Alumni Relations

Director of Advancement Services - Columbus State University

Announcing a national search for the
Director of Advancement Services  
Columbus State University (CSU), a unit of the University System of Georgia, seeks a proactive, highly motivated, and detail-oriented individual to direct and oversee its Advancement Services operations as the Director of Advancement Services. Review of applications begins immediately. For full consideration, submit application materials by September 25, 2014.
Search Profile
Responsibilities and Duties
  • Supervising database administration, report programming, gift processing, biographical records maintenance, and monitoring progress toward annual, endowment, and capital fundraising goals
  • Disseminating routine reports to Development staff
  • Developing an annual and long-term operational plan for the use of the database as a strategic tool for the Development Office, including policy and procedure statements to define how the system will be used to support fundraising operations
  • Designing and overseeing ongoing staff training program in database and gift administration policies and procedures 
A master’s degree in a related field and five to seven years of relevant experience are required. Candidate must have a minimum of three to five years of management experience in information, advancement services, development, fundraising, prospect research/management and/or administration for higher education or other non-profit organizations, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Other requirements include:
  • Demonstrated experience in The Raiser’s Edge, Microsoft Office Suite, and statistical reporting software packages
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Exceptional analytical and reporting skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Access, Excel, SPSS, SAS or other statistical analysis software as well as an understanding of how to use those tools to direct various analytics projects
  • Experience with report design tools and software, including Crystal Reports (preferred) or other similar tools
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to translate fundraisers’ needs into technical output
  • Strong analytic and organizational skills
  • The ability to manage projects and workflow, using time and resources effectively
Applications & Nominations
Nominations and applications must be sent to:
Application materials must include a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for five professional references. A successful criminal background check will be required as a condition of employment.
Confidential review of materials begins immediately and continues until the appointment is made. For full consideration, submit application materials by September 25, 2014.
Myers McRae Executive Search and Consulting is assisting CSU with the search. The consultant team leaders are: Emily Parker Myers, President and CEO, and Hunter Godsey, Vice President. 
Columbus State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in hiring.
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