Detailed Job Description
Skidmore College is a highly regarded, selective, independent, coeducational, residential, liberal arts College. Located in beautiful Saratoga Springs, New York, Skidmore sits on a pristine campus of over 750 acres near the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains. Saratoga Springs is a not-so-well-guarded secret of rich tradition accented with an abounding youthful feeling. The college's unique location makes it the perfect place for those who desire the peace of country-like living as well as the excitement and activity accessible in nearby larger cities. Skidmore College offers its employees opportunities for professional and personal growth, a very competitive benefits package, and the ability to positively impact the community.
The Skidmore College community awaits your arrival, so if you welcome challenges and are interested in making a difference, come join us!
The Skidmore College Advancement Office currently has two openings in The Skidmore Fund. Members of the Skidmore Fund work to develop and promote a culture of lifelong giving to Skidmore among key constituents of the College.
The Assistant Director is responsible for managing annual fund strategies and results (dollar and donors) for up to 10 individual classes, including reunion classes. Primary responsibilities include developing and implementing an overall strategic plan, setting goals, recruiting, training and managing volunteers, and managing class solicitation communications. Programmatic responsibilities include student philanthropy, student calling program, the senior class gift campaign, and the first year out program. The focus will be to educate the related cohort on the role of philanthropy at Skidmore, to encourage engagement with Skidmore and their class philanthropy, to solicit them, and to recognize and steward their support. In addition, the Assistant Director is responsible for developing philanthropic relationships with an assigned group of alumni and volunteers; identifying capacity, interest and inclination educating and cultivating these individuals, soliciting gifts, and stewarding donors and volunteers appropriately.
Bachelor's Degree with 2-4 years' experience in Advancement or related field. In addition, demonstrated success working with volunteers and/or project management.
The Assistant/Associate Director position is involved with the Friends of the Presidents, Skidmore's leadership giving society, manages annual giving strategies and results (dollars and donors) for individual classes (reunion and non-reunion), and/or other fundraising programs. Primary responsibilities include developing and implementing an overall strategic plan, setting goals, recruiting, training, and managing volunteers, and creating/managing communications. In addition, the Associate/Assistant Director is responsible for developing philanthropic relationships with an assigned group of Friends of the Presidents donors and prospective donors as well as volunteers; identifying capacity, interests and inclination, education and cultivating these individuals, soliciting gifts, and stewarding donors and volunteers appropriately.
Bachelor's Degree with 3-5 years' experience in Advancement or related field. In addition, demonstrated success working with volunteers and/or project management.
The ideal candidates for both positions will have strong written and oral communication skills, embrace the essence of creativity and the Skidmore brand, "Creative Thought Matters," understand the importance of detail, and be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously. In addition, the successful candidates must demonstrate good decision making, with a commitment to flexibility and working in a team environment, and possess a sense of humor and a valid driver's license. A familiarity with technology and social networking platforms is expected. Travel to interact with volunteers and prospects as well as periodic night and weekend commitments.
Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.
Bachelor's Degree. In addition, demonstrated success working with volunteers and/or project management.
Required Applicant Documents
List of Three References
Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender, race or ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, military or marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, domestic violence victim status, predisposing genetic characteristics or prior arrest or conviction record or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.
Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result.
CREATIVE THOUGHT MATTERS