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Associate Director of Leadership Giving

Agnes Scott College
Alabama, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 25, 2022

Office: Development

Reports to: Director of Leadership Giving

Work Period: 12 Month

Hours: Full Time

Overtime: Exempt

Job Grade: 9

General Summary: Engages alumnae, parents, and friends of the college to deepen their interest, involvement, and philanthropic investment in the strategic priorities and impact of the college. Provides consistent strategic contact with assigned prospects and donors to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward them for leadership level gifts ($25K+). Works closely with development staff across all sub-units to ensure coordination of prospect and donor engagement, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. Participates in the design and implementation of the leadership giving program in conjunction with the director of leadership giving within the guidelines of federal, state, and local laws and college and division policies and procedures. Assists the Fund for Agnes Scott unit in soliciting and stewarding leadership annual giving among assigned prospects and donors. Reports to the director of leadership giving or other designated person and works with colleagues, donors, volunteers, alumnae, and college personnel.

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Participate as both a frontline fundraiser and a strategic manager of relationships for a portfolio of 100-150 donors and prospects.
  2. Help donors accomplish their philanthropic goals and ambitions through a relationship with Agnes Scott College.
  3. Collaborate with colleagues within the unit, development office, and others across campus in the identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of assigned prospects and donors.
  4. Solicit leadership-level ($25,000+) gifts to contribute to the leadership giving program's goals as defined by division leadership and annual development plan.
  5. Provide consistent tracking, monitoring, and reporting of engagement and fundraising progression to achieve leadership giving goals.
  6. Coordinate with the director of donor relations and volunteer engagement on appropriate and timely stewardship of assigned donors' gifts.
  7. Work with the director in positioning the leadership giving program for the college's current and future campaign priorities.
  8. Manage volunteers and coordinate meetings and events, as necessary.
  9. Assist the director of leadership giving and other development leaders with the preparation of reports, memoranda, and proposals for use in solicitations by staff, administration, trustees, and volunteers.
  10. Meet donor engagement and fundraising metrics as determined by the director of leadership giving and advancement leadership.
  11. Work closely with the research and prospect management staff to ensure prompt and consistent completion of appropriate contact reports and follow-up work.
  12. Assist with gift planning projects and visits as requested by the director.
  13. Conduct ethical fundraising practices by respecting the Donor Bill of Rights.
  14. Demonstrate customer service-oriented behavior, civility, and professionalism.

Non-Essential Job Functions

  1. Assist with development, advancement, and Agnes Scott community events as requested.
  2. Attend professional development conferences and trainings.
  3. Actively review information and publications on the fundraising profession, philanthropy, and advancement best practices.


Education: BA/BS in related occupational field of study.

Experience: Minimum of 3-5 years, preferably in a non-profit and fundraising environment.

  • Considerable knowledge of fundraising techniques and procedures, and Agnes Scott College history, goals and policies.
  • Strong knowledge of the Metro Atlanta community and the role of philanthropy as part of the region's culture.
  • Proficiency in computer software including Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office applications, and Google Suite web applications; database management helpful, particularly Raiser's Edge.
  • Familiarity with capital campaign and gift planning methods.
  • Proven success and ability in working with a variety of people and personalities, engaging in difficult conversations, managing diverse tasks simultaneously, organizing, strategizing, and decision-making.
  • Proven ability in public presentations.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and to maintain confidentiality.
  • High self-confidence and poise.
  • Willingness to travel extensively as well as visit with Atlanta area donors, providing own in-town transportation.
Other: Irregular hours and overtime required on a regular basis, depending on special events, projects, and travel.


Intermittent sitting, standing, stooping, crouching, walking and occasional moving of light objects. Work is performed in an office or at off-campus social/business settings.

The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to this job. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

Please apply online. Position is posted until filled. Due to the overwhelming response to the college's staff openings we are unable to respond personally to individual telephone inquiries. No faxed submissions please.

Agnes Scott College does not discriminate on the basis of, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability or genetic information, gender identity and gender expression or any other characteristic protected by law in its employment. Agnes Scott College has a strong commitment to diversity and urges members of underrepresented groups to apply.

Health & Safety Measures

All persons hired by Agnes Scott College must submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to starting employment unless they have been granted an exemption based upon a medical or religious reason.

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