Director of Annual Giving

Posted on 02/18/2019

University of North Florida

Jacksonville, FL


In 2018, the University of North Florida (UNF) received the prestigious INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award, the only application-based national award for U.S. colleges and universities that exhibit an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion across their campuses. In addition, UNF ranked highest among the 80 HEED institutions and was also recognized as a 2018 Diversity Champion.

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Job Summary

The Director of Annual Giving, under the direction of a Sr. Director or above, provides leadership and guidance for a university department.

Job Function

Responsible for the overall direction of the Annual Giving department, including fiscal/budget management. Plan and execute a systematic fundraising program to provide financial support for the university’s annual giving program. Design and implement departmental strategies and objectives to ensure departmental goals are met. Develop and/or supervise the implementation of programs, policies & procedures and technology initiatives. Serve in an advisory capacity, providing coaching and consultation. Develop proposals, recommendations and reports for senior leadership. Collaborate with senior leaders to integrate departmental objectives that impact the university. During declared campus emergencies, this position may be required to perform specific job related duties at a designated off campus location or place of residence.

Other such general and specific duties as may be assigned, consistent with the University Development and Alumni Engagement and University of North Florida’s goals, objectives and interests.


A Master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in a directly related area of specialization and six years of experience directly related to the job functions; or a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in a directly related area of specialization and eight years of experience directly related to the job functions.

Preference given to applicants who meet the required qualifications and also possess the following:

  • Knowledge of University mission, services, policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of alumni and donor segmentation.
  • Detailed knowledge of and commitment to professional standards and practices.
  • Developed management and planning skills.
  • Computer literacy skills including knowledge of Word, Excel and
  • PowerPoint as well as competence in word processing and database management, preferably including Raisers Edge.
  • Able to forge strong working relationships with others and a capacity for engaging confidence and trust among donors, alumni, parents and friends of the University of North Florida.
  • Strong communication, presentation and writing skills.
  • Ability to conduct personal solicitations and manage volunteers.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills and ability to balance and move forward multiple projects.

This position requires a background check. In conjunction with the University’s policy, this position may also require a credit check.

The holder of this position is designated as a “Responsible Employee” pursuant to their role under Title IX. Therefore, the incumbent must promptly report allegations of sexual misconduct, sexual violence, and child sexual abuse by or against any student, employee, contractor, or visitor to the University’s Title IX Administrator or any divisional Title IX Coordinator.

Hours & Salary

M-F, 8-5 pm, Occ. nights & weekends

$55,000 – Negotiable

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