Assistant Director of Annual Giving

Lawrenceville, GA
May 18, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Statement:

Founded in 2005, Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) is the 31st member of the University System of Georgia. GGC is a premier 21st century liberal arts institution accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. With a current enrollment of over 12,000 students, enrollment is projected to exceed 13,000 students in 2017, including both residential and commuter students. GGC’s innovative practices, caring culture, and extremely affordable tuition are changing the game in higher education and changing the future for students at all levels, of all ages, and from all walks of life. Gwinnett County (pop. 850,000+) is home to a variety of businesses, including organizations involved in health care, education and information technology.

Position Title:
Assistant Director of Annual Giving

Job Category:

Development - 4007010620


Required Documents:
Cover Letter, Resume

Job Summary

The Assistant Director supports the Director of Annual Giving & Alumni Relations in building the GGC Fund through solicitations, targeted campaigns and special events. Also, assists the Director of Annual Giving & Alumni Relations in supporting all functions of the department.

Essential Functions

Supports the Director of Annual Giving & Alumni Relations in implementing a comprehensive annual giving program for the College, including direct mail, social media, crowdfunding, phone-a-thon, student programming & giving, senior class gift, parents/family program, faculty/staff campaign and other appropriate stewardship activities

- Builds the GGC Fund through personal solicitations, targeted campaigns and special events
- Coordinates alumni giving efforts, student giving and programming, Faculty/Staff Campaign, and Parents Council
- Serves as co-advisor to the Student Alumni Association
- Develops and executes comprehensive fundraising strategies
- Identifies and recruits volunteer leadership
- Contacts donors and prospects through direct mail, social media, email, and personal visits
- Assists in establishing short and long-term departmental goals
- Assists in the creation of internal reports designed to track results and quantify key metrics
- Guides student workers in departmental and fundraising efforts
- Performs other duties, as assigned

Minimum and Preferred Qualifications:



- Bachelor's degree
- Two to four years of experience in Annual Giving setting
- Strong proficiency in Raiser's Edge fundraising software or similar database system
- Experience working closely with volunteers of multiple constituencies
- Demonstrated ability in creating, planning, and executing both short and long range plans
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office


- Experience guiding student workers in both fundraising and administrative roles
- Experience managing alumni and faculty/staff volunteer efforts
- Experience working with student organizations
- Proficiency in both print and digital design
- Proven reporting and presentation skills to executive leadership and boards

NOTE: Position requires travel and occasional work on evenings and weekends

Position Disclosure:

Due to the volume of applications, applicants may not receive a reply from the College unless an applicant is selected for an interview. Review of applications will continue until positions are filled. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States and proof of eligibility will be contemporaneously required upon acceptance of an employment offer. Any resulting employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation and credit check if applicable to the position, as determined by Georgia Gwinnett College in its sole discretion. Georgia Gwinnett College, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability or religion. Georgia is an open records state.

Physical Requirements

This position raises funds for both Georgia Gwinnett College and secondarily for the Georgia Gwinnett College Foundation. Position may require local travel. Ability to lift and carry files and materials. Ability to move from one office to another office on campus. Adequate vision, hearing and manual dexterity to interact with people in person, on the phone and in writing. Applicant must be able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodations.

Work Hours:
Position may require non-standard work hours (nights and weekends).

Position Status:



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