Assistant Director of Annual Giving
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
- 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
- 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.
- Bachelor's Degree
- This position requires a valid driver's license, a good driving
record, and must be insurable by the College's insurance
- 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.