The Office of Development is principally responsible for securing the understanding and philanthropic support of the private sector for the Institute and its programs. The Office focuses its efforts on obtaining commitments for major and principal gifts to the Institute and its associated foundations and leads the comprehensive fundraising efforts which results in gift revenues in excess of $100 million annually.
With a focus on alumni and friends, the Director of Development (Athletics) serves as a development officer with primary responsibility for identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of major and principal gift donors and potential donors in support of the Georgia Tech Athletic Association through its fundraising arm, the Alexander-Tharpe Fund.
Job Purpose: Major gifts officer responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors and potential donors for gifts. This is a senior level position which requires extensive knowledge of fundraising approaches in their respective areas and the highest levels of interpersonal skills. This position typically operates with only general direction of management and is expected to annually produce gifts that would rank this individual among the most productive major gift officers. Responsible for setting employee goals, assessing employee performance and providing feedback, and making pay recommendations.
Major Responsibilities: Implement the development plan for assigned college, school, program, or region. Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward a pool of major and principal prospects for assigned unit or region. Coordinate the development activities of unit head. Conduct face-to-face visits with major gift donors and prospects. Engage the President, Deans, and School Chairs in the prospect/donor relationship as appropriate. Coordinate and supervise the efforts of staff, where applicable. Perform other related duties as assigned.
Additional Information: Successful candidate must be able to pass a background check which may include a credit check. To obtain Georgia Tech’s background check policy, please visit: http://www.policylibrary.gatech.edu/pre-employment-screening . Weekend and evening required at events and entertainment; travel required.
Impact & Influence: This position will interact on a regular basis with: Donors and potential donors, alumni, parents, representatives of corporations and foundations, dean and school chairs, faculty, Georgia Tech senior executives, unit Directors of Development and Development staff. This position typically will advise and counsel: External contacts, unit development officers, unit leadership, and faculty. This position will supervise: May supervise staff.
Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
Work Experience: Six to eight years job related experience
Skills: This job requires extensive knowledge of fundraising approaches and the highest levels of interpersonal skills. This job also requires skills in interpersonal relationship-building, communications, prioritizing, negotiation and influencing, self-motivation, and the successful candidate must possess temperament to work with all organizational levels. Also required are strong strategic planning and organizational skills; being proactive; ability to work well under pressure; computer skills; ability and willingness to travel; basic understanding of planned giving vehicles and ability to identify potential planned giving donors and opportunities.
Our NCAA Division I intercollegiate athletics program is one steeped in history and success, while embracing strategic innovation. Tech fans are passionate about their support of their beloved Yellow Jackets and cherish the many traditions involved with the program. The Georgia Tech Athletic Association sponsors varsity intercollegiate athletics competition in 17 sports for the Georgia Institute ...of Technology.
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