
Job Category: Exempt Hiring Range: Pay Basis: Annually 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 VP,
Executive Director or President. Each meaningful contact MUST be
reported through the prospect management system (Banner) 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 15-25 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
6. Supervises colleagues who have gift planning, 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
8. Performs other duties as assigned. Marginal Job Functions: 1.
Represents the University and the Division at activities as
2. Participates in divisional and university committees, as
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
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
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: Must possess a valid Florida driver's
license and automobile insurance. Required Education: Bachelor's
Degree Major (if required): Required Experience: 1. Minimum of
seven (7) years experience in major gifts, planned giving, or
senior level development work with preference for background in
higher education or healthcare philanthropy.
2. Minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible
fund-raising experience. Preferred Qualifications: 1. Master's
2. CFRE Certification.
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. Advertised: 03 Dec 2020
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