Associated Director: Personally identifies, cultivates, solicits and stewards philanthropic gifts of $25,000 or more to Augusta University, its academic units, centers and institutes, with special emphasis on major gifts of $100,000 or more, by strategically managing a portfolio of approximately 125 confirmed major gifts prospects.
Director: Personally identifies, cultivates, solicits and stewards philanthropic gifts of $100,000 or more to Augusta University, its academic units, centers and institutes, with special emphasis on major gifts of $1,000,000 or more, by strategically managing a portfolio of approximately 125 confirmed major gifts prospects.
The responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Performance is evaluated annually based upon predetermined and weighted performance of the responsibilities of the employee: scheduling of and participation in face to face meetings with major gift prospective donors, and/or donors; identification and qualification of new major gift prospects; number of major gift proposal presented; number of major gifts solicitations closed; total dollars raised (Specific targets and weighting for all categories are based upon the breadth and maturity of the Associate Director of Development major gifts prospect portfolio on an annual basis.)
Works closely with the deans, department chairs, and faculty to develop and communicate the philanthropic cases for support for the colleges and its academic units, centers and/or institutes. Utilizes the expertise and professional relationships of the deans, department chairs and faculty to identify and cultivate major gifts prospects and craft major gift proposals to alumni, patients, friends, corporations and foundations.
Appropriate and timely documentation of all donor interactions and donor relationship activities within the database of record.
Works collaboratively with other Augusta University Advancement Professionals in the successful planning and execution of multiple college and university-wide alumni and donor engagement, stewardship and fundraising events.
Perform all other related duties as assigned.
Associate Director: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of three years of experience/training in fundraising, sales, marketing or similar profession or volunteer exposure to fundraising in a not-for-profit organization
Director: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of five years of experience/training in fundraising, sales, marketing or similar profession or volunteer exposure to fundraising in a not-for-profit organization
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Ability to maintain confidentiality, multi-task, think creatively, handle a heavy workload, to adapt, to work independently to solve problems, work effectively with people of all ages and backgrounds (including healthcare professionals, community leaders, patients, families, volunteers, and employees), and navigate sensitive situations
Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
Good judgement and initiative
High energy level, integrity, and sincerity
Knowledge of standard event management tasks and resources
Proficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databases (Especially Raiser's Edge)
Willingness to work occasional evenings, weekends, and conduct multi-day business trips
Master's degree from an accredited college or university
Three years' major gift fundraising experience in higher education (specifically experience in personally identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding private philanthropic gifts)
Demonstrated success closing multiple gifts of $10,000 or more
Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE)
Conditions of Employment
All candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Augusta University is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution. Also, Augusta University is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans. It is the policy of the University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status.
This position is also responsible for promoting a customer friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees. "Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner everyday with patients and families for success."
Augusta University is a tobacco free environment and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.
Additional Salary Information: Associate Director Pay Grade: 22
Starting Salary: $64,553/Annually
Director Pay Grade: 24
Starting Salary: $74,604/Annually
Salary to be commensurate with qualifications of selected candidate within the established range (generally minimum-midpoint) of the position
Internal Number: 217257
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