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PSO Continuing Education and Hotel

About 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 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 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.

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Benefits Eligibility:

Benefits Eligible

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Full Time

Additional Schedule Information:

8:00am-5:00pm, Monday through Friday. Be able to work evenings and weekends as necessary.

Advertised Salary:

$50,000 – 60,000

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Open until filled:


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Location of Vacancy:

Athens 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. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

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Development/Fundraising Professional



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Minimum 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 Qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in an appropriate curriculum and considerable experience in public relations, alumni relations, or development work; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

Position Summary:

The Assistant Director of Development reports to the Senior Director of Development for Public Service and Outreach (PSO). This position is responsible to strategize, plan and coordinate development efforts in units to successfully achieve development goals and an overall strategy to ensure the units assigned to this employee build a successful and engaged donor base. Key initiatives will include implementing annual fund initiatives, engaging donors in creative ways, developing materials and proposals, soliciting mid-level gifts and other activities designed to grow the donor base and the major giving pipeline for PSO units. Designing and implementing donor stewardship will also be a critical aspect of the comprehensive giving program and this position will be expected to execute an overall stewardship plan that includes individualized stewardship of top donors.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

•Strong management, organizational, and time management skills.
•Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
•Work independently and collaboratively.
•Demonstrate ability to use Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
•Knowledge of fundraising and database software (Blackbaud suite of products) is a plus.
•Able to maintain a high level of confidentiality and discretion.

Physical Demands:

• Work in a standard office environment.
• Travel in and out of state.
• Work nights and weekends necessary.

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Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?:


Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):


Credit 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.


Donor Acquisition, Annual Giving and Leadership Annual Giving

Set development goals for assigned PSO units, under the direction of the Sr. Director of Development.

Strategize, develop and implement annual donor solicitation efforts to achieve goals for a wide diversity of programs and opportunities across Public Service and Outreach using a variety of methods, including sponsorships, events, personal asks, grant proposals, direct mail, electronic communications, etc.

Serve as the project lead on fundraising and engagement events.

Prepare timely, accurate and compelling proposals, presentations and other fundraising materials as needed for solicitations, including for directors or for others interacting with prospects.

Personally solicit leadership annual gifts, and refer major gift and planned giving prospects to the Sr. Director of Development for PSO.

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Donor Engagement and Stewardship

Create and execute a full donor stewardship program, designing and implementing strategies that convey gratitude, build affinity and loyalty, and deepen donor engagement through personalized communications, planned interactions, and donor recognition.

Coordinate the efforts of Donor Relations Coordinators within assigned units to effectively acknowledge gifts and systematically engage donors with units.

Write donor communications (thank you letters, cards, donor reports, letters, etc.).

Develop newsletter or mass email communications in coordination with communications staff.

Coordinate with faculty and units’ business managers to ensure the appropriate expenditure of funds, including restricted and endowment spending.

Create and implement a personalized stewardship plan for PSO’s top donors each year, including personalized stewardship reports for donors in coordination with faculty and business managers.

Coordinate PSO’s participation in campus and Central Development’s activities, leveraging the UGA Donor Relations & Stewardship programs, events and support for best practices, such as Donor Endowment Reports, Thank a Donor Day, Faculty/Staff Appreciation, President’s Reception, the Football Suite, etc.,

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Development Team Member

Participate as an enthusiastic and collaborative team member of the PSO development team.

Assist with the engagement of Advisory Board members and other donors.

Maintain physical files and update online donor interactions records in GAIL in a timely fashion.

Collaborate with development colleagues across campus. Attend Central Development meetings, GAIL trainings and continuing education in the fundraising field.

Assist Sr. Director of Development in general, performing additional job-related duties and special projects as assigned.

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Posted: 4/1/2021
Application Due: 5/31/2021
Work Type: Full Time