Director of Advancement Services

Posted on 01/18/2018

Marist College

Poughkeepsie, NY

The Marist College Advancement Office seeks a Director of Advancement Services to provide leadership and oversight for all major operational areas with a primary emphasis on: database administration; fiscal administration; advancement research; and donor relations and stewardship. This position will oversee the processing of all charitable gifts to the College and ensure the accuracy of financial reports and data. S/he will maintain the College’s Advancement administrative database (Banner), advance the functionality and use of the system, and ensure adherence to data standards. The Director will also 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 or related discipline required, along with 8-10 years of experience, preferably in a higher education setting. Strong leadership and managerial skills required, along with high-level interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills. An ability to analyze data, problem solve in a fast-paced environment, and effectively harness and leverage technology is essential. Must be an energetic, self-directed team player, committed to the mission of Marist College. Occasional travel, evening, holiday and weekend work required. Valid drivers license also required.

About Marist

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 by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures & The Best 380 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (9th Best Regional University/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. 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.


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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.


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