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The Oswego College Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation established for the advancement of SUNY Oswego. Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive institution located in central New York on the shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. While this position is located on the campus of SUNY Oswego, this is an Oswego College Foundation, Inc. position, not a New York State position.

Review Date: Review of applications will begin immediately; however they will be accepted until the position is filled.  

Job Description: The Associate Director of Annual Giving is responsible for management of Oswego's Reunion Giving program, Graduates of the Last Decade program (GOLD), and various other annual giving initiatives. The essential components of this position are to increase annual participation and dollars raised through donor acquisition, retention, and upgrades while utilizing volunteers, personal solicitations, mailings, e-solicitations and social media. The position requires creativity, initiative and well developed communication skills. The Associate Director position is a full-time position and requires some travel, night and weekend work. 

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • 2-3 years of full-time or part-time paid experience in fundraising
  • Detail-oriented, including the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment while prioritizing to meet multiple deadlines
  • Ability to work effectively and lead volunteers
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills  

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative
  • Proven ability to work as a member of a team
  • Strong computer skills and knowledge of database software
  • Strong work ethic, experience working with diverse constituencies, high level of organizational skills (including planning and details), and demonstrated ability to engage constituents and volunteer leadership skills. 

To apply: Submit a letter of application, resume, copies of transcripts, names and contact information of three professional references to:

If you have any questions about the position, please contact: Kimberly McGann at      


Position Summary: SUNY Geneseo invites applications for a Digital Communications Manager (DCM) in the Office of College Communications, Division of College Advancement. The DCM will help develop and sustain a vibrant digital communications program across multiple platforms including the College website and a full suite of social media while collaborating with senior leadership and campus colleagues to develop strategic content and functionality that engages alumni, donors, current and prospective students, faculty/staff, and other key audiences in meaningful and productive ways. 

Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Communications, the DCM will develop and maintain processes to ensure that Geneseo's web pages are regularly audited and that content is accurate, creative, timely and dynamic. Primary responsibilities center on developing editorial content that leverages graphic design, photos, video, and other elements to create a dynamic site that reflects the distinctive attributes of Geneseo.

The ideal candidate will possess superior writing and editing skills for the web and social media platforms; a keen eye for compelling visual design; and a passion to leverage digital technology to inspire creativity, improve efficiency and achieve measurable results. Preference will be given to candidates with experience managing a large institutional website. 

Minimum Education/Experience: Success in this position requires exceptional interpersonal and communication skills and proven ability to work both independently as well as collaboratively as part of a team. Other requirements include: 

- Master's degree preferred, with minimum of Bachelor's degree in related field with 5-7 years of digital communications and hands-on skills in website design/architecture, web communications and social media platforms; 
- Excellent time management skills to manage/prioritize multiple assignments in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, including crisis management situations; 
- Excellent project management skills and ability to efficiently delegate and monitor work of others; 
- Strong customer service skills with internal and external constituents and stakeholders; 
- Expert knowledge of web page authoring using HTML5, CSS, and enterprise-level, web-based content management tools (experience with Drupal preferred); 
- A sophisticated understanding of digital technology and end-user behavior, and ability to apply these insights to the design, deployment and maintenance of digital assets; 
- Ability to use and analyze Google analytics and other metric-gathering databases; 
- Ability to respond respectfully and effectively to people of all cultures in a manner that affirms the worth and preserves the dignity of individuals, families and communities; and 
- Flexibility to work occasional evenings and weekends as required. 

The selected candidate will be an enthusiastic, detail-oriented team player who demonstrates problem-solving creativity, outstanding relationship-building skills, and proven ability to set priorities and achieve goals while managing multiple tasks. A web communication portfolio is required at the time of interview, and a writing exercise will be given.

Application review begins March 1, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, submit an online professional application, cover letter, resume, and contact information for at least three references at