Assistant Director of the Annual Fund
Office of Annual Giving
Division of Advancement


The Assistant Director assumes primary responsibility for developing and maintaining a comprehensive program focused on young alumni and alumnae giving to the Annual Fund, as well as student philanthropy initiatives. Specifically, the Assistant Director focuses on young alum participation initiatives, a young alum leadership giving program, and the management of young alumni and alumnae volunteer base. Additionally, the Assistant Director will recruit, manage, and support a corps of student volunteers. Under the supervision of the Director of the Annual Fund, he/she is responsible for achieving highly quantifiable, measurable goals within the overall mission of the Annual Fund.


  • Manage the fundraising efforts for the ten youngest alumni and alumnae classes, including the 5th and 10th Reunions.
  • Organize and execute with non-reunion and reunion class agents, two (2) class-based solicitations and two (2) classmate calling sessions each fund year.
  • Execute a successful young alum leadership giving program.
  • Research, develop and execute Young Alum Summit or other young alum cultivation events.
  • Lead the development and execution of a comprehensive and ambitious educational marketing program for the Annual Fund geared toward undergraduates.
  • Develop and execute an effective Senior Gift campaign (The Stewardson Society).
  • Assist the Director of the Annual Fund in developing print and web materials to support the Annual Fund.
  • Represent the Colleges and the Division of Advancement on campus and in public in a professional, knowledgeable way.
  • Holds his/her own prospect pool and has annual goals for visitation and outcomes.
  • Assumes other duties as directed.


Bachelor's degree and at least three years of fundraising and/or higher educational experience with strong organizational skills and ability to work with and motivate volunteers for fundraising initiatives is desired. The successful candidate should possess excellent oral and listening communications skills, and have the capacity to communicate persuasively in writing.


This is a full-time, 12-month, benefits-eligible administrative salaried (exempt) position. Normal hours of work are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. during the academic year with a possible shortened workweek during the scheduled summer hours. Some weekend and evening hours may be necessary. This position description is not all-inclusive, as other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned.


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume and the names with contact information for three references to:

Office of Human Resources
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
337 Pulteney Street
Geneva, NY 14456

Or by email to: ferran@hws.edu


Hobart and William Smith Colleges are committed to attracting and supporting faculty and staff that fully represent the racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the nation and actively seek applications from under-represented groups. The Colleges do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or any other protected status.

Founded as Hobart College for men and William Smith College for women, Hobart and William Smith Colleges today are a highly selective residential liberal arts institution with a single administration, faculty and curriculum but separate dean’s offices, student governments, athletic programs and traditions.  The Colleges are located in a small diverse city in the Finger Lakes region of New York State.  With an enrollment of approximately 2,000, the Colleges offer 62 different majors and minors from which students choose two areas of concentration, one of which must be an interdisciplinary program.  Creative and extensive programs of international study and public service are also at the core of the Colleges’ mission.