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Director of 50th Reunion Giving
Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts
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Date Posted 04/09/2019
Salary 06340 -  USD Per Year
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline 05/09/2019


Amherst College invites applications for the Director of 50th Reunion Giving position. The Director of 50th Reunion Giving is a full time, year round position, job group and level PT-4. The Director of 50th Reunion Giving works closely with and under the supervision of the Director of the Amherst Fund and coordinates their work with the Director of Gift Planning and the Senior Director of Leadership Giving as described below. The Director also coordinates with the Director of 50th Reunion Programs in the Office of Alumni and Parent Programs to align and maximize the mutual success of the two offices' 50th Reunion programs.

The Director will manage and maximize fundraising from the 45th Reunion, classes within their five-year 50th Reunion cycles (46th-50th years), and 55th Reunion.

Takes 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

Class management



  • Manages the 50th Reunion fundraising program, including recruiting, organizing, motivating, and training 50th Reunion class volunteer teams (Class Agents, Associate Agents, and special Amherst Fund volunteers)
  • Works with research staff and volunteers to identify prospects for leadership-level Amherst Fund giving (i.e., prospects not rated by the College but considered to have capacity for five-figure Amherst Fund giving, to be cultivated and solicited by the class volunteer team (the Director taking on these prospects as their 1821 prospects).
  • Coordinates work and goals with the Senior Director of Leadership Giving and Senior Leadership Giving Officers to assist them in their successful cultivation and solicitation of their prospects, and for coordinating with the Director of Gift Planning in that Director's 50th Reunion gift-planning campaign (bequests, beneficiary designations, life-income gifts, etc.)




  • Sets 50th Reunion Amherst Fund gift goals
  • Develops and implements solicitation strategies to achieve goals
  • Monitors progress toward achieving goals
  • Stewards Amherst Fund donors, including Amherst Fund giving by leadership giving prospects





  • Bachelor's degree
  • 3 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.
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!

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