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Senior Development Officer

Williams College , Williamstown, Massachusetts

Williams College is among the most prestigious liberal arts colleges in the country. As a private, residential, and liberal arts college, Williams recognizes that the ideal education is a blend of curricular and co-curricular excellence and Williams College alumni fill influential roles in academics, government, nonprofits, business, law, medicine, science, technology, and the arts.

Williams boasts one of the highest participation rates for alumni giving in the country. Each year, five in 10 alumni make a gift to Williams. Generations of giving from parents, friends, and alumni have made it possible for Williams to offer the first-in-the-nation all-grant financial aid program, while still covering more than half the full cost of every student’s Williams education.

The Opportunity

Williams College seeks an intellectually curious, entrepreneurial, collaborative, and experienced fundraiser to serve as Senior Development Officer (SDO). Reporting to the Director of Major Gifts, the SDO will design and execute strategies to meaningfully engage the next generation of philanthropists capable of making gifts of $250,000 and higher with the College. The SDO will be a mission-driven, relationship- and results-oriented fundraiser with a growth mindset and strong work ethic. They will lead special projects, ideate and execute on- and off-campus donor events, and collaborate with colleagues throughout the Williams community.

The SDO will serve at an exciting time and join a long-tenured team with significant philanthropic potential to achieve ambitious fundraising goals that make the College’s highest aspirations possible.

The salary range for this position is $100,000 to $125,000, commensurate with experience.

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