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Assistant Director of the Skidmore Fund

Skidmore College
New York, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Apr 5, 2023

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Position Type
Fundraising, Annual Fund, Donor Relations
Employment Type
Full Time

The Assistant Director, Skidmore Fund, develops and promotes a culture of lifelong giving to Skidmore. They manage annual fund strategies and results (dollars and donors) in individual classes including our Scribner Society. The Assistant Director supports several programmatic initiatives, including the Loyalty Circle, which recognizes consecutive donors, in addition to recurring giving, multi-year pledge programs, and participation-focused stewardship. These initiatives support donor retention, a critical factor in alumni participation. Programmatic responsibilities require skill and expertise working with data, ability to create and execute an overall plan, conceive of and create interesting and engaging outreach, and work with on-campus partners and volunteer leaders. The Assistant Director also manages a pool of prospective and current Skidmore Fund donors and volunteers and takes on additional duties as identified by the Senior Director.  

Primary Job Duties:

  1. Overall responsibilities include developing and implementing the annual strategic plan for assigned programs, setting and meeting of key goals and metrics, as well as writing and producing requisite print, electronic, and social media materials.
  2. Class Management: Responsibility for supporting annual fundraising in assigned classes including heightened focus on classes celebrating Reunion with a focus on the Scribner Society.  
  3. Program Management: Develops and oversees Skidmore’s Loyalty Circle, the College’s giving society that recognizes consistent support, including working with the volunteer chairs, creating communications and stewardship opportunities that engage and meaningfully recognize support, tracking of results, and looking for creative ways to increase membership.  In addition, the Assistant Director manages, the monthly recurring giving effort, multi-year Skidmore Fund pledges, anniversary outreach, and participation-level stewardship.  This work includes collaboration with Skidmore Fund colleagues, as well as Advancement Operations, Marketing & Communications and Major Gifts Officers, as well as other campus partners and alumni volunteers. It requires complex data analysis before, during and after the fundraising efforts.
  4. Prospect and Volunteer Management: Responsible for developing philanthropic relationships with an assigned group of alumni and volunteers (75+); identifying capacity, interests, and inclination, educating and cultivating these individuals and soliciting gifts; stewarding donors and volunteers appropriately.
  5. The Assistant Director takes on additional duties as identified by the Senior Director. 


Education: Bachelor’s degree required.

Experience: 1 – 3 years of increasing, directly-related or applicable experience, including fundraising within a higher ed or non-profit setting. Recruiting, developing and motivating volunteers. Willingness to personally develop philanthropic relationships with prospective donors and volunteers.

Required documents needed to apply:

  • On-line application
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • List of Three References

Pay Range:  Commensurate with experience

In order to prevent or significantly reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission at Skidmore College and protect all members of the College community from infection, successful candidates will be required to submit proof of full vaccination as a condition of employment, unless exempted as a reasonable accommodation of a medical condition or sincerely religious belief or practice.



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.


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