Regional Advancement Director

New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Oct 20, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
Department Statement

Colgate’s advancement staff furthers the institution’s mission by establishing relationships between alumni, parents, students, and the University.


Accountable for effectively developing and maintaining highly important relationships with key major gift (and prospective major gift) constituents as assigned.

Ensures effective qualification, cultivation, and stewardship of highly important constituents.

Responsible for increasing levels of annual and long-term engagement and giving within assigned constituents.

Responsible for effective management of fundraising projects and events as assigned.

Accountable for positively representing all aspects of the university at all times.

Professional Experience/ Qualifications

Must possess strong leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills.

The ability to balance multiple priorities in a fast-paced organization and work effectively with staff, administrators, faculty, alumni, and board members is essential.

Demonstrated ability to cultivate and close six and seven-figure gifts.

Enthusiastic commitment to advancing the university’s mission; experience in team-building and project management.

Must be able to work collegially and effectively with a diverse group of alumni, students, faculty, and staff daily.

Ability to travel internationally and domestically.

Must be independently responsible for data entry of contacts, expenses, and scheduling.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in private college advancement is highly desirable with preference to those with a proven track record in garnering philanthropic support.

Experience working inter departmentally with Planned Giving and Annual Giving.


A bachelor’s degree or the equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable skills have been acquired will be considered.

Job Open Date 10/20/2020 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions Summary EEO Statement

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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