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Director of Development I, Georgia Tech Library

Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Jun 6, 2023

Director of Development I, Georgia Tech Library

Georgia Institute of Technology

Atlanta, GA


The Director of Development I, Georgia Tech Library is the front-line development officer responsible for planning and implementing a coordinated program of fundraising activities for the Georgia Tech Library, Archives, and Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons (CULC). The successful candidate will be the inaugural Director of Development, who will have an exciting opportunity to build an intentional culture of development, tell our story, and transform the future of the Georgia Tech Library.


This position uses professional relationship-building skills to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward major gift prospects. The Director will establish and effectively manage relationships with significant prospects, support special events to involve and cultivate major gift prospects, identify stewardship opportunities for major gift prospects and design and implement comprehensive plans. The Director will advise and collaborate with the Dean of Libraries and larger Library team and coordinate with the Institute’s development and alumni relations staff. It is expected that the Director will solicit gifts in the range of $25,000 to $1 million and manage a portfolio size (average annual fundraising accountability) of $1 to $2 million. The prospect pool managed will be up to 200 prospects. This position will interact on a regular basis with major and principal gift donors and prospective donors, including alumni, parents, representatives of corporation and foundations, staff, and volunteers. This position typically will advise and counsel the dean, associate/assistant deans, department heads, faculty, Library employees, and other development officers. This position will not supervise any employees.


This position requires broad knowledge of fundraising approaches and the highest levels of interpersonal skills, ethical standards, and good judgement. The Director is expected to drive team results while building long-term, meaningful donor relationships. This position also requires excellent skills in building long-term relationships; written and verbal communications; prioritizing, negotiating, influencing, developing and sustaining positive relationships with colleagues and members of the Library community; strategic planning; project management; program administration and organization; as well as self-motivation, ability to work independently and as a team member, and a demonstrated capacity for multi-tasking.


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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