Posted on August 24, 2012
Regional Director of Development
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University of Massachusetts Amherst - Regional Director of Development
The University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation has an opening for a Regional Director of Development and is seeking a highly experienced, motivated, and energetic individual to join its Development team as the campus prepares for a new comprehensive campaign.
A national public research university and the flagship campus of the Commonwealth’s university system, UMass Amherst is located in the top college town in North America according to a recent article on MSN.com and offers the perfect blend of New England natural beauty and cosmopolitan culture and energy. With more than 26,000 students, the campus showcases top-rate undergraduate and graduate programs, top-notch faculty and competitive NCAA Division I athletics.
The Regional Director of Development will be responsible for senior level fundraising, soliciting gifts/commitments of $25,000 and above through the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of prospects and donors, and working collaboratively with all Development staff, particularly the Directors of Development in the schools, colleges and units and the central Development managers. The position reports to the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Development and is a senior member of the Development staff.
Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree. More than five years of demonstrated success in special gifts and/or project-based fundraising in a development program (equivalent experience in private sector sales or marketing will be considered). Proven track record of cultivating, soliciting and closing gifts of $25,000 and above. Strong administrative, communication and interpersonal skills. Ability and willingness to travel and to work evenings and weekends.
Preferred Qualifications: Advanced degree. Experience with senior level executives. Working with a comprehensive university. Knowledge of prospect management systems and fundraising software. Management experience.
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Review of applications will begin on September 4, 2012; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To be considered for the position, please submit a letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three professional references (who will not be contacted without permission) to: Krislyn Lequin, Memorial Hall, 134 Hicks Way, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA 01003.
The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.
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