The Development Officer will run a multi-faceted direct response
program, solicit leadership annual fund gifts, and support donor
relations for the $60 million Change in the Making Campaign. A key
member of the fundraising team, the incumbent will take a
comprehensive and strategic approach to raising more than
$2,000,000 annually in unrestricted support for Hampshire College
from the annual fund base of alumni, family and friends of the
College. The development officer will build and grow relationships
with a portfolio of leadership annual fund prospects who have the
capacity to give $3,000 or more annually, including personal
solicitation and travel to donor visits as needed. They will manage
a calendar of print, email, and digital solicitations,
collaborating closely with the director of advancement services and
the director of advancement communications on a data-driven
approach and engaging, brand-consistent creative. They will
harness volunteer passion and skills to advance fundraising,
particularly assisting with days of giving and giving challenges.
Operating within a multi-functional and collaborative advancement
division, the development officer will oversee special projects
related to donor relations, including but not limited to
programming donor events, assisting with cultivation of key major
gift prospects, and managing recognition societies including the
Harold Johnson Planned Giving Society.
- Demonstrated ability to build and steward relationships with
donors and volunteers, including comfort with frontline fundraising
and desire to make personal solicitations.
- Experience successfully managing multi-channel fundraising
- Proven-track record with cultivating, soliciting and closing 4
and 5 figure unrestricted gifts.
- The ability to work across teams to achieve goals while
fostering a positive work environment.
- Experience in digital fundraising or marketing, including
interest in exploring and piloting new tools, platforms, and
methods of engaging donors.
- Computer expertise within a professional environment, including
proficiency with Word, Excel, Access (or other relational
databases), PowerPoint. Experience working with a fundraising
- Dedication to building a diverse donor base and working in an
organization that values and promotes diversity, equity, inclusion
- Ability to flex communication style to multiple cultural
- The ability to manage multiple tasks and responsibilities, and
to work productively by establishing her or his own work plan,
systems, and priorities.
- Strong and accurate writing, editing, and proofreading
- Drive strategic decisions through strong data analysis and be
- The desire to be part of a collaborative team and operate
within an adaptive, fast-paced campaign.
- Passionate about working in an organization that values and
promotes diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism.
REQUIRED CERTIFICATION, EDUCATION, AND EXPERIENCE:
- A bachelor’s degree and 5 years of relevant experience or an
equivalent combination of education and experience.
Alternatives to formal education and paid work experience may be
considered as equivalent qualifications to include military
service/training, volunteering, activism, and other non-traditional
programs and experiences related to the position.
Hampshire College offers an excellent benefits program for
eligible employees such as medical, dental, vision, life insurance,
generous retirement plan contributions, flexible leave plans, and
many other fringe benefits. For information on Hampshire College,
including more information on employee benefits and our company
culture, visit our website at www.hampshire.edu.
WHO SHOULD APPLY:
Hampshire College is an equal opportunity employer and deeply
committed to a community of excellence, equity, diversity, and
inclusion. We are particularly committed to revealing and combating
the social and institutional structures that support racism and
white supremacy in all phases of employment and college life. We
believe that the educational and employment environment is enhanced
when diverse groups of people with diverse ideas come together to
work and grow. We encourage applications from women,
underrepresented minorities, persons with disabilities, sexual
minority groups, veterans, and other candidates who will contribute
to the diversification and enrichment of ideas and perspectives.
Hampshire College is committed to removing barriers to employment
faced by equity-seeking groups and encourages (but does not
require) members of these groups to self-identify in their
application materials. Applicants whose work incorporates a global
perspective and a demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity in
the work environment are particularly encouraged to apply.
HOW TO APPLY:
Please submit your cover letter, resume and names/phone numbers
of three professional references via our website at https://jobs.hampshire.edu/