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Assistant to the Chief Advancement Officer

Amherst College
Amherst, MA 01002
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Amherst College

Amherst has taken a leadership role among highly selective liberal arts colleges and universities in successfully diversifying the racial, socio-economic, and geographic profile of its student body. The College is similarly committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration and staff.

Job Description:

Amherst College invites applications for the Assistant to the CAO position. The Assistant to the CAO is a full-time, year-round position, job group and level AO-5. Given Amherst's distinction as one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country, the successful candidate will demonstrate the ways in which they bring value to and will work towards supporting a broadly diverse community.

The Assistant to the Chief Advancement Officer provides administrative and logistical support for the Chief Advancement Officer, the Associate Chief Advancement Officer, and the Director of Prospect Information & Strategy, and, by association, to the president, trustees, top donors, administrators, faculty, alumni, parents, and friends who are served by Advancement. The Assistant serves as the primary point of administrative contact with the Office of the President and the Office of the Board of Trustees and the senior staff for Advancement matters. The Assistant tracks and documents activity related to Principal Giving donors, organizes and prepares materials for meetings and committees, including two Board committees. The Assistant manages the overall administration and coordination of Advancement meetings and Advancement staff events.


  • Bachelor's degree, or 7 years of administrative experience in lieu of degree
  • 5+ years of related experience
  • Strong organizational skills that reflect the ability to perform and prioritize multiple
    tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with a diverse group of stakeholders,
    including staff, board members, external partners, and donors.
  • Expert-level written and verbal communication skills. Ability to translate and interpret
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with a diverse community and to
    contributing to an intentionally inclusive culture.
  • Demonstrated proactive approaches to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability.
  • Emotional maturity and highly resourceful team player, with the ability to also be effective independently.
  • Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion, be adaptable to various competing demands, and demonstrate the highest level of customer/client service and response.
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve high-performance goals and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment. Forward-looking thinker, who actively seeks opportunities and proposes solutions.

Amherst College is pleased to provide a comprehensive, highly competitive benefits package that meets the needs of staff and faculty and their families. Benefits are an important part of our overall compensation, so it is critical that you review all of the options to ensure it meets your total compensation requirements.

Interested candidates are asked to submit a resume and cover letter online at https://amherst.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/Amherst_Jobs . Please be sure to upload all requested documents in the first step of the application process. Applications cannot be revised once submitted. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.



Posted: 2021-04-29 Expires: 2021-05-30

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