Responsible for advancing the university's mission, objectives, and strategies by creating long-term, positive alumni engagement. Accountable for developing and implementing a strategy to increase the Alumni Engagement Index by strengthening volunteerism, event attendance, and online engagement, while being responsive to trends and changes as priorities evolve.
Accountable for the oversight for the Alumni Relations budget. Responsible for fostering an environment for inter-departmental collaboration including support for alumni engagement goals.
Accountable for providing oversight and strategic support for programs to engage alumni through affinities and identifies, intellectual engagement, regional initiatives, Reunion programming and the Colgate Professional Networks.
Accountable for engagement with the Alumni Council. Provides oversight and direction for the Alumni Relations team.
Responsible for the effective supervision of staff as assigned. Ensures selection and hiring of high quality employees; ensures appropriate distribution of work assignments and high quality of employee work product; ensures fair, accurate and timely performance assessments and feedback to include identifying areas for professional development and documenting and conducting disciplinary measures, as needed. Responsible for ensuring fair and accurate decisions regarding employment status (hire, promotion, salary increases, and termination); ensures the creation of effective opportunities and programs for employee mentoring, development and sustained performance.
- 5-7 years experience in higher education, fundraising, non-profit management or a related field with a preference for experience in alumni engagement or educational fundraising, which includes an acknowledged work history showing creative productivity. - Demonstrated ability to manage, mentor, and guide a growing team of professionals. - The professionalism, insight and sound judgment necessary for interacting with board, trustees, administrative and academic leadership, faculty, and staff. - An understanding of the important role of diversity, inclusion, and equity to institutional advancement and alumni engagement. - Ability to operate independently, exercise sound judgment, and maintain confidentiality. - Ability to collaborate closely with colleagues in development and across departments. - Proficiency in CRMs and/or databases is required. Experience with BlackBaud products appreciated. - Strategic planning, organizational, administrative and budgetary experience is a must. - Willingness to travel.
Bachelor's Degree is required.
Colgate has a diverse student, faculty, staff, and alumni population representing a variety of races, gender identities, social economic status, sexual orientations, languages, national origins, etc. Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Plan presents a framework for continuing the creation of an inclusive campus and engaging the Colgate community in this effort in the years ahead.
Please describe how you would connect and work with a diverse community.
You can upload the statement under the Diversity Statement document heading.
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 Veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, being or having been victims of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Colgate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
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About Colgate University
Colgate University is a highly selective residential liberal arts institution distinguished by academic excellence and interdisciplinary inquiry. Located on a beautiful campus in upstate New York, Colgate takes pride in the active engagement of its students and faculty in local, national, and global communities.