This position is based in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) and reports to the Senior Director of Development. The position is responsible for developing and managing a portfolio of CAES prospects in support of CAES priorities. This position will focus on gifts of $25,000 or more and a minimum of 12-15 face-to-face meetings with prospective and current donors each calendar month both in and out of state. Position will complete all necessary preparation and follow up for each meeting, prepare compelling major gift proposals, and document interactions in “GAIL” alumni/donor database. The position will work collaboratively with a wide variety of constituents and must have an established track record in building meaningful relationships coupled with the ability to facilitate and close major gifts. The Major Gift Officer must be passionate about fundraising as well as building a strong, engaged community of donors.
About the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences: The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) is one of the oldest and among the best U.S. colleges of agriculture. In its classrooms, Agricultural Experiment Stations, and statewide network of UGA Extension offices, the College’s faculty and staff are dedicated to discovering, teaching, and delivering the science required for healthy living to flourish in Georgia.
The mission of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is to seek, verify, and apply knowledge related to agriculture and the environment, and to disseminate that knowledge through student education and public outreach programs. The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences promotes economic viability and global competitiveness of Georgia’s number one industry, fosters environmental stewardship and wise management of natural resources, and strives to ensure the production, processing, and distribution of safe food and fiber to improve lives.
Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies
• Excellent organizational, interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills • Ability to problem solve and generate creative solutions in order to advance the college’s efforts to maintain and strengthen high-quality relationships with donors • Must demonstrate organization and success managing systems and processes • Excellent computer literacy and demonstrated skill using programs for preparation and dissemination of communication materials required • Ability/willingness to interface with donors by phone and in person as well as through written communication • Demonstrated written communication skills to prepare and edit effective correspondence, proposals, and creative solicitation materials • Demonstrated oral communication skills to make persuasive presentations to individuals and groups • Proven interpersonal skills to work collaboratively in a team environment • Ability to maintain high level of confidentiality and working relationships with others • Excellent ability to set priorities and perform under pressure in a fast-paced team environment • High attention to detail and proven skills and ability to manage multi-phase projects from inception to completion, including the ability to build consensus among team members and balance multiple concurrent priorities
To apply for this position and review the full posting, please visit http://www.ugajobsearch.com/. The posting number for this position is #S02454P. The position is open until filled.
Internal Number: S02454P
About University of Georgia
About the University of Georgia:
The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (http://www.uga.edu/). 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 was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.
The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without reg...ard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.