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
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
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.
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
- Assists the director or other appropriate administrator in
long-term planning, strategic alignment, and management oversight
- 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
- 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
- Responsible for ensuring that all programs, activities, and
series comply with university, state, and federal regulations.
Additional Job Description
- Other job-related duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in an
- 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
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- Master’s degree from an accredited institution in an
- Computing experience accessing, processing, and analyzing data,
for use in reporting and management decision making.
- Experience and proficiency with Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge.
Salary Range: $58,000 - $61,000
- Knowledge of the principles, best practices, trends, and legal
constraints of fundraising and gift solicitation within higher
- Knowledge of modern database applications development
- Knowledge of or ability to learn Raiser's Edge.
- Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication
- 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
- Ability to utilize data and information to make decisions and
- Ability to work collaboratively and build strategic relations
with a diverse group of colleagues, donors, volunteers, and
- 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
- Ability to anticipate problems and address them
- Ability to work evenings, nights and weekends as
FGCU is an EOE AA /F/Vet/Disability Employer.