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The Amistad Murals consists of three panels: The Revolt, The Court Scene, and Back to Africa. They are housed in Savery Library and are known as one of artist Hale Aspacio Woodruff's best known works.

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Director of Development

Department Student Affairs
Salary D.O.E.
City/State Talladega/AL
Education: Bachelor's Degree, Master's preferred
Type Faculty
Experience: See Qualifications Below
Category Faculty
Relocation No
Salary D.O.E.
Contact Email brhoden@talladega.edu
Contact Name Talladega College Office of Human Resources
Relocation No

Job Summary


Under the direction of the Vice President for Institutional Advancement, the Director of Development will lead giving societies and planned giving programs for the College. This position will require an entrepreneurial spirit and the ability to work in a fast pace environment. He/she is responsible for the implementation and execution of giving society programs at the leadership gift and major gift level. Along with giving society programs, he/she will be responsible for the execution of the college's planned giving program. Will need to know best practices in the field, be familiar with moves management, and work independently and with a team. The ability to work in a diverse environment is a must.


  • Develop and execute a written annual plan for giving societies and planned giving programs.
  • Employ systems to track and produce measurable outcomes for giving programs.
  • Effectively articulate and promote the College's mission.
  • Partner with appropriate members of the advancement team and College to identify and provide communication to giving societies and planned giving programs.
  • Lead and coordinate Founder's Day weekend.
  • Coordinate major gift initiatives as directed.
  • Ensure giving society members are stewarded properly.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • A bachelor's degree is required, a master's preferred.
  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience with at least 2 years of fundraising work preferably in higher education.
  • Strong verbal, written, and relationship building skills.
  • Demonstrated analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated fundraising track record with experience to identify, qualify, cultivate, and solicit donors.
  • Ability to recruit, manage, and motivate volunteers.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to work effectively under deadlines.
  • The ability to travel for 20%-30% of the time.

Application Process:

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, Talladega College application, copies of transcripts and at least 3 professional references to brhoden@talladega.edu or mail to: Human Resources, Talladega College, 627 W. Battle Street, Talladega, AL 35160.



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Talladega, AL 35160

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The history of Talladega College began on November 20, 1865, when two former slaves William Savery and Thomas Tarrant, both of Talladega, met in convention with a group of new freedmen in Mobile, Alabama.

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