Amherst College invites applications for the Assistant Director of the Amherst Fund position. The Assistant Director of the Amherst Fund is a full time, year round position, job group and level PT-3. The Assistant Director of the Amherst Fund is responsible for developing strategies and implementing fundraising activities to meet Amherst Fund goals for 10-15 alumni classes, cultivating and stewarding alumni volunteers and donors. In addition, the Assistant Director will research and determine best practices and tools in support of the Amherst Fund's volunteer management efforts and manage the implementation of those tools to reach the program's overall dollar and participation goals.
The Assistant Director of the Amherst Fund takes appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce and participates in the College's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.
Manage fundraising activities for the 10-15 alumni classes
Implement Amherst Fund strategies for classes to reach dollar and participation goals
Support an active volunteer class agent structure
Solicit and steward leadership gifts in the assigned alumni classes, particularly for reunion classes
Travel to meet, solicit, and cultivate volunteers and leadership donors
Volunteer Management Program
Investigate best practices, tools, and materials on behalf of the Amherst Fund's volunteers
Implement strategies in coordination with Amherst Fund colleagues
Coordinate volunteer management efforts in support of the Amherst Fund
2 or more years of fundraising experience
Experience asking for leadership level gifts
Strong verbal and written communication, interpersonal customer service, and analytical and organizational skills
Volunteer management experience
Demonstrated relationship building, initiative, and continuous improvement skills
Database experience; proficient in MS Access, Excel, and Word; and ability to learn new software
Some evenings and weekends and travel domestically to visit with prospects and volunteers throughout the year and as necessary
Interestedcandidates are asked to 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 the 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!