Want to tackle the scourge of fake reviews? The market can help with that

first_img Opinion More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org whatsapp But it can have its downsides. A report last week from the consumer magazine Which highlighted one such disadvantage. An investigation claimed that the review system on parts of Amazon was being undermined by fake five-star reviews.The magazine analysed the listings of hundreds of popular tech products in 14 online categories, such as headphones and smartwatches.Researchers sorted the headphone reviews, for example, by the average scores of the brands. The first page of results – those with the highest scores – consisted almost entirely of little-known brands, with nearly 90 per cent of the reviews from unverified buyers.In other words, there was no evidence that the reviewer had ever bought the item in the first place.Companies like Amazon are well aware of these potential problems. They take steps to try to guard against them. A flurry of very good posts for a less well-known brand is one of the classic footprints which enable fake reviews to be identified. Paul OrmerodPaul Ormerod is an economist at Volterra Partners LLP, a Visiting Professor in the Department of Computer Science at UCL, and author of Against the Grain: Insights of an Economic Contrarian, published by the IEA in conjunction with City A.M. But there are already some good illustrations of the private sector reducing what economists describe as “reputation systems failures”.For example, a 2017 paper by Andrey Fradkin and colleagues at the MIT School of Management analysed experiments by Airbnb.A particularly successful one appears to be that of the simultaneous review: both the buyer and seller post their reviews, and only then are they allowed to see what was written about them.Not all consumers give feedback. Many who have a bad experience do not bother to rate the seller or product – they just stop buying from the platform. Platform providers therefore have a strong incentive to verify posts and encourage real reviews, perhaps using monetary payments to reduce selection bias.Just as we didn’t need to regulate against spam, given time, markets will find solutions to what is currently a pressing problem. Wednesday 24 April 2019 7:43 am But Which suggested that the volume and variety of fake reviews was so large that the defences are currently being overwhelmed.A similar problem arose almost from the very start of email, when spam first appeared. Ever since then, a complicated evolutionary game has been played between the spammers and the spam filters.It is a game because spam wins if it gets through, and the filters win if it does not. It is evolutionary because both sides are constantly adjusting their strategies. The filters seem gradually to be getting the better of it, though I am currently being plagued by emails from China offering to sell me plastic moulds.The fake review – and more generally the fake news – problem has not been an issue for quite as long, but concern over it is growing.The instinct of many people is to reach for the law, and in particular to regulate. Set up a body, staff it with bureaucrats who of course have the public interest at heart, and the problem will be solved, goes the logic. The European Commission is a strong proponent of this approach. Want to tackle the scourge of fake reviews? The market can help with that center_img whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBleacherBreaker4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!BleacherBreakerbonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comFilm OracleThey Drained Niagara Falls – Their Gruesome Find Will Keep You Up All NightFilm OracleDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinitionPost FunA Coast Guard Spotted Movement On A Remote Island, Then Looked CloserPost FunZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldHealthyGem20 Hair Shapes That Make A Man Over 60 Look 40HealthyGemDaily Funny40 Brilliant Life Hacks Nobody Told You AboutDaily FunnyMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStory Tags: Trading Archive The internet has led to a massive increase in the amount of information available.Often, this is a good thing. For example, shopping around to find the cheapest price for something has become far easier. City A.M.’s opinion pages are a place for thought-provoking views and debate. 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Lib Dem mayoral hopeful Siobhan Benita: ‘We can win this’

first_img whatsapp Siobhan Benita is hoping to become London’s next mayor Read more: Jo Swinson elected leader of the Liberal Democrats “For Sadiq, it’s going to be about how is he going to continue to justify being in a party that is keeping us in this mess?” It is not enough that Khan has spoken out against anti-semitism, another issue that is hurting Labour, or has campaigned for a second referendum, she says. Will that continue next year? Benita said she was “very open with working with the Greens but they have made it clear they are not”. Siobhan Benita, the Liberal Democrats’ London mayoral hopeful, arrives for our interview just two days before the crucial Brecon and Radnorshire MP by-election, where the pollsters’ predictions of a Lib Dem win proved to be right on the money: the party took just over 43 per cent of the vote, overturning a Tory majority and shunting Labour into fourth place – a result so poor that the party almost lost its deposit. Read more: Tory mayoral hopeful Shaun Bailey pledged 10 per cent salary cut if he defeats Sadiq Khan in 2020 election An earlier version of this article said Siobhan Benita had approached Sian Berry about standing down to form an alliance. This has been clarified. Benita concedes that her party only has a chance in London next year because of its unambiguous stance on Brexit. The Tories and Labour have been punished for their respective ambiguity after the UK voted to leave the EU; for the former, it has been an inability to deliver Brexit, and, for the latter, an uncertainty as to how it should be delivered, if at all. Benita says bluntly that the central party machinery has never taken its bid to win London seriously: until now. “My message is this: we can win this,” she declares. The party may have done well in the European elections, where people were voting on a single issue, but such behaviour changes when fundamental policies are put to the test. Monday 12 August 2019 10:03 am Under the Lib Dems, Benita pledges that freedom of movement for EU citizens would continue in London,even if it ended in the rest of the UK, through a regional system she says has been tested in Canada. She would also want every London borough to be partnered with an EU state. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeUnderstand Solar$0 Down Solar in Scottsdale. How Much Can You Save? Try Our Free Solar Calculator Now.Understand SolarStuff AnsweredBest Mattress Deals for Seniors 2020Stuff AnsweredLiver Health1 Bite of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver HealthGraber BlindsWindow Treatments So Sophisticated, It’s Hard to Believe They’re so AffordableGraber BlindsWolf & ShepherdNFL Star Rob Gronkowski Loves These ShoesWolf & ShepherdBest Selling Grills | Search AdsTraeger Blaze & American Grills On SaleBest Selling Grills | Search AdsPost FunRare Photos Show Us Who Meghan Markle Really IsPost FunSenior Cars | Search AdsThe Best SUVs for Seniors (The Price Might Surprise You)Senior Cars | Search AdsAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic Mirror Read more: Tory majority cut to just one after Lib Dems triumph in Brecon and Radnorshire by-election Benita says the Lib Dems are now perfectly positioned to capitalise on votes that would have otherwise gone to Labour. “The fact that Sadiq has stayed in the Labour party that is facilitating Brexit is a huge thing against him,” she says. center_img “Ken [Livinsgtone] ran as an independent; Sadiq could have done the ame. He’s decided not to. I think that shows his mind is obviously on the next job.” “One, we will fight to the bitter end to prevent Brexit from happening but if it does happen, we will also be the party that will fight to bring us back into Europe,” she says. Lib Dem mayoral hopeful Siobhan Benita: ‘We can win this’ Labour sources say the Lib Dems are overestimating the claim that they can win London. They say it is the party of press releases and rhetoric,and that ultimately, London is a tribal city that, when it comes to bread and butter issues, votes Labour. Alexandra Rogers Much of the Lib Dems’ fortunes rests on Boris Johnson not delivering Brexit. What happens if the new Prime Minister does, and the UK leaves on 31 October as planned – with or without a deal? The question now is whether the Lib Dems can translate power on a small scale, into power on the big scale. It will face its biggest electoral test –aside from a general election – when Benita stands as the Lib Dem candidate for mayor in next year’s poll against the incumbent Sadiq Khan, the Tories’ Shaun Bailey and the Greens’ co-leader Sian Berry. The Lib Dems’ clear message to revoke Article 50 (the exit mechanism to leave the bloc) and remain in the EU served candidates well in the European elections, where they won over 20 per cent of the vote share and gained 16 MEPs in Brussels. “I’m really disappointed in Sian,” Benita says. “She has really attacked the Lib Dems and has been fighting old battles about the coalition. She sees us as a real threat in London and is still blaming us for austerity. But Brexit is a much bigger and more immediate risk.” “One of the very real potential consequences of Brexit is the breakup of the United Kingdom. If Scotland breaks away, why can’t London? I wouldn’t rule anything out. “My message is that London will remain European whatever happens. It has to.” The contest had been viewed as litmus test of the country’s feelings towards Brexit. The picturesque Welsh constituency narrowly voted to leave the EU, but now the Lib Dems see the vote for their unequivocally Europhile party as a vote to stop a no-deal Brexit. Siobhan Benita Share whatsapp One of the factors that helped the Lib Dems win last week’s by-election was the so-called Remain Alliance. The Green party chose not to stand, thereby channelling voters into the arms of the Lib Dems.last_img read more

Proposed class action against Scotiabank to proceed

first_imgJames Langton Keywords Lawsuits,  Identity theftCompanies Bank of Nova Scotia The decision dated June 6 notes that Wilson was employed by the bank as a mortgage administration officer, from September 24, 2007 until June 12, 2012, which gave him access to highly confidential customer information. It says that the bank discovered a spike in the number of customer files accessed by Wilson beginning on July 1, 2011, and that it identified 643 bank customers whose files were accessed by Wilson between July 1, 2011 and May 18, 2012, when his access was terminated. As a result of the breach, the decision notes, a substantial number of the customers “became victims of identity theft and fraud, which has negatively affected their credit rating.” While the bank offered the victims complimentary credit monitoring and identity theft protection, so far 138 of them have advised the bank that they have been the victims of identity theft or fraud in the past year. The bank has compensated these victims for the losses they have suffered, it says, yet a proposed class action has also been brought seeking damages against the bank on various grounds. Those allegations have not been proven. According to the decision, the bank opposed the class action on a number of grounds, and suggested instead that the victims should proceed with a test case, or numerous individual actions in small claims court. However, the court sided with the plaintiffs, ruling that there are a number of possible grounds for action against the bank, including the possibility that they may claim additional damages for the emotional suffering, hardship and inconvenience. “This is a unique situation, where their personal financial records were distributed to third party criminals and where such confidential information has been used to steal their identity and commit fraud and has negatively affected their credit ratings,” it notes. The court ruled that there is an identifiable class of plaintiffs that can be broken into two subgroups — those who have suffered damages due to identity theft, and those who had their personal information stolen, but haven’t been victimized by identity theft, as yet. “Deciding the common issues in one legal proceeding rather than hundreds of small claims court proceedings or arbitration proceedings is a much more efficient use of judicial resources,” it says. “In addition it promotes access to justice given the relatively small amount of the damages claimed and the complexity and the novelty of the legal issues in these claims.” The court notes that it received very few submissions on the case’s litigation plan, and that a further case conference or motion may proceed “to resolve the further issues now that the terms of the certification motion, the class definition and common issues have been identified,” it says. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Universal life policies can’t be used for unlimited deposits, appeal court rules Related newscenter_img An Ontario court has allowed a class action to go ahead against Bank of Nova Scotia from a group of bank customers who had their personal information stolen by a bank employee. The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has ruled largely in favour of the proposed plaintiffs in a class action against the bank and a former employee of the bank, Richard Wilson, who admitted to providing confidential customer information to his girlfriend, who then disseminated that information to third parties “for fraudulent and improper purposes.” Bitcoin surge doesn’t affect damages, B.C. court says Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Court approves data breach settlements with BMO, CIBClast_img read more

Veteran portfolio manager introduces new firm catering to wealthy clients

first_img Industry seeks clarity on MFDA proposal regarding discretionary trading Wellington-Altus adds new business line with acquisition of TriVest Wealth Keywords Portfolio managers Portfolio manager Lawrence Ullman announced on Monday that he has launched a new, independent private capital management firm, Ullman Wealth Management Inc. (UWM), based in in Toronto. Related news Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Echelon Wealth Partners names Joe Oliver as chairman “We are very pleased to offer a unique and fresh approach to meeting the needs of high net-worth individuals and institutions,” says Ullman in a statement. “Our clients prioritize wealth preservation and the minimization of volatility, regardless of market conditions. Our open architecture platform allows us to develop an overall portfolio strategy based on the client’s objectives and then execute on that strategy.” Ullman, a veteran portfolio manager, most recently managed portfolios for high net-worth clients, charities and institutions at Toronto-based Richardson GMP Ltd., a firm he joined in 2005. His team managed client portfolios with approximately $600 million in assets under management and $800 million in assets under advisement. Prior to that, Ullman worked at RBC Dominion Securities Inc. from 1996 to 2005. Also joining UWM are Craig McGee, a certified financial analyst and portfolio manager, and associates Jonathan Tang, Fernando Moleirinho, Erina Khalique and Elise Robinson. UWM is a registered portfolio manager in Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec and Alberta. Photo copyright: yanlev/123RF Rudy Mezzetta Invesco announces change in portfolio manager Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

United Way Executives Visit Institutions Assisted after Hurricane Ivan

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Following the devastation caused by Hurricane Ivan in September 2004, the United Way of Jamaica provided some $3.8 million to assist a number of institutions in Manchester with their recovery efforts.To get a first hand view of how the funds were spent and to maintain its accountability record, Executive members of the organisation visited sites in the parish on May 3.At the first stop at the New Broughton United Church, Allocations Chairman, Carlton Stephens said he was quite happy with the work carried out at the location.He pointed out that there was a lot of damage in the country after the hurricane, particularly in the agricultural sector. “We started a fund-raising effort with $2 million and through the efforts of partners such as National Commercial Bank, which gave $100 million towards the venture; Desnoes and Geddes, which gave $25 million; Digicel, $50 million and many others, we managed to raise some $293 million to start our intervention,” he said.Mr. Stephens explained that $1 million was earmarked to help with rebuilding of the sanctuary at the church.“We are happy to have partnered with them and looking on, we are very pleased with the progress they have made,” he said.The four other institutions visited by the United Way team included, Caribbean Christian Centre for the Deaf, where $853,000 was spent to rehabilitate the roof and farm; Manchester High School, where $1.5 million was spent to rebuild the perimeter wall; Mandeville Craft Institute, $119,000 for roof repair and New Hope Children’s Home, which received $318,000 for roof repair. RelatedUnited Way Executives Visit Institutions Assisted after Hurricane Ivan RelatedUnited Way Executives Visit Institutions Assisted after Hurricane Ivan RelatedUnited Way Executives Visit Institutions Assisted after Hurricane Ivancenter_img United Way Executives Visit Institutions Assisted after Hurricane Ivan UncategorizedMay 6, 2007 Advertisementslast_img read more

RADA Lauds St. Ann JAS Branch Society

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) Zonal Director, Bernard Goffe, has commended the St. Ann branch of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS), for moving agriculture and rural development forward.Mr. Goffe was speaking on behalf of RADA’s Chief Executive Officer, Al Powell, at the annual general meeting of the branch, on Wednesday (June 10) at the St. Mark’s Anglican Church Hall, Brown’s Town.“Through all the challenges and successes over the years, RADA has remained committed to a working relationship and partnership with the JAS,” Mr. Goffe said.“These partnerships, over the years, have been in farmer registration, farmer training, general agricultural development, community development, project implementation and disaster relief,” he added.He reported that RADA, along with the JAS and other stakeholders, has been reaping tremendous success in agricultural production and productivity programmes in St. Ann.“As a result of this, we have seen an increase in overall agricultural output in the parish of 44 per cent in 2009, when compared with the same period in the previous year,” he noted.He said that new extensions, including livestock, marketing and general extension practitioners, were also added.Pointing to the many agricultural development programmes and projects that RADA has ongoing in the parish, Mr. Goffe said that these programmes were doing very well and that many farmers were benefitting.He said that the programmes were funded by the Government of Jamaica, along with several international agencies. He also announced that a RADA Tractor Service is soon to be launched in the parish and that farmers are expected to benefit tremendously from such.Mr. Goffe encouraged the farmers to take advantage of the new opportunities that are, increasingly, being presented in agriculture, and to continue to play their role, effectively, in helping to feed the nation, despite the economic decline and food security issues that were now affecting the entire world. RelatedRADA Lauds St. Ann JAS Branch Society RelatedRADA Lauds St. Ann JAS Branch Society RADA Lauds St. Ann JAS Branch Society AgricultureJune 12, 2009center_img RelatedRADA Lauds St. Ann JAS Branch Society Advertisementslast_img read more

Your student government: Preliminary CUSG election results announced

first_img Published: Oct. 30, 2015 By the University of Colorado Student GovernmentAs of 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, the fall 2015 University of Colorado Student Government elections came to a close.The five Arts and Sciences Student Government seats were won by Asher Vandervort, Jake Zimmerman, Phil Moroco, Austin Ross and Abigail Horn.The five Representative -at-Large seats were won by Kaitlyn Bové, Mazhar Ali, Weston Ballard, Quyncc Johnson and Lucas Larson.The turnout for the fall 2015 elections was more than double the turnout from fall 2014, which saw 1.55 percent of students voting for CUSG Representative-at-Large and 1.25 percent of ASSG students voting. Fall elections have traditionally seen lower turnout than spring elections. However, the CUSG election also saw higher turnout than the spring 2015 elections, which had 3.31 percent of eligible CU students voting. The number of eligible voters also increased, from 28,219 in spring 2015 to 30,875 in fall 2015.Representative Council is dedicated to helping promote student groups across campus that aim to offer opportunities to the student body. Through funding assistance and personal outreach, Representative Council both enables and advances the interests of each and every Buff. Council is comprised of nine Representatives-at-Large who are elected by the student body to be the students’ voice both in Representative and Legislative Council. To get in contact with your Representatives regarding campus concerns, student group financial assistance, or how to get involved with CUSG, check out the CUSG website, http://cusg.colorado.edu/ or email [email protected] you’re a student in the College of Arts and Sciences, you can volunteer for a position in the Arts and Sciences Student Government. The Board meets Tuesdays at 7 p.m. to consider funding requests from student groups and to plan events for the Arts and Sciences school. ASSG is a great way to learn more about campus life, and to get your foot in the door for other student government involvement. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

Projects to be implemented to Attract FDIs

first_imgAdvertisements Projects to be implemented to Attract FDIs Finance & Public ServiceMay 25, 2012 By Douglas McIntosh, JIS Reporter RelatedProjects to be implemented to Attract FDIs RelatedProjects to be implemented to Attract FDIs FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Finance and Planning Minister, Hon. Dr. Peter Phillips, says the Government will be pursuing vigorous implementation of a number of projects, which are expected to yield significant foreign direct investments (FDIs) for Jamaica, during the 2012/13 fiscal year. Chief among these are the North/South Highway link between Angels, St. Catherine and Ocho Rios, St. Ann, and enhancement of the island’s port facilities, he disclosed, while delivering the opening presentation in the 2012/13 Budget Debate in the House of Representatives, on May 24. In his address, entitled: ‘A New and Binding Covenant for Stability, Equitable Growth and Prosperity’, Dr. Phillips said the administration’s decision regarding the projects is part of efforts to prepare the country to take advantage of its strategic location, and the possibilities arising from the expansion of the Panama Canal. He explained that FDI inflows provide “a well needed boost” for infrastructure development, and that the specific investments, which provide significant “backward linkages,” will have a “multiplier effect” on economic development.    “That is why the Cabinet has put, on a fast track, the exploratory studies in relation to the Fort Augusta port project and the improvements for the new terminal. Cabinet is committed to ensuring that nothing impedes the prospect of faster growth, even faster than we have programmed for, in this special period of economic challenge,” the Minister assured. Dr. Phillips also announced a number of tourism projects which are expected to get underway this year. These include the US$500 million expansion at the Fiesta Hotel; construction of a Marriott Hotel in Kingston; and expansion of the Riu Hotel in Montego Bay.    “In addition to the hotels that I have named, there are expressions of interest in (developing) an additional 2,000 hotel rooms, and we are going to do everything that we can do to facilitate those investors, because we want to get Jamaica growing. The Government will expand projects in the public sector and the private sector…and we will give them all our support,” the Minister said. RelatedProjects to be implemented to Attract FDIslast_img read more

The Last of Us Part 2, Iron Man VR delayed “indefinitely”

first_imgThe Last of Us Part 2, Iron Man VR delayed “indefinitely”Update: PlayStation issues automatic refunds for digital pre-orders of both gamesRebekah ValentineSenior Staff WriterTuesday 7th April 2020Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleCamouflajNaughty DogSonyOriginal story, April 2, 2020: Sony announced today that both The Last of Us Part 2 and Iron Man VR are to be delayed “indefinitely” due to COVID-19.In its tweeted announcement today, Sony said the delays were occuring because “the global crisis is preventing us from providing the launch experience our players deserve.”Naughty Dog went into slightly more detail in their own tweet announcement:”The good news is, we’re nearly done with development of The Last of Us Part 2,” it reads. “We are in the midst of fixing our final bugs.”However, even with us finishing the game, we were faced with the reality that due to logistics beyond our control, we couldn’t launch The Last of Us Part 2 to our satisfaction.”We want to make sure everyone gets to play The Last of Us Part 2 around the same time, ensuring that we’re doing everything possible to preserve the best experience for everyone.”Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games The Last of Us Part 2 was originally planned to launch on May 29, 2020, while Iron Man VR was set for May 15.Last week, a Sony spokesperson told Bloomberg that COVID-19 wouldn’t have any notable impact on the launch of the PlayStation 5 this year.Update, April 7, 2020: Digital pre-orders for the both The Last of Us 2 and Iron Man VR are being automatically refunded by PlayStation. Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesReturnal | Critical ConsensusCritics praise Housemarque’s roguelike shooter for fast-paced combat and unforgiving, gorgeous world, but say it misses the mark on some key aspectsBy Marie Dealessandri 9 days agoSony testing PlayStation Plus film and TV offeringPlayStation Plus Video Pass will be available for a limited time in PolandBy Marie Dealessandri 19 days agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more

Alumni Fund Coordinator

first_imgOpening Details Conditions of Employment Collaborate closely with all Alumni Fund staff members on theorganization and execution of programs and events for volunteers,donors, prospective donors, and studentsIn partnership with colleagues, contribute to strategy andprogramming around undergraduate engagement, student philanthropy,and young alumni philanthropy, including, but not limited to theannual Ephpreciation event, the development of volunteer tools andresources, the senior class gift efforts, and social mediapresence.Analyze results and program performance; actively participatein data-driven policy and programming discussions anddecisions.Work and learn alongside a highly dedicated and motivated team,including both staff and volunteers. Qualifications Currently a fully-remote position with some evening and weekendwork required; once permitted in keeping with public healthpractices, this position will be headquartered with offices on theWilliams College campus, and some travel will be requiredApplication review will begin on May 4, 2021 and will continueuntil the position is filled. Pay begins at $17/hour, commensuratewith experience. Job Group 19. If you have any questions, pleasefeel free to contact us via phone at (413) 597-2681 or email [email protected] Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination,Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusivecommunity where members from all backgrounds can live, learn andthrive.Williams College is a coeducational liberal arts institutionlocated in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts with easyaccess to the culturally rich cities of Albany, Boston, and NewYork City. The college is committed to building and supporting adiverse population of approximately 2000 students, and to fosteringan inclusive faculty, staff, and curriculum. Williams has built itsreputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on theacademic excellence of its students. Beyond meeting fully its legalobligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committedto building a diverse and inclusive community where members fromall backgrounds can live, learn and thrive. Employment at Williams is contingent on the verification ofbackground information submitted by the applicant, including thecompletion of a criminal record check, and education whenapplicable. Equal Employment Opportunity Bachelor’s degree, current college seniors are encouraged toapplyExceptional verbal and written communication skillsExcellent organizational and computer skills, includingcompetency in ExcelTechnical skills are required to engage with the tools andresources provided for alumni online engagement including socialmedia, website maintenance, event registration forms, emailmarketing, and data analysis.Must be able to work independently, as well as within a team,and enjoy working with varied constituencies of a wide range ofages, backgrounds, and experiencesThe ability to problem-solve and meet deadlines and goals withlimited oversight, coupled with the self-awareness to know when toask clarifying questions or request assistance Responsibilities This highly varied and exciting position provides emergingprofessionals or recent graduates the opportunity to gain broadexperience in higher ed fundraising and analysis of engagement andphilanthropy. Reporting to the Director of Annual Giving, theAlumni Fund Coordinator will gain hands-on experience in a widevariety of areas related to undergraduate engagement, alumnirelations, and fundraising, with specific in-depth work related tostudents, social media, and donor stewardship and the analysis andefficacy of existing programs. This position is a way for recentalumni to learn about the college from the inside-out, whilegaining valuable professional skills in fundraising, communication,marketing, volunteer management, negotiation, data analytics, andevent-planning.We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive community andstrongly encourage candidates from underrepresented groups toapply.last_img read more