Company Description: Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) is a dynamic and vibrant four-year public college located in the beautiful Berkshire Hills of Western Massachusetts. Founded in 1894, MCLA is the Commonwealth's public liberal arts college of the Massachusetts State University System. MCLA is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), a national consortium positioned at the forefront of the conversation on the value of a liberal arts education. MCLA is on Kiplinger's Personal Finance list of 100 Best Values in Public Colleges for 2015. The ranking cites colleges that combine outstanding academics with affordable cost. The College was again named to the President's Honor Roll for Service by the Corporation for National and Community Service in 2015.
Annual Giving Program Associate
MCLA is accepting applications for the Annual Giving Program Associate. The Annual Giving Program Associate is a key member of the Advancement team and works closely with the Director of Annual Giving and Special Gifts on all aspects of the annual giving program. The Program Associate is directly responsible for student philanthropy programs and young alumni giving initiatives, as well as assigned elements of MCLA's online giving, direct mail and phonathon programs. The Program Associate assists the Director in implementing donor stewardship activities, including the annual Taconic Society event and annual communications with endowed fund donors, and provides general administrative assistance to the Director, including travel arrangements, volunteer and meeting support, data management and reporting.
1) Bachelor's degree
2) 1-3 years of experience in development or similar field, preferably in marketing or messaging.
3) Superior oral and written communication skills.
4) Strong organizational and technical skills with the ability to multi-task, paying close attention to detail while meeting deadlines.
5) Familiarity with computerized information systems, preferably Blackbaud Raiser's Edge.
6) Demonstrated ability to manage events and volunteer initiatives.
7) Ability to work successfully in a collaborative team environment.
8) Commitment to personal growth and development.
9) Disposition to take initiative and be a self-starter.
10) Flexibility with schedule and willingness to work weekends and nights, as necessary.
This is a full-time, benefited position in the APA bargaining unit. The salary range for this position is $42,000-45,000.