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Assistant Director, Advancement Services

Florida Gulf Coast University
Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 20, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Business & Administrative Support, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Development & Advancement, Alumni Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Summary

The Assistant Director, Advancement Services provides operational direction for Advancement Services functions including data management and data security and quality.

Florida Gulf Coast University is committed to establishing and maintaining an inclusive working and learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of the campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview.

At FGCU, we collectively stand against any individual or group that practices any form of racism, discrimination, intolerance, hate expressions, or disrespect. We are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, religious beliefs, abilities, ages, gender identities, sexual orientations, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, family statuses, and military backgrounds. FGCU strives to hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our University stronger. The University community recognizes the importance of a diverse and inclusive institution and holds these ideals as paramount for the current and future success of the institution.

We seek colleagues who promote and embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion. We encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply for this position as we believe that our University will grow and move forward through a commitment of equality for all.

Job Description

Typical duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Coordinates the analysis and documentation of business processes related to the data systems and sets priorities for Advancement Services.
  • Assists the director or other appropriate administrator in long-term planning, strategic alignment, and management oversight of department.
  • Maintains high data standards for constituent/donor records and manages data imports/exports, data entry, and gift processing to support fundraising effectiveness.
  • Maintains the donor database, including developing policies and protocols governing its operations and serving as the point-of-contact for its use.
  • Designs advanced search queries, custom reports and dashboard views for University Advancement.
  • In conjunction with supervisor, keeps up with the IRS and CASE rules regarding the processing and receipting of gifts.
  • Establishes performance goals and measures to evaluate success of assigned area of responsibility.
  • Participates in formulating and implementing policies and procedures.
  • Supervises the day-to-day operations of assigned area including the supervision of departmental employees. Provides guidance and direction to staff involved in department services and programs.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all programs, activities, and series comply with university, state, and federal regulations.

Other Duties:

  • Other job-related duties as assigned.

Additional Job Description

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in an appropriate field.
  • Six years of professional full-time experience with Advancement, fundraising, or other relevant experience.
  • Any appropriate combination of relevant education, experience, and/or certifications may be considered.
  • Experience operating a personal computer and proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Publisher and Outlook).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution in an appropriate field.
  • Computing experience accessing, processing, and analyzing data, for use in reporting and management decision making.
  • Experience and proficiency with Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the principles, best practices, trends, and legal constraints of fundraising and gift solicitation within higher education.
  • Knowledge of modern database applications development tools.
  • Knowledge of or ability to learn Raiser's Edge.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Skill in public speaking and delivering presentations to individuals and groups.
  • Demonstrated skill in planning, developing, and producing events and special projects.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and complete simultaneous projects.
  • Ability to thrive in an organization that values the diversity of its student body and workforce and actively promotes equity and inclusion.
  • Ability to utilize data and information to make decisions and projections.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and build strategic relations with a diverse group of colleagues, donors, volunteers, and community members.
  • Ability to think critically and creatively, have a high standard of integrity, and be motivated to incorporate best practices into the organizational structure.
  • Ability to take initiative to plan, organize, coordinate and perform work in various situations when numerous and diverse demands are involved.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion at all times.
  • Ability to anticipate problems and address them proactively.
  • Ability to work evenings, nights and weekends as necessary.

Salary Range: $58,000 - $61,000

FGCU is an EOE AA /F/Vet/Disability Employer.
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