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Associate Director of Annual Giving

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

As per Rhodes College policy, this position requires a criminal background check. Offers of employment are contingent upon a successful background check.

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Associate Director of Annual Giving
Classification Title Assoc Dir of Annual Giving
Job Description

Founded in 1848, Rhodes College is a highly selective, private, residential, undergraduate college, located in Memphis, Tennessee. We aspire to graduate students with a lifelong passion for learning, compassion for others, and the ability to translate academic study and personal concern into effective leadership and action in their communities and the world. We encourage applications from candidates interested in helping us achieve this vision.

This position is responsible for strengthening the position of the College through engaging constituents in the life of the College. This includes but is not limited to solicitations of leadership annual gifts from constituents. Direct the on-going development of the Red and Black Society ($1,000 – $4,999) including recruiting and managing the Executive Committee – its campaigns, meetings and other Red and Black programs or events. Cultivate prospects, solicit leadership annual gifts, and provide stewardship for a portfolio of donors. Coordinate mailing for the Charles E. Diehl Society. This position provides volunteers with necessary resources, training and support to be effective and develops close relationships with the volunteers in an effort to build closer ties with the college. This position requires flexibility to travel and work occasional weekends and evenings.

Required Education

Bachelor’s degree

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree required. Three years of work experience, preferably in higher education development, nonprofit development, or public relations field. Must have exceptional communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills as well as the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects. Ability to relate well to the public is a must. Proficiency with Microsoft Office required. Rhodes offers an excellent benefits package and a great working environment. Please visit to apply online.

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workforce.

Preferred Qualifications
Physical Demands

General office environment that requires sitting on a constant basis. The candidate will perform computer work, keyboard use, and telecommunications on a frequent basis. Manual dexterity will be required to perform keyboard and writing activities on a frequent basis. Visual acuity is required on a frequent basis to read and review print and electronic documents. Reaching and pushing/pulling with a force of up to 10lbs will be performed on a rare basis. Mobility of the candidate will be sufficient to allow moving about the office and to and from the building on an occasional basis. The physical demands must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S00091P
Open Date 03/24/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

As per Rhodes College policy, this position requires a criminal background check. Offers of employment are contingent upon a successful background check.

Recruiter/Contact for Applicant Lori Von Bokel-Amin
Contact Email for Applicant
Contact Number for Applicant 9018433750

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn of this employment opportunity?
    • Commercial Appeal
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Facebook
    • Higher Education Recruiting Consortium (HERC)
    • Indeed
    • Minority Faculty Academic Database (MFAD)
    • Monster
    • Rhodes College website
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Twitter
    • Referral – Friend
    • Referral – Rhodes Employee
    • Walk-in
    • OT-Other
  2. * What is your highest degree level attained?
    • GED or High School Diploma
    • Associate's Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • J.D.
    • Ed. D.
    • Ph. D.
  3. * Do you have a valid driver's license?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * How many years of development experience at an educational institution do you have?
    • Less than one year
    • One to two year(s)
    • Three to five years
    • Five or more years
  5. * How many years of experience do you have in development, fundraising, volunteer management, or event management?
    • Less than one year
    • One to two year(s)
    • Two to three years
    • Three to five years
    • five
  6. * What are you currently earning and what are your salary expectations for this position?

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * What interests you about this position?

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Professional References