Director of Development – Museum of Contemporary Art, University of North Florida

Job TitleDirector of Development, Museum of Contemporary Art
Position TypeAdministrative
Working HoursM-F 8:00am – 5:00pm; Occ. nights/weekends
DepartmentCollege Dev. Officers
Approved Hiring Salary Range$90,000.00 to Negotiable
Pay BasisAnnually
Equal OpportunityIn 2020, the University of North Florida (UNF) received the prestigious INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award, the only application-based national award for U.S. colleges and universities that exhibit an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion across their campuses. In addition, UNF ranked highest among the HEED institutions and was recognized as a 2020 Diversity Champion.

The University of North Florida (UNF) is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all who interact in our community. In building this environment, we strive to attract students, faculty and staff from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and life experiences. The University of North Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not commit or permit discrimination or harassment on the basis of genetic information, race, color, religion, age, sex, disability, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, or veteran status in any educational, employment, social, recreational program or activity that it offers. In addition, UNF will not commit or permit retaliation against an individual who reports discrimination or harassment or an individual who cooperates in an investigation of an alleged violation of university regulation.
CarnegieUNF is a Carnegie Community Engaged Institution. This designation celebrates the University’s collaboration with community partners from the local to the global level. It reflects UNF’s mission to contribute to the public good and prepare educated, engaged citizens.
Faculty InitiativesThe University of North Florida promotes the quality and effectiveness of education and strives to maintain the highest standards of academic excellence in all phases of instruction, research/scholarship/creative activity, and service.
General Description / Primary PurposeThe Director of Development for the Museum Of Contemporary Art is responsible for all development activities.

Essential Duties

Job FunctionLeads all aspects of individual giving, from identifying, cultivating, and maintaining major donors to moving them appropriately towards solicitation and closure. Researches and connects with foundations, corporations, and government sources to expand base of support within and beyond region. Initiates and implements fundraising efforts for special projects. Writes solicitation proposals proposals. Prepares annual budget, revenue, and expenses, for department. Works effectively with community stakeholders and cultivates relationships and support for the arts through educational opportunities. Prepares and presents reports to Development Committee. Works with the MOCA staff to oversee special event fundraising opportunities, exploring new possibilities for event enhancement. Ensures that all Development Department efforts are in compliance with the Museum’s mission, policy, and procedures, and uphold AAM guidelines. During a declared emergency, this position may be required to perform specific job related duties at a designated off-site location or place of residence.
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Posting Detail Information

Marginal FunctionsMay represent the university on local, system-wide or state committees.
Required QualificationsBachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in a directly related area of specialization and three years of experience directly related to the job functions.
Departmental RequirementsRelated experience may include a combination of fundraising experience, volunteer board management, external sales, external/community affairs, business development, marketing, or experience that involves reaching out to external constituencies to engage more closely with the organization or company that you represent. Experience and comfort working with donors, trustees, high net-worth individuals, and diverse constituencies. A track record of successfully closing major gifts and meeting contributed income goals in a competitive fundraising environment. Strong ability to think and plan strategically combined with tactical implementation skills and budgeting acumen. Ability to develop and mentor a close team while collaborating effectively with senior management to achieve broader institutional goals. Appreciation for arts and culture; fundraising experience for a contemporary arts organization preferred. Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge or comparable fundraising software. Flexibility and willingness to work evenings/weekends and to travel as needed. Entrepreneurial personality with an ability to work successfully in dynamic work environment.
Statement(s) of Understanding DefinitionThis position requires a background check. In conjunction with the University’s policy, this position may also require a credit check.

The holder of this position is designated as a “Responsible Employee” pursuant to their role under Title IX. Therefore, the incumbent must promptly report allegations of sexual misconduct, sexual violence, and child sexual abuse by or against any student, employee, contractor, or visitor to the University’s Title IX Administrator or any divisional Title IX Coordinator.
Open Until FilledYes
Point of Contact InformationDaniel Lopez –
Hiring OfficialTeresa Nichols & Caitlin Doherty
Special InstructionsApplicants must complete an online application at in order to be considered for this position. Applicants who do not apply online will not be considered for this position. Once you submit your completed application you will receive a confirmation number. Keep the confirmation number for your records. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Emily Gebbia at (904) 620-2177 or at
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