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Director of Leadership Giving
Bachelor’s degree (master’s degree preferred) and 5-7 years of
experience in development and fundraising, with 5 years of
experience in annual or major giving
Effective and successful track record with managing development
programs within a nonprofit setting
Duties and Responsibilities:
With the leadership of the Vice President of University
Advancement, establish yearly measurable goals for annual and
campaign giving endeavors for those included in their prospect
- Assists in identifying individual, corporate and foundation
prospects and determining strategies for solicitation.
- Participates in the University’s prospect management,
discovery/qualification visits, and related prospect development
- Assists in maintaining the University’s database by routinely
entering donor call reports and contacts. Monitors prospect
contacts to ensure foundation and corporation donors are moving
through the pipeline of giving.
- Collaborates with other organization team members to inspire
trust, encourage creative thinking and collaborate with other staff
and volunteers to increase significantly private gifts to Brenau
University. Works collaboratively with others in the University
Advancement office and across campus to solicit donors for
- Serves as an ambassador for Brenau University in the
- All other duties as assigned.
Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills; strongly
developed written and oral presentation skills.
Self-starter who is results-oriented.
Ability to problem solve and work with many projects
Strong creative thinking.
Ability to stay current on campaign trends, theory and
Ability to respect confidential information.
Experience using Raiser’s Edge or similar donor-centric
- Demonstrates initiative and promotes innovative thinking to
Environmental and Working
Normal environment found in an educational setting. Some
exposure to outdoors and varying weather conditions may be
37.5 hours per week. Generally Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to
5:00 p.m. Hours will be extended throughout the year to meet the
needs of the department and the events and travel associated with a
This position is an on-ground position in Gainesville, GA.
If the position you are applying for necessitates that you hold
a professional degree, license, or certification, then proof of
such professional degree, license, or certification must be
provided in addition to this application for Brenau University to
consider your application for employment. Failure to provide proof
of professional degree, license, or certification when applicable
may result in rejection of an application.
All positions will be filled pending budgetary