Stewardship Officer

Memphis, TN
Apr 10, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


diversity employer

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 designing, implementing and coordinating an institution-wide comprehensive donor relations and stewardship plan that appropriately and consistently promotes interaction with and recognition of donors at all levels. Ultimately responsible for creating meaningful opportunities to engage, thank and retain current and future donors. Collaborate effectively with Development, Finance, Financial Aid, faculty, donors, and others in facilitating the establishment of named funds, monitoring spending of funds, tracking beneficiaries of funds and reporting back to donors on the activity supported through their funds. Ensure with all funds that both the donor's intent and the college's needs are respected. Generate creative solutions for stewarding donors in order to advance the College's efforts to maintain and strengthen high-quality individual relationships with donors working in close partnership with senior gift officers. Coordinate contact between donors and scholarship recipients (including personal meetings and a student thank you letter campaign), and the President by identifying and suggesting opportunities for recognition from the President. Advise on and facilitate the recognition of donors in both print and web-based publications in collaboration with Communications. Implement recognition/acknowledgement program to honor donor's birthdays, anniversaries, etc. Partner with Annual Fund team to recognize first time donors, repeat donors, and consecutive giving milestones. This position requires flexibility to travel and work weekends and evenings.Bachelor's degree required. Three to five years of experience, preferably in higher education (or a comparably complex organization), development, marketing, client services, stewardship, or related field. Must demonstrate strong leadership and interpersonal skills, an ability to manage multiple tasks and timelines, pay close attention to detail, and possess superb writing and editing abilities. 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.





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