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Director of Giving

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Position Details

Position Information

Campus Location: Atlanta
Position Type: Full Time
Position Title Director of Giving
Assigned Area(s) of Responsibility:
Category: Staff
Work Year: Year Round
Posting Text

SCAD seeks a director of giving to support revenue goals and advancement strategies of the department of giving.

In this role, you will report to the executive director of giving and support an incrementally increasing, year-over-year revenue goal for the university. You will develop and implement strategies to annually renew and upgrade gifts, ensure donor engagement and secure new contributors in the Savannah area and beyond. Through direct solicitation of individuals and corporations, you will maintain a dedicated and evolving portfolio of current donors and prospects in support of the university’s mission and priorities.

Working closely with the executive director, department of giving staff and key academic program stakeholders, you will identify and maximize fundraising opportunities and secure program donations based on priorities identified by the university’s strategic directions and goals. Additionally, you will assist with operational functions and ad hoc projects related to the department of giving.

The ideal candidate demonstrates an organized and strategic approach to development and alumni relations, and possesses several years of experience in creating and managing efficient, well-ordered, goal-oriented fundraising efforts, preferably at an institution of higher education. This includes previous success in conceiving and implementing programs tailored to achieve the greatest return on investment.

You should be solutions oriented with a commitment to delivering excellent internal and external customer service and a passion for advancing the SCAD mission. Strong attention to detail and excellent written and oral communication skills are essential. Ideal candidates work effectively autonomously or in a collaborative environment, and are able to gain the respect and support of varied and changing constituencies, including chief executives, board members, faculty, staff members, potential donors, alumni and volunteers.


− Bachelor’s degree
− Five to seven years of related experience, including major gift solicitation experience and negotiation skills
− A demonstrated history as an effective communicator, writer, presenter and speaker
− Master’s degree preferred

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Interest
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