Florida International University is classified by Carnegie as a R1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity and recognized as a Carnegie engaged university. It is a public research university with colleges and schools that offers 196 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, computer science, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU contributes almost $9 billion each year to the local economy. FIU is Worlds Ahead in finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission. FIU has awarded more than 220,000 degrees and enrolls more than 54,000 students in two campuses and three centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell, FIU@I-75, and the Miami Beach Urban Studios. FIU’s Medina Aquarius Program houses the Aquarius Reef Base, a unique underwater research facility in the Florida Keys. FIU also supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA and more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. For more information about FIU, visit http://www.fiu.edu/.
The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum (PPFAM) enriches and educates audiences by collecting, conserving, interpreting, and exhibiting art, augmenting Florida International University's mission to serve as local and global center for knowledge. One of the largest freestanding art museums in South Florida, the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum has welcomed more than 40,000 visitors per year since its founding in 1977. The Frost Art Museum’s mission is threefold: to be a campus resource for the entire FIU community, to offer interdisciplinary training in the arts for the next generation of artists and art historians and to serve as a premier cultural destination for residents of and visitors to one of America’s most vibrant cities.
PPFAM is seeking a dynamic, passionate and knowledgeable development professional to plan, coordinate and implement the individual major donor program to build the donor base and meet the organization's fundraising goals. The Director of Development will serve as a strategic partner to the Museum Director by directing all fundraising activities relative to PPFAM through the Initiation, planning, and coordination of the development of donor cultivation; development of proposals and solicitations of gifts and grants at the major and principal gift levels; and the development of cultivation strategies for overall success. Additional duties include, but are not limited to:
- Participating in university-wide prospect management, cultivation and stewardship of donors and prospects, while developing and implementing a strategic work plan that focuses on the internal and external objectives of University Advancement and the PPFAM.
- Organizing, promoting and maintaining collaborative working relationships with key leadership, staff and volunteers in support of FIU, working in tandem with development specialists in several areas, as well as with other college development officers, deans, directors and the Advancement Services & Operations area.
- Assisting in the development and coordination of efforts associated with volunteer, industry, advisory boards and programs at the Frost Art Museum while supporting industry relations efforts. The Director will also represent the University and the PPFAM at public functions as needed.
The successful incumbent will have earned a Bachelor’s degree and have at least 5 years of progressively responsible fundraising experience (preferably in a museum or cultural organization) and a demonstrated career track record in identifying, cultivating, soliciting and closing five and six-figure gifts and a history of stability with an organization. We are seeking a self-directed professional who leads with a high level of integrity and trust, has the ability to build strong partnerships across the institution with a sense of urgency, and operate based on a clear set of priorities, with ability to adapt to changing circumstances in a complex environment.
Salary: Starting at $85,000 (Commensurate with Experience)
For more information about this opportunity, please email Carolyn Jackson, Executive Director, Human Resources – University Advancement at email@example.com. To apply, please visit careers.fiu.edu and reference Job Opening ID# 513041.
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