Wednesday , December 6 2023

State Jobs Mississippi – Assistant Director of Development

Website State of Mississippi

Job Description:

This position will manage various components of a comprehensive fundraising program and be able to identify prospective donors, cultivate and solicitate prospects, and steward a donor base. Support and participate in a variety of development initiatives to include annual fund solicitations, individual sport fundraising activities and donor benefit fulfillment operations.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist with developing plans, executing and coordinating all aspects of Annual Giving (Eagle Club) to include, but not limited to production and distribution of information/solicitation materials, prospecting, soliciting and cultivating donors, production of renewal statements, stewardship and benefit fulfillment.
  • Actively solicit annual fund donations through outgoing call campaigns, in-person visits, and stewardship at events in effort to achieve personal fundraising goals provided monthly.
  • Assist with annual fund (Eagle Club) renewal invoicing for each campaign.
  • Develop, manage and execute campus fundraising campaigns, including the personal cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of faculty and staff.
  • Assist with planning and designing publications, brochures, and related-collateral materials necessary to support fundraising initiatives (both printed and digital).
  • Assist with assignment, tracking, and all operations/logistics on gamedays for reserved donor parking at applicable sports.
  • Effective management and record keeping of the donor and prospect database along with collaboration with the USM Foundation.
  • Represent the Department of Athletics at civic clubs, alumni gatherings and other community events.

Job Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in sport management, business, marketing, or another related field. One to two years’ experience in fundraising/development or similar experience at a university or other comparable organization; or equivalent professional experience working with donors.

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedural manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.
  • Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent to draw and analyze graphs and figures.
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Must be able to carry out duties confidently while using considerable latitude for exercising judgement and discretion.
  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in sport management, business,marketing, or another related field. Three or more years’ experience in fundraising/development.

Job Details:

Company: State of Mississippi

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Functions: Others

Job Location: Pascagoula, MS, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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