Director of Development, Isenberg School of Management
UMass Amherst Foundation
University of Massachusetts Amherst
The Director of Development, as part of the Isenberg fundraising team, is responsible for raising major gifts to advance the school in its mission to impact the research, teaching and practice of management. Isenberg has rapidly ascended in recent years and currently ranks #33 among business schools in the nation, up from #78 just six years ago. We are looking for a collaborative, results-oriented, development professional to help us capitalize on the growth potential of the School.
Manage a portfolio of approximately 90 to 110 major gift prospects. Develop, document and implement a specifically crafted engagement and solicitation strategy for each assigned prospect.
Prepare written proposals, informational materials, endowment agreements, gift illustrations and other materials needed to secure major gifts.
Steward donors through ongoing communication, recognition activities, and interaction with beneficiaries of their support.
Coordinate and support the participation of the Dean, Department Chairs, Faculty and Advisory Board members in major gift fundraising activities.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
A consistent track record of cultivating, soliciting and closing major gifts to achieve aggressive fundraising goals
Demonstrate progressive fundraising experience and a drive to succeed in application
Bachelor's degree required, BA in business preferred
Extensive travel and occasional weekend and evening work are required
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
To be considered for this position, please submit a resume and letter of interest here.
Review of applications will begin immediately, in the order in which they are received. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
The University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members.