Director of Family Philanthrophy Programs

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Work type: Full-Time Staff
Location: Macon, GA
Categories: Advancement/Fundraising

Position Title

Director of Family Philanthropy Programs


University Advancement


General University

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Work Location

Macon, GA

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Hours Per Week



This position is based in the University Advancement Office and reports to the Senior Vice President. Its purpose is to raise major gifts from primarily current and past parents, grandparents and other family members to support the work of Mercer University. This position will focus on parent donors with Georgia and throughout the country and will institute a strong culture of parent giving and engagement with the University.

The ability to work collaboratively with a wide variety of people and an established track record in building meaningful relationships coupled with the ability to inspire other are critical components of the position. The Director of Family Philanthropy Programs must be passionate about fundraising as well as building strong, engaged communities of donors. The Director will also work with the Offices of Admissions and Student Life on identifying potential family donors.

Required Qualifications

A bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university is required along with two years of experience working with people in direct sales experience, business development, and activities where relationship building is essential or other related business experience.

The successful candidate must have a valid driver's license and be insurable by the university's carrier as this position requires some travel.

Is a criminal background check needed for this position?


Is a credit check needed for this position?


Does this position require travel for University business in a rental car or University owned vehicle?


Pay Rate

Commensurate with experience

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FLSA Status


Required Documents

Resume, Cover Letter, References

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should be prepared to answer the following questions:

1. Do you have a bachelor's degree?
2. Do you have a valid driver's license?
3. Mercer University's Approved Driver's policy requires that individuals be at least 21 years of age and have possessed a valid driver's license for a minimum of 3 years. Do you meet both of these requirements?

EEO Statement


Mercer University recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.

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