Associate Director of Development

St. Petersburg College
Florida, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Sep 25, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Development & Advancement
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

Associate Director of Development

Compensation: $60,000.00
Openings: 1
PeopleSoft ID: 4516

Department: Foundation Office
Location: Downtown

Key Position Information:

Position Summary:
The Associate Director of Development is responsible for identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major gift and high-end annual gifts in support of St. Petersburg College from alumni, friends, corporations, foundations and faculty/staff. The Associate Director will work with the Executive Director of Development and faculty, administrators, volunteers, and board members, to accomplish fundraising goals in support of student success, economic mobility and community engagement at SPC.


• Bachelor’s degree required.


• At least five years of related development experience


• Knowledge of database management; Blackbaud Raiser's Edge experience preferred.
• Knowledge of Microsoft Excel: using functions such as sorting and filtering.
• Knowledge of Microsoft Word: tracking changes/edits and creating and formatting tables.


• Skills in written and verbal communication with the ability to use considerable tact and diplomacy.
• Skills in strategic planning with the ability to synthesize multiple ideas into a cohesive plan of action.
• Skills in public speaking and in presenting to internal and external audiences.
• Experience at a professional level in a university and/or college setting preferred.
• Comfort working in an environment that puts a strong emphasis on metrics and success and ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
• Comfortable working in a complex, multi-divisional organizational environment.
• Ability and willingness to travel and to work occasional evening or weekend hours as needed.


• Identify, qualify, cultivate and solicit major gift and planned gift prospects via face-to-face visits, phone, email and virtual platforms.
• Develop and execute major gift program strategies and overall development strategies.
• Proactively and strategically manage a major gift portfolio of approximately 150 prospects and generate a high level of activity and prospect contact.
• Represent SPC at public functions and community and campus events.
• Maintain a strict personal visit and solicitation goal to include timely follow-up, attention to detail in reference to trip reports and appropriate future strategies.
• Assist in planning and executing solicitation and stewardship events involving the President, senior leadership, deans and provosts.
• Develop a comprehensive understanding of the mission and vision of SPC in order to represent these needs both internally and externally. Articulate the need for support of unrestricted funds for the College and for academic programs.
• Direct the preparation of research to support the major gift process.
• Work with other administrative and academic departments to coordinate activities to maximize gift revenue and to approach donors in a consistent and coordinated manner.
• Other duties as assigned.

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