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Assistant Director of Annual Giving - Parents

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Assistant Director of Annual Giving - Parents
Classification Title Asst 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 person will be responsible for procuring annual, restricted and deferred gifts to the College in accordance with the department’s goals. Specific emphasis on securing gifts and pledges primarily in the $1,000 – $25,000 range, primarily, but not limited to parents of students, alumni and grandparents. Direct the on-going development of the Parent Council including recruiting and managing the Parent Council – its campaigns, meetings and other development-related programs. Cultivate prospects and leadership annual gifts, and provide stewardship. This requires intense focus on one-on-one solicitation and volunteer cultivation visits with prospects and donors and closing gifts. Manage a prospect pool to ensure maximum engagement of constituents including event management, volunteer management, and solicitation. Work with members of the division staff and other members of the college to broaden the base of gift prospects and to develop appropriate programs to meet the College’s highest funding priorities. Help the Annual Fund reach participation and dollar goals as well as the overall advancement of Rhodes development and alumni engagement efforts. This position requires flexibility to travel and work occasional weekends and evenings.

Required Education

Bachelor’s degree

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree required. One to three years of development experience, preferably in a higher Ed setting, demonstrated volunteer management skill, a high level of project management and organizational skill required. Excellent written and oral communication skills required. Ability to handle multiple tasks and priorities, to solve problems and demonstrate leadership skills is required. 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

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 S00135P
Open Date 09/11/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
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. * 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
  4. * What are you currently earning and what are your salary expectations for this position?

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * 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