Director of Annual Giving

Job description

Director of Annual Giving

Job ID: 228055
Location: Statesboro, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us
Join Our Team at Georgia Southern!

Georgia Southern is a dynamic university with three vibrant campuses in Hinesville, Savannah and Statesboro serving the communities in Southeast Georgia. As a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution, our world-class scholars instruct about 26,000 students in associate's, bachelors, masters and doctoral level degree programs. Whether you are seeking the charm of a small town, the traditions of a historical/urban destination near the beach or supporting our military service members and their families, Georgia Southern offers its faculty and staff the best of all worlds!

Beyond an ideal location, there is a place for you to work in an exciting environment abounding with opportunities for personal and professional growth. We are steeped in tradition and devoted to academic distinction in teaching, scholarship and service. In 2018 Forbes Magazine listed Georgia Southern, along with 10 other Georgia companies or institutions, as one of America's Best Midsize Employers. Georgia Southern University is passionate about serving our region while preparing our students to be lifelong scholars, leaders, and responsible stewards of their communities and the world.

Department Information
0542100 - Office of Annual Giving

Job Summary
Reporting to the Executive Director for Development, the Director of Annual Giving will strategically and tactically plan, implement, supervise, and evaluate a comprehensive annual giving program focused on shaping sustainable growth in donor count and giving providing annual operational support for Georgia Southern University.


  • Perform related duties as assigned to support the mission of the University
  • Supervise and provide strategic direction for annual gifts and annual giving coordination among all internal and external constituents
  • Identify, plan, implement, evaluate and oversee all annual giving channels and components
  • In collaboration with all major and planned giving officers, develop and implement comprehensive communication and solicitation strategy involving email, texting, direct mail, phone, crowdfunding, personal visits with solicitations and volunteer engagement
  • Develop and manage student philanthropy initiatives
  • Plan and manage annual employee campaign, community giving initiatives, and other special annual giving initiatives as developed
  • Recruit, onboard, train, manage and evaluate Annual Giving department staff
  • Manage department budget and allocation of financial and human resources
  • Coordinate, communicate, evaluate performance of vendors providing services to Annual Giving department

Required Qualifications
Educational Requirements
  • Bachelors degree

Required Experience
  • Five (5) years of related work experience in fundraising, marketing, communications, special event coordination, constituent relations or volunteer management

Preferred Qualifications
Preferred Experience
  • Experience managing an Annual Fund program at a university or nonprofit with demonstrated campaign success
  • Demonstrated understanding of donor/data analytics driving strategies for successful implementation of annual giving initiatives
  • Experience with enterprise donor management software, preferably Blackbaud Raisers Edge
  • Personnel management experience

Proposed Salary
$56,300 - $70,100

Required Documents to Attach
  • Please provide three (3) professional references in the Required Documents to Attach section on your application.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Ability to adhere to institutional policies and procedures to meet goals in support of the University's mission for student success
  • Proficient with computers and computer applications, including Microsoft Office, Google and e-mail
  • Ability to work well in a diverse environment
  • Exhibit engaging customer service

  • Understanding of procedures and willingness to follow University policies to meet institutional goals
  • Adhere to University policies and procedures to meet Institutional goals and support University's mission for student success

  • Effective communication (verbal and written), organizational and human relations skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to customer service-centered work ethic
  • Demonstrated propensity for non-donor acquisition
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion

Apply Before Date
June 18, 2021

Contact Information
For more information or questions about a job posting, please contact the Department of Human Resources by phone at (912) 478-6947 or by email at [email protected].

For technical support, please call the Shared Services Center at (877) 251-2644 or [email protected].

Conditions of Employment
  • Georgia Southern University is a Tobacco and Smoke-Free Community.
  • Successful completion of background investigation and legal authorization to work in the US prior to employment
  • Must be able to perform duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation.

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Georgia Southern University, as determined by Georgia Southern University in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test.

Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Georgia Southern University provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicant for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals in need of reasonable accommodations under the America with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources: (912) 478-6947.

Other Information
  • Must be able to perform duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Work generally performed in an office environment
  • Travel required
  • Work often extends beyond 40 hours to evenings and weekends

Background Check
Standard and Education

Other Information
Believing that diversity, equity, and inclusion contribute to excellence in the workplace and to the quality of the University's academic environment, Georgia Southern University is committed to recruiting and retaining diverse faculty and staff to support, promote, and serve a diverse student body and promote Inclusive Excellence. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, whose work furthers the institution's Inclusive Excellence goals, and who bring to campus varied life experiences, perspectives and backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

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Job No:
Posted: 6/7/2021
Application Due: 6/21/2021
Work Type: Full Time