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Development Officer I-Southern Foodways Alliance

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Please check to see which documents (i.e., resume, CV, cover letter, list of references) are associated with this posting. Prior to applying for the position, prepare the electronic versions of these documents to upload or to “copy and paste” when prompted. You will not have the opportunity to attach them after you apply. An official copy of your transcript is required upon hire for this position. Applicants must meet the posted minimum qualifications for the position at the time of completing and submitting an application. All positions will be open until an adequate applicant pool has been reached.

Position Information

Position Information

Position Title Development Officer I-Southern Foodways Alliance
Department University Development
Job Location Oxford
Job Type Full-Time
Job Description

The development officer will work as a member of the University of Mississippi’s Development Office and will fundraise exclusively for the Southern Foodways Alliance, with supervision from the Office of Development and also works closely with the Southern Foodways Alliance Director and staff.

This is a non-supervisory position in which the incumbent identifies and cultivates prospective financial donors; advises individuals on issues associated with charitable giving; and maintains professional relationships with current and former donors. Incumbent works with assigned schools, colleges, etc. to develop programs and activities for raising private funds; also exercises discretion and independent judgment. Incumbent travels extensively in order to develop and maintain relationships with donors and potential donors.

Job Responsibilities

Examples of Work Performed
Maintains communication with current donors through personal contact and written correspondence.

Advise individuals on the advantages and consequences of charitable giving.

Attends various alumni, civic, educational, and public functions to represent assigned department(s).

Plans and coordinates social events and meetings for the recruitment and retention of donors.

Maintains records and files on current donors, former donors, and prospective donors.

Updates and maintains donor files.

Compiles periodic reports for the Development Office, assigned schools and colleges, Vice Chancellors, Chancellor, etc.

Reviews and researches the Internal Revenue Code concerning applicable tax laws for charitable donations.

Travels overnight and on weekends to meet with donors and prospective donors.

Ensures all assigned tasks are in compliance with University, SEC Conference, and NCAA rules.

Performs similar or related duties as assigned or required.

Essential Functions
These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring Department.

1. Oversees fund-raising programs and activities for assigned schools, colleges, etc.

2. Maintains contact with current donors; identifies and cultivates prospective donors.

3. Travels extensively and represents assigned department(s) at various social and professional functions.

Minimum Qualifications

Education:
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year college or university.

Substitution Statement:
Related experience may be substituted for education, on a basis set forth and approved by the Department of Human Resources.

Special instructions to applicants

Please check to see which documents (i.e., resume, CV, cover letter, list of references) are associated with this posting. Prior to applying for the position, prepare the electronic versions of these documents to upload or to “copy and paste” when prompted. You will not have the opportunity to attach them after you apply.

An official copy of your transcript is required upon hire for this position.

Applicants must meet the posted minimum qualifications for the position at the time of completing and submitting an application.

All positions will be open until an adequate applicant pool has been reached.

EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Work Schedule
If part-time, specific number of hours per week
Published Salary $42,150-$54,088;This position is contingent on the availability of funding.
Exceptional Employment Benefits

The University of Mississippi is proud to offer a comprehensive salary and generous benefits package. Benefits include employer-paid portions of medical, dental, vision, and tuition waiver programs for employees and dependents. In addition, the UM retirement program includes an employer contribution. UM offers generous paid holiday time off, personal (vacation) and medical leave for most employees – staff members accrue personal and medical leave based on their years of service. UM was named the state’s healthiest workplace among all Mississippi colleges and universities and offers wellness programs. For eight consecutive years, UM has been recognized as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for by The Chronicle of Higher Education. For information about our employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview (http://hr.olemiss.edu/benefits/).

Job Open Date 08/29/2017
Employee Category Professional / Administrative
Employee Designation Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn about this particular job opening?
    • University of Mississippi website
    • Print ad/newspaper
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • WIN Job Center/MDES Jobs Website
    • Professional meeting or conference
    • Professional journal and through a professional organization
    • Professional list service
    • Listed at historically black or predominately minority college or university
    • Predominately minority-targeted publication
    • Other institution/laboratory/program
    • Referred by a friend who is an employee of the University
    • I am a current employee
  2. * Do you have at least a Bachelor's Degree from a four-year college or university in a related field OR at least eight (8) years of related experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Please describe your fundraising experience (if any) working for a college or university.

    (Open Ended Question)

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume / Vitae
  2. Cover Letter