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Job ID: 128946

Director of Development
Georgia Southern University

Date Posted Sep. 11, 2019
Title Director of Development
University Georgia Southern University
Statesboro, GA, United States
Department Development
Application Deadline 9/30/2019
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Development/Institutional Advancement

Director of Development

Georgia Southern University

Requisition Number: STA002429

Department: 3900540101-Exec Dir, Development

Position Status: Full-Time

Position Summary:

University Advancement. Georgia Southern University seeks applicants for the Director of Development (DOD) vacancies in the Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Computing; the College of Science and Mathematics; the Waters College of Health Professions and the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health. Reporting to the Executive Director of Development, the Director serves as key member of the Office of University Advancement directing and managing the planning and implementation of comprehensive fundraising programs. The Director of Development raises major and leadership annual gifts from private sources in support of the Colleges current operations, endowments, and other approved projects and capital priorities and works in close cooperation with University's Central Advancement office, dean, center directors, senior administration, faculty, and staff.

Essential Functions

  • In support of dean, outlines goals and strategic objectives for Colleges major gift fundraising program.
  • Works in consideration of identified officer Performance Benchmarks and approved College priorities.
  • Serves as primary staff for rated and assigned individuals and corporate/foundation prospects of $25K or more.
  • Builds, manages and implements strategies for a portfolio of approximately 130 major gifts prospects.
  • Targets major gift solicitation, generally within a 6-18 month timeframe.
  • Serves as primary Advancement staff to Colleges leadership boards, as appropriate.
  • Develops and implements field research, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies.
  • Conducts face-to-face contact with assigned prospects and donors.
  • Attends monthly and quarterly advancement staff meetings, DOD meetings, monthly one-on-one meetings with supervisor, key meetings of dean.
  • Manages volunteers for prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.
  • Develops individual prospects and cultivation plans, working closely with dean, department heads, key donors, program and center directors, and faculty as well as appropriate Advancement leadership, prospect research team members, other DODs, and central Advancement staff.

Georgia Southern University is a Tobacco Free Campus.

Minimum Education Required:

Bachelors Degree

Could a level of job-related experience higher than the minimum required for the position substitute for the minimum level of education?: No

Minimum Experience Required:

Five or more years of related work experience

Could a level of education higher than the minimum required for the position substitute for the minimum level of job-related experience?: No

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Effective communication (verbal and written), organization and human relations skills; ability to work well in a diverse environment; proficiency with computer and Microsoft Office Applications software including word processing, spreadsheets, and databases; legally authorized to work in the United States; successful completion of background investigation prior to employment

Preferred Education:

Preferred Experience::

Higher Education major gift fundraising; Blackbaud Raisers Edge & NXT

Salary Range: Commensurate with experience

Job Open Date: 07/11/2019

Job Closing Date: 9/30/2019

Special Instructions Summary:

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Georgia Southern University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals in need of reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources: (912) 478-5468 or HR-TDD: (912) 478-0791.


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