Apply now Job no: 492674
Appointment Type: Staff Full-time
Department: Leadership/Major Gifts
Categories: Staff
Position Grade: CSVII

Work Days: Monday - Friday
Shift Start/End Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:54 p.m.
Hours Per Week: 37
Weeks Per Year: 52

Embarking on the most ambitious capital campaign in its history, and under the leadership of our 19th President, David R. Harris, Ph.D., it’s an exciting time at Union College!

College Relations is seeking an administrative coordinator to support the teams managed by the Senior Director of Major Gifts and Prospect Research. As a member of the team, this position is responsible for significant tracking in the respective prospect manager portfolios and supporting projections/reporting on a regular basis to the Senior Director and Vice President.  The administrative coordinator will work collaboratively across the division, as a team player, lending support and coverage for various College Relations events. The administrative coordinator will support all aspects of the parent and family philanthropy program, including projections and reporting.  The coordinator will support all major gift officers with their travel, coordination of multiple calendars, and expenses, as well as closely monitoring the department’s budget. The coordinator will maintain highly confidential material, and troubleshoot issues with minimal oversight.

Qualifications:  This position requires an Associate’s Degree, a minimum of three years of administrative support experience, strong database management and reporting experience (Colleague preferred), knowledge and experience using Excel, and a willingness to embrace new technologies. The selected candidate will be a self-starter with strong project management skills, who is able to coordinate briefing materials between multiple offices.  Candidates must also display strong customer-service skills, a strong work-ethic, attention to detail, sense of humor, ability to manage multiple priorities, and a willingness to work evenings and weekends when required.  A demonstrated enthusiasm for the mission of Union College and its role as a small, residential, independent liberal arts college committed to integrating the humanities and social sciences with science and engineering in new and exciting ways is also critical. 

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.

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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