These positions are only open to Financial Aid / Work-Study recipients

TO BE CONSIDERED you MUST be receiving Financial Aid and include the following: (1) a cover letter which includes confirmation that you are receiving financial aid, (2) your resume.

Communications Assistant (10-15 hours per week; flexible schedule) 

Immediate opening for a Financial Aid recipient in a student position, assisting the CNS communications team department with college-level communications and marketing. This position will be primarily in-person, with some remote work flexibility. 
 
Work will include writing, basic graphic design, social media posting, email campaign creation, marketing initiatives, and other special projects as they present themselves. 

To apply, send an email to Emily Graves at eagraves@umass.edu with the Subject line: "Applicant for Communications Assistant." 

Advancement Project Support Assistant (10-12 hours per week; flexible schedule)

This position provides primary support to the director of stewardship & donor relations and gift officers with additional work as needed. We are looking for a student interested in donor engagement and who can work independently and contribute at a professional level to our dynamic team. We’re looking for someone who has meticulous attention to detail, is proactive, and possesses the confidence to ask questions when needed.  A successful candidate must be proficient in both Excel and Word, must be able to work with confidential information, and have a professional demeanor and appearance. Responsibilities include data-entry, running reports, preparation for donor visits and other engagement activities, contributing creative ideas on Advancement projects, and other tasks as needed.

To apply, send an email to Karen Dionne at kdionne@umass.edu with the Subject line: "Applicant for Advancement Project Support Assistant." 

Development Coordinator for Advancement Team (10-12 hours per week; flexible schedule)

This position is available to undergraduate students who are interested in acquiring experience in non-profit fundraising, communications, and special events. This position will enhance the student’s management skills as well as assist in the development of their skills in time management, teamwork, leadership and being a responsible employee. 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Researching alumni and donor prospects 
  • Preparing reports, briefings, and proposals 
  • Developing donor acknowledgments 
  • Assisting with travel planning for gift officers 
  • Special events planning and execution, including on-campus donor visits 
  • Review and maintain registration lists of university events 
  • Research best practices within the industry for trends relating to portfolio management, qualification, and board relations 
  • Accurate data entry 
  • Office support as needed

Expectations: 

  • Commitment of at least one semester is required
  • Be able to handle confidential information
  • Be energetic, responsible, organized and motivated
  • Have good written and verbal communication skills
  • Be comfortable in interacting with the public, including donors and members of the university community
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Be able to work independently as well as with others, within and outside the university
  • Maintain a professional demeanor and appearance at all times
  • Be proficient in Excel and Word and is willing to learn industry-specific software and platforms
  • To accommodate our partial remote working environment, the student must have access to a personal computer, reliable internet access, and phone
  • A valid driver's license is also required as responsibilities may include operating a golf cart on campus

To apply, send an email to Eden DuPerier at eden.duperier@umass.edu with the Subject line: "Applicant for Development Coordinator for Advancement Team."