Assistant Director of the 50th Reunion Program

Assistant Director of the 50th Reunion Program

Development Office


Williams is pleased to announce the opening for the Assistant Director of the 50th Reunion Program. The 50th Reunion Program offers alumni and their spouses and partners the chance to renew friendships, reconnect with the college, and join classmates in giving back to Williams as part of their milestone celebration. By partnering closely with class leaders on all aspects of Reunion planning and fundraising, college staff help creates experiences that alumni find both fun and meaningful and annually raise class gifts for the benefit of Williams that exceed $10M.


Williams is committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty and staff. 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. Applicants should highlight relevant experience with building, working with, and supporting a broadly diverse employee community.


Reporting to the Director of 50th Reunion Program, the Assistant Director works with five or more alumni classes at once as they prepare for their respective 50th Reunions. The Assistant Director works with the Director to help each class fundraise a significant Reunion gift and host a range of events to build momentum for and ultimately celebrate its milestone reunion. Key responsibilities include coordinating teams of dedicated and highly engaged volunteers from diverse constituencies, managing class events, and coordinating class communications and outreach efforts. They will coordinate multiple, often complex, events including committee meetings, mini-reunions at Williams and off-site, class gatherings and events with the college president, an annual alumni trip to Oxford, England and the 50th Reunion Weekend. The Assistant Director manages all aspects of on- and off-campus events, creates publications and related class materials, recruits, trains, and manages the work of volunteers, and supports class fundraising efforts along with colleagues in Gift Planning and the Alumni Fund.


We seek an energetic, flexible, detail-oriented and highly organized professional who operates most effectively in a collaborative, team-oriented environment. Candidates should have a minimum BA degree and, ideally, have experience in event and volunteer management and/or have worked in an educational environment. Experience with non-profit fundraising, marketing, and communications is preferred.  The ideal candidate will have exceptional interpersonal skills, strong oral and written communication skills, the ability to juggle multiple tasks and to respond calmly and effectively to unexpected challenges, strong organizational skills, excellent computer skills in a Microsoft Windows environment including Excel, and experience in database management and record keeping. Occasional travel and some evening and weekend responsibilities are required.


Review of applications will begin on November 9, 2018 and continue until the position is 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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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.


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.