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Director of Class Campaigns and Amherst Fund Leadership

Amherst College
Amherst, MA 01002
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Amherst College invites applications for the Director of Class Campaigns and Amherst Fund Leadership position. The Director of Class Campaigns and Amherst Fund Leadership is a full time, year round position, job group and level SM-4. The Director of Class Campaigns and Amherst Fund Leadership is responsible for the 25th Reunion program and the strategy, management, and growth of the 1821 Society across the Amherst Fund program. The Director will work to develop strategies and to implement fundraising activities to meet Amherst Fund goals, to cultivate and steward alumni volunteers and donors. In addition, this position will build on the College's 25th Reunion program success and find new strategies to strengthen donor participation and fundraising totals. Working closely with current staff across Advancement, this position will grow the 1821 Society-which includes the Amherst Fund's best and most generous donors-through the careful use of data, metrics, and best practices in annual giving.

Reporting to the Director of the Amherst Fund, the Director will work closely with the Amherst Fund and Leadership Giving teams, coordinating the Advancement Office's efforts to increase leadership giving to the Amherst Fund and work to recruit, train, and support 1821 Society class volunteers. In addition, the Director will travel to meet with 1821 Society donors and volunteers, soliciting support of the College and stewarding these individuals.

The Director will take appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce and participates in the College's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.

Key Responsibilities

1821 Society Management
  • Plan strategically all aspects of the 1821 Society of the Amherst Fund which recognizes current-use gifts from $1,821 to $100,000+ and accounts for 80% of the $10 million raised each year by the Amherst Fund.
  • Coordinate stewardship activities, including on and off-campus events, working with Advancement's events staff.
  • Work to strengthen class-based 1821 Society support in collaboration with Amherst Fund and Research staff.
  • Assist with the recruitment and coordination of 1821 Society volunteers across the program.
  • Steward 1821 Society volunteers and work with the Director to coordinate supporting materials.
  • Directly solicit and steward a portfolio of leadership prospects in the Amherst Fund.

Portfolio Management
  • Responsible for the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of 1821 Society prospects across classes.
  • Develop portfolios for each Amherst Fund class manager together with Research.
  • Coordinate Amherst Fund targets for Leadership Giving prospects with Leadership Giving colleagues and track progress.
  • Build Amherst Fund leadership pool with a focus on reunion giving and the leadership giving pipeline.

Supervision of Amherst Fund Leadership Officer
  • Supervise the Amherst Fund Leadership Officer.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 5 or more years of fundraising experience
  • Strong verbal and written communication, interpersonal customer service, and analytical and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated volunteer management experience
  • Ability to work both independently and creatively within established guidelines, while at the same time functioning as a member of a team in a complex fundraising environment
  • Demonstrated relationship building, initiative, and continuous improvement
  • Experience asking for leadership level gifts
  • Database experience, proficient in MS Access, Excel, and Word; and ability to learn new software
  • Some evenings and weekends required as well as travel domestically to visit with prospects and volunteers throughout the year and as necessary
  • Commitment to or experience working with a diverse community
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Interestedcandidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information (email and/or telephone numbers) for three professional references. Review of applications will continue until position is filled.
ABOUT AMHERST COLLEGE
Amherst College, one of the premier liberal arts colleges in the nation, is located in Amherst, Massachusetts, a town of approximately 35,000 residents in the western part of the state. The college's community is composed of about1,800 students from 48 states, plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and 54 countries around the world, and about 1,000 staff and faculty. The college's scenic 1,000-acre campus includes a 500-acre wildlife sanctuary and the Book & Plow Farm ; three museums: Emily Dickinson Museum , Beneski Museum of Natural History and Mead Art Museum ; and multiple educational and cultural venues and resources through the Five College Consortium. The town of Amherst offers an amazing variety of coffee shops, restaurants and entertainment, and a very active outdoor life. Our vibrant campus, diverse community and beautiful surrounding, makes Amherst College and the Town of Amherst the perfect place to work, learn and live!<br/><br>Amherst College invites applications for the Director of Class Campaigns and Amherst Fund Leadership position. The Director of Class Campaigns and Amherst Fund Leadership is a full time, year round position, job group and level SM-4. The Director of Class Campaigns and Amherst Fund Leadership is responsible for the 25th Reunion program and the strategy, management, and growth of the 1821 Society across the Amherst Fund program. The Director will work to develop strategies and to implement fundraising activities to meet Amherst Fund goals, to cultivate and steward alumni volunteers and donors. In addition, this position will build on the College's 25th Reunion program success and find new strategies to strengthen donor participation and fundraising totals. Working closely with current staff across Advancement, this position will grow the 1821 Society-which includes the Amherst Fund's best and most generous donors-through the careful use of data, metrics, and best practices in annual giving.<br><br>Reporting to the Director of the Amherst Fund, the Director will work closely with the Amherst Fund and Leadership Giving teams, coordinating the Advancement Office's efforts to increase leadership giving to the Amherst Fund and work to recruit, train, and support 1821 Society class volunteers. In addition, the Director will travel to meet with 1821 Society donors and volunteers, soliciting support of the College and stewarding these individuals.<br><br>The Director will take appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce and participates in the College's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.<br><br>Key Responsibilities<br><br><em>1821 Society Management</em><br><ul><li>Plan strategically all aspects of the 1821 Society of the Amherst Fund which recognizes current-use gifts from $1,821 to $100,000+ and accounts for 80% of the $10 million raised each year by the Amherst Fund.</li><li>Coordinate stewardship activities, including on and off-campus events, working with Advancement's events staff.</li><li>Work to strengthen class-based 1821 Society support in collaboration with Amherst Fund and Research staff.</li><li>Assist with the recruitment and coordination of 1821 Society volunteers across the program.</li><li>Steward 1821 Society volunteers and work with the Director to coordinate supporting materials.</li><li>Directly solicit and steward a portfolio of leadership prospects in the Amherst Fund.</li></ul><br><em>Portfolio Management</em><br><ul><li>Responsible for the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of 1821 Society prospects across classes.</li><li>Develop portfolios for each Amherst Fund class manager together with Research.</li><li>Coordinate Amherst Fund targets for Leadership Giving prospects with Leadership Giving colleagues and track progress.</li><li>Build Amherst Fund leadership pool with a focus on reunion giving and the leadership giving pipeline.</li></ul><br><em>Supervision of Amherst Fund Leadership Officer</em><br><ul><li>Supervise the Amherst Fund Leadership Officer.</li></ul><br><b>QUALIFICATIONS</b><br><br>Required<br><ul><li>Bachelor's Degree</li><li>5 or more years of fundraising experience</li><li>Strong verbal and written communication, interpersonal customer service, and analytical and organizational skills</li><li>Demonstrated volunteer management experience</li><li>Ability to work both independently and creatively within established guidelines, while at the same time functioning as a member of a team in a complex fundraising environment</li><li>Demonstrated relationship building, initiative, and continuous improvement</li><li>Experience asking for leadership level gifts</li><li>Database experience, proficient in MS Access, Excel, and Word; and ability to learn new software</li><li>Some evenings and weekends required as well as travel domestically to visit with prospects and volunteers throughout the year and as necessary</li><li>Commitment to or experience working with a diverse community</li></ul><b>APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS</b><br><br>Interestedcandidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information (email and/or telephone numbers) for three professional references. Review of applications will continue until position is filled. <br><strong>ABOUT AMHERST COLLEGE <br>Amherst College, one of the premier liberal arts colleges in the nation, is located in Amherst, Massachusetts, a town of approximately 35,000 residents in the western part of the state. The college's community is composed of about1,800 students from 48 states, plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and 54 countries around the world, and about 1,000 staff and faculty. The college's scenic 1,000-acre campus includes a 500-acre wildlife sanctuary and the Book & Plow Farm ; three museums: Emily Dickinson Museum , Beneski Museum of Natural History and Mead Art Museum ; and multiple educational and cultural venues and resources through the Five College Consortium. The town of Amherst offers an amazing variety of coffee shops, restaurants and entertainment, and a very active outdoor life. Our vibrant campus, diverse community and beautiful surrounding, makes Amherst College and the Town of Amherst the perfect place to work, learn and live!<br/> <img src="https://analytics.click2apply.net/v/nkA7nYimjEGWFExah4nm8">
Posted: 2019-01-11 Expires: 2019-03-14

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