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Director - Reunion Giving

Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Feb 12, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Capital Campaigns, Direct Marketing, Donor Relations, Major Gifts, Special Events, Programs, Managing Volunteers, Other Programs, Program Administration and Management
Education, Other Fields
Employment Type
Full Time
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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.

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 selection.
• 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 Institute priorities.
• Practice donor centric fundraising to ensure multiple interests and overlapping affiliations of prospective donors are considered.
• 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.

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: 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 environment.

OTHER VARIABLES: Must be able to travel and work evenings and weekends.


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