Associate Director, Development

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Work type: Administrative & Professional
Location: Main Campus (Orlando)
Categories: Administrative/Professional

Classification Title:

Associate Director, Development

Job Description:

Reporting to the Deputy Athletic Director / Assistant VP for UCF Advancement, the Assistant Athletics Director for Championship Resources and Major Gifts develops and implements yearly strategic fundraising plans for each assignment.  This position manages a portfolio of major and principal gift prospects ($25,000 +), and conducts appropriate identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship activities for major gifts, primarily for UCF Athletics. 

  • Assists with the strategic development, execution, and management of major gift action plans toward the achievement of Advancement goals and objectives in accordance with NCAA, IRS, UCFAA and UCF Foundation rules and regulations. Includes market research, volunteer recruitment, effective communication and solicitation activities, and cultivation/retention programs.
  • Manages comprehensive solicitation strategies and portfolio of prospects, including personal solicitation, cultivation, and stewardship of gifts.
  • Secures, plans, and engages in face-to-face donor visits.
  • Focuses on building new charitable giving relationships.
  • Assists with the development and coordination of a progressive communications and solicitations program to donors and prospects through direct mail, targeted appeals, e-information/e-solicitation, automated telephone solicitations/telethons, website management, and publications collateral.
  • Helps to facilitate coordination of premium seating for donors.
  • Develops a comprehensive understanding of the UCF Athletics, programs and priorities.
  • Prepares and directs preparation of major proposals, solicitation letters and other cultivation materials for prospects and donors.
  • Critical features of this job are described above.  Nothing in this position description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.  All positions assist in recruiting, training and retaining foundation employees.


UCF Foundation

Hours of work:

8:00am-5:00pm with frequent nights, weekends and holidays.

Work Schedule:


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Advertised Annual Salary:


Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's or Master's degree and 4+ years of relevant experience.

Additional Minimum Requirements:


Preferred Qualifications:

Should be well-organized, thorough and accurate in planning, preparation, and processing of work-related materials and activities. Should meet deadlines as established. Should be cooperative and communicate effectively with a variety of people. Requires high level of interpersonal and organizational skills. Involves some team travel, and evening and weekend work.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Resume and Cover Letter required.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.


The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.

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