Sr. Director of Development - Major Gifts

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Posting Details

Posting NumberS03494PWorking TitleSr. Director of Development - Major GiftsDepartmentAthletics The Georgia Bulldog ClubAbout the University of Georgia

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 ( 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.

About the College/Unit/DepartmentCollege/Unit/Department websitePosting TypeExternalRetirement PlanTRS or ORPEmployment TypeEmployeeBenefits EligibilityBenefits EligibleFull/Part timeFull TimeWork ScheduleAdditional Schedule Information

Monday – Friday 8-5
Nights and weekends required.

Advertised SalaryCommensurate with ExperiencePosting Date07/10/2019Open until filledYesClosing DateProposed Starting Date08/01/2019Special Instructions to ApplicantsLocation of VacancyAthens Area EEO Policy Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

Position Information

Classification TitleDevelopment/Fundraising ProfessionalPay GradeFLSAExemptJob FamilyDevelopmentFTE1.0Minimum Qualifications

Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Preferred QualificationsPosition Summary

This position will identify, qualify, solicit, and steward major gift prospects/donors for UGA Athletics capital campaigns and initiatives; Will actively identify and solicit new donors. Ensures compliance with NCAA, SEC, and institutional rules and regulations pertaining to Development.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, Be organized detail oriented, and a self starter. Knowledge of how to make a gift (current and deferred). Be able to input data into a prospect tracking system. Travel and available for weekend/evening work. Knowledge of and compliance with NCAA, SEC, and institutional rules and regulations.

Physical Demands

Drive a vehicle, sit and stand for long periods of time; lift and/or move up to 25 lbs.

Is driving required to perform essential duties outlined in this position? (This does not include infrequent trips) The successful candidate would have to provide proof that s/he has a valid driver's license when offered employment.Does this position have financial responsibilities?YesDoes this position require a P-Card? NoIs having a P-Card an essential function of this position? NoCredit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.



Managing a prospect list of individuals assigned.

Percentage of time70 Duties/Responsibilities


Developing and identifying new prospects.

Percentage of time20 Duties/Responsibilities


Stewardship of selected top donors to UGA Athletics.

Percentage of time5 Duties/Responsibilities


Other duties as assigned by the Associate AD – Major Gifts.

Percentage of time5Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you serve in any other departments within the UGA Athletic Association in any capacity?
    • Yes - I serve in another paid position
    • Yes - I am a volunteer
    • No
    • Unsure
  2. * Do you possess a valid driver's license?
    • No Response
    • No
    • Yes
Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents




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    Posted: 7/16/2019
    Application Due: 7/27/2019
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