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Advancement Officer, Sr.

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Work type: Full Time
Location: Troy, NY
Categories: Staff, Business, Accounting and Finance, Development and Fundraising

Who we are

For nearly 200 years, Rensselaer has been defining the scientific and technological advances of our world. Rensselaer serves over 7,600 undergraduate and graduate students from 49 states and 63 countries. Guided by the Rensselaer Plan 2024, Rensselaer seeks to transform the delivery of pedagogical innovations, and to be a transformative agent in the 21st century and beyond.

Job Summary

The Sr. Advancement Officer is responsible for developing and implementing programs and activities with alumni. This position is responsible for encouraging life-long involvement and engagement with the Office of Alumni Relations, Institute Advancement and Rensselaer. The senior advancement officer coordinates the overall strategy for regional and graduate alumni programs with schools and departments on campus and works closely with volunteers, graduate students, peers, and campus academic leaders. This position will manage all aspects of the program relating to the development of alumni/ae engagement and volunteer models, and the creation of specific goals to meet desired outcomes. This position will carry a portfolio of prospects at the annual giving level.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in related field
  • 5 or more years advancement or volunteer/constituent relations experience, preferably in an educational setting
  • Demonstrated fundraising experience
  • Valid driver’s license

Applicants must meet stated minimum education and experience requirements.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in Alumni Relations higher education, or event-planning preferably in an educational setting
  • Working knowledge of database management software and web-based communications tools

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Must be a self-starter and have the ability to plan and implement multiple programs and events with limited supervision.
  • Proficiency in office suite software (MS Office or equivalent)
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community
  • Ability to implement professional events on short deadline and deliver diverse and complex
  • Planning, organizing and effective time management skills
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and meet established goals and objectives
  • Ability to anticipate and solve problems
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Must possess confident, mature demeanor at all times


Business Hours with weekends or evenings occasionally required


Travel is a significant component of the position (greater than 25%)


Driving a personal vehicle for non-passenger use

Application instructions


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Job Posted Date

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

COVID-19 Pandemic Protocols

As Rensselaer welcomes undergraduate and graduate students back to campus for an in-person academic experience, all faculty and staff are expected to work onsite, with no remote work allowed.

In addition, Rensselaer requires all faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Requests for exemptions for medical or religious reasons will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

We welcome candidates who will bring diverse cultural, ethnic, national and international perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Race/Gender/Veterans/Disability Employer.




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