Director of Milestone Reunion Programs

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Williams College
Williamstown, MA 01267

Website: williams.edu

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Established in 1793 with funds bequeathed by Colonel Ephraim Williams, the college is private, residential, and liberal arts, with graduate programs in the history of art and in development economics. The undergraduate enrollment is approximately 2,000 students.

Director of Milestone Reunion Programs
Per Year
Williamstown
Full Time
Other
Bachelor's Degree
Required

Williams College seeks an enthusiastic professional to serve as Director of Milestone Reunion Programs (50th and 25th), the College’s most significant on-going capital giving effort.  The Milestone Programs at Williams are industry leaders and bring together the best elements of both Alumni Relations and Development practices to engage and inspire alumni to support the college at the highest levels with a Director who will lead a program that prioritizes teamwork while building close partnerships with sophisticated and passionate alumni volunteers.

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Development, the Director works closely with the Director of Gift Planning and the Office of Alumni Engagement/Alumni Fund and is responsible for all aspects of the 50th experience, including planning and directing the five-year capital campaign for each class, serving as a major and planned gifts officer and managing all other aspects of the 50th reunion program.  The Director of Milestone Reunion Programs also oversees the Director of the 25th Reunion Program and subsequently is responsible for close to $25M in fundraising annually.

Successful Directors have been energetic leaders, great listeners, relationship builders, strong writers and hyper-organized team-players. They have also consistently been elevated into key positions of leadership and responsibility thanks to the experience gained in this role.

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher and experience in nonprofits or higher education
  • Exceptional, multifaceted communication skills - oral, written and listening
  • Demonstrated autonomy in progressively complex professional roles
  • The ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to connect and partner with a range of people including senior staff, sophisticated donors, and volunteers
  • Very strong organizational skills and attention to details are essential 
  • Direct experience soliciting, negotiating and closing major gifts, comprehensive campaign experience, and knowledge of current fundraising trends and best practices is preferred

Pay range is from $100,000 to $115,000, commensurate with experience. This role will be based primarily on campus, with up to two days a week remote subject to policy, and includes travel about 20% of the time. 

Review of resume and cover letter submissions will begin on November 29, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Please visit https://staff-careers.williams.edu/ to apply.  

Conditions of Employment

Employment at Williams is contingent on the verification of background information submitted by the applicant, including the completion of a criminal record check, and education when applicable. COVID-19 vaccination with booster or approved exemption and compliance with COVID-19 related policies are required as a condition of employment at Williams.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn and thrive. As part of this commitment, we will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process please feel free to contact us via phone at (413) 597-2681 or email at hr@williams.edu.

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