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Executive Director of Research & Prospect Management

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Number S00877P
Working Title Executive Director of Research & Prospect Management
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 ( 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.

About the College/Unit/Department

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.

College/Unit/Department website
Posting Type External
Retirement Plan TRS or ORP
Employment Type UGA Employee
Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible
Full/Part time Full Time
Work Schedule
Work Schedule (other)

8:00 AM–5:00 PM; Must be willing and able to work evenings and weekends as necessary

Advertised Salary Negotiable commensurate with qualifications and experience
Posting Date 04/13/2018
Open until filled Yes
Closing Date
Proposed Starting Date 07/01/2018
Special Instructions to Applicants
Location of Vacancy Athens Area
EEO Policy Statement

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.

Position Information

Classification Title EXEC DIRECTOR, D.A.R.
Pay Grade 087
FLSA Exempt
Job Family Development
FTE 100
Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and 10 years of related higher education experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications

*Experience with comprehensive campaigns is a plus

Position Summary

Reporting to the Senior Associate Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations, the Executive Director of Research & Prospect Management will provide leadership, direction and management for the offices of Research and Prospect Management. The Executive Director serves as a key member of the senior leadership team and an active participant in making strategic decisions related to research and prospect management initiatives. The Executive Director will also be responsible for developing specific metrics and performance plans that hold both units accountable for overall production.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

*Strong management, organizational, and time management skills
*Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
*Ability to work independently and collaboratively
*Ability to synthesize large amounts of data

Physical Demands

*Must be able to travel in and out of state
*Ability to work in a standard office environment
*Must have a valid driver’s license

Is driving required to perform essential duties outlined in this position? (This does not include infrequent trips) The successful candidate would have to provide proof that s/he has a valid driver's license when offered employment. Yes
Does this position have financial responsibilities? Yes
Does this position require a P-Card? No
Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No
Credit and P-Card policy



Provide strategic leadership and direction to the Research and Prospect Management teams to drive increased pipeline development related to major gift fundraising
*Develop short and long range strategic plans
*Develop regular means for assessing plans and goals for each area of responsibility
*Establish, delegate, communicate, monitor, and reinforce staff assignments, accountabilities, performance expectations, and goals
*Supervise unit leaders through a structured process to establish and manage unit goals and budgets

Percentage of time 50

Ensure the integration of research and prospect management to develop a comprehensive and proactive prospect discovery and management system
*Both units must work collaboratively with all major gift fundraisers

Percentage of time 30

Collaborate with other Executive Directors within the division on all fundraising activities

Percentage of time 10

Help recruit, develop, and retain research and prospect management staff

Percentage of time 10

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this position?
    • iPAWS (UGA's job board)
    • LinkedIn
    • Handshake
    • HigherEdJobs
    • From a current UGA employee
    • Other (please provide)
  2. * Do you possess a valid driver's license?
    • No Response
    • No
    • Yes

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents