Skidmore College is seeking talented professionals to join its Advancement Division to help complete Creating Our Future: The Campaign for Skidmore and be part of efforts to substantially increase philanthropic support for the College's mission. Please consider joining a team of 60 experienced staff who exemplify dedication, excellence, creativity, and enthusiasm.
Reporting to the Director of Leadership Gifts, the primary responsibilities for the Leadership Gift Officer (LGO) include developing long term philanthropic relationships with an assigned group of approximately 150+ alumni, parents and friends; soliciting gifts, with emphasis on those sized $50,000 and higher; frequent travel to assigned regions, which will likely include New England and the Pacific Northwest; and recruiting and staffing fundraising volunteers. The Leadership Gift Officer will work with the Research Department to identify new prospects and develop solicitation amounts for annual and non-annual gifts for his/her assignments as well as individual stewardship plans. These responsibilities entail not only working with the Advancement staff but also with administrators and faculty across campus, alumni, parents, friends, and trustees.
Bachelor’s Degree required. 3+ years of fundraising or directly-related experience, like sales and marketing. Capacity to travel frequently.
Fundraising (major gift and annual fund expertise with experience in facilities fundraising and working knowledge of planned giving), strong interpersonal and volunteer management skills, public speaking and writing, management (both time and human), judgment and decision making, and strong computer skills.
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: 2570
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!