Assistant Director, Advancement Communications (Hybrid)

Colgate University

Hamilton, New York

Date Posted March 28, 2024
Industry Academia
Specialty Not Specified
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time



Colgate University

Assistant Director, Advancement Communications (Hybrid)

Requisition Number: 2024S019Posting
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
Division: Office of University Communications
Department: Office of University Communications
Wage/Salary Range: $58,700 - $60,000 / annually

Department Statement:
The Office of University Communications is responsible for all official Colgate University communication and the University’s visual identity.

The assistant director of advancement communications focuses on the development and production of advancement communication content across platforms, including print, digital, and web. The assistant director is responsible for implementing campaign-specific and general advancement communications strategies in support of Colgate's Third-Century. The position reports to the Associate Vice President, Communications and Strategic Initiatives, in the Office of Communications and works closely with members of the Colgate advancement office.

Professional Experience/Qualifications
A minimum of 3 years experience in advancement, fundraising, alumni relations, marketing, or communications.
Excellent writing, editing, publication, and project management skills.

Preferred Qualifications


  • Knowledge of digital communications best practices strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge or experience in higher education advancement or alumni relations preferred.
  • Experience with Drupal and BBNC preferred but not required.


A Bachelor’s degree is required.

Other Information

Work Schedule:
Full-time (37.5 hours/week)This is a hybrid opportunity with an expectation to be on campus 2 days per week and remote for 3 days. There could be additional in person days requested on occasion.

Job Open Date:

Job Close Date:

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions Summary
Please share two writing samples with us. You can upload both samples together in the “writing sample” drop box with the other required documents: “resume” and “cover letter”.
We are requesting four documents in total.

EEO Statement
It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, being or having been victims of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Colgate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Clery Act

The Department of Campus Safety will provide upon request a copy of Colgate’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. This report includes statistics as reported to the United States Department of Education for the previous three years concerning reported: 1. crimes that occurred on-campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Colgate University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus and 2. fires that occurred in student housing facilities. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security and fire safety, such as policies concerning sexual assault, life safety systems, and other related matters. You may access the report from the Clery Compliance web page at: Printed copies of this report may be obtained upon request from the Department of Campus Safety via e-mail at

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