Senior Development Director, Performance (Senior Development Director, Gift Planning)

Position ID: 38538
Location
Institution: 
Georgia State University
College/Div/School: 
Office of the Associate Vice President
Department: 
Central Programs
Branch Campus: 
Atlanta, Georgia
Position Description
New Position?: 
Yes
Job Class: 
Senior Director Administrative
Job Description: 

 

 

Job Description 
Senior Development Director, Performance (Senior Development Director, Gift Planning) - 18000193
 
Georgia State University, an enterprising public research university in Atlanta, is a national leader in graduating students from diverse backgrounds. The university provides its world-class faculty and more than 50,000 students with unsurpassed connections to the opportunities available in one of the 21st century’s great global cities. Georgia State offers a challenging academic environment that emphasizes research and practical experience across the curriculum and has more than 50 nationally and internationally ranked programs. 
 
While, Atlanta is integral to Georgia State’s educational experience, Atlanta’s quality of life helps Georgia State attract top-notch faculty, staff and administrators by contributing to the economies of Atlanta and the South. With more than 190,000 alumni worldwide, Georgia State’s commitment to student success and being a vital part of the vibrant arts and entertainment community of downtown Atlanta is where the city life meets campus life. Working at Georgia State is where you should be!!! 
 
Description: 

Senior Development Director, Gift Planning

Central Programs

Description:  Georgia State University, an enterprising public research university in Atlanta, is a national leader in graduating students from diverse backgrounds. U.S. News & World Report has named Georgia State the 4th most innovative university in the country based on our visionary approach to student success.  The university provides its world-class faculty and more than 50,000 students with unsurpassed connections to the opportunities available in one of the 21st century’s great global cities. Georgia State offers a challenging academic environment that emphasizes research and practical experience across the curriculum and has more than 50 nationally and internationally ranked programs.

Private funding for the university is increasingly important to successfully fund and sustain these critical programs. Georgia State University is currently engaged in the most successful fundraising campaign in the University’s history raising $300 million.  The Senior Development Director, Gift Planning directs and implements efforts to attract and retain planned giving support for Georgia State University in coordination with the colleges, units, and various university departments.  The successful candidate will be working with individual donors at the $100,000 and above level, primarily using gift planning strategies.  The Senior Development Director, Gift Planning will focus on securing support for the key initiatives of the Burning Bright Campaign – Student Success, Faculty Support, and Campus Without Borders. 

Reporting to the Associate Vice President, Central Programs, the Senior Development Director, Gift Planning will implement fundraising strategies to raise "principal gifts" ($100,000 or more), primarily using gift planning strategies. The Senior Director is responsible for further strengthening the culture of philanthropy at the University through the qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors and prospects.  The scope of responsibilities will include the specific duties but is not limited to the following:

  • Develops and implements an overall gift planning strategy and plan for university-wide funding, identifies strategies for success, and ensures implementation of plan through key partnerships with development and academic leadership across the university
  • Develops and executes strategies for effective identification, cultivation, and solicitation of prospects in a high caliber portfolio consisting of prospects at the $100,000 level or more.
  • Engages prospects in campus-wide programs of interest to solicit and close gifts. Demonstrates superior judgement in working with the university's top prospects.
  • Develops and implements a university-wide gift planning marketing program focused on engaging new prospects and stewarding current donors.
  • Initiates and maintains relationships with professional advisors (legal, tax, financial planning).
  • Works collaboratively with a team approach to Fundraising, especially in regard to Constituent Programs and Central Programs gifts officers, VP and AVP's of Development, College Deans,  Donor Relations, and Development Research.
  • Works to position the Office of Planned Giving as the focal point of all university fundraising related to gift planning.
  • Participates in weekly development prospect management meetings.
  • Travels to meet donors, as needed.
  • Undertakes special projects and serves as lead on project teams.

Disclaimer: This job requisition provides a high-level job definition. It is not intended to provide a comprehensive or exclusive list of job duties. As such, job duties and/or responsibilities within the context of this job requisition may change at the discretion the employee’s direct supervisor.

Qualifications:  Bachelor's degree and 2 years of superior performance in face to face solicitation of gifts of $100,000 or more or equivalent experience in a related field; or a combination of education and experience. Proven success in an area related to gift planning and/or major gifts.  Expertise in implementing gift planning strategies and knowledge of current gift planning trends.

College/Business Unit: Development 

Department: Central Programs
 
Location: Atlanta Campus 
 
Shift: 8:30am - 5:15pm 
 
Salary : Salary commensurate with experience 
 
Pay Grade: 4-1 
 
FLSA Status: Exempt 
 
Job Type: Full Time (Benefits Eligible)
 
Job Posting: 01/30/18, 9:33:32 AM
 
Closing Date: 03/15/18, 10:59:00 PM 
 

Special Instructions: To be fully considered for this position, all candidates must submit a completed application, updated resume and a cover letter that addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications.

Please note, Georgia State University’s career board updates daily and requisitions are subject to be removed without prior notice or before the posting expires. 
 
Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.
 
Application Procedure: 
Please see the below "Institution Employment Link" to view a complete job description, create an application, and apply for the position.
CIP Discipline Code: 
University Advancement & Development (Admin code)
Fundraising (Admin code)
Degree Levels: 
Bachelors
Position Type: 
Staff
Dates
Application Deadline: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Position Starting Date: 
To Be Determined
Contact hiring institution for further details.
Status
Vacancy Status: 
ACTIVE

The hiring institution advertising this vacant position is responsible for the application, hiring procedures and content within this advertisement.  Please contact the institution for questions concerning this vacant position.

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
E-Mail: ch@uga.edu

Janyce Dawkins, Director

Kristopher Stevens, Associate Director

Clare Norins, Assistant Director

Kieran Morrow, Assistant Director

Sheila C England, System Coordinator

Sandra Gilbreth, Admin Assistant II