Hodges University is seeking a fundraising professional with experience in major gift solicitation to serve as the Director of Development for the Department of University Advancement. This officer has a key role in identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major gifts to benefit the University to accomplish its mission and achieve its strategic plan. The development officer is responsible for proving administrative support for all major fundraising efforts at the University by annually managing a portfolio of major and planned giving prospects. Additionally, this officer assists in the administration and maintenance of all policies and procedures for accepting major gifts.
Candidates should possess at minimum a bachelor’s degree, with a master’s degree in non-profit management or philanthropic studies, public administration, marketing/public relations, or a related field preferred. A Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and/or licensed insurance agent is a plus. Three to five years of experience in major gifts solicitation is required. The successful applicant will possess effective communication skills, both written and verbal, a working knowledge of Microsoft Office, strong organizational skills, and the ability and willingness to work evenings and weekends as required.
Hodges University is a private, nonprofit, SACS accredited university located in southwest Florida that primarily serves adult students. Applicants should submit their resume, cover letter and salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hodges University is an equal-opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or any other protected characteristics under the law in its hiring practices. All offers of employment are conditioned on the successful completion of a background check and in some cases, a drug test.