JOB ID: 236927
JOB PURPOSE: As a member of the central development staff,
primarily responsible for developing an implementation a reunion
giving program that contributes significantly to the overall Office
of Development fundraising goals and objectives. Oversee
development of comprehensive fundraising goals for each class,
including a class project, annual giving to the Institute and
Athletics, and major and principal gifts directed across Institute
colleges, schools, and programs. Responsible for setting employee
goals, assessing employee performance and providing feedback, and
making pay recommendations.
IMPACT & INFLUENCE:
This position will interact on a regular basis with: Alumni,
prospective donors, and staff
This position typically will advise and counsel: Alumni,
prospective donors, and staff
This position will supervise: Assigned staff
Duties may include but are not limited to:
• In In collaboration with the Alumni Association, identify,
recruit, and engage members of class reunion committees. Staff
reunion committees comprised of leadership alumni and use volunteer
time effectively to reach the class fundraising goals, both in
participation levels and in dollars raised.
• Lead volunteer leadership in the establishment of a comprehensive
class fundraising goal and a class project goal.
• Work with campus departments to identify potential projects for
reunion class gifts that are consistent with Institute priorities;
prepare proposals for presentation to reunion committees for final
• During the reunion period, develop and cultivate a portfolio of
major and principal gift prospective donors with major gift
capacity (currently $25,000 or more) to the Institute. Individually
and in collaboration with regional, unit, athletic, and gift
planning officers, cultivate, solicit, and close principal and
major gifts in support of the reunion class project and other
• Practice donor centric fundraising to ensure multiple interests
and overlapping affiliations of prospective donors are
• Ensure appropriate donor and volunteer recognition and
stewardship in keeping with central development guidelines.
• Continuously seek improvements to the reunion giving program.
Develop understanding and knowledge of the changing demographics
and interests of the various alumni classes and advise Development
and Alumni Association leadership on program enhancements to ensure
long-term effective fundraising results.
• Support the marketing efforts of the Alumni Association to ensure
strong alumni participation in reunion weekend activities.
• Perform other related duties as assigned.
EDUCATION, SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:
Degrees required for this job: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
combination of education and experience
Degrees preferred: Master’s degree
Years of experience required for this job: Four to five years of
job related experience
Years preferred: 6 years or more job related experience
Certifications or licenses required for this job:
Certifications or licenses preferred:
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES
Knowledge: General knowledge and understanding of gift planning,
Georgia Tech mission and strategic goals.
Skills: Strong skills in written and verbal communications,
strategic planning, organization, problem solving, time management,
independent judgement, critical thinking, and use of Microsoft
office products; advanced skills in relationship building,
interpersonal skills, people management, and fundraising.
Abilities: Strong ability to choreograph as well as to complete
solicitations, motivate volunteers, to be flexible, work in diverse
environment, demonstrate high ethical standards, exhibit
professionalism, handle multiple assignments simultaneously, work
well under pressure, and interact with all levels of donors.
PREFERRED EXPRIENCES: Fundraising in a research university
OTHER VARIABLES: Must be able to travel and work evenings and