The Director of Development serves as a liaison between the College
of Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) and University Development.
Serving as the College’s chief development officer, this incumbent
is responsible for raising major gifts ($25,000+) to enable the
unit to fulfill its mission and implement its programs and
initiatives. In addition to major and principal gifts, the
individual is also responsible for providing strategy, leadership,
direction, coordination, and management of all levels of giving
for FACS, including annual gifts and stewardship.
To fulfill the college’s mission and implement its programs and
initiatives, the Director of Development collaborates closely with
the Dean to develop fundraising priorities, to create a development
plan, to implement the plan, and to secure major gifts while also
supervising the Director of Alumni Relations. In this role, the
employee is responsible for communication, collaboration, and
coordination between FACS and the University Development
office, as well as creating productive partnerships with all
other UGA school, college, and unit fundraising
The University Development office sets four objectives for
Directors of Development: number of annual visits, number of gift
proposals, unit fundraising goal and personal fundraising goal.
Each of these goals are discussed with the director and customized
for their specific unit. In addition, each director is to attend
the division and development meetings as well as an individual
monthly strategy meeting at the University Development office with
the Senior Director of Development for Constituent Programs.