Assistant Director of Alumni and Employer Relations
|Job Description Summary||
The Assistant Director of Alumni and Employer Relations is a newly created position in the Center for Life’s Work. The Assistant Director also collaborates closely with Alumni Relations Program providing benefits, services, and opportunities for engagement with 33,000 alumni, while also supporting the campus community with continuous connection with our graduates and collaborative programming. The Assistant Director is responsible for strategy, leadership, and management around connecting and engaging alumni and employers with student career and professional development needs.
Under the oversight of the Executive Director and with a dotted line to the Director of Alumni Relations, the Assistant Director provides leadership to cultivate and strengthen communication with and between employers, students, alumni, faculty, development, foundations, and corporate relations and expands new employment opportunities, connections, and fundraising/revenue potential. The Assistant Director manages a comprehensive alumni and friends of the college career volunteer program; explores new options and fresh ideas to keep pace with emerging trends and technologies, and creates a deep sense of connection between the College and volunteers. Through development of key partnerships and relationships, the Assistant Director will engage volunteers as mentors and speakers, as well as expand opportunities in experiential learning and for pursuit of their post graduate plans. The Assistant Director will conduct outreach with personal attention and make increased use of technology and data, to foster greater collaboration and alumni engagement supporting key goals of student success, experiential learning, marketing and communications, enrollment management and fundraising.
Relationship Development –
Collaborate with key stakeholders to improve alumni data. Gather data on the success of alumni by increasing response rate to alumni surveys and “update your info” link on the alumni website. Improve the College’s overall Knowledge Rate by collecting data through social media searches and direct outreach, particularly to graduates of the last decade. Offer support for first destination and one-year out surveys and future initiatives. (5%)
Participate in ongoing professional development through conferences, webinars and involvement with professional organizations. (5%)
All other duties as assigned
|Required Education, Experience, Technology Applications and Skills||
Bachelor’s degree required in human resources, management, or a related field.
At least 3 years of experience in alumni professional development programs, or similar experience in education, non-profit management or a field or industry that emphasizes relationship building, networking, and overseeing both online and event-driven programming and communications.
Ability to work a flexible schedule including some nights and weekends as required. Must be able to travel occasionally on behalf of the College, to maintain a high level of visibility with our alumni population, and to participate regularly in alumni events and activities.
Be able to think strategically and creatively, and the ability to transform new ideas into executable and successful programs. Demonstrated the ability to collaborate and leverage initiatives and programs for multiple purposes.
Accuracy and attention to detail are essential.
Conversant with relevant technologies and their use in support of communicating and marketing career and alumni programs and managing and measuring results.
Exceptional organizational skills and be able to attend to and prioritize projects.
Ability to successfully manage interpersonal working relationships. As appropriate, collaborate with staff in other units and divisions to achieve the goals of the College.
Handles confidential information sensitively and appropriately.
Demonstrates commitment to working in a diverse workplace and to building a pluralistic community by promoting an increased understanding of individual differences and perspectives that will enable workforce cohesiveness.
High emphasis placed on professionalism, efficiency and a positive attitude.
|Preferred Education, Experience, Technology Applications and Skills||
Master’s degree in human resources, management, higher education/student affairs, or a related field strongly preferred.
5+ years of experience in alumni professional development programs, or similar experience in education, non-profit management or a field or industry that emphasizes relationship building, networking, and overseeing both online and event-driven programming and communications.
Position will have supervisory responsibilities for full or part-time staff, graduate assistants, and student workers.
This position requires candidates to sit for extended periods of time and has the potential to lift up to 20 lbs.
|Equipment to be used||
Microsoft Office, Colleague, career and alumni management systems, social media tools