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Mission Driven**

Fundamentally identifies with the core mission to create awareness, build relationships, generate support, and recognize donors for the purpose of advancing the university

* This competency pertains specifically to UF Advancement.

Behavior Statements

Proficiency Level 1 - Basic understanding

Adheres to best practices of advancement within higher education fundraising.

Pursues gifts that support the mission and needs of the college/unit.

Articulates the Florida Way.

Demonstrates knowledge in regards to national trends in higher education fundraising.

Proficiency Level 2 - Working experience

Navigates organizational governance, administration, and culture effectively while staying committed to organization’s mission, goals, and objectives.

Maintains knowledge of the organization’s traditions and recent developments to share with prospects/donors to rally interest, engagement, and support.

Pursues gifts that are consistent with the organization’s mission and recognizes when the gift would need to be redirected.

Understands and anticipates the impacts of decisions and changes to the organization and the college/unit.

Proficiency Level 3 - Extensive experience

Maximize resources and experts to achieve development goals to advance the University.

Demonstrates passion for the cause of philanthropy linking organization’s priorities with donor’s intentions.

Seeks out knowledge and awareness of the development profession and leading practices in other organizations.

Ensures alignment of their goals and activities with the organization's.

Proficiency Level 4 - Subject matter depth and breadth

Is recognized as a philanthropic expert.

Steers efforts to enable self and others to gain a broader and deeper understanding of the organization’s brand and mission.

Creates awareness among campus partners on the importance of fundraising and the organization’s development goals and objectives.

Interview Questions

  • How do you to stay relevant and knowledgeable about your discipline, faculty’s latest research, and institution’s priorities? How did you share the knowledge with colleagues?
  • Tell me about a time you were able to leverage your resources/networks to meet the needs of a donor/colleague/faculty and the impact it had on the situation.
  • Describe a cause or mission you were passionate about and influenced others to take action (i.e. donors to give). Why were you passionate? What was the outcome?

Titles with Shared Competencies