Director of 50th Reunion Programs

Amherst College invites applications for the Director of 50th Reunion Programs. The Director of 50th Reunion Programs is a full time, year round position, job group and level PT-4. The Director of 50th Reunion Programs position manages all alumni engagement and programming activities for the 50th - 70th+ reunion classes, including program development for the 50th Reunion cycle of classes. The Director advances the mission of Alumni and Parent Programs, building community and creating connections among Amherst College alumni, with one another and with the College. The Director also takes appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce and participates in the College's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.
Key Responsibilities
50th Reunion Programs

  • Oversee activities and events relating to the 50th Reunion Program

  • Plan and implement programs related to the 50th Reunion including regional class events and the 50th Reunion book as well as recruiting, training and managing class volunteers

  • Collaborate with the Director of the 50th Reunion Giving to assure the highest level of class giving and participation, including donor visits. Travel and contribute to the overall strategies and common goals for the 50th Reunion program

  • Manage 50th Reunion programs budget

Alumni Class Liaison

  • Serve as the key class contact for all alumni from the 50th cycle through our oldest alumni, currently the Class of 1935

  • Oversee class-sponsored events, including Reunion, Homecoming, mini-reunions, and regional class events

  • Manage class accounts, and College budget for Post-60th alumni

  • Manage volunteer/class officer relationships with the college

  • Solicit and proof class notes for each class four times per year, oversee In Memory pieces and enforce guidelines

  • Collaborate and coordinate with colleagues across Advancement (and the college) to ensure smooth and full communication around events, initiatives and individuals

Volunteer Homecoming

  • Work with Advancement partners to showcase faculty and administrators, attentive to emerging College priorities; training and recognition for volunteers; and connected to the overall Homecoming program

  • Manage relationships with campus partners and secure resources for programs

  • Recruit and manage volunteer staffing

  • Direct digital and print communications strategies, in collaboration with Advancement Communications


  • Bachelor's degree

  • 5 - 7 years of related experience including event planning and volunteer management

  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills

  • Exceptional customer service, motivational, organizational, and time management skills

  • Ability to take initiative, work independently and collaboratively

  • Attention to detail

  • Initiative and imagination for innovation

  • Demonstrated management, leadership and supervisory skills

  • Occasional weekend and evening hours required to staff on-campus events

  • Occasional travel for volunteer management/recruitment, regional programs support, and professional development


  • Higher Education and/or non-profit experience

  • Experience working with older adults or in lifelong learning

Interestedcandidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information (email and/or telephone numbers) for three professional references. Review of applications will continue until position is filled.
Amherst College, one of the premier liberal arts colleges in the nation, is located in Amherst, Massachusetts, a town of approximately 35,000 residents in the western part of the state. The college's community is composed of about1,800 students from 48 states, plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and 54 countries around the world, and about 1,000 staff and faculty. The college's scenic 1,000-acre campus includes a 500-acre wildlife sanctuary and the Book & Plow Farm ; three museums: Emily Dickinson Museum , Beneski Museum of Natural History and Mead Art Museum ; and multiple educational and cultural venues and resources through the Five College Consortium. The town of Amherst offers an amazing variety of coffee shops, restaurants and entertainment, and a very active outdoor life. Our vibrant campus, diverse community and beautiful surrounding, makes Amherst College and the Town of Amherst the perfect place to work, learn and live!

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