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Executive Director Institutional Advancement

Gordon State College
Gordon State College

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title: Executive Director Institutional Advancement
Location: Gordon State College
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 262580
Job Summary

Executive Director of Institutional AdvancementIAV/1

Institutional Advancement


This position is responsible for directing and leading the institutional advancement functions.

Salary is: 81,787.24.


·Develops, implements, and manages a comprehensive institutional advancement plan.

·Establishes partnerships and relationships with corporations, businesses, individuals within the communities served by the college, and other internal and external stakeholders.

·Provides strategic direction and leadership for the college¿s fundraising, alumni programming, and constituent relations functions.

·Ensures compliance with University System of Georgia Board of Regents policies and procedures, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools requirements, and program-level policies and practices.

·Develops and recommends annual budget requests to support advancement goals and objectives; allocates and monitors spending.

·Advises the President and cabinet on institutional advancement matters; participates in the development and implementation of strategic long-term plans.

·Performs related duties as assigned.


·Knowledge of institutional advancement principles and practices.

·Knowledge of philanthropy and fundraising practices, professional ethics, and gift reporting standards.

·Knowledge of college human resources policies and procedures.

·Knowledge of strategic planning and budget management principles.

·Skill in the delegation of responsibility and authority.

·Skill in collaborating with multiple constituents.

·Skill in the operation of computers and job-related software programs.

·Skill in decision making and problem solving.

·Skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public.

·Skill in oral and written communication.


The President assigns work in terms of department goals and objectives. The supervisor reviews work through conferences, reports, and observation of department activities.


Guidelines include college policies and procedures, University System of Georgia policies and procedures, SACS accreditation standards and requirements, IRS laws, and CASE gift reporting standards. These guidelines require judgment, selection and interpretation in application.


·The work consists of varied management duties. Varied constituencies contribute to the complexity of the position.

·The purpose of this position is to direct the institutional advancement functions of Gordon State College. Success in this position contributes to the success of all college operations.


·Contacts are typically with co-workers, other college personnel, faculty, staff, students, elected and appointed officials, representatives of other colleges and universities, alumni, business and community leaders, representatives of the Board of Regents, bankers, attorneys, accountants, and members of the general public.

·Contacts include partnerships with organizations within our 14-county service area.

·Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, to resolve problems, to motivate or influence persons, or to justify, defend or settle matters.


·The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk. The work is typically performed in an office. The work requires intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, walking, bending, and crouching. The work will require travel to attend training, conferences, and meetings with various stakeholders. The employee regularly lifts light objects and occasionally lifts heavy objects.


This position has direct supervision over Development Officer, Alumni Affairs and Annual Fund Administrator, and Institutional Advancement Coordinator.


·Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a master¿s degree in a course of study related to the occupational field.

·Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the diverse objectives and functions of the subunits in the division/department in order to direct and coordinate work within the division/department, usually interpreted to require three to five years of related experience.

·Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver¿s license


·Experience in Microsoft Office Suite, Banner, data analytics software, and web content management systems

·Experience in working within the University System of Georgia

Equal Employment Opportunity

Gordon State College is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution. It is the policy our institution to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to race, color, national or ethnical origin, age, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status as required by applicable state and federal laws (including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Sections 503, and 504, AREA, ADA, E.O. 11246, and Rev. Proc. 75-50). Gordon State College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution. For questions or more detailed information regarding this policy please contact the Gordon State College Office of Human Resources at 678-359-5011. Individuals requiring disability related accommodations for participation in any event or to obtain print materials in an alternative format, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 678-359-5011.

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