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Assistant Director of Annual Giving and Leadership Societies

Assistant Director of Annual Giving and Leadership Societies

locationAtlanta, GA, USA
PublishedPublished: Published 3 weeks ago
Full time
1 - 2 years of experience

Position Summary 

The Assistant Director is responsible for the effective execution of a comprehensive strategy to solicit and steward members and prospects of the Johnetta B. Cole Society (donors giving between $1,000 and $9,999 annually). The Associate Director will support the Senior Director of Annual Fund and Vice President of Annual Giving and Leadership Societies to develop plans that will include events, volunteer management, stewardship communications, and solicitations.

The Assistant Director is a key supportive member of the Office of Development; plans and executes individual engagement opportunities; will recruit and manage a Cole Society Advisory Board; and manages an annual giving and stewardship strategy on behalf of the Office of Development.

Key Responsibilities  

  • Direct and administer aspects of stewardship and donor retention for the Cole Society, the organization’s largest giving society.
  • Meet key metrics tied to increasing the UWGA donor base, upgrading the average size of donation, and increasing donor retention.
  • Maintain Cole Society communications calendar to be shared with Office of Development Team and Marketing & Communications Department.
  • Act as a liaison to the Donor Community and Connections Team to execute a singular strategy to engage leadership prospects and donors participating in events and other donor engagement opportunities.
  • Lead the execution of stewardship events and activities as needed with day of support from the annual fund team.
  • Manage relationships with internal departments as needed to disseminate data and meet deadlines and goals.
  • Carry a portfolio of Cole Society Advisory Board members.
  • Responsible for tracking engagement efforts, capturing data trends and follow up processes in the CRM.   
  • Works collaboratively with the Office of Development to identify program needs to achieve operational efficiencies.
  • Submit departmental invoices and check requests to ensure vendors, reimbursements, and invoices are paid promptly. 
  • Support team with social media/newsletter and event communication emails; collaborate with marketing department and confirm key dates for communications as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Minimum 2 years experience 
  • Bachelor’s Degree  
  • Event experience is a plus
  • Strong customer service and interpersonal skills 
  • Critical and strategic thinker with impeccable time management and organizational skills, as well as a professional and courteous demeanor and the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and mature judgment. Ability to act with discretion in all matters
  • Ability and willingness to travel locally and work after hours as required to meet the needs of the job
  • Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office applications, with an expert skill level in Excel and PowerPoint; CRM experience a plus 
  • Ability to carry up to 25 pounds of equipment and supplies

Required degree level

  • Bachelor

Years of experience

  • 1 - 2 years of experience

Skills and Competencies

  • Collaborator
  • Cross-Functional Capability and Collaboration
  • Development and Sales
  • Donor Influence
  • Drives Engagement
  • Effective Fund Raising
  • Relationship-Oriented
  • Results-Driven