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Appointment Type: Staff Full-time
Department: Annual Giving
Categories: Staff

Coordinator of Annual Giving                                                                                                                                                       

Work Days: Monday-Friday                                                                    Shift Start/End Time: Hours dependent on the academic calendar, shift will be 8:30 am - 5:00 pm or 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Hours Per Week: 37
Weeks Per Year: 52

Pay Status and Classification: Non-exempt, regular full time. 

Position Purpose: Builds a culture of student philanthropy and managing student programs for the Office of Annual Giving. Works with the Annual Giving team, to facilitate a Phonathon program that aligns with fiscal year strategy and helps to achieve departmental goals. 

Essential Responsibilities and Duties:

  1. Partners with the Annual Giving team to build a year-long Phonathon calendar that aligns with department programs and initiatives. 
  2. Oversees the daily operations of the Phonathon program including the development of all student resources and materials.  Maintains a fun and inclusive working environment and provides periodic statistical reports and analysis to the Director of Annual Giving. Manages student workers including recruitment, hiring, training, and retention. 
  3. Grows a robust student philanthropy program that aims to build a culture of philanthropy on campus that engages students from all class years. Recruits and oversees student volunteers to champion the program and initiatives. 
  4. Develops and executes a social media content calendar that aims to grow and further engage students through the student philanthropy instagram account. 
  5. Participates in the development and execution of an annual strategic plan for the Annual Giving office. Coordinates student involvement, scheduling and training for Annual Giving events and annual giving days.
  6. Contributes to other campus initiatives and key college priorities if and when opportunities arise. Staff College Relations events as needed, such as Homecoming & Family Weekend and ReUnion.


  1. Bachelor’s degree and/or a combination of relevant education, training, certifications, and/or work experience. Phonathon/student philanthropy experience preferred.
  2. Strong oral and written communication skills, including attention to detail.
  3. Able to work in a fast-paced environment and be self-motivated with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. 
  4. Able to support, contribute to, and strengthen a vibrant, culturally diverse, and inclusive learning community of students, alumni, faculty, and fellow professionals.
  5. Able to anticipate, deliver on, and exceed the expectations of faculty, students, guests, and colleagues.
  6. Able to exercise exceptional judgment, ensure strict confidentiality, and demonstrate outstanding professionalism in a range of situations.

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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