Director of Development - School of Law

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

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Director of Development - School of Law


University Advancement


General University

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Macon, GA

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The purpose of this position is to coordinate fundraising and related events and activities in an effort to foster a continuing relationship between the Law School/University and its alumni and friends. The primary responsibilities of the job are to encourage alumni and friends to provide support to the School/University through their time, service and monetary gifts. Specifically, this position is responsible for insuring the School’s annual fund goal is met each fiscal year, the School’s campaign goals are met and the School’s major fundraising events are planned and orchestrated successfully. Further, the Law School Development Officer, working in concert with the Alumni Relations and Law School Communication/Marketing staff members, will coordinate advancement efforts as a team. While reporting directly to the Senior V.P. for University Advancement (or their designee), the Law School Development Officer will maintain direct communication with and support the efforts and initiatives of the Law School Dean as they relate to advancement efforts. While serving as a member of the overall University Advancement staff, the Law School Development Officer is to participate in senior Law School staff meetings and other special events as requested by the Dean and will take significant direction from the Dean.

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 experience and activities where relationship building is essential or other related business experiences. Candidates with a JD degree are highly desirable.  The successful candidate should have the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with others in order to build relationships; the ability to plan and organize meetings and other events in order to successfully engage alumni and friends of the University; the ability to write or edit proposals, letters and articles for the purpose of soliciting gifts and providing written information to constituents; basic knowledge of work processing and spreadsheet applications for analysis and preparation of reports and correspondence; the ability to travel and work evenings and weekends to facilitate cultivation of constituents; and the ability to multi-task in order to achieve goals in a timely manner.

Candidates should have a valid driver's license and be insurable by the university's carrier as this position does require 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.

COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

Per President Biden's Executive Order, federal contractors and their employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Since Mercer is a federal contractor, all Mercer University and MERC employees are required to be fully vaccinated no later than January 18, 2022 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved by the University. New hires after January 4, 2022, will be required to provide their COVID-19 vaccination card or receive approval for a medical or religious exemption before their first day of employment.

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