The Assistant/Associate Director works to develop and promote a culture of lifelong giving to Skidmore among key constituents of the College. The individual will manage the 1903 Society that recognizes consecutive giving, manage class fundraising campaigns, oversee stewardship of participation-level Skidmore Fund donors, and maintain a consistent level of road work visiting alumni and volunteers in the northeast.
Primary responsibilities include developing and implementing an overall strategic plan, setting goals, recruiting, training and managing volunteers, and creating/managing stewardship efforts. Additionally, the Assistant/Associate Director is responsible for developing philanthropic relationships with an assigned group of donors, prospective donors, and volunteers; identifying capacity, interests 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,” is detail-oriented, and is 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. A familiarity with technology and social networking platforms is expected. Frequent travel to interact with volunteers and prospects as well as periodic night and weekend commitments.
2-3 years experience (assistant director) 3-5 years (associate director) in Advancement or related field. Demonstrated success working with volunteers, developing philanthropic relationships, and project management.
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 race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, domestic violence victim status, familial status, dating violence, or stalking, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.
Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result.
Internal Number: 1273
About Skidmore College
Skidmore is a highly selective liberal arts college with a reputation for its creative approaches to just about everything. With its relatively small size and student-faculty ratio, the College is a close-knit academic community. Skidmore is known for its faculty of teacher-scholars devoted to the instruction and mentoring of undergraduates; approximately 2,400 talented men and women from some 47 states and 46 countries.In the universe of selective, private liberal arts colleges, Skidmore's distinctiveness is expressed in the statement that "Creative Thought Matters". This idea reflects not only the historical strength of the College's programs in the fine and performing arts but also the understanding that creativity is required for achievement in any area of human endeavor.The city of Saratoga Springs is widely recognized as one of America's great communities. It is located in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, within a three-to-four-hour drive from New York City, Boston or Montreal. Travel & Leisure calls Saratoga Springs one of "America's Greatest Main Streets" as well as "one of the best college towns in the nation," Money Magazine says it's one of the nation's top 100... places to live, and Princeton Review describes it as a "perfect college town." It's a community rich in history and tradition. Famed mineral waters, a Revolutionary War battlefield, and the nation's oldest thoroughbred racetrack represent portions of that history. Also, it's a community of arts and culture. The Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) is the summer home to the New York City Ballet, Philadelphia Orchestra, and a performing venue for top rock and jazz musicians.The Skidmore College community awaits your arrival, so if you welcome challenges and are interested in making a difference, come join us!