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Senior Director of Development, School of Mechanical Engineering

Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Nov 30, 2022

Senior Director of Development, School of Mechanical Engineering

Georgia Institute of Technology

Atlanta, GA


Plan and implement a coordinated program of fundraising activities. Establish goals and oversee staff activities including identification, evaluation, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of prospective major and principal gift donors. Oversee the quality and quantity of major gift activity in the region or unit and take action to increase both. Establish and effectively manage relationships with most critical, highest profile prospects. Manage special events to involve and cultivate prospects. Collaborate with deans and faculty, and coordinate with other development and alumni relations staff. Identify stewardship opportunities for major donors. May service most complex fundraising market or regions. Typically solicit gifts in the range of $250,000 to $10 million, and manage a portfolio size (average annual fundraising accountability) of $4 million. Manage prospect pool up to 100 prospects. Oversee a team or unit portfolio size of $5 million to $7.5 million.


This position will interact on a regular basis with: major and principal donors, and prospective donors. This position typically will advise and counsel: deans, school chairs faculty, academic unit and program leadership, unit volunteer leadership, and other development officers. This position may supervise: development officers and administrative support staff.


Georgia Institute of Technology has retained Freeman Philanthropic Services, LLC to facilitate this executive recruitment. Please send confidential inquiries and applications directly to Freeman Philanthropic Services, LLC via e-mail at


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