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Appointment Type: Admin Full-time
Department: Annual Giving
Categories: Administration
Position Grade: E1

Reporting to the Sr. Director of Alumni Engagement and the Director of Annual Giving, the Associate Director, Affinity Programs has the opportunity to create a cutting-edge program in higher education that will expand and enhance alumni's relationship with Union.
The primary responsibilities of the position include: developing program infrastructure, recruiting and overseeing volunteers, creating and implementing new affinity engagement opportunities, developing a volunteer communications plan, creating volunteer recognition opportunities, collaborating with campus partners to ensure a holistic volunteer experience, assisting in planning and executing the annual Volunteer Summit, overseeing the online volunteer portal, and managing an alumni prospect portfolio to secure leadership annual fund gifts for the College.
Qualifications: Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree with 5+ years higher education fundraising, alumni relations, and/or equivalent experience in related fields, demonstrated success in conducting personal solicitations ($2,000+), experience working with a diverse group of indivdiuals and volunteers, ability to maintain confidentiality, and excellent oral/written communication and organizational skills.  The selected candidate will be self-motivated with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, possess a commitment to a liberal arts education, and be capable of articulating a persuasive, enthusiastic case for support.        

Note: All new hires of Union College are subject to a thorough education, work experience, and criminal history background check.

Union College

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 11% retirement plan contribution 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.

Non-Discrimination Policy

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.

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