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Associate Director of Annual Giving/Director of Reunion Giving

Hamilton is one of the nation's top liberal arts colleges. It is independent, highly selective, coeducational and residential. Originally founded in 1793 as the Hamilton-Oneida Academy, Hamilton is today composed of 1,850 diverse and talented students from nearly all of the 50 states and approximately 40 countries. More information can be found at www.hamilton.edu/about.

Responsibilities:

  • Recruit and build reunion committees through class-specific mass communications, and supporting personalized recruitment by the classes' chairs and reunion committee members
  • Prepare for the reunion committee kick-off sessions each Spring Volunteer Weekend, including class-specific packet preparation, preparing the class chairs to lead the meetings and preparing co-workers to staff the committees
  • Engage in (non-reunion) class-agent recruiting; support class agents once recruited (assistance with Volunteer Site, choosing and releasing assignments, etc.)
  • In collaboration with Alumni Relations colleagues, convene monthly reunion committee conference calls to keep the committees informed and active in fund raising; monthly calls include agenda development and preparation of talking points for the gift chairs
  • Collaborate with the Director, Annual Fund Leadership Giving to manage leadership volunteers and monitor/strategize around leadership donors in the reunion cycle
  • Support class gift chairs and reunion gift chairs to achieve a dual-purpose goal: high participation and increased dollars, both by the entire class and from individuals
  • Work with gift chairs and committee to set participation and dollar goals
  • Collaborate with Major Gift colleagues and other groups within the Communications and Development Department around leadership donors
  • Collaborate with Major Gift colleagues and other groups within the Communications and Development Department to support others' work as it relates to reunion giving
  • Draft and send communications, and share these with lead class volunteers and fellow Class Managers
  • Prepare for reunion weekend: briefing materials for the President of the College; talking points for the Gift Chairs and Planning Chairs for their class dinners; statistics for trustee and Alumni Association meetings; donor list (thank you) to hand at registration; and solicitation letters for the not-yet-donors' packets
  • Performs a variety of program management and special projects as assigned

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five years’ experience in development or a related field, including some interface with major giving.  Management experience preferred.  Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.


Benefits

Please review Hamilton's Benefits Summary for more information.

Application Procedure

Interested applicants should send a resume, letter of interest and contact information for three professional references to apply@hamilton.edu. Consideration of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Hamilton College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer and encourages diversity in all areas of the campus community.

Posted 08/06/2013

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