Skidmore College invites applications for the position of Advancement Marketing Manager, a new role in the Office of Communications and Marketing. The Advancement Marketing Manager will be responsible for crafting messages and coordinating marketing that effectively reaches and engages Skidmore alumni and donors. This person will also plan and prioritize support for the Office of Advancement's fundraising, stewardship, and engagement efforts.
The successful candidate will have a strong command of written language within the context of development functions at a college, university, or similar institution. He or she must also be a proven project manager and strategic thinker with the ability to interpret data and analytics against industry trends and best practice.
BA/BS in Communications, Marketing, English, Journalism, Philanthropy Management or related field of study, with 5+ years in development or fundraising communications field. Experience collaborating with teams of creative contributors, such as designers, photographers, copy editors, etc. Exemplary command of written language across print, digital and multimedia platforms with an eye for accuracy, detail and proofing. Experience writing persuasive copy and messages for various, diverse audiences. Strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills. Strategic thinker with the ability to interpret data and metrics. Technological acumen to learn new systems and software.
Masters in Communications, Marketing, English, Journalism, Philanthropy Management or related field of study
Required Applicant Documents:
Resume Cover Letter List of Three References Other
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!