Assistant Director of Annual Giving - Parents

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 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.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.





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