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Assistant Director, Advancement Communications (Hybrid)

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Department Statement

The Office of University Communications is responsible for all official Colgate University communication and the University’s visual identity.


The assistant director of advancement communications focuses on the development and production of advancement communication content across platforms, including print, digital, and web. The assistant director is responsible for implementing campaign-specific and general advancement communications strategies in support of Colgate’sThird-Century. The position reports to the Associate Vice President, Communications and Strategic Initiatives, in the Office of Communications and works closely with members of the Colgate advancement office.

Professional Experience/ Qualifications

A minimum of 3 years experience in advancement, fundraising, alumni relations, marketing, or communications.

Excellent writing, editing, publication, and project management skills.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Knowledge of digital communications best practices strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge or experience in higher education advancement or alumni relations preferred.
  • Experience with Drupal and BBNC preferred but not required.

A Bachelor’s degree is required.

Job Open Date

Job Close Date

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions Summary

Please share two writing samples with us. You can upload both samples together in the “writing sample” drop box with the other required documents: “resume” and “cover letter”.
We are requesting four documents in total.

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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 Colgate University

Colgate is a distinctive, leading American university known for its intellectual rigor, world-class professors, campus of stunning beauty, and alumni famously loyal to their alma mater.

Time and time again, the world has shown an urgent need for citizens with the ability to create, explore, examine, and connect human knowledge. Colgate University has been answering that call through centuries of academic rigor in the liberal arts tradition.

Colgate attracts world-renowned faculty in a breadth of subject matters as well as innovative leaders in higher-ed administration, all dedicated to building on an educational tradition that has prepared generations of Colgate graduates for success. 

Colgate is deeply invested in employees’ success, and we all work together to ensure that students receive the premier education that is at the University’s core.

The Colgate campus, ranked as one of the most beautiful in the nation, is a place where students develop lifelong bonds with each other, faculty, and staff.

Colgate is located in the village of Hamilton, a community of about 3,800 residents who enjoy downtown’s art galleries and restaurants and who take pride in the many historic homes and public buildings.

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