New York Seasonal Jobs

Job Information

SUNY Oneonta Assistant Director of the Fund for Oneonta in Oneonta, New York

Assistant Director of the Fund for Oneonta



Department:University Advancement

Locations:Oneonta, NY

Posted:Feb 8, 2024


Position ID:172472


Job Description:

SUNY Oneonta is seeking a dynamic and dedicated individual to join our team as theAssistant Director of the Fund for Oneonta. Our university boasts a vibrant community of over 75,000 alumni, and we are committed to fostering lasting connections between our graduates and their alma mater. We recognize the pivotal role our alumni play in shaping the University's future. The Division of University Advancement is the fundraising arm of SUNY Oneonta and the University at Oneonta Foundation, whose mission is to raise and administer gifts and grants to enhance the academic status of the University through endowment, scholarships, and institutional programs.

To learn more about the University or the Division, please visit

Duties include but not limited to:

  • Oversee all day-to-day operations of a multi-channel annual giving engagement center

  • Administer a cloud-based engagement platform to successfully manage a student Phonathon program, including phone, email, and text messaging

  • Recruit, hire, train, and supervise 30-35 student employees

  • Establish bi-weekly calling shift schedules

  • Serve as primary liaison with payroll office regarding all administrative and payroll issues for Phonathon employees.

  • Develop and implement a campus-wide student giving and philanthropy program.

  • Assist with various Fund for Oneonta fundraising programs, including young alumni and parent giving and micro-campaigns.

Position requires working 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM Monday through Friday during the academic year, and 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM when the Phonathon program is not in session.

Salary:$53,151 - $55,000. Information on SUNY's comprehensive benefits offerings can be found at


Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree.

  • Professional experience in Annual Giving or a related field.

  • Professional supervisory experience.


  • Experience utilizing VanillaSoft software or similar sales engagement platform.

  • Experience interviewing, hiring, and training employees.

  • Experience evaluating and analyzing data.

  • Demonstrated excellent written communication and presentation skills.

  • Experience working with and serving diverse populations

Additional Information:

SUNY Oneonta enrolls about 5,500 students who pursue bachelor's or master's degrees or certificates in one of 70-plus academic programs. Known as an exemplary residential campus that values inclusion, service and sustainability, SUNY Oneonta is a nurturing community where students grow intellectually, thrive socially, and live purposefully.

The university is located in the City of Oneonta, nestled in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains about a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston, and Philadelphia. With a population just shy of 14,000, Oneonta is one of the 20 Most Picturesque Small Towns in America, according to Microsoft News. The natural beauty of the region is breathtaking year-round. Each season offers outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, boating, swimming, and skiing. Employees give SUNY Oneonta high marks for work/life balance, management, and culture. The university's rating is 4.4, with one recent review noting that the people are what make SUNY Oneonta so special.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the NYS Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email

SUNY Oneonta values a diverse university community. Please visit our website on diversity at: Moreover, the University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply."At SUNY Oneonta, we believe that diversity is an asset and a source of strength that energizes our collective growth and innovation." - President Alberto Cardelle.

Application Instructions:

To apply online go to: Please upload a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three professional references (required).

For other employment and regional opportunities, please visit our website at: