Assistant Director

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LogoPosting NumberSTA00592PO20Classification TitleAlumni/Development Manager IInternal TitleAssistant DirectorCampusColumbiaWork CountyRichlandCollege/DivisionCollege of Hospitality, Retail and Sport ManagementDepartmentHRSM College of HRSMBand 6Advertised Minimum Salary $40,759Advertised Salary Range$40,759.00Location of VacancyPart/Full TimeFull TimeHours per Week37.5Work Schedule

Office hrs. are typically M-F/8:30 am – 5:00 pm. However, a flexible work schedule is required of this position, inclusive of working occasional evenings and weekends. Additionally, travel is required.

Must be willing to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the department.

Type of Staff PositionFull-time Equivalent (FTE)Basis 12 monthsJob Search CategoryAlumni DevelopmentBenefit Eligibility TypeFull-Time Equivalent (FTE)South Carolina RetirementYesState Insurance ProgramsYesAnnual LeaveYesSick LeaveYesAdvertised Job Summary

The Assistant Director of Development (ADOD) supports the management and operations of Development within the College of HRSM. The ADOD is responsible for assisting the Director of Development in the prospecting of lead annual gift opportunities, both independently and with appropriate leadership from the Director of Development. The ADOD is expected to build, manage, and steward a gift portfolio that benefits the program priorities of the College of HRSM. The successful candidate will identify leads through building relationships, data analytics, and conducting personal visits. They will also research, contact, and solicit portfolios for prospective donors for lead annual gifts of $1,000 to $25,000. Additionally, the successful candidate is expected to accept and implement other specific assignments as directed.

Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions)

Bachelor’s degree and 2 years related experience in an area such as alumni development, fundraising, prospect research, or business development.

Required to travel to geographic location of donors/prospects, work evenings, and weekends. Must have a valid driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications

Fundraising or development experience in higher education.


Appropriate knowledge of principles and methods of planning and being a part of a comprehensive fundraising program or soliciting sponsorships. Ability to establish good working relationships with faculty, alumni, donors, volunteers, the business community, and the general public. Outstanding oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills. Willingness to travel as required by the geographic location of donors/prospects. Ability to travel and work evenings and weekends as necessary. Effective computer experience including database operation and word processing.

Safety Sensitive or Security SensitiveNoHazardous weather categoryNon-EssentialNumber of Vacancies1Desired Start Date01/02/2021If Research Grant/Time Limited, give end dateJob Open Date10/06/2020Job Close Date11/20/2020Open Until FilledNoSpecial Instructions to Applicant

Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

We are only accepting applications submitted by November 20, 2020

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The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have at least a bachelor’s degree and 2 years related experience in an area such as alumni development, fundraising, prospect research, or business development?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you understand that travel to geographic location of donors/prospects, work evenings, and weekends is required?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have a valid Driver's License?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Are you willing to accept this position with a salary range from $40,759 to $58,086?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
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  2. Resume
  3. List of References and Contact Information
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    Posted: 10/8/2020
    Application Due: 11/20/2020
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