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Assistant Director of Annual Giving

Rhodes College
Tennessee, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
May 16, 2022

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Development & Advancement
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Job Title:

Assistant Director of Annual Giving


VP Development

Job Description:

The Assistant Director of Annual Giving is responsible for procuring annual, restricted, and deferred gifts to the College in accordance with the department's goals. The Assistant Director will plan and lead a young alumni giving campaign, cultivate young alumni relationships, serve as the liaison to the New Alumni Council. Another main function of this role is to organize, plan, and implement the 5th, 15th, 20th, 30th, 35th, 40th, and 45th class reunion giving campaigns and reunion celebrations. This position will also coordinate the Phonathon program.

Job duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Oversee the organization and planning of the 5th, 15th, 20th, 30th, 35th, 40th, and 45th class reunion giving campaigns and reunion celebrations including recruiting and training volunteers, engaging them in the life of the college with specific emphasis on securing gifts and pledges primarily in the $1,000-$10,000 range. Coordinate with the Associate Director of Annual Giving on all reunion-related actions and priorities.
  • Coordinate the Annual Fund Phonathon Program, including securing student employees, drafting language, and managing timelines. Support student employees in outreach and follow-up methods.
  • Cultivate and solicit at least 100 young alumni annually; create print and electronic solicitations targeting young alumni; engage young alumni through volunteer recruitment and chapter events in order to significantly increase young alumni giving to the Annual Fund. Coordinate comprehensive communication and marketing strategy for young alumni engagement, philanthropic support, and stewardship. Coordinate with staff to include branding assets, promotion, website development, and sophisticated outreach utilizing analysis, technology, and traditional methods.
  • Serve on the One Day Challenge leadership teams for both the Athletic and Annual Fund challenges.
  • Cultivate prospects, solicit Annual Fund gifts, and provide stewardship. Extensive travel at times to make face to face visits. Occasional weekend and evening work required.
  • Help the Rhodes Annual Fund reach participation and dollar goals, as well as the overall advancement of Rhodes development and alumni engagement efforts.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • This position requires a valid driver's license, a good driving record, and must be insurable by the College's insurance carrier.
  • Credit check required during time of background
  • 1-3 years of development experience is required, preferably at an educational institution or demonstrated knowledge of fundraising, volunteer management, and/or marketing.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills required.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and priorities, to solve problems and demonstrate leadership skills is required.
  • Must be a self-starter with project management experience, either volunteer or professional.
  • Ability to relate well to the public is a must.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office required.
  • This position requires flexibility to travel and work weekends and evenings when necessary.

A complete application includes a cover letter and a resume.

Rhodes offers an excellent benefits package and a great working environment. We are an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity in the workforce.


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