Senior Director of Development
Position Summary: The Senior Director of Development serves as a liaison between the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication (Grady) and University Development. As Grady's chief development officer, this position is responsible for raising major gifts ($25,000+) to enable the unit to fulfill its mission and implement its programs and initiatives. In addition to major and principal gifts, the position is also responsible for providing strategy, leadership, direction, coordination and management of all levels of giving for Grady, including annual gifts and stewardship. To fulfill the college's mission and implement its programs and initiatives, the Senior Director of Development works closely with the Dean to develop fundraising priorities, create a development plan, implement the plan and secure major gifts while also supervising a development associate. In this role, the employee is responsible for communication, collaboration and coordination between Grady and the University Development office, as well as creating productive partnerships with all other UGA school, college and unit fundraising programs. The University Development office sets four objectives for Senior Directors of Development: number of annual visits, number of gift proposals, unit fundraising goal and personal fundraising goal. Each of these goals are discussed with the director and customized for their specific unit. In addition, each director is required to attend the division and development meetings as well as an individual monthly strategy meeting at the University Development office with the Senior Director of Development for Constituent Programs.
Responsibilities: Manage a portfolio of major giving prospects for the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication (Grady), focusing on soliciting major gifts, presenting proposals, making an annually established goal of face-to face visits with donors and prospects. The purpose of the visits is to cultivate, solicit, and steward prospects and donors for current and deferred gifts of $25,000+ to benefit Grady. This requires 1-2 days out of the office each week including some overnight travel in and out of state and occasional weekend work. Telephone and/or correspondence preparation and follow-up necessary. Prepare timely, accurate, and relevant proposals, presentations, and other fund raising materials for cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. University Development (central) sets four objectives for Directors of Development: number of annual visits, number of gift proposals, unit fundraising goal and personal fundraising goal. Each of these goals are discussed with the director and customized for each unit. Supervise a development associate and position Grady to expand development efforts and staff.
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 7 years of a combination of education and development, fundraising or related professional experience.
About UGA: The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (http://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University's main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.
Full time/Part time: Full Time
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