Associate Director Stewardship and Donor Relations

Associate Director Stewardship and Donor Relations


As the Commonwealth’s flagship campus, the University of Massachusetts Amherst is making a profound, transformative impact to the common good. We are the largest public research university in New England, distinguished by the excellence and breadth of our academic, research and community outreach programs. Our students are bright, bold, unconventional thinkers, and our campus culture typifies the ultimate public university experience with diverse students and deep community engagement. The Town of Amherst offers the perfect blend of New England natural beauty and cosmopolitan culture and energy.


The University of Massachusetts Amherst has an opening for an Associate Director of Stewardship and Donor Relations.  The Associate Director reports to the Director of Stewardship and Donor Relations and plays a critical role in the development, implementation, and management of a comprehensive stewardship and donor relations program to help build long-term relationships with donors, ensuring they know their support is truly appreciated and makes an important and meaningful difference to UMass Amherst, leading to increased support from these donors. This position often works autonomously and requires creativity and innovation.


Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Business, Communications, Marketing or related field. Three years’ experience in development or equivalent experience in private sector marketing or public relations will be considered. Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills. Excellent organizational and administrative skills. Proven ability to work cooperatively and effectively with senior management, staff and constituent groups across all levels of the organization and to maintain productive professional relationships in complex, demanding environments. Computer skills in using word processing and spreadsheet applications, as well as ability to access and update a computerized donor database.  Ability to travel occasionally and work occasional nights and weekends.


Preferred Qualifications: Experience in Stewardship and/or Donor Relations. Higher Education experience. Experience using video-making technology.



See: PSU Salary Schedule.pdf


To apply online, please go to

or, and submit a letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three professional references (who will not be contacted without permission). Review of applications will begin with those received by April 24, 2017; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


The University of Massachusetts Amherst 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.