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Colgate University
  • Position Number: 2541836
  • Location: Hamilton, NY
  • Position Type: Development and Fund Raising

Colgate University

Associate Director of Prospect Management

Requisition Number: 2021S098Posting
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
Division: Office of Advancement
Department: Relationship Development

Department Statement:
Colgate University, a top-ranked liberal arts college, is seeking an Associate Director of Prospect Management to play an integral role in supporting the universitys fundraising efforts.
Founded in 1819, Colgate is a small, highly selective residential liberal arts college for students of talent who are preparing for lives of leadership and productive citizenship. Colgate University enjoys a strong tradition of philanthropy and engagement, having successfully raised over $480 million from more than 34,500 community members during Passion for The Climb: The Campaign for Colgate, completed in 2012. On an annual basis, more than 56% of Colgates alumni engage with the University through philanthropy, volunteering, or engaging at online and in person programs, including signature events like Reunion that draws in more than 2500 alumni and guests. This tradition of philanthropy paired with strong levels of alumni affinity position Colgate well for even greater success, as the Vice President and his team prepare to lead the community into an historic and comprehensive campaign. At this pivotal moment in the Universitys history, Colgate is seeking an Associate Director of Prospect Management to help guide and support our gift officers fundraising efforts. The person in this position will be responsible for creating and maintaining leadership and major gift officer portfolios using qualitative data and a thoughtful review of portfolio analytics. She/he/they will work with gift officers and the relationship development team to ensure timely progress of prospects through the fundraising pipeline. The successful candidate will possess advanced interpersonal and communication skills and have a strong desire to learn, coach and creatively collaborate with passionate fundraisers.

Accountable for prospect and portfolio management: creating and maintaining portfolios for annual and major gift officers; tracking movement of prospects and proposals in and through NXT; and communicating strategies and processes that support the university's fundraising goals.

Professional Experience/Qualifications
Advanced interpersonal skills, including clear written and verbal communication, are essential.

Candidates must be capable of working collegially and effectively with a diverse group of colleagues on a daily basis.

The ability to handle confidential material with utmost discretion is critical.

Fluency in computer technologies, information systems, and relational databases is required.

Must be well organized, detail oriented and able to work independently as well as part of a team.
Preferred Qualifications
Three (3) years of experience in a higher education or nonprofit fundraising setting is preferred, with additional experience managing multiple projects.
Experience in prospect management, research, and/or analytics is preferred.

A minimum of a Bachelors degree is required.

Other Information
Colgate has a diverse student, faculty, staff, and alumni population representing a variety of races, gender identities, social economic status, sexual orientations, languages, national origins, etc. Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Plan presents a framework for continuing the creation of an inclusive campus and engaging the Colgate community in this effort in the years ahead.

Please describe how you would connect and work with a diverse community. You can upload the statement under the Diversity Statement document heading. A diversity statement can be any length (e.g. paragraph or page). For information on how to write a diversity statement, see our Guidance on Crafting Diversity Statements.

Work Schedule:
Weekdays, with occasional weekends.

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Open Until Filled

Special Instructions Summary

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 Campus Safety Department will provide upon request a copy of Colgates 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. To obtain a copy, contact the Campus Safety Compliance Manager via e-mail at You may also access the report from the Campus Safety web page at:

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