University of South Florida Polytechnic
Job Description Summary Florida\u2019s newest state university is looking for exceptional candidates to serve as an Assistant Director of Development in University Advancement. Florida Poly opened its doors on August 16, 2014, as the state\u2019s 12th university and the only one dedicated to core subjects in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The non-traditional academic environment focuses on applied learning, specifically in technology and engineering. Small class sizes give faculty the opportunity to work closely with high-caliber students, and the most advanced technology \u2013 including a Supercomputer, 3D printing lab, media lab and nanotechnology lab \u2013 sets Florida Poly apart from other state universities. Florida Poly\u2019s innovative approach to higher education allows students to learn strong fundamentals within a traditional university department structure, while giving them opportunities to apply their learning through research and projects in emerging high-tech concentrations like Cyber Security, Big Data Analytics, Machine Intelligence and more. The University partners closely with industry leading firms, and faculty members are rewarded for more than just publishing. Industry involvement, problem solving, and the commercialization of technology and research through start-ups and small businesses are also encouraged. Lakeland, home to Florida Polytechnic University\u2019s ultra-modern campus, is located along the I-4 High Tech Corridor halfway between Tampa and Orlando. Our central Florida community combines small town comfort with big-city culture. Florida\u2019s High Tech Corridor is home to 11,000 high-tech businesses, and Polk County alone has more than 600,000 residents, four universities and one state college. Lakeland is just a 45-minute drive from Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, professional sports teams, and thriving performing art centers. With no income tax in Florida, and home values increasing 14.3% on average over the past year, Lakeland and central Florida continue to rise among the best places to live and work. Job Description SUMMARY OF POSITION ROLE\/ RESPONSIBILITIES: Florida Polytechnic University Advancement seeks a proactive and entrepreneurial Assistant Director of Development who can identify, cultivate and solicit donors, serve as a development liaison, support fundraising special projects and development initiatives for a comprehensive fundraising program that advances the mission of the University with a focus on Florida\u2019s Hi Tech Corridor and the Polk and Hillsborough County areas, but will need to assist in the Tampa area as needed. The Assistant Director of Development will be based at the Lakeland Development office, but will travel extensively throughout the region. RESPONSIBILITIES: \u00b7 Cultivates and solicits philanthropic support by developing and maintaining long term relationships with assigned prospects; identifies new prospects and integrates them into the established cultivation process; nurtures a culture of philanthropic support with a focus on Florida\u2019s Hi Tech Corridor; carries out the fundraising priorities of the university and foundation. \u00b7 Supports fundraising strategies to ensure proper acknowledgement, recognition, and stewardship of donors. \u00b7 Participates in developing marketing material and assists in preparing reports and prospect research materials. \u00b7 Builds working relationships and serves as department liaison to internal and external constituents. \u00b7 Manages information on and activities with key constituents and provides timely reporting through the Customer Relationship Management System \u00b7 Participates in professional development organizations, committees, boards, and meetings; travels locally, and out-of-town as necessary. \u00b7 Participates in special projects and other duties as assigned.
University of South Florida Polytechnic
Website : https://floridapolytechnic.org
The University of South Florida Polytechnic is the newest of four campuses in the University of South Florida system. Located in Lakeland, Florida, USF Polytechnic is the state's only polytechnic and provides upper level undergraduate and graduate students with an extraordinary opportunity to experience applied learning and research in a personalized setting: small class sizes, convenient locations, innovative programs and flexible formats. USFP serves students from throughout west central Florida. Faculty members hold degrees from a variety of prestigious institutions, and many also have a wealth of professional experience outside of the classroom. Their commitment is to excellent teaching and practical research that will make a difference in the real world. The polytechnic model emerged as a result of intense community engagement and was formalized in USFP's strategic plan, adopted in 2007. USFP students pursue degrees and certificates in over 20 degree programs and certificate programs and have learned to expect a multi-disciplinary focus, hands-on learning, real-world application, and a supportive campus community. Since 1988, USFP has occupied a joint-use campus in Lakeland with Polk State College and is now engaged in the process of building a new campus at the eastern intersection of I-4 and the Polk Parkway, between Lakeland and Auburndale at the heart of Florida's High Tech Corridor. USFP's current campus is located within 20 minutes of the downtown districts of Lakeland, Winter Haven and Bartow and within an hour of international airports in Tampa and Orlando. Area residents enjoy easy access to metropolitan amenities such as world class entertainment, professional sports (NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL franchises, as well as a host of minor league teams), Big East athletics, varied shopping and dining options, and a superb quality of life. Polk County was recently named an "All-America County," the only county so designated in 2007.