Associate Dir. of Annual Giving & Alumni Relations (Associate Director of Fund Raising, SL-4)

Purchase College   Purchase, NY   Full-time     Education
Posted on July 9, 2024
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Associate Dir. of Annual Giving & Alumni Relations (Associate Director of Fund Raising, SL-4)

Posting Number: S318P


Application Deadline: 07/21/2024


Minimum Salary  $75,000 (+$3,400 location pay)

Maximum Salary $85,000 (+$3,400 location pay)



The Associate Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Engagement will have a vital role in involving alumni of Purchase College with the College community and soliciting their annual support. Reporting to the Executive Director of Strategic Engagement and Alumni Programs, the Associate Director will oversee the planning and execution of all mass annual fund appeals, event invitations, and alumni communications for Purchase College. This position will collaborate across advancement and with the campus community to engage alumni with Purchase College and strengthen the College’s culture of philanthropy.


Key opportunities and challenges include:

  • In coordination with the Executive Director, execute a comprehensive engagement and solicitation plan for alumni to increase involvement and philanthropic participation; Integrate predictive modeling, segmentation and analysis to maximize all engagement and giving initiatives;
  • Collaborate with the Office of Communications to ensure a sophisticated and integrated alumni communications and solicitations plan;
  • Provide event support for all on campus and regional events, including invitation lists, RSVP capture, and day-of event logistics and support;
  • Manage the Purchase College Advancement Office’s social media pages and engage alumni through these mediums



The College seeks a fundraiser with the track record to respond effectively to the responsibilities listed above. To effectively fulfill the requirements of this position, a candidate must possess the following professional experience and personal qualities:

  • Demonstrated track record of annual giving and/or alumni relations experience within higher education or a related field preferred;
  • Personal interest in the College’s mission of education; Excellent written and oral communications skills;
  • Ability to coordinate tasks and communications between various departments, and complete work independently in a timely manner;
  • Excellent computer program/database skills;
  • A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and experience in fundraising or a related field.


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Special Note

Benefits -

Health, dental, and vision benefits are available to eligible employees after a 28-day waiting period. More information regarding other benefits such as generous paid time off, tuition assistance, and retirement systems can be found on SUNY’s Benefit Summaries website. Purchase College is a qualifying government employer allowing eligible employees to participate in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.

Access to the NAEYC-accredited, on-campus child care at The Children’s Center. Discounted access to the world-class Performing Arts Center, free admission to the Neuberger Museum of Art, and free access to the athletic facilities.


Other benefits include business-casual dress and an opportunity to telecommute. For detailed information on some of the College’s employee benefits, visit the College’s Human Resources/Benefits website.


Nondiscrimination Policy – Purchase College is committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, as well as ensuring equal educational opportunity, employment, and access to service, programs, and activities, without regard to an individual’s race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, or criminal conviction. Employees, students, applicants, or other members of the Purchase community (including vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law or treated adversely or retaliated against based upon a protected characteristic. To view the entire policy, please visit the following website:  Purchase College Human Resources Policies and Procedures website.


Women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Purchase College is an AA/EEO employer. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, or Clery Act, mandates that all Title IV institutions, without exception, prepare, publish and distribute an Annual Security Report. This report consists of two basic parts: disclosure of the University’s crime statistics for the past three years; and the availability regarding the University’s current campus security policies. Purchase College’s Annual Security Report is available at Purchase College NYS University Police Website.


Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474- 6988 or via email at


Date to be Filled: 08/30/2024

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