Manager of Gift Administration

Manager of Gift Administration

Advancement Information Systems


Williams College is a coeducational liberal arts institution located in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts with easy access to the culturally rich cities of Albany, Boston, and New York City. The College is committed to building and supporting a diverse population of approximately 2000 students, and to fostering an inclusive faculty, staff and curriculum. Williams has built its reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on the academic excellence of its students.


The College is pleased to announce an opening for a Manager of Gift Administration. Advancement Information System supports the effective use of information technology, providing high-quality business process analysis and project management services to administrative offices. Reporting to the Assistant Director of Advancement Information Systems, the Manager of Gift Administration manages all gift entry into the Office of College Relations’ Advance database management system.


We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive community and strongly encourage candidates from underrepresented groups. Our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at working in a community that is broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.


Supporting the Office of College Relations in its effort to achieve fundraising goals, the Manager of Gift Administration oversees 20,000 annual gifts, pledges, and matching gifts. The Manager analyzes, researches, and deciphers complex gifts prior to entry into the database. This process includes reviewing and evaluating the donor's giving history, analyzing backup submitted with the gift/pledge, and conferring with the Development Officer and/or donor. The Manager will work closely and collaboratively with the Office of College Relations, Controller’s Officer, and Donors.


Candidates should possess a bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience with a minimum of two-years supervisor experience. A commitment to serving staff, donors and external clients in a courteous, confidential and professional manner is critical and required. Excellent oral and written communication skills; attention to detail, and the ability to adhere to complex policies and procedures is required; the ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team; excellent computer skills in a Microsoft Windows environment including Excel and record keeping are essential; and knowledge of IRS regulations is a plus.


For optimal consideration please submit by May 13, 2018, review of resumes will continue until filled.


Employment at Williams is contingent on the verification of background information submitted by the applicant, including the completion of a criminal record check, and education when applicable.


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Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn and thrive.