Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York, seeks applicants for the position of Advancement Marketing Manager, a member of the Marketing and Engagement Team in the Office of Communications and Marketing. This position provides marketing strategy and project management for Skidmore College, with an emphasis on the Office of Advancement's work with Skidmore alumni and donors. Reporting to the Director of Marketing and Engagement, the Advancement Marketing Manager focuses on planning and prioritizing the Office of Communications and Marketing's involvement and support for fundraising, stewardship, events, donor relations, and alumni relations, along with elements of the Career Development Center's work with alumni for networking and professional pursuits. As a member of the Communications and Marketing staff, the person in this role is closely involved in broader Communications and Marketing initiatives, in which the person identifies and utilizes opportunities to weave in alumni and donor engagement efforts, and advises the Office of Advancement.
About Saratoga Springs
Located 30 miles north of Albany, New York State's capital, Saratoga Springs is one of the most interesting and vibrant small cities in the U.S. The city's dynamic downtown area—just a short walk from Skidmore—is brimming with galleries, clubs, museums, shops, coffee houses and restaurants.
Famed for its mineral waters, Revolutionary War battlefield, and the nation's oldest thoroughbred racetrack, Saratoga Springs is equally renowned as an arts and cultural destination. The Saratoga Performing Arts Center is summer home to the New York City Ballet, Philadelphia Orchestra and is a performing venue for top rock and jazz musicians.
Saratoga's location near the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains puts an abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities within an hour's drive. Boston, New York City, and Montreal are each approximately 180 miles from the campus.
BA/BS in communications, marketing or related field of study and at least 3 years' experience in a similar or closely related capacity. Strong understanding and first-hand experience with developing persuasive messages, communications and printed material that motivate interest and action from donors and other affiliate groups. Proven strategist and project manager of multi-faceted, high-paced projects and campaigns within the context of development functions at a college or university or comparable organization. Ability to occasionally work on campus or remotely during evenings and weekends. Ability to occasionally travel for College business and professional development.
- Experience collaborating with teams of creative contributors, such as designers, photographers and copy editors.
- Track record of effective project management oversight and management of project management systems and processes.
- Experience with or willingness to learn project management software, such as Trello or Slack.
- Command of written language across print, digital and multimedia platforms.
- Experience writing persuasive copy and messages for diverse audiences.
- Strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills.
- Eye for accuracy, detail and proofing.
- Technological acumen to learn and use new systems and software.
- Strategic thinker with the ability to interpret data and metrics.
Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, domestic violence victim status, familial status, dating violence, or stalking, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.
Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result.
Internal Number: 3330
About Skidmore College
Skidmore is a highly selective liberal arts college with a reputation for its creative approaches to just about everything. With its relatively small size and student-faculty ratio, the College is a close-knit academic community. Skidmore is known for its faculty of teacher-scholars devoted to the instruction and mentoring of undergraduates; approximately 2,400 talented men and women from some 47 states and 46 countries.In the universe of selective, private liberal arts colleges, Skidmore's distinctiveness is expressed in the statement that "Creative Thought Matters". This idea reflects not only the historical strength of the College's programs in the fine and performing arts but also the understanding that creativity is required for achievement in any area of human endeavor.The city of Saratoga Springs is widely recognized as one of America's great communities. It is located in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, within a three-to-four-hour drive from New York City, Boston or Montreal. Travel & Leisure calls Saratoga Springs one of "America's Greatest Main Streets" as well as "one of the best college towns in the nation," Money Magazine says it's one of the nation's top 100... places to live, and Princeton Review describes it as a "perfect college town." It's a community rich in history and tradition. Famed mineral waters, a Revolutionary War battlefield, and the nation's oldest thoroughbred racetrack represent portions of that history. Also, it's a community of arts and culture. The Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) is the summer home to the New York City Ballet, Philadelphia Orchestra, and a performing venue for top rock and jazz musicians.The Skidmore College community awaits your arrival, so if you welcome challenges and are interested in making a difference, come join us!