Development Director in Coral Gables, FL

$80K - $100K(Ladders Estimates)

Miami University   •  

Coral Gables, FL 33114

Industry: Education, Government & Non-Profit


Less than 5 years

Posted 40 days ago

The University of Miami is among the top research universities and academic medical centers in the nation, and one of the largest private employers in South Florida.

With more than 16,000 faculty and staff, the University strives for excellence, and is driven by a powerful purpose to transform and impact the lives of its students, patients, members of the community, and people across the globe.

The University is committed to fostering a culture of belonging, where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to add value. Through values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity, and Teamwork (DIRECCT) the U community works together to create an environment driven by purpose, excellence, community, and service.

The University has been named on Forbes's Best Employers list for two consecutive years, and is the only university in Florida to receive this honor.

The Development Director will be responsible for increasing gifts through relationships with assigned prospects and athletic constituents. Coordinates fundraising strategy for Golden Cane Society and leadership annual gifts, as well as assisting in the planning and implementation of all capital campaigns and major gift solicitations. Assists the Associate Athletic Director for Development with other fund raising projects as assigned.


  • Develop, build, solicit and manage prospect portfolio of 150 major giving prospects and moving them through the giving process, with focus on establishing new prospects for the Department of Athletics.
  • Conduct an average of 15-20 meaningful visits per month.
  • Conduct 3-5 solicitations per month
  • Responsible for ensuring proper recording of prospect strategies, actions, stages and proposals in Raiser's Edge Software.
  • Coordinates research of prospective donors and assists in the management and development of the fund raising plan for capital campaigns.
  • Assist in writing of solicitation proposals and acknowledgment letters: create and edit campaign materials.
  • Manage fundraising strategy for Golden Cane Society and Leadership Annual Gifts in coordination with the Associate AD for Development to maximize donation revenue and major gift pipeline efficiency.
  • Works with university development office.
  • Research and solicitation of planned and deferred gifts.
  • Other duties as assigned by Associate Athletic Director for Advancement or designee.
  • Responsible for maintaining compliance with all NCAA, Atlantic Coast Conference, University of Miami and departmental policies and procedures


Bachelor's degree and at least two years of experience. Outstanding oral and written skills are necessary along with the ability to be highly organized, creative, energetic, and assertive and exhibit the independent judgment and personal integrity. A teamwork oriented approach to colleagues and proven ability to manage people in a positive and constructive environment are essential.

Valid Through: 2019-10-2