Job Location:
Coral Gables, FL

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Transforming Lives

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 mission 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 Division of Development & Alumni Relations has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Development Coordinator to work in Coral Gables, FL.

The Division of Development & Alumni Relations supports and promotes the mission, purpose, and priorities of the University of Miami through fundraising and engagement by building and nurturing strategic philanthropic relationships to improve and transform the lives of individuals and communities. We are committed to values central to the Division—Service, Gratitude, Trust, and Partnership—which guide our strategic thinking, decision-making, and day-to-day interaction with each other and our stakeholders.

The Development Coordinator assists with the planning and execution of the full range of fundraising activities within the his/her designated area(s), and may be called upon to assist with general fundraising activities or to support others.   With minimum direction, the Coordinator will provide a broad range of senior-level functions dealing with donor communication, prospect management, events management, and high-level administrative duties performed in compliance with the University’s policies and procedures.

Essential Responsibilities:

Donor Relations (direct contact with donors, prospects, VIPs)

• Act as contact/liaison for key donors, prospects, VIPs to ensure prospect strategies are advanced, provide expedient assistance to requests and that appropriate follow-up with constituents is successfully completed.

• Manage cultivation and solicitation appointments for fundraisers and administrators.

• Assist donors, prospects and other select individuals with appointments, scheduling and other necessary facilitation.

• When necessary contact prospects/donors to verify biographic information, appropriateness of gift announcements, and representative or event invitee information.

Prospect Management

• Track major gift prospects through the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship cycle by reviewing timely and appropriate moves on donor/prospects and inputting into Raiser’s Edge. Determine and update information regarding cultivation and solicitation status, ratings, and strategies. Ensure proper donor, prospect follow-up and next steps are set. 

• Responsible for prospect research information on potential prospects with major gift potential. Request appropriate research from research analyst or gather and analyze independently strategic information utilizing on-line databases, reference periodicals, annual financial reports, and Raiser’s Edge, prepares background information/briefing material for administration and fund raisers,

• Design, extract and analyze information from Raiser’s Edge/Business Intelligence to evaluate fundraising progress and proposals in pipeline. 

• Ensure that past donors are regularly communicated with and re-solicited on a timely basis.

• Identify prospect for calls for trips administrators and fund raisers.

• Inform the administrators and fund raisers of important information regarding major gift donors, i.e., birthdays, anniversaries, special accomplishments, in connection with cultivations and solicitations

Events Management

• Assist with receptions, dinners, community activities and small events to support stewardship and cultivation for major gift donors.  Includes setting up event and invitee in Raiser’s Edge, reviewing addresses, sending invitations, tracking and reporting on RSVP’s from Raiser’s Edge, event checklist, budgets, timelines, vendor negotiations, volunteer management, preparing handouts/presentations, calling to confirm attendance at events and registration briefing administration and fund raising.

• Identify appropriate potential donor, prospect event invitees for general University events.

• Staff administrators and fundraisers at events by being available with agenda, prospect/VIP identification and assistance with any requests or issues at the event.

• Evaluate and make recommendations for appropriate event invitations that will be beneficial to the administrators and fund raisers to attend.

• Plan, coordinate internal meetings, and retreats by establishing meeting objectives, developing agenda, communicating with presenters and attendees, preparing handouts and presentation material.

Communications and Marketing

• Prepare written proposals and gift agreements for solicitations by collecting and organizing materials in compliance with University policies and procedures. 

• Research, prepare and send donor stewardship information.

• Write timely and appropriate acknowledgement letters.


• Manage and reconcile expense accounts, prepare and track BERF’s, check requisitions, purchase orders, order office supplies.  Workday system.

• Deposit checks ensuring internal controls and University procedures are followed. Process non-cash donations according to policies and procedures.

• Maintain appointment calendar, and travel arrangements for administrators and fundraisers/

• For mass donor communications and direct mail, ensure information is extracted properly from Raiser’s Edge, information reviewed and edited, letters merged and sent.  If using a mail house, contract is negotiated and approved and information sent to vendor. 

• Utilize Raiser’s Edge and other University systems to update constituent information in accordance with Raiser’s Edge training and policies and procedures.

• Attend meetings and appropriate training sessions for University Advancement.

• Answer phones and provide general office support.


  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • One year business office experience required at a senior level, which may include supervisory experience. Equivalent combinations of education/experience may be considered. 
  • Must be able to work independently and successfully complete projects and resolve problems. 
  • Excellent command of the English language, both oral and written with a high level of creativity, attention to details and superior customer service skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access).
  • Must have initiative mixed with good, sound judgment.
  • Must be able to handle multiple projects simultaneously and work in a dynamic environment.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

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