Primary Role

The Assistant/Associate Director of Parent and Affinity Programs is the principal operating manager for the parent and affinity program. Primary responsibilities are the development of parent volunteers, management and growth of the college’s affinity groups, support of the Parent’s Council and collaboration with the Enrollment, Career Services and Student Services offices at Juniata, helping to create volunteer opportunities. This position works very closely with parents, alumni, Juniata students, faculty, staff and members of the outside community.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities

  • Leads in the development of a campus-wide culture where parents are considered a vital part of the Juniata family, allowing them to form relationships with the college. Maintains an expanding knowledge of parent constituents, their attitudes toward and involvement with Juniata, and their potential to serve and support the college as volunteers.
  • Identifies and grows new/existing affinity groups consistent with college’s strategic goals and oversees the fund raising activities of those groups.
  • Works in collaboration with the college’s enrollment office and the Juniata Admissions Ambassadors to identify and engage interested parents to be trained for eventual recruiting tasks and in collaboration with the Career Services Office to involve parents in the career networking process, including involvement in the Juniata Career Team (JCT), participation in the annual job shadow program and career networking days/nights.
  • Collaborates with the development team to actively develop and manage a portfolio of parent volunteer and donor prospects, taking responsibility for their cultivation and increased association with Juniata.

Supervision Required/Given

Reports to the Executive Director of Constituent Relations. May supervise student employees and interns.

Position Qualifications

  • BS/BA is required. An advanced degree is desirable.
  • The ability to demonstrate work or volunteer experience in event planning and management, customer service and volunteer management preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal, planning, organizational, and communication skills.
  • A working knowledge of computer programs and database management.
  • Ability to work independently within a broad strategic framework and institutional priorities.
  • Must work cooperatively and collaboratively with numerous and diverse individuals and groups.
  • Willingness to travel and work non-traditional hours.