Colgate University is a very special place to work. It is a nationally recognized, highly selective liberal arts institution set on a beautiful campus in Hamilton, New York. Hamilton is a charming and affordable rural community located in the rolling hills of the Chenango Valley close to the Adirondack Mountains. Colgate is consistently rated one of the most beautiful college campuses in the country. Over 900 people work at Colgate in a variety of positions including administrative assistants, professors, administrators, career planners, information technology specialists, deans, laboratory technicians, nurses, plumbers, and custodians. The people who hold these positions come from the surrounding areas as well as from all parts of the United States and many countries around the world. Though diverse, they are all people who believe in our mission of providing a demanding, expansive educational experience.
Colgate University is committed to teaching, and service at the highest level. It enrolls approximately 2800 students. When you work for Colgate you become part of an institution which has provided superior education since 1819.
The quality of our staff is as important to preserving the standard of education as the quality of our faculty and students. To ensure that quality, we try to provide an environment where each employee is treated as an important contributor and can continue to learn and grow.
Accountable for effective contribution to the advancement and relationship objectives for alumni and other constituents. Accountable for the execution of the strategic plan in order to meet alumni giving goals within assigned classes, affinities, and prospects. Accountable for effectively developing and maintaining relationships with key leadership gift (and prospective leadership gift) constituents as assigned. Ensures effective qualification, cultivation, and stewardship of constituents. Responsible for increasing levels of annual and long-term engagement and giving within assigned constituents. Accountable for developing and executing a division-wide plan around Reunion giving. Responsible for effective and independent management of assigned volunteers and classes, including the 25th reunion. Accountable for developing and executing plans to achieve Colgate Fund and Presidents' Club goals as assigned.
Data Synthesis and Use
Demonstrated expertise in relevant datasets sufficient to identify errors and inconsistencies in reports and data tables. Demonstrated expertise in data analysis sufficient to leverage effectiveness in pursuit of individual goals. Demonstrated ability to effectively articulate data needs with specificity with respect to fields and tables.
Demonstrated ability to execute assigned tasks in fundraising and/or engagement opportunities that consistently add value to the execution of the steps to close the opportunity in a defined area for defined targets including Parents' Fund, Planned Giving, Corporate, Foundation and Government Relations, Major Gifts, and Annual Giving. Ability to learn from opportunities that do not close and adjust going forward.
Demonstrated ability to create and execute proposals, events, and programs that consistently achieve targeted goals and objectives of an assigned department. Demonstrated ability to identify and successfully pursue opportunities (and/or engagement) with assigned constituents (e.g. parents, alumni, foundations) and level (e.g. major donor). Demonstrated ability to consistently craft proposals and influence constituents to contribute and/or engage toward key institutional priorities.
Demonstrated ability to execute a relationship-building model for a specifically defined and assigned function within IA including Alumni Relations, Parents Fund, Special Events, Planned Giving, Corporate Foundation & Government Relations, Alumni Relations, Major Gifts, and Annual Giving.
Demonstrated ability to effectively access and navigate relevant technology systems used in advancement such as databases, CRMs, etc.
Behavioral Competencies Personal Accountability for Results
Takes responsibility for decisions, performance, and outcomes; behaves in a responsible manner with a positive attitude; shows self-awareness and openness to feedback.
Demonstrates effective written and oral communication skills; shares information and seeks input from others; adapts communication to diverse audiences; protects private and confidential information.
Problem Solving and Decision Making
Analyzes and prioritizes situations to identify and solve problems; generates solutions to improve efficiency and quality; involves others in solving problems and making decisions; factors organizational goals into decisions; makes clear, transparent, and timely decisions.
Responds positively to changing university initiatives and readily adapts behavior to maintain effective performance; understands the long-term direction of the university and can relate this to the departmental area; adapts to new methodologies; identifies and acts on areas where change is appropriate.
Leadership and Teamwork
Applies skills and knowledge to provide a climate to achieve departmental and organizational success; balances individual and department goals; helps others perform at their best; builds productive relationships to enhance individual and organizational effectiveness; treats others with respect; resolves conflicts among team members.
Creativity and Innovation
Generates, explores, encourages, and implements innovative ways of creating strategic value for the university, division, department, and individual level; critically assesses the effectiveness of new initiatives.
Diversity and Inclusion
Demonstrates respect for people and their differences; understands the benefits of a diverse workforce; earns the trust and respect of others; includes and welcomes others; works to understand the perspective of others; promotes opportunities to experience diversity within our community.
Understands the impact of decision making and personal behavior in achieving the university's commitment to a sustainable and carbon-neutral campus; supports and advances the university's sustainability initiatives; influences others to use sustainable practices.
The ideal candidate will possess organizational savvy, an ability to establish and execute plans, and experience motivating internal and external stakeholders to achieve mutual goals. 3-5 years of previous sales, marketing, fundraising or non-profit experience required. The ability to handle confidential material with the utmost discretion and the ability to use IBM laptop computers and relevant software applications, such as E-Mail, MSWord, MSExcel, and a comfort level with database management are critical. A demonstrated ability to execute programs and meet measurable goals. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team is critical. Must possess strong judgment skills, and the ability to develop solutions expediently. An ability to articulate the value of a liberal arts education is essential. Candidates must be capable of working collegially and effectively with a diverse group of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and visitors on a daily basis.
- Previous experience managing and motivating volunteers. - Previous fundraising experience in a non-profit setting.
A minimum of a Bachelor's degree is required.
It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veteran Status, sexual orientation and gender identity and expression, genetic information, victims of domestic violence and stalking, familial status, and all other categories covered by law. This policy shall apply to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, upgrading, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, recall, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation and selection for training at all levels of employment. Colgate University will not discharge or discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their own compensation or the compensation of another employee or applicant. Colgate University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Females/Persons with Disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.