Human Resources

Assistant Director of Alumni Relations

Department

Advancement

Overview

Reporting to Director of Alumni Relations, the Assistant Director of Alumni Relations is responsible for conceptualizing and implementing a comprehensive engagement program designed to provide meaningful opportunities for volunteerism, service, professional development, and events and programs for alumni.

Responsibilities

  • Serves as a key professional for a variety of program areas in alumni relations including, but not limited to – student engagement, alumni volunteer council management, and alumni event planning and execution.
  • Develops and manages an engagement strategy for the Ursinus College Alumni Council, which strategically programs, in partnership with the office of advancement, areas for concentrated alumni engagement efforts. These strategies include recruitment, training, and managing volunteers, developing and maintaining a calendar of engagement events, cultivating volunteer leadership and creating a robust stewardship program for all alumni volunteers.
  • Assist Director of Alumni Relations with reunion planning.
  • Explores, benchmarks, and pilots a virtual affinity programming model. Cultivates and creates safe spaces for alumni to connect around topics and issues of shared interest, and engage with one another and the college.
  • Develops and manages an engagement strategy with the Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow (STAT) organization, which programs for students to develop lifelong connections to the college through the education and awareness of Ursinus history, traditions, engagement, service and philanthropy. These strategies may include training students to volunteer for advancement programs and events, developing a sense of philanthropy during matriculation, and helping to launch them (along with all other graduating seniors) into their roles as engaged young alumni.
  • Assists the Alumni Relations and College Events team as needed in producing, planning and executing a full cycle of programs and events that support the mission of the college.

Work Environment:

  • Ability to sit for long periods at personal computer performing related functions
  • Occasional travel to for conferences, to meet with vendors or to staff college events
  • Ability to work evenings and/or weekends as necessary

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Minimum of 2 - 4 years of experience in higher education or related experience or development field.
  • Excellent oral and written communication, organization and interpersonal skills are necessary. Superior editorial skills, mature judgment and attention to detail required.
  • Substantial track record of successful volunteer management required.
  • Must have experience working with multiple projects simultaneously and be able to work independently.
  • Must have extensive events management experience, and uncompromising customer service orientation
  • Ability to exercise diplomacy, discretion and collaboration.
  • Position requires evening/weekend and travel assignments.
  • Sophisticated understanding of social media technologies and strong comfort level in using and applying these tools in a strategic, integrated fashion.
  • Strong commitment to the values of a progressive liberal arts college and the ability to champion them.

Departmental Accountabilities:

  • Works collaboratively with colleagues and team members in the Advancement Office and throughout the college. Participates in Advancement Office meetings and other key college staff meetings.
  • Possesses knowledge and experience with computer programs that support the Advancement Department including Microsoft Office programs and Raiser’s Edge.

Anticipated Start Date

July 2021

Application

Interested candidates should apply here. Once you create an applicant account, you will be prompted to upload your cover letter, resume, and a list with contact information for three references to the applicant database.

Ursinus is an AA/EO employer. Ursinus College does not discriminate on grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, disability, or other classification protected by applicable law in the administration of any of its educational programs or activities or with respect to employment.