Assistant Director of Annual Giving Program

Position ID: 37311
Georgia Gwinnett College
Advancement Office
Office of Development
Position Description
New Position?: 
Job Class: 
Assistant Director, Administrative
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Job Details
Position Title:  Assistant Director of Annual Giving Programs
Job Category:  Staff
Department:  Development - 7010620
Division:  Advancement
Required Documents:  Cover Letter, Resume
Position Statement:
Founded in 2005, Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) is the 31st member of the University System of Georgia. GGC is a premier 21st century liberal arts institution accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. With a current enrollment of over 12,000 students, enrollment is projected to exceed 13,000 students in 2017, including both residential and commuter students. GGC’s innovative practices, caring culture, and extremely affordable tuition are changing the game in higher education and changing the future for students at all levels, of all ages, and from all walks of life. Gwinnett County (pop. 850,000+) is home to a variety of businesses, including organizations involved in health care, education and information technology.

The Assistant Director of Annual Giving Programs reports to the Director of Annual Giving & Alumni Relations. The purpose of this position is to make visits and secure annual contributions in support of the strategic priorities of the college from parents/family members of GGC Students, regional companies and community members.


  • Grows regional philanthropic support for GGC through personal visits and solicitations, targeted campaigns and
    special events
  • Develops and executes comprehensive fundraising strategies targeting regional businesses, GGC families and
    community members
  • Visits, qualifies, cultivates, and manages a portfolio of community and family Annual Giving prospects with capacity and affinity to give. Special focus on solicitations, retention, upgrades to and within both the President’s and Scholar’s Circle gift levels. Contacts donors and prospects through personal visits, email and by phone, as necessary
  • In collaboration with other campus units, builds and leads GGC Family Council including identifying, recruiting, training, and directing volunteer leadership
  • Develops and executes strategies to engage with and raise funds from qualified prospects who are parents/family of current and former GGC students. Manage the activities of the Family Council, as well as any events, to cultivate parent/family donors
  • Makes solicitation visits to secure financial support of GGC through the following programs: Corporate Affiliates Program, Annual Events Sponsorship Program, Annual Events Patron Program, and others as assigned. Also leads and executes these programs, as assigned
  • In collaboration with the Executive Director of Individual Engagement, Director of Development and designated academic unit staff, plans and executes activities and meetings for assigned academic advisory boards. Also, identifies potential members for such boards through community and parent/family cultivation activities
  • In coordination with the Director of Advancement Services, regularly refers and moves prospects and donors to staff assigned major gift responsibilities
  • Assists in establishing short and long-term departmental goals, along with managing assigned student workers to
    support programs
  • Performs other duties, as assigned
Commensurate with education and experience with excellent benefits.
Minimum and Preferred Qualifications:


  • Bachelor's degree
  • Three + years of successful experience in fundraising visits and solicitation and/or sales
  • Demonstrated strong oral and written communication skills, including the ability to articulate a persuasive case for annual support of Georgia Gwinnett College
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office and CRM software such as Raiser’s Edge
  • Ability to travel regularly within Northeast Georgia and work weekends and evenings
  • Valid Driver’s license
  • Experience in higher education advancement, preferably annual giving visits
  • Experience with using and extracting data from a CRM software, such as Raiser’s Edge
  • Experience in soliciting corporate support
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, sound judgment and experience handling confidential information
  • Highly motivated and creative with an attention to detail
  • Strong initiative and organization skills
  • Proficiency in executing administrative tasks required in this position
  • Demonstrated ability in creating, planning, and executing both short and long range plans
  • Proven ability in thinking strategically and analytically
  • Experience in recruiting, lead, and motivating a diverse team of volunteers
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, working both independently and as a team member
Position Disclosure:

Due to the volume of applications, applicants may not receive a reply from the College unless an applicant is selected for an interview. Review of applications will continue until positions are filled. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States and proof of eligibility will be contemporaneously required upon acceptance of an employment offer. Any resulting employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation and credit check if applicable to the position, as determined by Georgia Gwinnett College in its sole discretion. Georgia Gwinnett College, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability or religion. Georgia is an open records state.


This position raises funds for both Georgia Gwinnett College and secondarily for the Georgia Gwinnett College Foundation. Position requires travel regularly within Northeast Georgia and works weekends and evenings, therefore a Valid Driver’s license is required. Ability to lift and carry files and materials. Ability to move from one office to another office on campus. Adequate vision, hearing and manual dexterity to interact with people in person, on the phone and in writing. Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodations.

Work Hours:  Position may require non-standard work hours (nights and weekends).
Position Status:  Full-Time
FLSA:  Exempt
Application Procedure: 
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CIP Discipline Code: 
Fundraising (Admin code)
Alumni Relations (Admin code)
University Advancement & Development (Admin code)
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Position Type: 
Application Deadline: 
Open Until Filled
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Position Starting Date: 
To Be Determined
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Vacancy Status: 

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University System of Georgia
Applicant Clearinghouse
119 Holmes-Hunter Academic Building
The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602

Phone: (706) 542-7817
Fax: (706) 542-2822

Janyce Dawkins, Director

Kristopher Stevens, Associate Director

Clare Norins, Assistant Director

Louis C Castenell, Assistant Director

Sheila C England, System Coordinator

Sandra Gilbreth, Admin Assistant II