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Senior Director of Development

University of Georgia
Georgia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Dec 2, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Major Gifts
Employment Type
Full Time

The Senior Director of Development, UGA Libraries is responsible for raising major gifts ($25,000+) to enable the unit comprised of University Libraries, Georgia Press, and the Georgia Review, to fulfill its mission and implement its programs and initiatives. The Senior Director of Development works closely with the University Librarian and Associate Provost to develop fundraising priorities, create a development plan, implement the plan, and secure major gifts while also supervising a development and alumni relations staff.

The University Development office sets four objectives for Senior Directors of Development:

  1. number of annual visits
  2. number of gift proposals
  3. unit fundraising goal
  4. personal fundraising goal



  • Advanced degree preferred or bachelor’s degree and at least 7 years of related higher education experience; OR an equivalent combination of related education and experience related
  • Significant experience developing fundraising strategies while providing leadership and direction for implementation of a comprehensive development plan
  • Management experience
  • Knowledge and experience using Blackbaud CRM system



  • (50%) Manage a portfolio of major giving prospects for three units – Libraries/Georgia Press/Georgia Review, focusing on soliciting major gifts, presenting proposals, making an annually established goal of face-to-face meetings with donors and prospects monthly.
  • (30%) With assistance from the University Librarian/Associate Provost and the Senior Director of Development for Constituent Based Programs, submit an annual and long-term development plan for meeting the fundraising priorities of Libraries/Georgia Press/Georgia Review.
  • (20%) Serve as the liaison between the unit and University Development ensuring all UGA policies and procedures are followed. Work collaboratively with all DAR-related offices including financial services, gift and estate planning, regional program, etc., and with development colleagues located in schools, colleges, and units across campus.



The Division of Development and Alumni Relations at the University of Georgia ( advances the goals, objectives, and priorities of the university by generating private financial support, building and maintaining relationships with alumni and donors, and assisting students with career development opportunities



Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.



Please note that applicants MUST submit their materials through the UGA human resources portal ( for consideration. Job posting number is S09138P


The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (

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