Primary Role

The Assistant/Associate Director of Alumni Relations is the lead facilitator of alumni involvement in the life of the College through regional and affinity programs. As such, the Assistant/Associate Director develops and annually implements a strategic program focused on increasing the quality and outcomes of regional events and affinity programs for alumni. The Assistant/Associate Director promotes development of volunteer roles and support structures that encourage alumni to volunteer in progressively more complex and useful roles. The Assistant/Associate Director works in concert with colleagues in the offices of Alumni Relations, Development, Enrollment, Career Services, faculty, the Alumni Council, individual constituents, regional and affinity leaders, and other College offices and staff to achieve the strategic objectives of the College.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plans, organizes, develops and implements outcomes-based strategies to increase active participation in regional clubs and affinity programs by developing volunteer leaders and encouraging membership to provide and develop a mutually beneficial network for the alumni, students and College.
  • Assists and guides regional and affinity leaders in designing, planning, promoting and implementing activities to assure overall event success and, to the greatest extent possible, utilizes volunteers to achieve program development and event/activity management.
  • Identifies and grows new/existing regional clubs and affinity programs consistent with the College’s strategic goals and assists the Executive Director of Constituent Relations in managing the fund raising activities of friends’ affinity groups (Friends of the Library, Friends of the Field Station, Friends of the Museum, etc).
  • Manages the Alumni Web site, social media presence, and online community/directory.

Supervision Required/Given

Reports to the Director of Alumni Relations. Will supervise student employees.

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.