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Director Development, College of Nursing & Health Professions

Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA

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Director Development

B.F. Lewis College of Nursing & Health Professions


The Director of Development for the B.F. Lewis College of Nursing & Health Professions is the frontline fundraiser responsible for planning and implementing a coordinated program of major gifts fundraising activities for the college. The director is responsible for advancing relationships through donor identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship; continuously qualifying major gift prospects; assisting with management and coordination of the Board of Visitors and other events; collaborating with department heads and faculty on development priorities; and, coordinating with other University Advancement staff.

This individual has primary responsibility for identifying, qualifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding of donor prospects with capacity to give $25,000 or more. Travel/evening/weekend work is required.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement strategies for identifying, cultivating, and successfully soliciting individuals for major gifts.
  • Manage a dynamic portfolio of major gift prospects through an active schedule of cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.
  • Develop strategic fundraising planning and goal setting for assigned departments.
  • Build relationships among prospective donors, alumni, staff, and other stakeholders to support programs and priorities.
  • Formulate strategies with the AVP for University Advancement | Development and other key college and university personnel to establish college funding priorities and to develop the College's campaign.
  • Work with AVP for University Advancement | Development and Dean to execute strategies to ensure the unit successfully achieves or surpasses annual fundraising goal.
  • Advance the mission, vision, and short and long-term goals of the University and University Advancement
  • Manage special projects as assigned by the AVP for University Advancement | Development
  • Perform other duties as required.

  • Knowledge of CRM software applications, such as Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge, Financial Edge, and NetCommunity.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community, including executives, administrators, faculty, and others.
  • Ability to secure gifts from individuals, corporations, foundations and other private funding sources.
  • Ability to recruit, train and work effectively with volunteers.
  • Demonstrated success at raising funds by developing and implementing cultivation and solicitation plans.
  • Experience building public and/or private partnerships.
  • Proven experience in the full spectrum of development including gift policies, solicitations, stewardship, and donor recognition.
  • Strong negotiation and closing skills.

Bachelor's degree and two years of experience in face-to-face solicitation of gifts of $25,000 or more; or a combination of education and related experience.

College/Business Unit
Open until filled

College/Business Unit: University Advancement
Location: Atlanta Campus
Job Posting: 10/25/21, 12:36:38 PM


Founded in 1913 in Atlanta, Georgia State University is the second-largest and one of four research institutions in the University System of Georgia. The University serves one-fourth of the graduate students in the university system; it is within a one-hour commute of more than one-third of the state’s population. Approximately 80 percent of all Georgia State alumni live and work in Georgia.georgia_state_university1.jpg

Georgia State’s main campus is located on 34 acres in downtown Atlanta. University centers in Alpharetta, Brookhaven, Buckhead and Henry County offer students convenient suburban locations for graduate courses in business and education.

More than 50,000 students annually attend Georgia State University. While 90 percent of the students are from Georgia, students also come from all 50 states and 160 countries. More than 1,400 international students attend Georgia State and graduate students comprise 31 percent of the student population.

georgia_state_university2.jpgThe University offers more than 52 degree programs in more than 250 fields of study – from public policy and African-American studies to biology and health sciences. Degrees are offered at the bachelor’s, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels through six units: the College of Arts and Sciences, J. Mack Robinson College of Business, College of Education, College of Health and Human Sciences, College of Law and Andrew Young School of Policy Studies. In addition to the numerous degree programs, Georgia State offers full- and part-time programs and day, evening and weekend classes.

Students have many choices in extracurricular activities including more than 22 fraternities and sororities; and some 250 chartered student groups, including 60 degree-related student groups, seven religious, 24 law-oriented and 22 multicultural/international groups; and 10 honor societies. There is also an active student government association which includes the student senate and the judicial board.

The Georgia State Panthers are members of the Colonial Athletic Association and compete in 16 NCAA Division I intercollegiate men’s and women’s sports, including basketball, baseball, softball, golf, tennis, track and volleyball. The university announced in April 2008 that is will begin Division I-AA football in 2010.

The university’s innovative Touch the Earth program brings outdoor recreation ranging from backpacking, rock climbing, sailing, kayaking, rafting and water-skiing to out-of-state snow-skiing and snorkeling trips. And WRAS, Georgia State’s popular 100,000-watt radio voice, is the most powerful student-run radio station in the United States.


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