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Georgia Southern University
  • Position Number: 5048298
  • Location: Statesboro, GA
  • Position Type: Development and Fund Raising

Associate Athletic Director for Annual Fund

Job ID: 269105
Location: Statesboro, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us

Join Our Team at Georgia Southern!

Georgia Southern is a dynamic university with three vibrant campuses in Hinesville, Savannah and Statesboro serving the communities in Southeast Georgia. As a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution, our world-class scholars instruct about 26,000 students in associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral level degree programs. Whether you are seeking the charm of a small town, the traditions of a historical/urban destination near the beach or supporting our military service members and their families, Georgia Southern offers its faculty and staff the best of all worlds!

Beyond an ideal location, there is a place for you to work in an exciting environment abounding with opportunities for personal and professional growth. We are steeped in tradition and devoted to academic distinction in teaching, scholarship and service. In 2018 Forbes Magazine listed Georgia Southern, along with 10 other Georgia companies or institutions, as one of America's Best Midsize Employers. Georgia Southern University is passionate about serving our region while preparing our students to be lifelong scholars, leaders, and responsible stewards of their communities and the world.


Statesboro Campus - Statesboro, GA

Department Information

Georgia Southern University Athletics

Job Summary

Work cooperatively with the Deputy Director of Athletics for Development in creating and managing a collaborative environment promoting teamwork between Georgia Southern Athletic Foundation, Department of Athletics, University Advancement, and greater Georgia Southern community. Supervise and lead the annual fund operations for the Athletic Foundation. Manage portfolio of donors and solicit annual fund and philanthropic gifts to support Georgia Southern student-athletes. Oversee the facilitation of premium seating sales. Provide consultation to the Director of Athletics and the Chief Operating Officer.

  • Supervise and lead the annual fund operations for the Athletic Foundation
  • Manage portfolio of donors and solicit annual fund and philanthropic gifts to support Georgia Southern student-athletes
  • Oversee the facilitation of premium seating sales
  • Meet all prescribed metrics for donor visits, solicitations, and gifts per year
  • Identify and solicit major gifts for current capital campaign/projects
  • Plan and execute stewardship events for major gift donors and prospects
  • Participate in athletic development events, including home football game activities, on and off-campus donor events, and other athletic events that attract significant major gift donor presence
  • Manage collaborative teamwork and communication among Georgia Southern Athletics Foundation, Department of Athletics, University Advancement, and the greater Georgia Southern community

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree

Required Experience
  • Five (5) or more years of applicable experience
  • Experience identifying, cultivating, and soliciting major gifts of $25,000 - $250,000

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Educational Qualifications
  • Master's Degree

Preferred Experience
  • Supervisory experience

Proposed Salary

$72,000 - $82,000

This is an exempt position paid on a monthly basis.

Required Documents to Attach
  • Resume
  • Two (2) Professional References

Optional Documents to Attach
  • Cover Letter

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Consistently exhibit engaging customer service
  • Ability to work well in a diverse and inclusive environment through commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Proven proficiency with computers including Microsoft Office, Google, and/or applications as required for specific position
  • Ability to demonstrate good sportsmanship and highest level of personal integrity
  • Ability to adjust to a fast-paced and ever-changing environment
  • Demonstrated commitment to athletic and academic excellence

  • Adhere to University policies and procedures to meet Institutional goals and support University's mission for student success
  • Understanding of and proven commitment to comply with NCAA, Conference and institutional athletic rules and regulations

  • Effective communication (verbal and written), organizational and human relations skills
  • Previous experience planning and executing stewardship events for major gift donors and prospects

Apply Before Date

March 8, 2024

Application review may begin on March 1, 2024.

Contact Information

For more information or questions about a job posting, please contact the Department of Human Resources by phone at (912) 478-6947 or by email at

For technical support, please call the Shared Services Center at (877) 251-2644 or

Conditions of Employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Georgia Southern University, as determined by Georgia Southern University in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test.

Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

Legally authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the University.

Must be able to perform duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation.

Georgia Southern University is a Tobacco and Smoke-Free Community.

Proof of valid driver's license upon hire and throughout employment.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Southern University provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals in need of reasonable accommodations under the America with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources: (912) 478-6947.

Other Information
  • Must be able to perform duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • This position has financial responsibilities.
  • This position will be required to drive.
  • This role is considered a position of trust.

Background Check
  • Position of Trust + Education

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