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Division: Office of University Communications and Events

Department: Office of University Communications


The Advancement Communications Director is focused on the development and production of advancement communication content across platforms, including print, digital, and web. The Director is responsible for developing and implementing campaign-specific and general advancement communications strategies in support of Colgate’s Third-Century. The position reports to the Senior Director, Communications and Strategic Initiatives, while working closely with members of the Colgate advancement team.

Professional Experience/ Qualifications

A minimum of 3-5 years experience in advancement, fundraising, alumni relations, communications, project management, marketing, recruitment, public relations, or journalism.

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.


Bachelor’s degree in liberal arts, communications, journalism, public relations, or related field required.

Other Information

Please submit a writing sample in the document section titled “writing sample.”

Requisition Number: 2022S129


Temporary: No
Work Schedule: Weekdays.

Special Instructions Summary

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. The statement can be any length (e.g. paragraph or page).  You can upload the statement under the Diversity Statement document heading.  For information on how to write a diversity statement, see our Guidance on Crafting Diversity Statements

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.

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