Reporting to the Senior Director of Parent Giving, the Major Gift Officer will focus on raising major gifts from parents within the state of Georgia and throughout the country while instituting a strong culture of parent giving and engagement within the University. The ability to work collaboratively with a wide variety of people and an established track record in building meaningful relationships coupled with the ability to inspire others are critical components of the position. The Major Gift Officer for Parent Giving will be passionate about fundraising as well as building strong, engaged communities of donors and is based in the Parent Giving unit of the Development & Alumni Relations Division at the University of Georgia.
ABOUT THE OFFICE OF PARENT GIVING
Students aren’t the only Bulldogs. Many parents want their own relationship with the University of Georgia, and we are committed to building a philanthropic community of parents. Parents who are dedicated to creating a premier learning experience for UGA students. We know parents want to make a difference. The Parents Leadership Council is the largest venture fund supporter, has awarded grants to student programs all over campus, and has many families who have created their own endowments. We invest in these families’ UGA experience. We know their son’s major. We know their daughter’s sorority. We are personable, supportive and welcoming. And we remain focused on building a better world by finding financial support for those who will change it, our students.
Develop and manage a portfolio of parent prospects to raise major gifts to benefit the University of Georgia. Focus on a minimum target of 15 face-to-face visits with prospects and donors each calendar month. These visits will be qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship visits in the state of Georgia and around the nation. Will provide mentoring of parent giving strategies to junior team members and colleagues across campus. (50%)
Complete all necessary preparation, contacts, and follow-up for each visit. Document visits with written contact reports in database within a week of visit. (20%)
Perform additional duties as assigned on alumni weekend, football Saturdays, and other special events which frequently fall on nights and weekends. (15%)
Work collaboratively with academic units and development officers across campus to partner on parent major gifts to benefit the university and its many areas. (5%)
Prepare timely accurate, relevant, clear, concise and compelling proposals to secure major ($25,000 +) gifts in support of UGA’s strategic plan and priorities. (5%)
Attend monthly Parent prospect strategy/staff meetings, University Development staff meetings and selected University Central Development training. (5%)
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES and/or COMPETENCIES
Self-starter, takes initiative, and can work independently as well as in a team environment
Exemplary communications skills (written, verbal, and nonverbal)
Demonstrates a commitment to outstanding customer service
Knowledgeable of Word, Excel, database management, and email skills
Exhibits behavior that supports the mission, vision and values of the University of Georgia
Communicates and employs interpersonal actions that model high standards of professional, responsible, accountable, and ethical conduct
Through open, honest, and respectful communication, all staff, supervisors, and colleagues of the Division of Development & Alumni Relations are expected to interact with fairness, compassion, and decency. All employees will be held accountable for meeting the expectation of promoting a stable, productive, and healthy work environment.
Adherence to CASE standards and commonly accepted industry standards relating to fundraising reporting are expected of all fundraisers. All fundraisers will be held accountable for meeting this expectation.
EEO POLICY STATEMENT
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, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: University or non-profit experience preferred. At least 5 years of professional experience related to sales, marketing, development, business administration, higher education, project management, or relationship management. Major gift fundraising in Higher Education ($25k and higher).
Internal Number: S04282P
About University of Georgia
About the University of Georgia:
The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (http://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.
The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without reg...ard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.