FY20-09 Staff Assistant-Advancement Office

Technical Area
Employment at MMA
Massachusetts Maritime Academy
Buzzards Bay, MA
United States
Job Summary

A special mission college within the Massachusetts state university system

Staff Assistant, Annual Fund Officer
                                             Advancement Office                                                      

Posting:                               November 2019    
Position Number:                FY20-09              
Application Deadline        15 December 2019
Start Date:                            ASAP
Division:                              Advancement/External Affairs
Union affiliation:                 Association of Professional Administrators (APA)
Supervision received:           Reports to the Assistant Dean of Advancement
Supervision exercised:         Supervises subordinate professional, classified, and student  personnel in area of expertise          

General Responsibilities: in collaboration with key Advancement staff, the Annual Fund Officer is responsible for planning, managing, implementing and evaluating the annual giving mass outreach programs and initiatives including, but not limited to: direct mail, cadet philanthropy, giving days/challenges, phonathon/engagement center and crowdfunding. Must be able to work collaboratively and cross­ functionally within the Advancement Office and across the Academy to secure new donors and retain existing donors to achieve key performance goals.

Qualifications and requirements:  Bachelor’s degree and three years of experience in a fundraising environment.  Knowledge of fundraising principles and ability to meaningfully participate in a complex development program; high comfort level with data, data analysis and relational database software capacity to embrace the MMA mission and to professionally advocate for it and for philanthropy at the Academy; solid verbal, writing, editing and proofreading skills; demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team ability to effectively prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

Preferred qualifications: 

  • experience in an annual giving role in higher education
  • knowledge of CampusCall or other automated phonathon software

Salary:     $45,000 to $52,000.  The Academy offers generous benefits policies and a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is exempt under FLSA.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, a resume, an MMA application, Affirmative Action form, and the contact information of five (5) professional references.  These forms are located on the employment opportunities link under Human Resources on the MMA website www.maritime.edu.  Application materials may be attached and sent electronically to hr@maritime.edu.  Alternatively, you may send your application materials by USPS to:  Human Resources, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, 101 Academy Drive, Buzzards Bay, MA 02532.  The finalist must complete a pre-employment drug screening and background check. 


MMA is an AA/EEO/Veteran/Disability employer. Members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications See posting
Compensation $45,000 to $52,000
Contact Information hr@maritime.edu