Assistant Director of Annual Giving (University Advancement)

Georgia, United States
Competitive Salary
May 04, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Valdosta State University's Office of University Advancement seeks applicants for the Assistant Director of Annual Giving.  The position is responsible for leading, managing, and executing a sustainable and healthy annual giving program targeted at increasing visibility and financial support for strategic priorities at Valdosta State University. Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations, this position plays a vital role within University Advancement focused on increasing annual giving revenue, broadening the base of support, and strengthening the major gift pipeline for the VSU Foundation. This position is responsible for oversight of the VSU call center, student callers, and call center supervisor.

In collaboration with the Associate VP for Development and Alumni Relations, responsibilities include meeting the annual fund and event-related fundraising goals; acknowledging, stewarding and growing annual fund contributions through personal outreach and execution of multichannel solicitations (Phonathon, email, social media, crowdfunding, etc.); developing and successfully implementing designated fundraising special events; representing the organization to donors, vendors, and the public; producing various fundraising-related collateral and appeals; and managing volunteers.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in a specified field and three (3) years of related work experience. Professional licensure, certification, and/or designation may be required in some areas.

As a comprehensive institution of the University System of Georgia, Valdosta State University (VSU) is a welcoming, aware, and vibrant community founded on and dedicated to serving our communities’ rich and diverse heritages. Through excellence in teaching, basic and applied research, and service, VSU provides rigorous programs and opportunities that enrich our students, our university, and our region. As such, the VSU mission consists of three interrelated parts that includes a student mission, university mission and regional mission. The university is equally dedicated to the core values of community, including a commitment to practice civility, integrity and citizenship. As members of this community and proud Blazers we strive to uphold these core values for the advancement of the University.

Online application is required and position will remain open until filled.  Valdosta State University is an Equal Opportunity educational institution and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity and inclusion. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to minorities and individuals with disabilities. Valdosta State University has a non-discrimination policy that includes sex, race, color, sexual orientation, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, and veteran status.