Director of Alumni Fund Leadership Giving


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Williams College
Williamstown, MA 01267
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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 Alumni Fund Leadership Giving
Full Time
Financial Management
Bachelor's degree or equivalent
At least 3 years of non-profit fundraising experience, or equivalent combination of education and ex

Director of Alumni Fund Leadership Giving

Location: Williams Campus,Williamstown
Job ID: 302512
Full/Part Time: Full Time

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The Williams Alumni Fund gives all 30,000+ alumni the opportunity to make a difference for current Williams students each year. Of the ~$14m raised by alumni in current unrestricted operating dollars each year, nearly 75% come from leadership donors making individual contributions of $2,500 or more-these leadership donors represent just 7% of all alumni donors.

As Director of Alumni Fund Leadership Giving, you will help alumni with financial capacity maximize their annual impact for Williams through gifts of $2,500-$250,000. You will build and strengthen systems to support peer-to-peer asks made by alumni volunteers, and facilitate the cultivation and stewardship of leadership donors to Williams. You'll also collaborate deeply with Senior Development Officers and maintain a portfolio of alumni leadership prospects.


The Director of Alumni Fund Leadership Giving is responsible for all aspects of the leadership giving program, including volunteer training, cultivation and stewardship events, and coordination of solicitations across the volunteer, alumni engagement, and major giving teams by working in close partnership with colleagues and working directly with alumni prospects.

  • Bachelor's degree plus at least 3 years of non-profit fundraising experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Previous experience working with volunteers, leadership giving programs, and leadership giving donors
  • Excellent organizational, oral and written communications skills, and you routinely exhibit the flexibility to creatively conceive and adapt different approaches to varied constituencies
  • Experience as a project manager, and experience collaboratively setting goals while planning for their achievement and evaluating outcomes
  • Direct experience in soliciting, negotiating, and closing leadership gifts, and thrive in an entrepreneurial mindset while working as part of a highly functioning team

Williams is deeply committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. 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. We strongly encourage candidates from underrepresented groups or who have experience working with a broadly diverse alumni/donor population to apply.

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Please also submit your resume through our career site at Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, starting on June 6, 2023. We are also recruiting for a Development Officer with a similar skill set at an individual contributor level, so please consider applying for both positions.

Pay range is from $78,000 to $98,000, commensurate with experience. Job band 2-D. This role is eligible for up to two days a week remote work after a three month onsite onboarding period, subject to approval and policy.

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

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