Assistant/Associate Director - Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs New York

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Skidmore College

Saratoga Springs, New York

United States


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!

Job Summary

The Assistant/Associate Director of the Skidmore Fund works to develop and promote a culture of lifelong giving to Skidmore among key constituents of the College. The individual is responsible for managing annual fund strategies and results (dollar and donors) for up to 20 individual classes, including reunion classes. Primary responsibilities include setting goals, recruiting, training and managing volunteers, and managing class solicitation communications. This position also oversees the overall reunion giving program which includes developing and implementing a program plan, mentoring colleagues about best practices in reunion giving, and data analysis to maximize program results. Additionally, 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.

The ideal candidate 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 candidate 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. Frequent travel to interact with volunteers and prospects as well as periodic night and weekend commitments. An offer of employment is contingent on a background check and the ability to meet the requirements of the College's motor vehicle policy.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelors Degree  

Preferred Qualifications

3-5 years' experience in Advancement or related field. In addition, demonstrated success working with volunteers, developing philanthropic relationships, and/or project management.  

Required Applicant Documents

Cover Letter
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.


Keyword Phrases

  • Adv-Skidmore Fund
  • Assistant/Associate Director
  • Creative Thought Matters
  • Fostering a Diverse & Inclusive Community
  • Country-style living; big city access
  • Development and Fund Raising
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Director
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: See Job Description