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Director of Advancement Systems and Services

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Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks.

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Director of Advancement Systems and Services
Classification Title Director of Advancement Systems and Services
Job Description

Rhodes College, located in Memphis, Tennessee is a national, four-year, private, coeducational, residential college committed to the liberal arts and sciences. Rhodes’ highest priorities are intellectual engagement, service to others and honor. Since 1848, Rhodes College has aspired to graduate students with a life-long passion for learning, a compassion for others, and the ability to translate academic study and personal concern into effective leadership and action in their communities and the world.

This position leads and manages a team responsible for Advancement data acquisition, data management and data integrity, Advancement reporting and business process analysis, and prospect research and identification. Manage and maintain a comprehensive information resource, ensuring consistency and integrity of data; oversees collection and reporting of complex, related information. Interprets data, including statistical values, provides advice and consultation regarding implications; may make recommendations for adjustments. Conducts needs assessments, designs and creates Advancement database and other tools, and participates in testing and implementing of new applications and/ or enhancements and modification to existing Advancement systems. Implements new business intelligence toolsets, including donor analytics dashboards and other server-based business intelligence products. Provides assistance and training to users. Serves as a member of the campus-wide Data Group and works closely with IT and Data Services. This position requires flexibility to work occasional weekends and evenings.

Required Education

Bachelor’s degree required.

Required Qualifications

This position requires five – seven years of experience in advancement services, information management, data analytics, preferably in a higher education or non-profit environment; supervisory experience preferred; knowledge of Salesforce software desirable; proficiency in use of word-processing and database management software, reporting, forecasting (e.g. SPSS, SAS) and analytics tools such as Tableau, Wave, or Power BI work in Windows environment such as Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint; Excellent communication skills; Knowledge of bookkeeping, fund accounting and standard business practices; Knowledge of basic tax law as applied to charitable contributions and estate planning instruments; Must possess the ability to work independently, under deadline pressure and handle multiple projects simultaneously. Rhodes offers an excellent benefits package and a great working environment. Please visit jobs.rhodes.edu to apply online.

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

Preferred Qualifications
Physical Demands

Light work: 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 S00109P
Open Date 06/06/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks.

Recruiter/Contact for Applicant Lori Von Bokel-Amin
Contact Email for Applicant HR@rhodes.edu
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)
    • Higheredjobs.com
    • Indeed
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • Minority Faculty Academic Database (MFAD)
    • Monster
    • Rhodes College website
    • StudentAffairs.com
    • 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. What software packages are you proficient in using?

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. How many years of experience in advancement services, information management and/or data analytics do you have?
    • Less than one year
    • One to two year(s)
    • Three to four years
    • Five to seven years
    • Eight to nine years
    • Ten or more years
  5. How many years of management/supervisory experience do you have?
    • Less than one year
    • One to two year(s)
    • Three to four years
    • Five to seven years
    • Eight to nine years
    • Ten or more years
  6. 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
  7. What are you currently earning and what are your salary expectations for this position?

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. 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