Assistant Director of Annual Giving
Department of Institutional Advancement
The Assistant Director of Annual Giving reports to the Director of Annual Giving. As a member of the Institutional Advancement team, this individual is responsible for assisting the Director of Annual Giving with the overall strategic execution and management of a comprehensive annual giving program designed to increase unrestricted gifts, serve as a foundation for major and planned gifts, support the overall development and fund raising goals of the College, and ensure that Millsaps remains competitive among peers as measured externally by dollars raised.
This position is full-time equivalent with evening and weekend work requirements.
- Identify, cultivate, and personally solicit individuals for annual gifts of $500 or more with emphasis on increasing gifts at the Presidents Society giving level (gifts of $1,000 - $25,000 or more)
- Work with Manager of Development Information Systems to create reports for data analysis of programs and strategic decision-making.
- Recruit, train, and manage fund raising volunteers.
- Manage direct mail, online giving, and student phonathon components of the annual giving program.
- Manage fund raising components of the alumni class agent program.
- Develop and manage a student program to create habits of annual giving.
- Work effectively with Director of Annual Giving, staff, and volunteers to create annual fund appeals.
- Develop student phonathon scripts and materials.
- Recruit, train, and manage student callers.
- Participate in strategic planning and reporting meetings.
- Assist with Institutional Advancement and campus wide events as necessary.
- Other duties assigned by the Director of Annual Giving.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
- Bachelor's degree.
- A minimum of three years successful experience in fund raising or related field, preferably annual giving programs. Proven success in one-on-one gift solicitations is preferred.
- Proven success in coordinating and managing multiple projects.
- Goal oriented with ability to provide direction, supervision, and motivation to students / volunteers.
- Strong oral / written communication and interpersonal skills.
- Excellent organizational and project management skills with a demonstrated record of completing projects and meeting deadlines.
- Analytical skills.
- Ability to successfully manage multi-functional areas.
- Self-motivated with a strong work ethic.
- Strong decision-making skills, ability to work with confidential information; tact and discretion are essential.
- Strong computer skills in Word, Excel; comfortable with social media tools; ability to learn other technical skills.
- Ability to travel as needed.
Send resume and references to:
Attn: Hunter Scott
1701 N. State Street
Jackson, MS 39210
You may also submit the above requirement by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.
The only national liberal arts college in Mississippi, Millsaps College has consistently been ranked a "Best Buy" among national liberal arts colleges by U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Colleges and is cited as one of Loren Pope's 40 Colleges That Change Lives. It was the first institution in Mississippi with a Phi Beta Kappa chapter, and is the only institution in Mississippi ever to be listed in The Fiske Guide to Colleges.
Millsaps is a member of the ACS and NITLE, has an AACSB accredited business school, and an NCATE accredited education program. In accordance with Federal law, we are making available our Campus Security Report to all prospective employees. Millsaps is located in Jackson, the capital of the state. The Jackson area has a population of around 400,000 and offers low cost-of-living, excellent schools, pleasant climate, and many recreational opportunities.