Director of Development, Boston
University of Massachusetts Amherst - Boston, MA

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*Director of Development, Boston
University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation*

The University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation is seeking an experienced, motivated, and energetic individual to join its Development team as the Director of Development, Boston, as the campus prepares for a new comprehensive campaign. UMass Amherst Development is a donor-centered program, with proven leaders and a strong infrastructure, offering competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and professional growth opportunities. This position will be based at the UMass Amherst offices in Boston.

A national public research university and the flagship campus of the Commonwealth’s university system, UMass Amherst is located in the top college town in North America according to a recent article on and offers the perfect blend of New England natural beauty and cosmopolitan culture and energy. With more than 26,000 students, the campus showcases top-rate undergraduate and graduate programs, top-notch faculty and competitive NCAA Division I athletics.

Reporting to the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Development, the Director is a senior member of the Development staff and serves as the point person for UMass Amherst’s development activity in metropolitan Boston. The successful candidate will be a sophisticated and articulate representative of UMass Amherst’s mission and an integrated colleague within the Office of Development and Alumni Relations.

The Director of Development will be responsible for senior level fundraising, soliciting gifts/commitments of $25,000 and above through the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of 150+ prospects and donors in the Boston area. The Director works collaboratively with all Development staff, particularly the Directors of Development in the schools, colleges and other business units, as well as, central development managers to increase philanthropic support of the University.

Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree. Five or more years of significant experience in a development program, preferably in an educational institution, or equivalent experience in private sector sales or marketing will be considered. Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills. Ability and willingness to travel and to work evenings and weekends.

Preferred Qualifications: Advanced degree. Proven track record of cultivating, soliciting and closing gifts of $25K and above. Experience working with senior level executives and the Boston community. Knowledge of prospect management systems. Management experience.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Review of applications will begin with those received by February 13, 2013; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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The University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.

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