Assistant Director of 50th Reunion Programs

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Assistant Director of 50th Reunion Programs

Amherst, MA
Open Date:
Sep 13, 2019

Amherst College invites applications for the Assistant Director of 50th Reunion Programs position. The Assistant Director of 50th Reunion Programs is a full time, year-round position, job group and level PT-3. Amherst College has profoundly transformed its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and nationality, among other areas. Today, nearly one-quarter of Amherst’s students are Pell Grant recipients; 45 percent of our students identify as domestic students of color. Our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at working in a community that is broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.

The Assistant Director of 50th Reunion Programs assists the Director of 50th Reunion Programs in aligning and maximizing the success of the 50th Reunion program, and fundraising from classes within their five-year 50th Reunion cycles (46th-50th years), and the 55th and 60th Reunions. At the Director’s discretion, the Assistant Director will be given primary responsibility for programming for post-50th classes.

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

Summary of Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Class Volunteer Management - Serves as the contact for alumni from the 50th cycle through their 60th Reunion and classes post-50th, assists in the management of class volunteers, including recruiting, organizing, motivating, and training Class President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Reunion Chairs, plans, implements, and oversees activities and events relating to assigned Reunion class events, including Homecoming, mini-reunions, regional and other on-campus events, participates as a member of the APP planning team to build successful programs and events, works with the Director to showcase faculty and administrators, attentive to emerging College priorities; training and recognition for volunteers, manages relationships with campus partners and secures resources for programs, coordinates communications strategies, in collaboration with Advancement Communications, organizes strategic regional events to engage volunteers and prospects with the College
  • Class Fundraising - Assists the Director of 50th Reunion Programs with setting, developing, and monitoring Amherst Fund gift goals for classes assigned, with particular focus on the 60th Reunion class, assists in the management of Amherst Fund volunteers, including recruiting, organizing, motivating, and training Class Agents, Associate Agents, and Lead Gifts Committee members, assists the Director in coordinating work with Leadership Giving colleagues to assist them in their cultivation and solicitation of prospects, including planned gifts to the College, collaborates and coordinates with colleagues across Advancement and the College for communication around events, initiatives, and individuals to ensure the highest level of class giving and participation, travels to visit with volunteers and prospects; help to develop solicitation plans, proposals, and cultivation to move prospects towards increased support of the College

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 2 or more years of related experience
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication, interpersonal, customer service, organizational, and time management skills
  • Database experience; proficient in MS Access, Excel, and Word; and ability to learn new software
  • Some evening and weekend work as well as travel to visit volunteers and prospects required throughout the year
  • Commitment to working with a diverse community

Application Instructions:

Interested candidates 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 about 1,800 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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Posted: 9/15/2019
Application Due: 11/14/2019
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