The Marist College Advancement Office has an exciting expansion underway. As the College begins planning for its next comprehensive campaign and its future advancement efforts, several new positions have been created in development, alumni relations, and advancement services to support of the goals and objectives of the College's strategic plan and its core educational mission. We invite applications for the following opportunities.
Development Officer for Special Gifts
Responsible for the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of the next generation of major and principal gift donors. Develop and sustain strong relationships with Marist alumni, parents, and friends and secure philanthropic support for key institutional priorities. Conduct personal visits with individuals, capable of making gifts between $5,000 and $25,000. Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 3-5 years of relevant experience required. Travel required primarily in the tri-state area.
Assistant/Associate Director of Annual Giving- Next Generation
Responsible for the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of the next generation of leadership annual donors to the College. This position will be required to contribute significantly to the development of a pipeline of new gifts in support of the fundraising goals of the College. Conduct personal visits with alumni, parents, and friends with a focus on promising graduates of the last decade. Cultivate and solicit donors capable of making gifts up to $5,000 to the Marist Fund and other institutional fundraising priorities; with a focus on donor acquisition and giving upgrades. Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 3-5 years of relevant experience required. Travel required primarily in the tri-state area.
Assistant/Associate Director of Annual Giving
Plan and execute strategies to successfully achieve the goals of the Marist Fund’s Parent and Campus fundraising campaigns using direct mail, personal solicitation, and electronic/social media outreach. Provide leadership and oversight for Marist’s active Parents Council. Oversee all aspects of the New Student Welcome and Parent Leadership receptions/events. Actively maintain a portfolio of prospects and personally solicit individuals for unrestricted annual support of the Marist Fund, focusing travel in the tri-state area. Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 3-5 years of fundraising or related experience required. Ability and commitment to travel and attend evening and weekend events as required.
Assistant Director of Alumni Relations
Assist the Executive Director of Alumni Relations with developing and implementing a comprehensive engagement strategy and program for more than 42,000 Marist alumni that supports the Office of College Advancement's fundraising goals, and closely aligns to with the College's strategic plan. Through targeted communication, outreach, events, and volunteer management, s/he will focus on enhancing alumni loyalty and pride, and the development of a life-long relationship with the Marist Community. Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 3-5 years of relevant experience required. Extensive travel required.
Director of Advancement Services
Provide leadership and oversight for all major operational areas within the Office of College Advancement with primary emphasis on: database administration; fiscal administration; advancement research; and donor relations and stewardship. Oversee the processing of all charitable gifts to the College and ensure the accuracy of financial reports and data. Maintain the College’s Advancement administrative database (Banner), advance the functionality and use of the system, and ensure adherence to data standards. Manage the Advancement Services team in the following functional areas: Gift/Data Processing, Development Research, Stewardship and Donor Relations, Database Administration/Reporting, and Online Services. Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a minimum of 8-10 years of experience required. Supervisory experience required along with advance knowledge of Banner and Microsoft Word.
Located on the river in the historic Hudson River Valley and at its Florence, Italy branch campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist is consistently recognized for excellence in various publications including The Princeton Review’s “Colleges That Create Futures” and The Best 381 Colleges, U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges (9th in Best Regional University/North),and Kiplinger’s Best College Values. Though now independent, Marist remains committed to the ideals handed down from its founders, the Marist Brothers: excellence in education, a sense of community, and a commitment to service. Marist educates approximately 4,900 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,400 adult and graduate students in 47 undergraduate majors and 14 graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees.
Marist College is strongly committed to the principle of diversity and is especially interested in receiving applications from members of ethnic and racial minority groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and persons from other under-represented groups.
Marist is dedicated to helping students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century. The College fulfills its mission by pursuing three ideals: excellence in education, a sense of community, and a commitment to service. These ideals were handed down to us by the Marist Brothers who founded the Col...lege. Now an independent institution governed by a lay board of trustees, Marist continues to embrace the three ideals as an integral part of the College mission.