Date:  Jul 4, 2024


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Requisition No: 830666 

Agency: School for the Deaf & Blind


 Pay Plan: Contract FTE (BenEl)

Position Number: 48008640 

Salary:  $45,799.79 - $53,299.79 

Posting Closing Date: 07/26/2024 

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Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind (FSDB)
Coordinator of Donor Engagement
 (Board of Trustees)

Position Number 48008640


Department: Advancement

Who are we?

FSDB is a state public school available at no cost to eligible pre-K and K-12 students who are deaf/hard of hearing, blind/visually impaired or deafblind, including boarding and transportation services. FSDB is nationally recognized for its comprehensive educational services, designed for the unique communication and accessibility needs of students. FSDB also provides educational outreach programs for children ages 0-5 and their families. The FSDB experience provides students with the edge to do more, be more, and achieve more.


How you will make an impact
The incumbent of this grant-funded position coordinates donor centered activities in the Advancement Department under the direction of the Executive Director of Advancement (supervisor), which includes donor cultivation, solicitation and stewardship, donation management and tracking in donor management software.


  • Writes direct mail and electronic donor communications to include appeals, stewardship, cultivation, and impact. Assists department in gathering and organizing information for story bank, working with and interviewing students, teachers, and staff to create Advancement publications. Manages production of department materials with outside vendors.


  • Provides timely and accurate entry, creation of thank you letters, receipts and reporting in donor management system; assists co-worker to assure volume is handled within department policy guidelines. Records all donor interactions in donor management system.
  • Provides assistance to supervisor and guidance to project custodians during endowment funding process. Provides training to project custodians under the direction of supervisor. Assists supervisor with analysis of donor trends and fundraising results and creation of department goals. Schedules and leads campus tours and professional speaking opportunities to outside groups.
  • Engages in professional development to build knowledge of fundraising and philanthropy. Serves on the FSDB incident command team.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge and experience in fundraising especially though collection of financial contributions given by individuals and foundations;
  • Knowledge and experience in the following areas: fundraising writing style, direct mail, electronic communications, advancement office functions including gift processing, prospect and donor record keeping;
  • Ability to show leadership capabilities;
  • Ability to have a high energy, positive, “can-do” attitude, flexibility, teamwork, and attention to detail; high degree of initiative;
  • Strong ability for verbal communication skills and demonstrated ability to write clearly and persuasively;
  • Ability to think strategically and thorough understanding of strategic development;
  • Ability to adhere to timelines to complete projects and resolve issues; Excellent computer skills including proficiency in Micro Soft Word and Excel as well as and knowledge of data base programs;
  • Ability to maintains confidentiality;
  • Ability to maintain a Valid State of Florida Driver's License and meet FSDB requirements to operate a state vehicle according to the Transportation Policy;
  • Ability to complete training and administer skills acquired in CPR;
  • Ability to obtain sign language proficiency level in accordance with FSDB O.P.P.1.24;
  • Ability to travel, as needed.



  • Bachelor's degree or higher in related field or a high school diploma and professional experience in the applicable area of responsibility may be substituted at the rate of two years equivalent to one year of college.
  • Additional requirements mandated by state/federal law and position responsibilities.



  • Three years professional experience in related field.
  • Skilled in creative writing

Sign Language Requirements

Applicants who are selected for hire will be encouraged to learn sign language.


Please note: The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind provides education to acquire sign language skills.


Hiring Salary Range: 12 month position, $45,799.79 - $53,299.79 annually. This range is inclusive of verified experience and education.


Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (at least 80 hours biweekly)


FSDB will prepare each student for a lifetime of success.


The mission of FSDB is to utilize all available talent, energy, and resources to provide free appropriate public education for eligible sensory impaired students of Florida. As a school of academic excellence, the school shall strive to provide students an opportunity to access education services in caring, safe, unique learning environment to prepare them to be literate, employable, and independent lifelong learners. The school shall provide outreach services that include collaboration with district school boards and shall encourage input from students, staff, parents, and the community. As a diverse organization, the school shall foster respect and understanding for each individual. (Section 1002.36, Florida Statutes)



Integrity & Respect – The FSDB community is a cohesive group that serves with honor, care, kindness and responsibility.


Safety & Security – The FSDB community is committed to the protection and well-being of stakeholders.


Innovation – The FSDB community welcomes change and embraces a continuous improvement mindset to encourage new methods to solve problems and foster creativity and growth.


Trust – The FSDB community is committed to high quality services and accountability through honest, reliable and consistent actions.


Our benefits include:


  • Automatic enrollment into the Florida Retirement System.


  • Medical insurance coverage is $90 per pay period for family coverage; $25 per pay period for employee only.
  • Life insurance $25,000 is provided by the state at no cost to you for all FTE positions. Employees may purchase additional coverage.
  • Low-cost supplemental benefit packages that include dental, vision, and much more.
  • Professional development opportunities and ability to learn American Sign Language on campus at no cost.
  • Tuition waiver program – earn up to 6 credit hours per semester at state universities.
  • Biweekly accrual of (8.15) hours of annual leave and two (2) hours of sick leave.
  • Nine paid holidays and one Personal Holiday each year.

How You Will Grow

FSDB provides staff members with opportunities to grow professionally, enhancing their ability to support students' growth. School- and state-required training and skills development is offered both online and in-person for academic and non-academic staff members.


Condition of employment
Applicants under consideration for employment at the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind will be required to complete background investigation.  Fingerprints will be taken and sent to the Florida Department of Law enforcement and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a background check of your criminal history record(s) at the state and national level.


Applications accepted through People First only.


An attached resume is not a substitute for the information required on the application. It is the responsibility of all applicants to keep their application current.


All members of the Florida Retirement System are required to contribute 3% of their salary on a pre-tax basis.


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Take this opportunity to make a difference in a student’s life and become part of a great School. Apply today!

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

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