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 Major Gifts, the primary responsibilities for the Leadership Annual Gift Officer (LAGO) include soliciting annual gifts for the Skidmore Fund between $2,500 – $10,000; identifying and qualifying new prospective major gift ($50K+) donors from an open pool of alumni, parents, and friends; and managing an assigned group of approximately 200+ prospects and donors. The LAGO will work with the Research Department to identify new prospects and oversee ask amounts for gifts for her/his assignments. In addition, the LAGO will help support the major gift effort within reunion classes and work in partnership with Skidmore Fund and Alumni Relations colleagues as well as class volunteers. The LAGO will regularly attend programmatic meetings within the Skidmore Fund and ably represent the Fund and its programs to donors and volunteers. The LAGO will travel extensively and embrace a collaborative approach to prospect management. This is an opportunity to develop as a front line fundraiser at a top 40 national liberal arts institution, in a best practice advancement operation with experienced fundraisers who will serve as outstanding mentors for the right individual.
Bachelor’s Degree required. 2+ years of fundraising or directly-related experience, like sales and marketing. Capacity to travel frequently.
Fundraising (especially annual fund), strong interpersonal and volunteer management skills, time management, good 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: 3451
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!