Assistant Director of Advancement Communications

Job description

Kenyon College, a national liberal arts college an hour northeast of Columbus, Ohio, seeks a creative and self-motivated individual to join an award-winning advancement team. With an understanding of print and digital channels and a talent for tuning messages to target audiences, the Assistant Director of Advancement Communications helps manage and shape the voice of the College to a worldwide family of alumni, parents and donors.

The Assistant Director creates and implements the direct marketing plan and content strategy for Kenyon’s annual giving and alumni and parent engagement programs. The Assistant Director collaborates with internal partners to ensure direct marketing efforts meet fundraising targets, both in dollars and participation, and increase the meaningful engagement of alumni and parents.

The Assistant Director is well versed in the College’s core messages, creating engaging content that honors Kenyon’s culture and inspires action while ensuring brand integrity across print and digital platforms. The College looks to the Assistant Director to advise on messaging, channels and timing when communicating to alumni, parents and donors.



Excellent writing and organizational skills combined with a track record for using data to inform content, channel and production strategies. Experience in advancement or fundraising and the ability to motivate an audience to respond to communications. The flexibility to balance multiple demands while never compromising on brand integrity. A minimum of 3-5 years experience in communications, with direct experience in nonprofit or higher-education fundraising. Bachelor’s degree in marketing, public relations, communications or other related field.

Applicants should submit up to three writing samples accompanied by a letter of interest and resume. 


Kenyon College is a nationally prominent, private liberal arts college where academic excellence goes hand in hand with a strong sense of community and close relationships among students and professors.

Compensation and Benefits

Salaries at Kenyon are competitive and commensurate with experience. In addition to an attractive salary, Kenyon offers benefits for employees and their family members. Children of employees are eligible for 100% tuition waivers at Kenyon, and through the Great Lakes Colleges Association, children of employees are eligible for 85% tuition waivers at fifteen other of the nation's finest liberal arts colleges.

We also offer health and dental insurance, TIAA/CREF retirement, and many other benefits, including provisions for a spouse, families, and domestic partners. Details about benefits as well as conditions of employment are described more fully on our website. 

Kenyon College is an equal opportunity employer. It is the College's policy to evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical and/or mental disability, age, religion, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by institutional policy or state, local, or federal law.




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Posted: 8/8/2019
Application Due: 10/7/2019
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Salary: commensurate with experience