Assistant/Associate Director

Position Details

Position Information

Posting Number S00011P
Position Title Assistant/Associate Director
Department Adv - Skidmore Fund
Position Status Full-Time
Position Type Regular
Months per Year 12 Months
Work hours
Start Date (For temporary positions only)
End Date (For temporary positions only)
Position Band/Level 140 = AP28
Pay Range Commensurate with experience

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Job Summary

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.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree

Preferred Qualifications

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.

Physical Demands (For Union Positions Only)
EEO Statement

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.


Special Instructions to Applicant

To be considered for this position, please fill out an online application and attach the following documents: cover letter, resume and list of three professional references to include name, title, company, email address and telephone number.

All documents must be attached through the application system. If you encounter difficulty, please contact Clarissa Sawyer, Employment Coordinator in Human Resources at: or 518 580.5802

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Supplemental Questions

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  1. * What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associate's Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • PhD or ABD
  2. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Inside Higher Education
    • LinkedIn
    • New York State Department of Labor
    • Saratoga Chamber of Commerce
    • Saratogian
    • Scholarly Hires
    • Skidmore Website
    • Times Union
    • Twitter
    • Career Fair
    • Invited by Department to Apply
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by Skidmore Employee
    • Other

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. List of Three References
Optional Documents