SUNY Schenectady County
Community College - Stewardship Officer
About SUNY Schenectady County Community College:
SUNY Schenectady County Community College (SUNY Schenectady) is one
of the State University of New York's finest two-year colleges
located in upstate New York's vibrant and growing Capital Region,
with easy access to Boston, NYC, the Adirondack and Catskill
Mountains, Montreal and scenic Hudson Valley, all of which are just
a few hours away. SUNY Schenectady is a premier college that
provides quality, comprehensive education for transfer, career,
training and workforce development to a diverse population in a
student centered environment. The College offers more than 50
transfer and career programs in science, aviation, culinary, music,
and liberal arts, and serves more than 5,000 students. SUNY
Schenectady County Community College offers an excellent benefit
package including health care with dental and vision coverage, a
choice of retirement systems, a deferred compensation benefit, an
on-site child care program and Montessori School, professional
development opportunities, and health club membership. We take
pride in being an urban campus with a small town feel.
Under the general
direction of the Vice President of Development and External
Affairs, the Stewardship Officer is responsible for performing a
variety of complex and confidential duties and special projects
related to accomplishing the fund development goals established by
the Foundation Board of Directors. Primary responsibilities include
maintaining positive donor relations and deepening relationships to
ensure ongoing and long-term donor support of SUNY Schenectady
County Community College ("SUNY Schenectady"), developing and
implementing a comprehensive stewardship program, recruiting
volunteers, and providing high-quality communications, recognition
and engagement for donors of all gift levels.
The Stewardship Officer does not have supervisory
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Maintain close relationships with assigned portfolio of donors
and affinity groups including but not limited to alumni, community
members, retirees, Board members, faculty and staff, corporate
partners and veterans.
- Collaborate across the College's five divisions to identify
opportunities to connect donors and prospects to the College's
mission. Develop program-specific solicitation tools including case
- Support the execution of major gift and grant strategies by
researching, crafting proposals, writing presentations, managing
logistics, and participating in the development of strategic
- Create timely, innovative and personalized acknowledgement of
all donations and related correspondence, including "thank you"
letters, pledge reminders, personal calls and notes. Provide
thorough and accurate responses to all donor requests for
information and demonstrate exemplary customer service in all
- Develop and implement strategies to welcome new donors on a
- Support the planning and execution of meaningful stewardship
events and assist with major fundraising events as needed.
- Maintain accurate donor information in the database, including
addresses, tracking of actions, notes, giving preferences and
- Establish production schedules and create content for annual
donor reports in conjunction with Marketing and Communications
staff members. Coordinate production and distribution of print and
electronic publications to keep donors engaged.
- Develop loyalty and recognition programs to retain long-term
relationships and encourage planned gifts.
- Facilitate gift agreements and ensure that gift terms are
satisfied and that donors are recognized appropriately; arrange for
public recognition of donors' gifts or carefully protect their
anonymity. Maintain annual donor lists and recognition
- Create a system for evaluating the effectiveness of stewardship
efforts, including the retention of donors and return on
investment. Track fundraising results and analyze based on
community college benchmarks nationwide to ensure the
implementation of stewardship best practice at SUNY Schenectady.
Proactively generate and provide reports and donor briefs to the
Vice President of Development and External Affairs.
- Represent the College in activities associated with the
community as needed.
- Other duties or special projects as assigned by the Vice
President of Development and External Affairs.
- Ability to attend/oversee frequent evening and weekend
- A working knowledge of office systems and software, including
fundraising/donor management software.
- Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication
- Strong organizational and time management skills.
- Ability to work well independently and in a team
- Detail oriented, goal oriented, have high initiative.
- Capable of managing multiple requirements simultaneously.
employment will be conditional based on the successful completion
of a background check.
CAMPUS SAFETY REPORT
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus
Crime Statistics Act, or Clery Act, mandates that all Title IV
institutions, without exception, prepare, publish and distribute an
Annual Security Report. This report consists of two basic parts:
disclosure of the College's crime statistics for the past three
years; and the availability regarding the College's current campus
security policies. SUNY Schenectady County Community College's
Annual Security Report is available here.
Please submit a
cover letter of interest together with a resume of experience,
education and skills.
SUNY Schenectady County
Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race,
color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation,
marital status, veteran status, gender or gender identify,
disability, or age in admissions, employment, programs and
activities. As an affirmative action and equal opportunity
employer with a commitment to promoting an environment of equality,
inclusion, and respect for difference, SCCC encourages candidates
who can contribute to this goal to apply.