Senior Advancement Officer

Paul Smiths, New York
Feb 15, 2018
Executive Administration Jobs
Other Executive Administration
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Description:  The Senior Advancement Officer has primary responsibility for all aspects of annual giving and mid-level donor cultivation and solicitation, including the working with alumni, friends, trustees, students, parents and employees of the College.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Plan, develop and implement a comprehensive annual giving program through direct mail, telemarketing, publications, virtual, and personal contact.
  • Coordinate with the Annual Fund & Stewardship Manager to develop a telemarketing plan
  • Develop a plan for visiting and soliciting mid-level donor prospects (those capable of giving $5,000 or more annually) across New York State and the United States.
  • Cultivate and solicit alumni, friends, trustees, students, parents and employees of the College.
  • Responsible for the development and administration of gift clubs, and working with the Alumni Relations Manager, developing a class representative/class agent strategy.
  • Responsible for the development and administration of the College’s online giving program.
  • Track and report results of various fundraising initiatives.
  • Assist the Office of College Advancement in the implementation and administration of other fundraising and alumni projects.
  • Handle special annual giving projects as they develop.


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Five years of fundraising experience, preferably in a higher education setting.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Excellent computer and data management skills; experience with Raiser’s Edge a plus.
  • Must ensure timely implementation of fundraising projects.
  • Must be able to travel outside of the area as much as 30% of the time.

To Apply:

Applicants may submit a letter of intent, resume and contact information for three professional references.  Electronic submissions are strongly encouraged and should be sent in Pdf or Microsoft Word™ format to:

Mailing address: Human Resources, Paul Smith’s College, PO Box 265, Paul Smiths, NY 12970.

Faxed to: (518) 327-6161.

Paul Smith’s College values diversity in the College community and seeks to assure equal

opportunity through its continued Affirmative Action program. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V

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