Annual Giving, Capital Campaigns/Endowment, Donor Relations/Stewardship
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 Associate Director of Parent and Family Giving (ADPFG) include developing long term philanthropic relationships with an assigned group of approximately 150+ prospects and donors, most of whom are parents of Skidmore students/alumni; soliciting gifts, with emphasis on those sized $50,000 and higher; and recruiting/managing fundraising volunteers. The ADPFG will work with the Research Department to identify new prospects, oversee ask amounts for annual and non-annual gifts for this person’s assignments and will be responsible for setting up individual stewardship plans for this person’s specific assignments. These responsibilities entail not only working with the Advancement staff but also with volunteers and administrators and faculty across campus.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree required. 3+ years of fundraising or directly-related experience, like sales and marketing. Capacity to travel frequently.
Preferred Qualifications: 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.
About Skidmore College
Founded more than a century ago and located in Saratoga Springs, New York, on a beautiful, 1,000-acre campus, Skidmore is a highly regarded liberal arts college known for its creative approaches to just about everything.
Consistently acclaimed in national rankings, Skidmore has been recognized as one of “America’s Most Entrepreneurial Colleges,” a “Best Value” school and a “Hidden Ivy.”
With 2,500 students from 67 countries and 43 majors, Skidmore College offers faculty, staff and students a dynamic college experience.