Annual Giving Officer
The Annual Giving Officer – Georgia (AGO) reports to the Director of Development and
is responsible for facilitating the funding priorities of Philadelphia College of
Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) by identifying, educating, engaging, and soliciting alumni,
employees, and other donors. The AGO is responsible for securing maximum donor participation
along with soliciting annual gifts between $1,000 and $10,000 from alumni and employees.
The AGO works independently and also as a member of the Institutional Advancement
(IA) team. He/she coordinates his/her activities with those of other units at PCOM.
This position is based at PCOM Georgia (Suwanee, Georgia).
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Duties and responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the following:
- In coordination with the Annual Giving Officer – PA, manage the logistics of annual
giving direct mail and electronic solicitation campaigns for the PCOM Georgia and
PCOM South Georgia campus; this includes, but is not limited to, determining effective
segmentation, creating and writing content, securing necessary approvals, and working
with campus partners and vendors on processing and distribution.
- In coordination with the Annual Giving Officer – PA, oversee all aspects of PCOM Together,
the College’s employee giving campaign for the PCOM Georgia and PCOM South Georgia
campuses; this includes, but is not limited to, identifying, cultivating, and soliciting
PCOM employees for gifts in support of the College’s funding priorities
- Manage a portfolio of young alumni and employee prospects, ensuring strategies towards
solicitation through regular interactions using personal or campus visits, mail/email,
telephone, and other events.
- Schedule, organize, and execute targeted campaigns (i.e. calling campaigns) throughout
- Partner and collaborate regularly with development team so as to effectively move
engaged donors/prospects, with demonstrated giving capacity, through the fundraising
pipeline (annual giving to major/planned giving).
- Based on industry best practices, research, create, develop, and implement new annual
giving fundraising initiatives aimed at increasing donor participation and cash gifts.
- Develop and implement the annual giving strategic plan each fiscal year.
- Attend PCOM Georgia and PCOM South Georgia campus events and regional events to network
with alumni and students.
- Assume and achieve annual fundraising and activity goals as specified in the performance
expectations document attached.
- Other duties as assigned and/or requested.
*Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S. and pass a criminal background
- Bachelor’s degree required.
- Preference of two (2) to four (4) years of experience in annual giving, preferably
within higher education.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required
- Ability to work independently and be self-motivated in initiating contacts with potential
- Broad knowledge of the principles of fundraising and an ability to participate in
all aspects of the gift cycle.
- Outstanding verbal, written, communication, listening, and organizational skills.
- Ability to effectively utilize technology, including but not limited to, Banner 10,
Blackbaud (formerly Reeher), and iModules.
- Knowledge of IRS and FASB laws, rules, and regulations is preferred along with thorough
knowledge of fundraising and solicitation best practices, policies, procedures, and
- Ability to work some weekends and evenings.
- A driver's license is required.
- Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
- No or very limited physical effort required.
All inquiries MUST include:
PCOM is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration.
We adhere to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex,
sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship
status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.
About Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
For more than a century, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine has provided
high quality, hands-on training in osteopathic medicine. As the field of medicine
has changed, we've changed with it-adapting our program offerings to better meet the
needs of healthcare providers and the communities they serve.
At the main campus in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PCOM), the branch campus in Suwanee, Georgia (PCOM Georgia), and our newest location in Moultrie, Georgia (PCOM South Georgia), PCOM students learn to approach problem solving in a more professional, more team-oriented
manner, which prepares them to work successfully in integrated healthcare settings
with other health professionals. All campuses feature modern facilities and state-of-the-art
technologies, all part of an innovative learning environment designed for collaboration