Work Days: Mon-Fri
Shift Start/End Time: 8:30am-4:54pm
Hours Per Week: 37
Weeks Per Year: 52
The Advancement Information Specialist is responsible for accurately recording, maintaining, and auditing all gifts and biographical information from alumni, parents, friends, corporations and foundations. Duties include creating full database records for all incoming first year students and their parents, editing all appropriate student and parent records for graduating seniors, regularly editing student records to reflect drop/add status, and maintaining and regularly auditing the online community for alumni.
Qualifications: Associates degree and 3-5 yrs experience in a financial role with bookkeeping, database maintenance, or financial records recording required. Candidates should possess strong writing skills, proficiency in MS Office, particularly Word and Excel, knowledge of Google Apps (i.e. gmail), the ability to work in a self directed manner and make appropriate decisions based on policy and guidelines, ability to communicate effectively and present oral reports to a group of colleagues, and the ability to organize and prioritize tasks. Experience in collection, evaluation, interpretation of data, and utilizing Ellucian's Colleague software applications preferred. Must be able to work with a diverse group of individuals.
Note: All new hires of Union College are subject to a thorough education, work experience, criminal history background check and pre-employment physical where applicable.
Officially chartered in 1795, Union College is the fifth oldest liberal arts college in the country. Located in the Capital District of New York State, Union is a highly selective residential and undergraduate college, home to 2,200 students and 220 faculty, and offering 44 majors. Union was the first liberal arts college to rethink the traditional liberal arts education and adopt an engineering curriculum. That pioneering approach continues today with an education that encourages students to work beyond the limits of disciplinary boundaries, allowing them to think globally and lead innovatively in a world where problem solving requires breadth across humanities, arts, social sciences, science, and engineering.
Union College offers an exceptional benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, life and disability coverage, a generous retirement plan and tuition remission.
Diversity at Union College
Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. Increasing diversity on campus is a critical priority for Union, one that is integral to our mission of preparing students for a globally interconnected world. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin and veteran status. Union College is committed to providing access and will provide reasonable accommodation in its application process to individuals with disabilities that request such accommodations.
Union College will not discriminate in the recruitment or selection of faculty and employees, or in any other area of employment, on the basis of age, sex, race, national origin, religion, religious belief, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and veteran status. In this regard, opportunities for advancement will be made available without bias. The College is also subject to state and federal laws, supports efforts to attract and retain fully qualified women and other minority group members for faculty and other positions. Union College will comply with the letter and intent of all State and Federal laws and applicable orders pursuant to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.