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Associate Director, Holy Cross Fund

Posted on 06/12/2018

College of the Holy Cross

Worcester, MA

Job Description:

Reporting to the Director of the Holy Cross Fund, the Associate Director, Holy Cross Fund is a key member of the Development team who is responsible for the management and fundraising growth of a pool of alumni classes. This position coordinates reunion fundraising efforts for two to three reunion classes within his/her portfolio. Working with class-based and reunion volunteers, the Associate Director will develop communication and segmentation strategies and tactics to meet both dollar and donor goals. Personal cultivation and solicitation of assigned prospects and high-level volunteers is required, with a travel goal of 40-50 face to face visits each year.

Additionally, the Associate Director will coordinate Holy Cross Fund solicitations and the national mail series, while overseeing the department’s operations calendar and relationships with outside vendors, and other duties as assigned. Further, this individual will oversee an array of training and recognition events and opportunities within the Holy Cross Fund. Annually, this individual will work to ensure that the HCF communications for our volunteers and Linden Lane Society (the College’s most loyal donors) are thoughtful, timely, and creative in an effort to bolster annual donor retention rates.


Incumbents should have 4-5 years of successful fundraising/advancement experience or transferable skills. Person should be goal and detail-oriented, able to work independently, with some evenings and weekends as required. Exceptional leadership, communication and interpersonal skills; possess the ability to inspire colleagues and motivate volunteers. Ability and desire to travel 1-2 days per month to engage alumni and volunteers in conversations about their philanthropy. Initiative, good judgement and sensitivity to confidential information required. Should be able to meet people easily and work well with others and project a positive image of the College.

Additional Information:

  • This is a full time, exempt level position.
  • The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action in the workplace.
  • A member of the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (HECCMA).
  • To review our Employee Benefit Options, please go to: https://www.holycross.edu/human-resources/benefits

Application Instructions:

  • Please attach resume and cover letter.
  • In your cover letter, please reflect on how you might contribute to the College’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, and to its mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college (see http://holycross.edu/diversity).
  • Should you be a candidate for further consideration after hiring manager review, you will be contacted by a human resources representative.

About College of the Holy Cross:

Founded in 1843 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the College of the Holy Cross is among the nation’s leading liberal arts institutions. A highly selective, four-year, exclusively undergraduate college of 2,800 students, Holy Cross is renowned for offering a rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition.

Holy Cross highly values the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work at The College is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members–students, faculty and staff. The College’s commitment to diversity is an important feature of the Holy Cross education. Informed by the presence of diverse interpretations of the human experience, Holy Cross is building a community marked by freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support our values of diversity and inclusiveness. Job candidates of all diverse backgrounds who embrace the open and inclusive culture of Holy Cross are welcome and encouraged to apply.

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