Provide the foundation for donor, alumnae, and external constituent engagement by Smith College by maintaining and enhancing gift and biographical records. Working within the team of Advancement Data Assistants, incorporate best practices to facilitate and process gifts and pledges received and biographical updates from varying sources including electronic feeds, data files, forms, and direct contact with constituents.
The Advancement Division at Western New England University is seeking to hire an Executive Director of Development to complete the senior-level management team within the Division. Reporting to the Vice President for Advancement, the Executive Director of Development will supervise seven professionals and oversee the major, planned, annual, and corporate and foundation giving programs for the University. A primary focus is to provide leadership that will empower the team to achieve their goals, while putting those goals into a broader context that supports the vision and mission of the University. Additionally, the Executive Director of Development will manage a portfolio of prospects and donors with the capacity to make gifts at the major/principal gift level.
The successful candidate will have experience in strategic planning and campaigns, and be able to demonstrate exceptional communication, interpersonal, organizational, analytical, and fiscal management skills. Qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree, seven years of progressively responsible and successful fundraising experience, five years of management/supervisory experience, and a commitment to best and ethical practices in fundraising. Experience securing major gifts by strategically managing a portfolio and fostering meaningful relationships. Excellent fringe benefits including tuition remission for employee, spouse, and dependent children.
Western New England University is a private, independent, coeducational institution founded in 1919. Located on an attractive 215-acre suburban campus in Springfield, Massachusetts, Western New England University serves 3,800 students, including more than 2,600 full-time undergraduate students. Undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs are offered through Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Pharmacy, and School of Law. Western New England University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome candidates whose background may contribute to the further diversification of our community. To apply to this position please visit http://employment.wne.edu
William James College, located in Newton, MA, is the largest accredited educational institution of psychology in New England. The College, which has four academic departments offering certificates, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees, has been on an exciting and inspired growth trajectory since 2002, expanding from an enrollment of 132 students and an operating budget of $2M to 750 students and a $31M operating budget today. We are a mission-driven organization with a focus on ensuring the mental health workforce can meet the ever-growing need for trained mental and behavioral health professionals regionally, nationally and globally. We also aim to create a workforce that is both culturally diverse and responsive.
Towards these ends, the College has developed academic programs focused on preparing graduates to address the unmet mental health needs of underserved populations including: Train Vets to Treat Vets, Latino Mental Health, Geropsychology, and the Black Mental Health Graduate Academy. Nationally, the average graduation rate is 50 percent. William James College has consistently maintained a 90 percent graduation rate and 93 percent of graduates secure a job within six months of graduation. In short, William James College has a great story to tell.
We are seeking an entrepreneurial major gifts professional who can play a leadership role in building a robust major gifts program. Reporting to the Vice President of Institutional Advancement, the Major Gifts Officer will be responsible for identifying and meeting with prospective donors (alumni, friends, corporate leaders, etc.) to create and maintain a portfolio of 150+ major gift donors. This position will work closely with the senior leaders, trustees, faculty, and staff to create individualized cultivation and solicitation plans that lead to major outright and deferred gifts in support of the College’s annual, multi-year and special project fundraising priorities.
Duties include, but are not limited to:
- Develop and execute strategies to build a portfolio and manage a pipeline of 150+ major gifts prospects with the capacity to make gifts of $10,000 and more annually or on a multi-year basis
- Complete a minimum of 120 individual visits annually to cultivate and solicit major gifts from your portfolio of prospects and donors. Generally, face-to-face solicitations are expected
- Ensure effective stewardship of major and planned gift donors
- Gain a comprehensive understanding of the mission and priorities of the college and make a persuasive verbal and written case for supporting key programs and projects, effectively matching the interests of prospects to specific college needs
- Develop materials used by the president, vice presidents, trustees, and other key institutional representative for meetings, visits, or individual contacts
- Coordinate specialized appeals targeted at constituent groups associated with a particular discipline, program or initiative
- Collaborate with senior administrators, deans, faculty, and volunteers to develop ideas that translate the college's fundraising priorities into gift proposals and to advance major gift prospects
- Work across departments and program areas to develop engagement and recognition opportunities for major donors
- Master optimal utilization of Raiser’s Edge resources to gather, record, and properly store information about prospects and donors
- Participate in the planning and execution of special events
- Submit timely contact reports for each visit with detailed briefing papers
- Serve as a key liaison for advancement with academic deans, program directors, other campus leaders, and faculty
- Work with the leaders, faculty and staff throughout the college to develop funding opportunities, engage in relationship-building activities of many kinds with faculty, volunteers, and prospects
- Continuously improve skills and knowledge, including participation in appropriate professional organizations and professional development opportunities
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor's degree, master’s preferred, and five-plus years of successful experience in development and fundraising, which include major gift experience, preferably in higher education, with an understanding of major gift planning and prospect development.
- A valid driver's license.
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills, as well as a high level of sophistication and maturity in social and professional settings.
- Ability to travel and work varied hours, including nights and/or weekends.
- Discretion and an ability to interact with high-level donors and maintain a high level of confidentiality
- Proven track record of successfully soliciting and securing personal major gifts
- Ability to be an effective advocate for the college, actively listen, work collaboratively with colleagues in a team environment, and be proactive
- Strong oral and written communication skills
- Experience with donor management (Raiser’s Edge preferred)
- Demonstrated experience and/or understanding working with individuals of diverse socioeconomic, cultural, racial and ethnic backgrounds
- Strong commitment to customer service
- Conversant in and knowledge of planned giving tools (preferred).
Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution and member of the Five College consortium, is accepting applications for an associate director of alumni and family relations in the office of college advancement. The associate director of alumni and family relations (AFR) will join a collaborative and energetic fundraising team during a period of re-growth.
Working with a high level of independent skill and judgement under the direction of the chief advancement officer, the associate director will be integral in the strategy, development, and delivery of high-impact engagement programs and events for Hampshire’s more than 12,000 worldwide alumni. They will work closely with colleagues across advancement, faculty, high-level donors and volunteers to increase engagement among alums, families, and friends of the College.
The associate director will strategize with the leadership giving team to plan and organize events as a vehicle for fundraising, and act as the primary liaison with event hosts, major donors, trustees, and friends of the College regarding events. In partnership with the Alumni Advisory Group, they will empower alumni as advocates for the College and enhance volunteer opportunities. They will coordinate with colleagues in student life and communications to maintain positive relations with parents of current students and alumni.
As Hampshire pursues a bold new vision for the student experience, the associate director of alumni and family relations will serve as an external spokesperson to the alumni and parent communities, and a key organizer of the College’s 50th Anniversary celebrations. The ideal candidate will be an evangelist for Hampshire and its mission and an energetic and strategic program manager. We are seeking a flexible relationship-builder who is passionate about cultivating community, experienced working with volunteers, and comfortable with collaborating as part of a fundraising team.
A bachelor’s degree with minimum of five years’ job related experience is required. The successful candidate will have strong organizational and interpersonal skills; ability to competently and calmly handle multiple concurring tasks while providing excellent customer service; strong writing skills with capacity to tailor message to multiple audiences; excellent technology skills, including ability to learn and adapt to new programs; and a commitment to working with people from diverse backgrounds. This position requires occasional travel, evenings and weekends.
A commitment to working with people from diverse backgrounds is essential. This position requires a valid driver’s license and must successfully meet the requirements of Hampshire College’s driver credentialing policy. This is a full time, benefited position. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits program. Please submit your cover letter, resume and names/phone numbers of three professional references via our website at https://jobs.hampshire.edu/ Hampshire College is an equal opportunity institution, committed to diversity and inclusion in education and employment.
Hampshire College, an independent, innovative, liberal arts institution and member of the Five College consortium, is accepting applications for a leadership giving officer in the office of college advancement. The leadership giving officer (LGO) is responsible for qualifying and cultivating sustainable and meaningful relationships with and soliciting contributions from a portfolio of 100 to 200 current and prospective donors who have an estimated capacity of making gifts of $10,000 or more annually. This primarily requires traveling to meet with prospects and determining their interests, concerns, and philanthropic capacity; developing strategies to engage them with the College, matching their interests with appropriate college funding opportunities; and soliciting their support.
The LGO is responsible for a high degree of collaboration with other units and colleagues within Advancement, with senior administrators and faculty, as well as occasional interaction with the President and members of the Board of Trustees. The LGO will be responsible for generating significant revenue through the solicitation of leadership gifts and annual giving; traveling regionally and throughout the U.S. to meet with and motivate donors and prospects to support the College; organizing social gatherings, events, and individual donor meetings on and off campus; and communicating with donors via email and phone to express gratitude for their support, following up after meetings, and keeping them apprised of college initiatives and activities, as well as the impact and influence of gifts.
The LGO will be expected to proactively keep prospects and donors aware of emergent ideas, programs, and initiatives underway at the College, and develop understanding of donor interests and inclination. This position drafts and negotiates gift agreements.
A bachelor’s degree or equivalent with a minimum of two years of job related experience is required. Ideal candidate will have strong written and verbal communication skills; success in direct fundraising, with a working knowledge of charitable giving rules and regulations, financial structuring of gifts or pledges, including planned gifts; and experience in higher education (or closely related field).
A commitment to working with people from diverse backgrounds is essential. This position requires travel to and within unfamiliar cities and regions as well as occasional evening and weekends. This position requires a valid driver’s license and must successfully meet the requirements of Hampshire College’s driver credentialing policy. This is a full-time benefited position. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits program.
Please submit your cover letter, resume and names/phone numbers of three professional references via our website at https://jobs.hampshire.edu. Hampshire College is an equal opportunity institution, committed to diversity and inclusion in education and employment.
Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution and member of the Five College consortium, is accepting applications for gifts and records specialist and budget administrator in the office of college advancement. The gifts and records specialist and budget administrator is responsible for gift accounting, records management, and budget management which includes maintaining the Hampshire’s fundraising database by entering and editing information about alums, parents and friends of the College. Specifically, this position develops policy and documents procedure to ensure the recording, receipting, tracking, and reporting of all gifts and pledges to Hampshire College follow IRS and accounting guidelines.
The gifts and records specialist and budget administrator builds collaborative relationships with the business office to make sure that all budget expenditures follow Hampshire’s internal auditing procedures and accounting standards. This position also has supervisory responsibilities and is responsible for training new users on processing data accurately. A bachelor’s degree or equivalent is required with a minimum of two years’ experience with relational databases and bookkeeping, including both the inputting and maintenance of data and the generation of reports.
The successful candidate will have knowledge of financial accounting systems and bookkeeping processes. Knowledge of IRS regulations with regard to charitable giving, particularly those related to a higher education setting is preferred. Candidate should have experience with computers within a professional environment; familiarity with a PC platform is preferred, as is proficiency with Word, Excel, Access and the ability to learn other relational database programs.
This position requires strong organizational and communication skills; aptitude to manage multiple tasks; and ability to maintain confidentiality of college and donor information and data. A commitment to working with people from diverse backgrounds is essential. This is a 35 hour-per-week, benefited position. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits program. Please submit your cover letter, resume and names/phone numbers of three professional references via our website at https://jobs.hampshire.edu Hampshire College is an equal opportunity institution, committed to diversity and inclusion in education and employment.
Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution and member of the Five College consortium, is accepting applications for an advancement program coordinator in the office of college advancement. The advancement program coordinator (coordinator) oversees the day-to-day execution of programs, events, and customer service for the advancement office.
Under the direction of the associate director of alumni & family relations, the coordinator will oversee logistics for all fundraising, alumni, family, and all-community events on and off campus, including being a key liaison with vendors, hosts, volunteers, and campus offices. The advancement program coordinator will be a key team member who works across the advancement office to support Annual Fund challenge drives, major gift fundraising initiatives, and engagement of alums and parents. They will be a primary point of contact with the office by phone or in person, and acts to facilitate a range of office functions, including updating web pages, drafting, editing, and sending email communications, throughout the work week to make things run optimally.
A bachelor’s degree or equivalent is required with a minimum of four years’ experience. The successful program coordinator will be a flexible and energetic team member, able to coordinate and administer various projects in support of the College’s fundraising goals. They should possess excellent customer service and communication skills, including ability to write and edit correspondence for a variety of audiences. A high level of attention to detail and accuracy is required.
Proficiency with key technology tools is needed – including Microsoft Office, phone systems, and web-based collaboration platforms such as Google Drive. Experience working with fundraising databases, CRM tools for email communication, and website editing software is preferred. Ability to learn new programs and processes, problem-solving skills, and a high level of follow through are essential. A commitment to working with people from diverse backgrounds is essential.
This is a 35 hour-per-week, benefited position. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits program. Please submit your cover letter, resume and names/phone numbers of three professional references via our website at https://jobs.hampshire.edu. Hampshire College is an equal opportunity institution, committed to diversity and inclusion in education and employment.