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Director of Annual Giving
Posting Number

Classification Title
Alumni/Development Manager II

Internal Title
Director of Annual Giving

Upstate 07

USC Upstate College/Division Level

USC Upstate University Advancement


Advertised Minimum Salary

Advertised Salary Range
Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

Location of Vacancy
Spartanburg, SC

Part/Full Time
Full Time

Hours per week

Work Schedule

Work hours for this position are 8:30am-5:00pm, Monday ? Friday. Additional hours may be needed during evening and weekend hours.

Type of Staff Position
Full-time Equivalent (FTE)

12 months

Job Search Category
Alumni Development

About UofSC

The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

Benefits for FTE, Research Grant or Time-Limited Positions Are Indicated Below

The University of South Carolina (UofSC), through the State of SC and Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA), offers employees a valuable benefits package, including health and life insurance, generous paid leave and retirement programs. To learn more about UofSC benefits, access the About Benefits section on the Applicant Portal at
Research Grant or Time-limited positions may be eligible for all, some, or no benefits, based on the grant or project funding.

Benefit Eligibility Type
Full-Time Equivalent (FTE)

South Carolina Retirement

State Insurance Programs

Annual Leave

Sick Leave

Position Description

Advertised Job Summary

  • Plans, coordinates, and executes comprehensive annual giving program, including direct mail campaigns, corporate grant applications, and the Family Fund employee campaign.
  • Drafts content, manages production schedules and contact lists and oversees project budget for annual giving campaigns.
  • Oversees private scholarship funds and endowments to ensure proper awarding and deployment of funds by monitoring account balances, coordinating with appropriate campus contacts and communicating recipient information to donor(s).
  • Designs and implements stewardship strategies that strengthen long-term relationships with annual donors, including communication, events, and other recognitions.
  • Manages online giving forms and assists with development-related special events and projects as needed.
Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions)

Bachelor?s degree and 5 years related experience in an area such as alumni development, fundraising, prospect research, or business development. Good driving record, valid driver?s license and successful background check are required.

Preferred Qualifications


Ability to organize and manage multiple assignments and deadlines. Knowledge of computer programs and willing to learn fund raising software. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Must be a self-starter and able to work under limited supervision. Possible oversight of student

Position Attributes

Hazardous weather category

Safety Sensitive or Security Sensitive

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies

Desired Start Date

If Research Grant/Time Limited, give end date

Job Open Date

Job Close Date

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicant

Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This position is open until filled. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

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EEO Statement

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, protected veteran status or genetics.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Do you have a bachelor's degree and 5 years related experience in an area such as alumni development, fundraising, prospect research, or business development?

no response



Are you willing and able to submit to a pre-employment background check that may include, but it is not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search and motor vehicle history as a condition of hire?



Applicant Documents

Required Documents

Cover Letter


Optional Documents

Letter of Recommendation 1

Letter of Recommendation 2

Letter of Recommendation 3

Other Supporting Documents

List of References and Contact Information


Director of Annual Giving