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Development Associate (College of Liberal Arts)

University of Mississippi
Mississippi, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Dec 5, 2023

Note for Current UM Employees

Current employees must apply internally via connectU >

Definition of Class

This position identifies, cultivates, and solicits gifts, focusing on major gift prospects. The development associate will see that donors receive proper recognition and stewardship. The position is assigned a school or program and must be knowledgeable of and articulate about the related giving opportunities. Extensive travel is required to cultivate and solicit donors.

Examples of Work Performed
  • Arranges visits with donors via phone, email and social media.
  • Attends alumni, donor, college, sporting and other events.
  • Promptly records interactions with donors in the development database.
  • Sends all biographical updates to the development database.
  • Runs reports to build a trip or share information with a supervisor.
  • Travels overnight and on weekends to meet with prospective donors.
  • Ensures all assigned tasks are in compliance with University, SEC Conference, and NCAA rules.
  • Performs similar or related duties as assigned or required.
Essential Functions

These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring department.

  1. Cultivates and solicits gifts from assigned donors.
  2. Identifies possible donors.
  3. Travels extensively and represents assigned program at various university functions.

Minimum Education/Experience

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year college or university.


One (1) year of experience related to the above described duties.

Substitution Statement:
Related experience may be substituted for education, on a basis set forth and approved by the Department of Human Resources.

Interview Requirements: Any candidate who is called for an interview must notify the Department of Equal Opportunity/Regulatory Compliance in writing of any reasonable accommodation needed prior to the date of the interview.

Salary/Wage Information
To learn more about our pay structure and view our salary ranges, click here to visit the Compensation page of our Human Resources website. This link is provided for general pay information. Hourly rate or salary may vary depending on qualifications, experience, and departmental budget. Note: Unclassified positions (faculty, executives, researchers and coaches) do not have established salary ranges.

EEO Statement
The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

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