Executive Director of Annual Giving and Advancement ServicesDepartment:
DAR-Annual Giv & Adv SvcsAbout 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 (https://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 7,700 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.About the College/Unit/Department:
Division of Development and Alumni RelationsCollege/Unit/Department website:
The Division of Development and Alumni Relations at the University of Georgia advances the goals, objectives and priorities of the university by generating private financial support, building and maintaining relationships with alumni and donors, and assisting students with career development opportunities.
https://give.uga.edu/ and https://dar.uga.edu/ and https://dar.uga.edu/annual-giving/ and https://dar.uga.edu/advancement-services/Posting Type:
TRS or ORPEmployment Type:
Benefits EligibleFull/Part time:
Full TimeAdditional Schedule Information:
8:00am–5:00pm, some weekends and/or evenings may be necessaryAdvertised Salary:
Commensurate Qualification and ExperiencePosting Date:
04/15/2021Open until filled:
YesProposed Starting Date:
07/01/2021Location 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]).Classification Title:
Director , Division/Department ADFLSA:
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:
•Advanced degree preferred.Position Summary:
•Ten years of progressive leadership experience in a large organizational setting.
•Demonstrated experience building teams, creating innovative development programs and understanding development systems, processes and databases.
•Demonstrated experience collaborating on large cross-functional projects.
The Executive Director of Annual Giving and Advancement Services is critical to University of Georgia’s efforts to identify and cultivate private support across all schools, colleges, and units on campus. This leadership position manages the offices of Annual Giving and Advancement Services and serves as a key member of the senior development leadership team and is an active participant in making strategic decisions related to department initiatives. The Executive Director is responsible for developing specific metrics and performance plans that hold all units accountable for overall production. This position reports to the Senior Executive Director of Development in the Office of Development.Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:
•Knowledge of fundraising and development practices and strategies.
•Knowledge of strategic planning, human capital development, and performance assessment.
•Ability to build and lead cross-functional teams in a higher education setting.
•Ability to cultivate and effectively manage multifaceted, long-term, and mutually beneficial alliances with donors and alumni.
•Ability to develop, operationalize, and execute plans for visioning, strategy, human capital development, and unit performance.
•Ability to effectively interact with a range of internal and external stakeholders spanning organizational verticals and hierarchy.
•Leadership skills to motivate team members toward performance goals.
•Change management skills.
•Strong diplomatic skills to manage diverse relationships.
•Effective written and oral communication skills to communicate to a wide range of stakeholders.
•Collaboration skills to work effectively with internal and external teams.
•Strategic thinking skills to develop and executive short- and long-range goals.
Additional Division Expectations:Physical Demands:
•Through open, honest, and respectful communication, all staff, supervisors, and colleagues of the Division of Development & Alumni Relations are expected to interact with fairness, compassion, and decency. All employees will be held accountable for meeting the expectation of promoting a stable, productive, and healthy work environment.
•Adherence to CASE standards and commonly accepted industry standards relating to fundraising reporting are expected of all fundraisers. All fundraisers will be held accountable for meeting this expectation.
•Work in a standard office environmentIs driving a responsibility of this position?:
•Travel in and out of state
•Willingness and flexibility to work nights and weekends necessary
•Work using electronic mail, telephone, face-to-face discussions, paper form correspondence
•Communicate effectively in writing, speaking, and listening
•Organize and establish priorities; Remember detail; Multi-task
•Lift and/or move up to 20 pounds
•Walk, stand, stoop, lift, kneel, climb
NoIs this a Position of Trust?:
YesDoes this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?:
YesDoes this position require a P-Card? :
NoIs having a P-Card an essential function of this position? :
NoDoes this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?:
NoDoes this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):
YesCredit 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.Duties/Responsibilities:
Provide strategic leadership and direction to the Annual Giving, Advancement Services, and Records teams Percentage of time:
•Prepare for approval, direct, and coordinate the department’s financial and budget activities to fund operations and maximize efficiency.
•Structure, appoint, and lead department heads within the department of Alumni Relations.
•Establish, delegate, communicate, monitor, and reinforce staff assignments, accountabilities, performance expectations, and goals for staff reporting to this position.
•Analyze operations to evaluate and continuously improve the performance of the department and its staff in meeting objectives.
•Direct, plan, and implement policies, objectives and activities to ensure continuing maximization of returns on investment of staff and resources toward activities.
•Establish and nurture strong relationships with academic leaders, senior staff, and DAR colleagues across campus to create a collaborative team environment and to advance alumni engagement at all levels within the University.
Strengthen and expand the comprehensive Special Giving programs including Parents & Families, Parents Leadership Council, Presidents Club, University Partners, Senior Signature, Faculty/Staff Campaign, Matching Gift Programs, Recent Graduate Programs, and other specialized efforts.
Design and implement a comprehensive marketing plan for the Georgia Fund, including use of personal solicitation, telemarketing, on-line gifts, and direct mail to obtain and encourage new and increased gifts for restricted and unrestricted needs.
Oversee all activities related to the preparation of written materials (brochures, correspondence with donors/prospects, direct mail copy, special campaign materials, phone scripts, periodic reports, etc.) used in promoting, enabling, and stewarding annual gifts.Percentage of time:
Collaborate with other Executive Directors within the division on all fundraising activitiesPercentage of time: