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Employment

Wilbraham & Monson Academy, the Global School®, values employees who are knowledgeable in their fields and committed to serving a global community. We offer our faculty and staff competitive compensation and benefits as well as opportunities for professional development. If you would like to join our community, we welcome your application for an available position.

WMA prohibits discriminatory conduct of any kind. Unlawful discrimination is the unfair or unequal treatment of an individual (or group) based on certain characteristics that are specifically protected by law or Academy policy. These characteristics include: race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, military status, gender identity and any other categories protected by federal, state or local law.

Staff Positions

director of leadership and planned giving

Reports to Director of Advancement

Summary: Working closely with the Director of Advancement, the Director of Leadership & Planned Giving will design, implement, lead and oversee a comprehensive leadership and planned giving program. The Director of Leadership & Planned Giving will focus on increasing, diversifying and maintaining a portfolio of key prospects for the institution and designing cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Identify, cultivate and solicit prospects for major and planned gifts from current donors and potential donors to support planned giving and endowment goals related to the WMA
  • Serve as planned giving resource for staff and periodically provide opportunities for training and education
  • Lead monthly leadership giving meetings to develop strategies to identify, research, cultivate and solicit qualified prospects for major and planned gifts in collaboration and cooperation with other frontline fundraisers
  • Oversee stewardship of endowed, leadership and planned gifts, as well as manage the enrollment and membership of the Heritage Society (WMA’s planned giving society)
  • Maintain an active prospect pool within assigned region and decade and conduct at least 8 - 10 face-to-face visits per month
  • Actively support the annual giving goals of the Academy in addition to leadership and planned giving goals
  • Coordinate with the Director of Annual Giving and the Director of Alumni Relations to recruit and manage volunteers for the 25th and 50th Reunion classes
  • Work with the 25th and 50th Reunion classes to establish and achieve dollar and participation goals for Reunion giving
  • Work closely with Marketing & Communications department to design and conduct direct mail and advertising for planned giving vehicles
  • Maintain professional associations and connections to remain current on best practices for planned giving vehicles so as to be able to serve as a resource for donors and staff
  • Conduct initial review of completed planned giving documents to ensure that they comply with WMA standards, IRS guidelines and are in the schools best interest

General Responsibilities:

  • Attend local, regional and national events as necessary and as assigned
  • Demonstrated ability to strategize, implement and build programs and activities along with strong writing, planning and organizational skills
  • Openness to new ideas and their implementation and the ability to react and adapt to changing situations appropriately
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously with close attention to detail and prioritization to meet deadlines
  • Flexible, self-motivated with the ability to work collaboratively and positively as a member of a team in a fast-paced setting focused on achieving institutional goals
  • Other duties as assigned
Education and Skill Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree required, advanced degree preferred
  • Significant experience in major gifts, planned giving and a proven track record of fundraising success, building and broadening major gift prospect pool preferably in an educational setting
  • Computer proficiency with strong MS Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Experience with Senior Systems, Blackbaud or other CRM database software
  • Ability to learn and become proficient with other proprietary and non-proprietary software
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with parents, faculty and other employees at various levels with tact and professionalism
  • Ability to travel regionally, nationally and internationally to meet with assigned constituents on behalf of the Academy
  • Attend events on campus and regionally as necessary and as requested
  • Typical business hours are Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; however weekend and evening hours may be required throughout the year
  • Ability to deal with confidential materials with discretion

Applicants should send a cover letter, resume and at least three written letters of reference to:

Mark Aimone
Director of Advancement
Wilbraham & Monson Academy
423 Main Street
Wilbraham, MA 01095
maimone@wma.us

director of stewardship and donor relations

Reports to Director of Advancement

Summary: Design, manage and implement a comprehensive donor relations and stewardship program that promotes recognition of donors at all levels that sustains a positive and mutually rewarding relationship between donors and WMA.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and develop all stewardship related activities within the Advancement Office
  • Plan and execute stewardship events throughout the year to honor and recognize leadership and legacy donors. Including, but not limited to Heritage Breakfast, Named Scholarship Dinner
  • Work closely with fundraising colleagues to provide appropriate donor recognition for endowment, leadership and capital gifts
  • In conjunction with Marketing & Communications, manage the content of the annual report portion of the alumni magazine
  • Oversee the tracking and reporting as it relates to the stewardship of named or endowed funds
  • Review and modify, in consultation with the Director of Advancement, the acknowledgement process to ensure that donors are thanked in a personal, timely and appropriate manner
  • Establish donor recognition for first-time donors, consecutive year donors and lifetime donors.
  • Work closely with the Marketing & Communications Department to highlight stewardship opportunities in Academy publications including but not limited to Academy World and Bell and Atlas Newsletter
  • Manage a prospect pool of assigned individuals within assigned region and decade and maintain regular contact with them to support the annual fund and the strategic goals of the Academy

General Responsibilities:

  • Attend local, regional and national events as necessary and as assigned
  • Demonstrated ability to strategize, implement and build programs and activities along with strong writing, planning and organizational skills
  • Openness to new ideas and their implementation and the ability to react and adapt to changing situations appropriately
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously with close attention to detail and prioritization to meet deadlines
  • Flexible, self-motivated with the ability to work collaboratively and positively as a member of a team in a fast-paced setting focused on achieving institutional goals

Skill Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree required, advanced degree preferred
  • Minimum of 3 - 5 years experience in development, fundraising, alumni relations or related field, preferably in an educational environment
  • Computer proficiency with strong MS Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Experience with Senior Systems, Blackbaud or other CRM database software
  • Ability to learn and become proficient with other proprietary and non-proprietary software
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with parents, faculty and other employees at various levels with tact and professionalism
  • Ability to travel regionally, nationally and internationally to meet with assigned constituents on behalf of the Academy
  • Attend events on campus and regionally as necessary and as requested
  • Typical business hours are Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; however weekend and evening hours may be required throughout the year
  • Ability to deal with confidential materials with discretion

Applicants should send a cover letter, resume and at least three written letters of reference to:

Mark Aimone
Director of Advancement
Wilbraham & Monson Academy
423 Main Street
Wilbraham, MA 01095
maimone@wma.us

Maintenance HVAC/Boiler Technician

Responsibilities include: operating and maintaining steam and water boilers as well as all related systems including HVAC equipment and systems, performing inspections and preventive maintenance on various equipment, and responding to issues identified to make efficient and reliable repairs.

Performing other duties as required includes the maintenance and repair of Academic buildings, residential faculty housing, snow removal and grounds maintenance. This position will also require work to be performed outside of normal business hours and weekends based on department needs and campus operations.

Please send resume and salary requirements to Christopher W. Reed, Director of Facilities, at creed@wma.us.

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