Annual Giving Officer

Augusta University
Augusta, Georgia

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Administrative Jobs
Institutional & Business Affairs, Auxiliary Services
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Summary


Reporting to the Director of Annual Giving, the Annual Giving Officer will support the growth of annual giving fundraising initiatives by developing, implementing and maintaining annual giving programs that cultivate, solicit and steward gifts from alumni, faculty, staff and community members. The Annual Giving Officer is responsible for all annual giving direct mail efforts and will work collaboratively with Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement colleagues to assist with the execution of annual giving solicitation strategies.


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities


Experience with databases (especially Raiser’s Edge) and internet searches


Excellent interpersonal, organizational, verbal/written communications skills, attention to detail and analytical abilities


A high energy level, integrity, and sincerity


Ability to multi-task, think creatively and handle a heavy workload


Requires adaptability, good judgement, and initiative


Knowledge of standard event management tasks and resources


Ability to work effectively with people of all ages and backgrounds, including healthcare professionals, community leaders, as well as patients, families, volunteers and employees


Position requires constant verbal and written communication with internal and external stakeholders; faculty, staff, administrators, alumni, and friends of the university.


Willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends


Ability to maintain confidentiality


Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills


Proficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databases




The job duties include, but are not limited to:


Conceptualize, develop and manage the process for direct mail and email appeals; manage the review and approval process with internal/external stakeholders.


Work with internal communications team to write various versions of solicitations to key constituencies. Design or work with designer to produce collateral printed materials


Oversee each step of the process to ensure mailings and emails are on time and meet branding standards.


Work as a key member of annual giving team, assisting with day of giving (Augusta Gives), employee campaign (IGIVE) and other focused fundraising initiatives.


Work closely with Annual Giving team members to ensure effective multichannel fundraising strategies (ie. direct mail, email, social media, and crowdfunding.


Work collaboratively with Director of Annual Giving and Assistant Director to identify, cultivate and solicit annual giving prospects and donors across a variety of constituencies.


Work collaboratively with Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement colleagues to assist with the execution of direct mail and other annual giving solicitations with the goal of increased engagement and giving by our alumni and other donors.


Develop and produce program plans, communication strategies, briefings and reports related to direct mail appeals/solicitations.


Ensure accuracy of constituents, gift information and other data in donor database.


Perform all other related tasks/ duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications


Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of three years of experience in annual giving, alumni relations, sales, marketing, or event planning or with a minimum of five years of overall professional experience.


Preferred Qualifications


Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in communications, journalism, business or marketing/pr with five years of experience in annual giving, alumni relations, sales, marketing, or event planning or with seven years of overall professional experience, especially experience in higher education, an academic medical center, or non-profit organization.




Shift: Days / M-F *Work outside of the normal business hours may be required.*


 Salary to be commensurate with qualifications of selected candidate within the established range (generally minimum-midpoint) of the position.


 Conditions of Employment


All candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University.


 All employees are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of sensitive [patient, student, employee, financial, business, etc.] information by exercising sound judgment and adhering to cybersecurity and privacy policies during the course of their employment and beyond.


Equal Employment Opportunity


Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.


Other Information


This position is also responsible for promoting a customer friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees. "Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner everyday with patients and families for success."


 Augusta University is a tobacco free environment and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.


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