Assistant Director of Annual Giving

Oswego, New York
May 15, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Oswego Alumni Association, Inc., located at SUNY Oswego, invites applications for an Assistant Director of Annual Giving. While this position is located on the campus of SUNY Oswego, this is an Oswego Alumni Association, Inc. position, NOT a New York State position.

This is a full-time position.

Posting Date: May 15, 2017

Review Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Salary:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience.  In addition, the Oswego Alumni Association, Inc. offers an excellent benefit package.

Date of Appointment:  Immediate

Job Description: The Assistant Director of Annual Giving is a member of the annual giving team of the Division of Alumni and University Development. The primary responsibility of the Assistant Director will be the management of Oswego’s Telefund program. Specifically, recruitment, hiring, training and overseeing a staff of student callers and managers in an effort to successfully raise funds, build relationships and maintain records for our constituents. Additionally, the Assistant Director will be responsible for the fundraising initiatives of our Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) program, Matching Gifts and other annual giving initiatives.

The essential components of this position are to increase annual participation and dollars raised through donor acquisition, retention, and upgrades while utilizing our calling software CampusCall. Additional tools and vehicles include mailings, e-solicitations, social media and personal solicitations.   Travel, evening and weekend work required. Evening and weekend work will be prominent during the academic calendar months of September through May in regards to the Telefund schedule.

In addition, this position will be expected to display commitment to Alumni and Student programming, and possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of Alumni, students and colleagues.  Oswego values employees who bring exemplary abilities, skills and perspectives that strengthen our commitment to student success and lifelong learning.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Ability for some travel, and nights and weekends programs
  • Strong work ethic
  • Attention to organizational planning and detail
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills
  • Experience working with diverse constituencies
  • Demonstrated ability to fundraise



Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1-2 years professional experience in alumni relations, student affairs, higher education, fundraising or public relations and marketing for other not-for-profit agencies similar in scope to the SUNY Oswego Alumni Association
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Demonstrated team-building skills
  • Strong computer skills, analytical and technical aptitude with data and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work broadly and effectively with a diverse population of students and volunteers.
  • The capacity to lead and mentor student employees in a team environment to meet goals effectively



To Apply:

Submit a letter of application addressing qualifications, a copy of unofficial transcripts, resume and contact information for three professional references electronically to:

Additional Information:

If you have any questions about the position, please email:

Kimberly McGann, Search Committee Chair


Official transcripts are required prior to hiring.  Files must be complete to be considered.

Visa sponsorship not available for this position.

Although the position will be on campus at SUNY Oswego, the appointment will be made through the Oswego Alumni Association, Inc., an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students.  We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim, SUNY status, or criminal conviction.

Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to Kimberly McGann at 315-312-3003.

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