Development - General, Donor Relations/Stewardship, Major Gifts
4 Year Degree
The Senior Director of Development serves as a liaison between the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication (Grady) and University Development. As Grady's chief development officer, this position is responsible for raising major gifts ($25,000+) to enable the unit to fulfill its mission and implement its programs and initiatives. In addition to major and principal gifts, the position is also responsible for providing strategy, leadership, direction, coordination and management of all levels of giving for Grady, including annual gifts and stewardship.
To fulfill the college's mission and implement its programs and initiatives, the Senior Director of Development works closely with the Dean to develop fundraising priorities, create a development plan, implement the plan and secure major gifts while also supervising a development associate. In this role, the employee is responsible for communication, collaboration and coordination between Grady and the University Development office, as well as creating productive partnerships with all other UGA school, college and unit fundraising programs.
The University Development office sets four objectives for Senior Directors of Development: number of annual visits, number of gift proposals, unit fundraising goal and personal fundraising goal. Each of these goals are discussed with the director and customized for their specific unit. In addition, each director is required to attend the division and development meetings as well as an individual monthly strategy meeting at the University Development office with the Senior Director of Development for Constituent Programs.
*Advanced degree *Management experience *Campaign experience *Knowledge and experience using Blackbaud CRM system, Advisor
*Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 7 years of a combination of education and development, fundraising or related professional experience. *Valid driver's license required.
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, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.
The University of Georgia, one of the nation’s top public research universities, invites applications and nominations for the Executive Director of Development search. This leadership appointment provides an exceptional opportunity for an experienced fundraising professional to have an essential role in building a culture of philanthropy that encourages financial support for the University of Georgia.