The Assistant Director works as part of the Donor Relations team within the Office for Resources and is an integral member of this team, which is responsible for stewarding generous donors to Wellesley.
Primary Position Responsibilities:
Manages all aspects of the presidential and vice presidential acknowledgment processes: from drafting letters and working with outside writers, to coordinating with Senior Development Officers to ensure the acknowledgements are appropriately customized, to producing the letters for signature, and looking for ways to make the overall process more effective and efficient.
Prepares or assists in the preparation of annual stewardship reports, such as financial aid, internships, faculty salary, professorships, academic/departmental.
Assist with special projects, including, for example, donor events, videos, scrapbooks, and mailings.
Bachelor’s degree in English or related field.
1-3 years professional experience, preferably in a higher-education environment.
Skills and Abilities Required:
Excellent writing and proofing skills with an almost obsessive attention to detail.
Analyze complex and sensitive information and exercise discretion in its application.
Communicate critical information with accuracy and efficiency.
Interact with key partners on-campus and off-campus.
Able to understand and interpret financial information.
Thorough knowledge of Wellesley College culture and preferred presentation style.
Basic computer skills; familiarity with relevant software – including Banner, Asana.
Inquisitive with a natural sense of curiosity and able to see patterns and connections.
Knowledge and practice of organizational and time management skills.
Work effectively in a team environment where information and ideas are shared. Willing to assist other team members as needed
Wellesley is known for the excellence of its education, the beauty of its setting, its gifted faculty, and the uniqueness of its campus culture. But most of all, Wellesley is known for the thousands of accomplished, thoughtful women it has sent out into the world for over 100 years women who are committed to making a difference. Every year, some 2,400 of the world's top undergraduate women are challenged to exceed their own highest personal and intellectual expectations. The mastery Wellesley graduates demonstrate across the professional and vocational spectrum, and the influence they wield, whether in their own communities or on the world stage is testament to a singularly empowering undergraduate experience. Wellesley's lively academic community places a high value on rigorous, probing inquiry, and creative, cross-discipline thinking. Its collaborative approach to scholarship encourages students to question, debate, and refine their points of view, not only with each other, but with our world-class faculty, often by working directly with them on groundbreaking projects. A Wellesley education fosters the highest standard of readiness for the real world in its graduates, in terms... of ability to think, act, and contribute meaningfully and effectively in their chosen areas of interest.