Sr Development Officer
Founded in 1848, Rhodes College is a selective, private, residential, undergraduate college. This person will be responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive constituent engagement program to encourage involvement and investment in the college with primary focus on digital content. The Senior Development Officer is 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 - $1 million range. Cultivate prospects, solicit major and deferred gifts and leadership annual gifts, and provide stewardship for portfolio of donors. This requires intense focus on one-on-one visits with assigned prospects and donors, developing strategy, designing proposals and closing gifts. Extensive travel at times to make the visits is required, as well as occasional night/weekend availability. Maintains favorable relationships with a portfolio of major gift donors. Work with members of the division staff to broaden the base of gift prospects and to develop appropriate programs to meet the College's highest funding priorities. Run mini campaigns including Annual Fund, Reunion & other fundraising priorities. Position requires occasional evening and weekend work.Bachelor's degree required. Four to six years of increasing development experience preferably at an educational institution or demonstrated knowledge in marketing, student recruitment and/or sales 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. Must be competent in using a PC and the internet as communication tools and proficient with Microsoft Office. Rhodes College offers an excellent benefits package and a great working environment. To apply online, please visit http://jobs.rhodes.edu .We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workforce.