Advancement Program Manager
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Reporting to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Development, the Program Manager is responsible for project management, and operational support for the Central Development office, with particular focus on supporting efforts to drive the success of the University's current and future fundraising campaigns. With a high level of visibility to key internal and external stakeholders, the Program Manager works to keep the campaign on schedule and progressing with momentum and confidence to achieve campaign goals, while also helping to build a cross-campus culture of collaboration. This position includes the possibility of working remotely from the New England region.
Serve as the primary project manager
for the comprehensive campaign and run campaign committees by
coordinating invitations, communications, and engagement
Develop reports on campaign committee
engagement activities and communications as needed.
Strategically manage the activities
and projects between committees and the UMass Amherst Foundation
Provide both Advancement and
school/college leadership teams with strategic project management
support to move special and cross-college/unit campaign initiatives
forward by information gathering, communicating with cross-campus
parties, developing and monitoring plans, and providing
appropriately synthesized information and reports.
Lead all aspects of the campaign book
project by directing policy development and ensuring appropriate
approval and compliance protocols are followed.
Manage the distribution of campaign
data, track achievements and measure campaign progress by
developing and initiating planning activities along with setting
priorities and expected outcomes.
Strategically partner with the
Advancement marketing & communications team on major campaign
marketing projects and communications to ensure a successful
campaign. This includes the development of integrated marketing
strategies and activity plans for key programs through website and
social media updates.
Organize plans for campaign
cultivation events and ensure appropriate campus leadership and
donors are invited.
Track all projects generated from
campaign committee meetings by preparing agenda items, ensuring
materials are disseminated, and notes are recorded.
Create contact reports and oversee
strategic donor correspondence. Research, compile and prepare ad
hoc Advancement reports. Prioritize and present the information in
clear and concise formats.
Manage and prepare the AVC briefing
materials, talking points, presentations, and proposals for key
meetings and events.
Participate in meetings on behalf of
the AVC and provide the AVC with a summary of key information.
Performs related duties as assigned
or required to meet Advancement and University goals and
Partner with Advancement Leadership,
Marketing and Communications, and Planning Committee teams to
achieve campaign related project goals.
Over 5 years’ of successful
professional experience in project management or related
Outstanding project management and
organizational skills, with ability to independently manage several
Excellent verbal and written
communication skills, including executive-level
Excellent interpersonal skills,
patience, persistence, enthusiasm, and the ability to build
relationships with stakeholders, including staff at all levels of
authority, board members, external partners and donors.
Detail- and results-oriented with
strong anticipatory instincts; demonstrates initiative and
Ability to maintain discretion and a
high level of confidentiality.
Efficacy with technology, including
databases, spreadsheet, and presentation software.
Strong organizational and time
Previous experience working with
senior level executives.
Experience with a fundraising
program, and participation in a major capital campaign, preferably
within an educational institution, or other environment of similar
Familiarity with Advance, Salesforce,
or similar donor relationship management platforms.
Special Instructions to
Along with your application, please submit a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references by May 4, 2021 to ensure priority consideration. The position may remain open until filled.
For more information and to apply, please visit: https://careers.umass.edu/amherst/en-us/job/507907/advancement-program-manager
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