Assistant Director of Donor Relations

Dahlonega, GA
Sep 14, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Assistant Director of Donor Relations

Position Number: 53068231

Benefits Eligible: Yes

Campus Location: Dahlonega

Job Close Date: 09/26/2017

General Summary: The University of North Georgia is currently accepting applications for an Assistant Director of Donor Relations. Donor Relations and Stewardship is responsible for engaging and fostering relationships with donors and key prospects through developing, implementing and coordinating a donor relations and stewardship system that promotes interaction and recognition of donors at all levels. The Assistant Director of Donor Relations position works collaboratively with the Director of Donor Relations and Stewardship to design, implement and manage these programs.

Located in the fastest-growing region of the state, the University of North Georgia is a multi-campus university with an enrollment of over 18,000 students, making it one of the largest institutions in the University System of Georgia. UNG is focused on a mission of educational excellence, leadership development and community engagement opportunities that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. Through a variety of educational pathways that provide access and range from certificates and associate degrees to a professional doctoral program, UNG is responsive to regional education and economic development needs. Federally designated as a senior military college, one of the university's signature leadership programs is its 800-member Corps of Cadets on UNG's Dahlonega Campus.

Job Duties & Responsibilities: The Assistant Director of Donor Relations will:
  • Manage Foundation Memorandums of Agreement for donor gifts. Work with Development Officers on new agreements; manage current agreements; and identify criteria updates needed. Develop and manage a process to ensure that donor restrictions are appropriate, and are being followed.
  • Develop and manage an Advancement scholarship awards process, including coordination with Financial Aid, to verify that scholarship awards made are appropriate to donor fund agreements and are awarded on a timely and regular basis, as well as coordination with Foundation Accounting Manager for timely, accurate reconciliation of scholarship bills. Oversee Foundation awards notification process. Work collaboratively with Director of Donor Relations to establish and manage a process to steward scholarship donors, and connect them with their award recipients.
  • Plan and implement key University events such as the President's Dinner; the annual Scholarship Gala; Thank a Donor Days; student philanthropy events; and scholarship luncheons. With Director of Donor Relations, plan and implement all aspects of the annual donor wall project, including but not limited to, donor letters; coordination of wall production; and follow up post-reveal.
  • Develop external reporting and communications, including but not limited to, annual endowment reports for all endowed funds with living points of contact; Foundation Annual Report; New Donor Packets and donor appreciation materials.
  • Other duties as assigned by Director of Donor Relations.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Knowledge of donor relations, non-profit management or public relations
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills
  • Creativity, empathy, and the ability to listen well are key
  • Knowledge of donor relations or customer relations database with preference for Raiser's Edge experience
  • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects is essential
  • High level of confidentiality is required

Certifications/Licenses & Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree required
  • Three (3) years of related experience or an equivalent combination or education and experience

Anticipated Hire Date: 07/01/2017

Required Documents: Cover Letter, Resume/Curriculum Vitae

Special Instructions to Applicants: The successful candidate must be able to pass a background check which will include a credit check. Please submit contact information for three professional references.

Employer Information: All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation, as determined by the University of North Georgia in its sole discretion. The University of North Georgia, 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, sex or national origin, age, disability, religion, genetics or veteran status. Georgia is an open records state. Also, UNG is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans.

We provide equal employment opportunities to minorities, females, protected veterans, and disabled individuals, as well as other protected groups.

The University of North Georgia is committed to providing equal opportunity to all qualified applicants without discrimination at the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, disability or handicap as a matter of college policy and as required by applicable state and federal laws.