Hampshire College, an independent, innovative, liberal arts institution and member of the Five College consortium, is accepting applications for an advancement officer.
The Leadership Giving Officer will be an effective advocate for Hampshire and its needs, connecting with prospects, donors, and volunteers to champion the College’s mission and foster greater outreach to donors and prospects at all giving levels. Strong focus will be placed on the identification, cultivation, and engagement of leadership donors to secure increased philanthropic support and the identification of new opportunities to build and sustain the overall mission of Hampshire.
Duties include generating significant revenue through the solicitation of leadership gifts and annual giving; traveling regionally and throughout the U.S. to meet with and motivate donors and prospects to support the College; organizing social gatherings, events, and individual donor meetings on and off campus; and communicating with donors via email and phone to thank them, following up after meetings, and keeping them apprised of college initiatives and activities, and the impact and influence of gifts. The Leadership Giving Officer will be expected to keep prospects and donors aware of emergent ideas, programs, and initiatives underway at the College, and develop understanding of donor interests and inclination. The position also drafts and negotiates gift agreements.
A four year college degree or equivalent, and strong written and verbal communication skills are required. This position will require a minimum of five years of success in direct fundraising at a leadership giving level; working knowledge of charitable giving rules and regulations, financial structuring of gifts or pledges, including planned gifts; and experience in higher education (or closely related field) and management experieice are desirable.
A commitment to working with people from diverse backgrounds is essential.
This is a 12-month, full-time benefited position. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits program. Please submit your cover letter, resume and names/phone numbers of three professional references via our website at https://jobs.hampshire.edu/
Hampshire College is an equal opportunity institution, committed to diversity and inclusion in education and employment.
Internal Number: 797
About Hampshire College
Education at Hampshire College prepares students to understand and participate responsibly in a complex world. Through its actions and policies, the college sets an example of the responsible and creative behavior it expects of its students. As a liberal arts college, Hampshire helps students develop confidence in their intellect, creativity, and values. It encourages their desire to be lifelong learners and their capacity to advance the cause of social justice and the well-being of others. The college fosters these attitudes through a multidisciplinary, multicultural curriculum; self-initiated, individual programs of study negotiated with faculty mentors; students' active participation in original research; and the diverse communities, on campus and off, in which learning takes place. Within the college's residential community, students encounter and learn to respect difference and appreciate diversity, thereby enhancing their capacity to live together well. Through commitment to testing and evaluating new ideas and new approaches to learning, national efforts to promote inquiry-based learning and teaching, and constructive civic and social engagement, Hampshire's actions serve as models for those of its students.