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Advancement Communications Manager

Department Statement
Colgate’s Office of Communications is staffed by a team of talented, creative, and collaborative individuals who believe that the quality of their work and the success of the university are intertwined. Among its many functions, the office produces the Colgate Scene, operates the university’s official social media accounts, manages the university’s web presence, conducts media relations, coordinates admission marketing, and supports advancement fundraising communications. This collegial yet demanding environment is ideal for communications professionals who want to prove their talents and test their skills in an unparalleled liberal arts setting. A new era is underway at Colgate, and our third century is about to begin. At this crucial moment, successful applicants will have the opportunity to create, curate, and share the unique Colgate story with the nation and the world.

Colgate University is seeking qualified candidates for a Advancement Communications Manager within the Office of Communications. Accountabilities
Reporting to the Campaign Communications Director, this position is focused on institutional advancement communications. The advancement communications manager is accountable for content creation for cross-platform communications that support, increase the engagement of, and steward alumni, parents, and other supporters, in the areas of fundraising, career services, and alumni relations. Professional Experience/ Qualifications
  • A minimum of 3 years experience in advancement, alumni relations, communications, project management, marketing, recruitment, public relations, or journalism.
  • Excellent writing, editing, publication, and project management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to be creative while under pressure.
  • Demonstrated ability to listen and respond to differing points of view and the ability to move towards resolution.
  • Strong command of Microsoft Office Suite and Google docs is required.
  • Must be capable of creating and maintaining productive and collegial working relationships with a culturally diverse group of faculty, staff, students, and visitors on a daily basis.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Knowledge or experience in higher education advancement or alumni relations preferred.
  • A minimum of Bachelor’s degree is required.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in liberal arts, communications, journalism, public relations, or related field is desirable.
Job Open Date 09/08/2022 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions Summary
Please share a Diversity Statement with us

Colgate has a diverse student, faculty, staff, and alumni population representing a variety of races, gender identities, social economic status, sexual orientations, languages, national origins, etc. Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Plan presents a framework for continuing the creation of an inclusive campus and engaging the Colgate community in this effort in the years ahead.

Please describe how you would connect and work with a diverse community. The statement can be any length (e.g. paragraph or page). You can upload the statement under the Diversity Statement document heading. For information on how to write a diversity statement, see our Guidance on Crafting Diversity Statements 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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