Senior Development Officer
Amherst College invites applications for the Senior Development Officer position. The Senior Development Officer is a full time, year round position, job group and level PT-5. The Senior Development Officer is an integral member of the College's Leadership Giving and Advancement staff. This fundraising professional will manage a portfolio of 125-175 Amherst alumni donors and prospective donors and be responsible for the design and implementation of their cultivation and solicitation strategies. The Senior Development Officer will travel frequently to engage these key members of the Amherst community in conversations leading to six and seven figure gifts. Reporting to Director of Leadership Giving, the Senior Development Officer will be an integral member of the College's Leadership Giving team, which is comprised of fellow Senior Development Officers, Development Officers, Development Assistants, and Gift Planning, and Parent Giving. This individual will play a vital role in the raising Leadership gifts in support of Amherst's upcoming campaign.
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 a portfolio of 125-175 Amherst alumni donors and prospective donors
- Responsibility for the design and implementation of their cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies
- Frequent travel to engage these key members of the Amherst community
- Closing six- and seven-figure gifts in support of Amherst's established priorities
- Bachelor's Degree
- Proven success closing six figure and above gifts or applicable and relevant experience in a related field
- Demonstrated ability to cultivate and advance relationships strategically and proactively.
- An unassailable sense of judgment and integrity
- Personal capacity to thrive in a fast-paced environment
- Able to travel 35-50% of the time to different areas of the country
- Strong organizational, interpersonal, and written and verbal communication skills
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!