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Advancement Division Post-Graduate Fellow

Apply now Job no: 492668
Work type: Exempt Staff
Location: Gambier, OH

Kenyon College seeks a candidate with experience or interest in working with underrepresented groups to join the Advancement team for a 2-year fellowship. As Kenyon College enjoys added diversity in our community of students, faculty and staff, our alumni and parent populations are also becoming increasingly diverse.  This offers an excellent opportunity for the Advancement Division to better understand and engage these important constituencies. The work will include assisting with an Alumni of Color Task Force to better engage our diverse populations, assisting with donor relations to share the impact of gifts in ways that resonate with donors, and participating in direct fundraising outreach and messaging.  It will also include a comprehensive introduction and immersion in the advancement profession working with each department within the division as outlined below.  

Alumni and Parent Engagement

Gift Processing and Records 

Annual Giving

Donor Relations and Stewardship

Major and Planned Gifts

Advancement Communications 

Parent and Family Giving

Prospect Research 

Our desire is to add diverse perspectives and talent to our team while also building a more diverse pipeline for the Advancement profession as a whole, with a particular emphasis on readiness to assume a permanent full-time position working with alumni and parents in a college or university Advancement Office at the conclusion of this fellowship.

The successful candidate will also take on special projects independently in consultation with members of the Leadership Team. Examples include analysis of alumni survey data, special stewardship initiatives, direct donor outreach, planning for virtual events, or development of a comprehensive plan for international alumni.

Additional professional development opportunities will be provided through associated global organizations like the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). 

The fellowship will also include educational opportunities with other divisions across campus, including finance and communications, for a deeper understanding of college operations. 

Kenyon College is a nationally prominent, private liberal arts college where academic excellence goes hand in hand with a strong sense of community and close relationships among students and professors.

Compensation and Benefits

Salaries at Kenyon are competitive and commensurate with experience. In addition to an attractive salary, Kenyon offers benefits for employees and their family members. Children of employees are eligible for 100% tuition waivers at Kenyon, and through the Great Lakes Colleges Association, children of employees are eligible for 85% tuition waivers at fifteen other of the nation's finest liberal arts colleges.

We also offer health and dental insurance, TIAA/CREF retirement (suspended for the 20-21 year), and many other benefits, including provisions for a spouse, families, and domestic partners. Details about benefits as well as conditions of employment are described more fully in our Staff Handbook.

Kenyon is a unique place to live and work. To discover why it should be your next home, click here.

Kenyon College is an equal opportunity employer and applications from members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged. It is the College's policy to evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical and/or mental disability, age, religion, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by institutional policy or state, local, or federal law. Kenyon College has a strong commitment to supporting diversity, equity and inclusion. Please visit our Diversity at Kenyon website.

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