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Director, Advancement Communications

Trinity College
Connecticut, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Dec 13, 2022
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Director, Advancement Communications


Department: Communications

Regular or Temporary: Regular

Hours per Week: 40

FLSA Determination: Exempt

Weeks per Year: 52

Open Date: 11/11/2022

Open Until Filled: Yes

Full or Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:
Trinity College seeks a staff that reflects the changing demographics of our student body. Our student body is diverse, representing 41 states and 70 countries, with 21 percent U.S. students of color and 50 percent who identify as women. More than 90 percent of students live on campus. Trinity is a highly selective, independent, nonsectarian liberal arts institution located in the capital city of Hartford, Connecticut. With more than 2,100 full-time undergraduate students and 91 graduate students, the college maintains a rigorous academic profile complemented by a vibrant and diverse co-curricular program. We consider our location in a culturally and socioeconomically diverse capital city to be among Trinity’s most distinctive assets, and we cultivate strong connections with our surrounding neighbors and with institutions and organizations throughout Hartford and the region. As a preeminent liberal arts college in an urban setting, Trinity College prepares students to be bold, independent thinkers who lead transformative lives.

Trinity College seeks a talented and strategic director of advancement communications to lead communications and marketing efforts for Advancement, which includes annual giving, development, donor communications, and alumni relations. This person will lead the development of plans, strategies, and tools to help the college enhance fundraising, alumni participation, and engage alumni audiences broadly. Reporting to the senior director of integrated marketing and planning, the director will work closely as a partner and liaison for the senior leadership group in Advancement to develop and execute communications and marketing plans that are integrated into the college’s planning processes. A leader with an entrepreneurial spirit and experience in community building, the director will lead with a vision to build digital communication and engagement efforts, evolving the success of the Virtual Long Walk platform and developing content to elevate alumni profiles in advance of the Bicentennial and the public phase of a comprehensive campaign.

The successful candidate must be:

  • A skilled liaison and communications leader with excellent interpersonal, collaboration, and project management skills.
  • A seasoned marketing professional with familiarity with non-profit, fundraising, and/or alumni communications.
  • A skilled writer, editor, and producer of content.
  • A strategic collaborator capable of bringing creativity, innovation, and communications trends to practice.
  • A seasoned digital communicator. 

Minimal Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, and 7 or more years of experience in communications, marketing, or development.
  • Expertise in development communications and alumni publications.
  • Experience in social media, email marketing, and digital engagement best practices. Full proficiency with social media communities such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and other platforms.
  • Must be an excellent writer and editor with a keen eye for storytelling.
  • Experienced collaborator who excels in working with others toward a common goal.
  • Proven project management skills and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment while prioritizing and handling multiple projects.
  • Demonstrated creative and entrepreneurial thinking, and the ability to identify innovative engagement opportunities.
  • Value Trinity’s commitment to inclusiveness; demonstrate respect and commitment to diversity.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with fundraising principles and experience in higher education or academic setting.
  • Experience with design tools such as Adobe Creative Suite or Canva Pro.
  • Experience with PeopleSoft and/or CRM systems.
  • Experience with content management systems, such as WordPress.
  • Degree from or familiarity with Trinity College highly desired.

Special Instructions to Applicants
All applicants must apply online at by submitting their resume, cover letter and 3 references to this site.

Trinity College requires proof of COVID19 vaccination and booster or an approved exemption prior to beginning employment.

Trinity is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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