Job Details

Georgia State University
  • Position Number: 3052935
  • Location: Atlanta, GA
  • Position Type: Development and Fund Raising

Georgia State University
Senior Director of Development


Bryant Group has partnered with Georgia State University to recruit two experienced, collaborative, and successful advancement professionals to assume the roles of:

Senior Director of Development, College of Arts and Sciences
Senior Director of Development, J. Mack Robinson College of Business

The successful candidates will serve an innovative urban university with over 250 majors, minors, and pathways offered to a highly diverse student body of more than 54,000 students on campuses throughout the Atlanta area.


With an enrollment of over 54,000, Georgia State University is the largest university within the University System of Georgia and one of the largest in the nation. Georgia State offers a challenging academic environment that emphasizes research and practical experience across the curriculum. The Atlanta Campus offers more than 250 degree programs in 100 fields of study at the bachelor's, master's, specialist and doctoral levels. Operating at five campuses throughout metro Atlanta, the university's Perimeter College provides more than 30 associate degree pathways, making it the region's gateway to higher education. Georgia State's dedication to student success has drawn national accolades. Georgia State has been ranked:

No. 1 best public university in the country for undergraduate teaching in the U.S. (U.S. News & World Report)

No. 1 public or nonprofit university in Georgia to confer undergraduate and graduate degrees to African Americans in the U.S. (Diverse: Issues in Higher Education)

No. 1 for graduation of African Americans studying physics at a non-HBCU (American Institute of Physics)

No. 2 most innovative university in the U.S. (U.S. News & World Report)

No. 6 for first-year experience (U.S. News & World Report)

No. 11 in the nation for social mobility (U.S. News & World Report)

Among the most diverse universities in the nation (U.S. News' diversity index)

Responsibilities (partial list)

Serve as a senior development officer for their College in the growth of the College's major gift fundraising program

Secure philanthropic support from individuals at gifts of $50,000+

Provide expertise and guidance in identifying fundraising needs and priorities through collaboration with the AVP for Development College for their unit, the College Dean, department chairs, and faculty to develop major gift fundraising plans and strategies

Conduct visits to qualify, cultivate, and solicit individual donors to increase philanthropic giving

Meet annual fundraising goal and assist in meeting unit goal while allocating and prioritizing time and resources to achieve the greatest return on investment

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree

Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing

Preferred Qualifications

Five to eight years of experience working as a fundraising professional directly with major gift prospects

Solicitations of $50,000 or more with a focus on individual donors

Direct experience preparing proposals and conducting major gift solicitations

Four or more years of experience working as a fundraising professional in higher education

More details can be found at

Application Procedure: To be considered for the Senior Director of Development, please submit your letter of interest and qualifications for this position as outlined in this announcement in confidence to:


Priority will be given to application materials received by May 31

Georgia State University is one of the Southeast's major public research institutions. Would you be interested in joining an award-winning urban research university? Georgia State University emphasizes work-life balance. With excellent benefits, competitive pay, and an exciting location, Georgia State University could be the place for you.

Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class.

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