Assistant Director, Advancement Promotion

Hamilton College
Clinton, NY

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Assistant Director, Advancement Promotion

Clinton, NY
Open Date:
Aug 2, 2021

The Assistant Director of Advancement Promotion is responsible for developing, planning, executing, and evaluating promotion strategies that will foster strong long-term relationships with alumni, parents, students, and friends of Hamilton College and drive engagement. In this project manager role, the Assistant Director of Advancement Promotion will collaborate with a variety of groups within Advancement, primarily but not limited to Donor Relations.


  • Strategizes, plans, and executes primary deliverables for top donors with support from colleagues, including but not limited to acknowledgements, individualized stewardship reports, stewardship events, and personalized videos/content.
  • Strategizes, plans, and executes primary deliverables with support from colleagues for engaging students who are scholarship recipients.
  • As part of the strategic planning process, develops and maintains yearly, monthly, and weekly program specific promotion/event plans related to the stewardship of major/principal donors and the engagement of scholarship students. 
  • Acts as a liaison and facilitates communication between Donor Relations and Advancement Promotion and Events teams.
  • Manages and coordinates all Donor Relations projects that require promotion assets and event logistics.
  • Uses various promotion tools such as email (e.g. Marketo), text, and video to execute promotion strategies.
  • Coordinates and manages hard copy mailings (e.g. individualized stewardship reports).
  • Assists in analyzing effectiveness of tactics (e.g. reporting on metrics).
  • Communicates status of promotion and events efforts through reports to applicable stakeholders and by attending standing meetings.
  • Identifies opportunities to steward donors and engage scholarship students through all touchpoints originating from Advancement.

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher.
  • Demonstrated success in project management, stewardship, promotions, marketing, communications, and event planning or relevant fields.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Proven ability to manage a high volume of projects with competing deadlines.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Must think creatively and act strategically.  
  • Must be self-motivated, organized, detail-oriented, and have strong interpersonal skills.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Desire to work collaboratively and build productive relationships with colleagues and constituents

Application Instructions:

Please submit cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references.  Consideration of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


Working at Hamilton College 

Hamilton College is one of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges. It is independent, highly selective, coeducational and residential. Originally founded in 1793 as the Hamilton-Oneida Academy and chartered in 1812 as the third oldest college in New York State, Hamilton is today composed of 1,850 students from nearly all 50 states and 50 countries. It is distinguished by a faculty of 190 men and women dedicated to teaching and scholarship, by rigorous academic programs, by an emphasis on teaching students to write well and speak persuasively, and by a commitment to diversity in its broadest sense. The College, with an endowment nearing $1 billion (October 2017), is need-blind in admission and has invested more than $265 million in new and renovated facilities in the past dozen years.  

Hamilton is located on a wooded 1,350-acre hilltop campus overlooking the New England-style Village of Clinton, New York, in close proximity to the Adirondack Park, where hiking, skiing, fishing, boating and snowmobiling abound. The campus is within a 4-5 hour drive of New York, Boston, Toronto and Philadelphia, and there is a rich variety of cultural opportunities on campus and in nearby Utica (10 minutes), Syracuse (45 minutes) and Cooperstown (55 minutes).

As a national leader for teaching students to write effectively, learn from each other and think for themselves, Hamilton produces graduates who have the knowledge, skills and confidence to make their voices heard on issues of importance to their communities and the world. Additional information about Hamilton can be found at

Hamilton College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer committed to attracting diverse and interesting people to its community.

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