Assistant Director of Annual Giving Programs

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Position Title:Assistant Director of Annual Giving Programs Job Category:Staff Department:Development - 7010620 Division:Advancement Required Documents:Cover Letter, Resume Position Statement:Founded in 2005, Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) is one of 28 institutions within 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. Serving nearly 13,000 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. 920,000+) is home to a variety of businesses, including organizations involved in health care, education and information technology. Description:

The purpose of this position is to secure annual contributions in support of the strategic priorities of the college from parents/family members of GGC Students, regional companies and community members.


  • Grows regional philanthropic support for GGC through personal solicitations, targeted campaigns and special events
  • Develops and executes comprehensive fundraising strategies targeting regional businesses, GGC families and community members
  • Qualifies, cultivates, and manages a portfolio of Leadership Annual Giving prospects and donors with capacity and affinity to give. Special focus on solicitations, retention, upgrades to and within both the President’s and Scholar’s Circle gift levels. Contacts donors and prospects through personal visits, email and by phone as necessary
  • In collaboration with other campus units, builds and leads GGC Family Council including identifying, recruiting, training and directing volunteer leadership
  • Develops and executes strategies to engage with and raise funds from qualified prospects who are parents/family of current and former GGC students. Manage the activities of the Family Council as well as any events to cultivate parent/family donors
  • Leads and grows programs to generate annual support: Annual Events Sponsorship Program, Annual Events Patron Program, and others as assigned
  • In collaboration with the Executive Director of Individual Engagement, Director of Development and designated academic unit staff, plans and executes activities and meetings for assigned academic advisory boards. Also, identifies potential members for such boards
  • In coordination with the Director of Advancement Services, regularly refers and moves prospects and donors to Major Gift staff
  • Assists in establishing short and long-term departmental goals, along with managing assigned student workers to support programs
  • Performs other duties, as assigned
Minimum and Preferred Qualifications:


  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Three + years of successful experience in fundraising solicitation and/or sales
  • Demonstrated strong oral and written communication skills, including the ability to articulate a persuasive case for annual support of Georgia Gwinnett College
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office and CRM software such as Raiser’s Edge
  • Ability to travel regularly within Northeast Georgia and work weekends and evenings
  • Valid Driver’s license


  • Experience in higher education advancement or leadership annual giving
  • Experience with using and extracting data from a CRM software, such as Raiser’s Edge
  • Experience in soliciting corporate support
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.


For all development/advancement positions: This position raises funds for both Georgia Gwinnett College and secondarily for the Georgia Gwinnett College Foundation. Position requires travel regularly within Northeast Georgia and work weekends and evenings, therefore a Valid Driver’s license is required. 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. Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodations.

Position Status:Full-Time FLSA:Exempt




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Posted: 6/4/2019
Application Due: 11/4/2019
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