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Annual Giving Officer

University of Georgia
Georgia, United States
$45,000.00 - $55,000.00
Posted Date
Dec 22, 2021

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Development & Advancement
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Employment Type
Full Time
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Reporting to the Senior Director of Annual & Special Giving, the Annual Giving Officer plans and implements overall annual giving programs and is specifically responsible for developing and overseeing programming related to leadership annual giving.

  • Communication is important to this role in crafting and producing solicitation messages, developing promotional and recognition opportunities, and responding to individual donor questions or concerns.
  • This position supports the efforts of leadership giving officers across campus by way of prospect identification, management, and continuing education opportunities.


  • Bachelor’s degree and 2+ years or more experience in higher education fundraising or related field
  • Exhibits behavior that supports the mission, vision, and values of the University of Georgia


  • (30%) Leadership Annual Giving Pipeline Management: Guide centralized schools and colleges with identification and reporting of leadership annual giving donors. Review gifts made through central annual giving appeals to prospect for potential leadership donors. Work with Research and Prospect Management to refer prospects to School/College/Unit development (SCUD) staff and central leadership annual giving team. Advise and assist SCUD staff with leadership annual giving initiatives. Analyze and report participation metrics for annual and special giving campaigns. 
  • (30%) Coordinate Leadership Direct Marketing: Plan and implement overall solicitation strategy, specifically direct mail, phone, and email solicitations for constituents with leadership level giving capacity. Produce solicitation materials for annual giving and special giving campaigns. Collaborate with Development & Alumni Relations Communication staff (DARCOMM), SCUDs, Donor Relations, and Alumni Relations regarding marketing and stewardship of special campaigns.
  • (30%) Coordinate Leadership Annual Giving (LAG) professional resources: Collaborate and communicate with LAG officers across campus to ensure access to appropriate training and resources. Serve as lead coordinator of monthly LAG Discussion Circle. Coordinate with guest panelists, send reminders, moderate meeting, send follow-ups and surveys.
  • (5%) Steward leadership donors to the Georgia FundOversee weekly acknowledgement processes to ensure all leadership donors receive appropriate acknowledgement and stewardship through phone, mail, and email.
  • (5%) Respond to donor questions and concerns from phone, email, and direct mail efforts.



The Division of Development and Alumni Relations at the University of Georgia advances the goals, objectives, and priorities of the university by generating private financial support, building and maintaining relationships with alumni and donors, and assisting students with career development opportunities


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. 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 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 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.


Please note that applicants MUST submit their materials through the UGA human resources portal ( for consideration. Job posting number is S07562P.

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.


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