UCF Advancement Fellows
This position assists with performing discovery level prospect development, event coordination, proposal writing, and general logistical support to development areas across the Division and College.
The position will provide the chosen applicant with:
Work experience in a professional philanthropic environment
Cohort experience to develop fellows’ professional and support network with peers
Coaching and mentorship by Advancement staff who are leaders in their respective fields
Learning sessions involving the fellows and leadership across UCF Advancement
Career and personal development programming
Applicants must be an undergraduate (junior or senior level) or graduate student.
Previous experience working in nonprofit, business, or higher education settings
Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office suite and database/CRM experience
Entrepreneurial, self-motivated, with a deep passion/interest for nonprofit management and fundraising work
Additional Application Material Required
An updated resume
Two letters of recommendation, signed and on letterhead
A personal statement: In a statement of up to 750 words, please share your interest in educational advancement, how the Advancement Fellows program would benefit your future career, and what skills and/or experience you can bring to the organization.
Federal Work-Study Required?
UCF Foundation – OPS
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF’s Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at http://www.oie.ucf.edu/documents/PresidentsStatement.pdf.
As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.
The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.
Undergraduate juniors or seniors, or graduate-level students who are interested in learning more about the field of university advancement and nonprofit management have a unique opportunity to do so as a UCF Advancement Fellow.
Fellows work in direct partnership with frontline UCF fundraisers and are involved in all aspects of university advancement, including attending donor meetings, qualifying prospects, writing proposals and grant applications, learning about a highly sophisticated CRM system, and assisting with fundraising events.
“Entrepreneurial, self-motivated students, with a strong interest in nonprofit management and fundraising work are ideally suited for this role,” says Sean Farrell, director for advancement, Student Development and Academic Success, to whom the position will report.
“We anticipate many of our fellows will go on to hold high-impact positions,” he says, like Victoria Wright ’16 ’19MNM, an alumni engagement officer in the UCF College of Nursing, who participated in an advancement internship program several years ago” and benefitted from the mentorship, professional development, and executive interactions she experienced in it.