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Director of Development, Moss School of Construction

Florida International University
33199, Miami (US)
Starting at $100,000 and commensurate with experience
Date posted
Jan 25, 2024

Serves as a frontline, external fundraiser whose primary responsibility is to identify, expand, diversify, and cultivate relationships with prospective and existing donors on behalf of the Moss School of Construction Management.  Directs and coordinates fundraising efforts for the department/college and coordinates institution-wide fundraising activities within the department/college. 

  • Develops, plans, and implements strategies to secure gift funding from individuals, corporations, and foundations in support of fundraising priorities of CEC and the Moss School of Construction Management.
  • Directs all fundraising activities relative to the department/college. Initiates, plans, and coordinates the development of donor cultivation, development of proposals and solicitations of gifts and grants at the major and principal gift levels specifically focused on the unit. Develops plans and implements strategies to secure philanthropic support.
  • Meets the annual goal for personal contacts and agreed-upon annual fundraising goal as set jointly by the Moss Department of Construction Management and the Advancement supervisor. Monitors, and reports progress towards achieving revenue goals to Advancement and the College regularly. Documents contact and prospect moves, tracking progress using Raisers Edge and adhering to established guidelines and protocols.
  • Participates in university-wide prospect management , cultivation and stewardship of donors and prospects adhering to University Advancement RPM guidelines and protocols. Develops and implements a strategic work plan that focuses on internal and external objectives of University Advancement and CEC.
  • Organizes, promotes, and maintains collaborative working relationships with key faculty, leadership, staff and volunteers in support of FIU. Works in tandem with development specialists in several areas, as well as with other college development officers, deans, directors, and the FIU Foundation.
  • Drafts, designs, and prepares proposals needed for solicitation and personalized materials needed for the recognition and stewardship of donors (includes gift acknowledgment). Collaborates with Donor Relations and Stewardship as appropriate. Collaborates with Editorial Services as appropriate.
  • Manages a portfolio of prospective donors and foundations. Monitors progress towards achieving revenue goals for CEC. Identifies, expands, diversifies, and cultivates relationships with prospective and existing donors, in order to successfully close gifts and continue the development of the relationship with CEC.
  • Develops and/or implements a strategically planned travel schedule to meet with prospects and donors, aligned with strategies and outcomes, in consultation with Advancement and the College.
  • Serves as a liaison with volunteer groups supporting the department and the college.
  • Collaborates closely with other development and alumni relations teams. Attends all development meetings as required. Implements policies and procedures for fundraising activities in the department/college.

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