At LaGrange College, you'll find faculty and staff committed to providing the
very best educational experience. But more than that, you'll find a caring and
If you'd like to join our family, browse the current open positions below.
LaGrange College does not discriminate against any applicant or student on the
basis of race, age, sex, religion, national origin, disability or veteran
LaGrange College transforms the lives of its students and its communities. The
oldest private college in Georgia, LaGrange College seeks to hire an Admissions
Admissions Counselors represent the College on and off campus at admission and
recruiting events, to include events at high schools, college fairs, hosting prospective
students and parents; and, perform a variety of admission functions for the College.
Duties will include, but are not necessarily limited to:
Effectively manage an assigned territory through recruitment travels, prospective
student interviews and group sessions
Receive and evaluate applications from prospective freshman and transfer students
to check applications for discrepancies and omissions
Follow-up with prospective and admitted students
Schedule and host visiting students and parents
Evaluating credits and college board scores
Provide admission counseling for students and families
Effectively execute communication with prospective students via on-campus interviews,
phone and email correspondence.
Bachelor's degree required, preferably in a private, liberal arts setting.
Must have a current, valid driver's license
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Must possess the ability to articulate the values and outcomes of a liberal arts
institution and demonstrate a commitment to private liberal arts and sciences education.
Must demonstrate excellent public speaking and writing skills and possess the
ability to effectively establish and maintain strong working relationships with
students, parents, staff, faculty and others.
Must have strong organizational and analytical skills and ability to maintain
accurate records while managing multiple tasks simultaneously
Requires a willingness to work in a goal oriented team environment
Must have knowledge and skills to effectively use information technology
Must be able to travel and be available to work weekends and evenings as occasionally
The job profile document is intended to be generic in nature. It is not intended
to specify all duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Additional
job functions and the need to work a flexible work schedule may vary based on specific
requirements of the department and the College
To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and the name and contact information
of three references to:
Gift Officer, LaGrange College Fund
The primary responsibilities of the LaGrange College Fund Gift Officer will be
the cultivation and solicitation of alumni and donor friends for their annual support
to LaGrange College while managing a portfolio of 300 LaGrange College Fund donors
to ensure completion of the dollar and the alumni participation goals each year.
Other duties will include, but not limited to:
Complete 100 face-to-face visits per year with primary responsibility for soliciting,
renewing, and upgrading gifts to the LaGrange College Fund.
Coordinate Social Media fundraising efforts (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LaGrange
College Fund e-mail solicitations, etc.)
Organize an on-campus philanthropy program (such as faculty/staff giving campaign,
Philanthropy Celebration Week, and cultural enrichment events)
Assist in the development of the annual giving program operational plan.
Demonstrate fiscal responsibility and thoughtful planning in the use and care
of all College resources, including staff and student time; funds budgeted for
travel, telephone, events or other activities; property such as vehicles, computers,
cell phones, etc.
Complete documentation requirements for the position including correspondence,
contact and call reports, expense reports and reimbursements, accurately and in
a timely fashion.
Collaborate with team members to identify and confirm new potential donors.
Develop and carry out action plans for cultivating and soliciting donors and prospects.
Recruit and support volunteers to maximize alumni giving and participation rates.
As required, participate in cultivation and other campus events, including Homecoming.
Such additional work may include evenings and weekends.
Participate actively in all required and requested meetings, openly contributing
ideas and suggestions to strengthen the College's development program.
Assist colleagues in other duties as assigned to meet the challenges and opportunities
of LaGrange College's development goals.
Participate in professional development activities as suggested/needed, including
regular participation in campus and community activities that will enhance donor
Other roles/duties will be assigned as necessary to assist the College in the
attainment of the goals set forth and the enhancement of a positive, respectful
learning environment for all staff, faculty and students.
Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 1 year of successful higher education fundraising
preferred or the equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education
as approved by Human Resources.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Strong organizational skills and capacity to determine priorities; ability to
manage several development activities and strategies simultaneously while maintaining
timeframes; excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills;
personal demonstrated traits of integrity, discretion, patience, persistence, good
judgment and strong sense of self; experience in or capacity to learn and articulate
concepts of planned giving and plan foundation and corporate giving strategies;
valid driver's license and good driving record; personal car available when necessary;
proficient computer skills, to include Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Raiser's
To apply electronically, please submit a letter of application and curriculum