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Assistant Manager of Leadership and Volunteer Giving

Employer
Georgia Tech Alumni Association
Location
30313, Atlanta
Closing date
Nov 18, 2021

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Focus Areas
Education
Job Function
Development / Fundraising
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Bachelors
Willingness to Travel
up to 25%
Experience Level
Administrative
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Summary

The Georgia Tech Alumni Association is seeking an Assistant Manager of Leadership and Volunteer Giving to engage alumni and friends in support of Georgia Tech’s annual fund, known as Roll Call. The Assistant Manager of Leadership and Volunteer Giving reports to the Manager of Leadership and Volunteer Giving and is responsible for the identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors with the capacity to give $1,000 – $25,000 annually. The ideal candidate is a highly motivated, metrics-driven frontline fundraising professional responsible for engaging prospects and soliciting unrestricted support at Roll Call’s Leadership Circle giving levels via a variety of methods including personal visits (in person or virtual), phone, email, social media, and text. Candidates should demonstrate a strong understanding of fundraising best practices and have strong interpersonal, customer service, and communications skills.

Responsibilities

  • Engage with and conduct one-on-one personal solicitations of donors for annual gifts at Roll Call’s Leadership Circle giving levels via personal visits (in person or virtual), phone, email, social media, and text
  • Meet defined visit and solicitation goals while working to grow Roll Call’s Leadership Circle and developing a pipeline for major and planned gifts
  • Maintain strong relationships with Development staff and Institute leaders across campus
  • Collaborate with Institute development officers and generate referrals for volunteer leadership, major gifts, and planned gifts as appropriate
  • Develop a strong understanding of Alumni Association and Georgia Tech programs and priorities
  • Support overall Roll Call goals and initiatives and meet dollar and donor goals for all Leadership Circle giving levels
  • Provide prompt follow-up to all donor interactions and utilize tools in Blackbaud CRM to track all appeals and communications touchpoints
  • Assist in stewardship activities and events for all Leadership Circle donors
  • Support solicitations made by Alumni Association leadership and volunteers as needed
  • Identify, recruit, coach, and support fundraising volunteers for Giving Tuesday, Georgia Tech Giving Day, and other peer fundraising efforts

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree; 2+ years of fundraising experience in higher education or non-profit organizations
  • Detail oriented with strong time and project management skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully with volunteers
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Knowledge of Blackbaud or other CRM systems
  • Position will require occasional evening and weekend hours
  • Donor outreach will involve local visits and events (metro Atlanta) with potential for infrequent long-distance travel

About Us

Georgia Tech alumni are unique. Over 180,000 strong, Tech alumni are successful as entrepreneurs, managers, scientists, engineers, and leaders in organizations around the globe. The Alumni Association has a team of 45 professionals, committed to supporting GT alumni throughout their careers. Annually, we offer thousands of programs, services, and events to increase alumni engagement and expand their connection with the Institute. Come be a part of Georgia Tech – an amazing history and bright future.

The Georgia Tech Alumni Association is a separate, legal, 501(c)3 not-for-profit recognized by Georgia Tech and the State of Georgia as an affiliated organization. The Alumni Association is committed to the mission  "champion and serve its alumni and the Institute through programming and engagement that fosters lifelong relationships and philanthropic support.”

We use a hybrid format for the work schedule: 3 days in office and 2 days remote.

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