Associate Director- Alumni Relations
Requisition Number: STFR000728
Division/College: University Advancement
FT/PT: Full Time
The Associate Director of Alumni Relations for College Outreach and Educational Programming, reports to the Director of Finance and Operations. The Associate Director plays an integral team role in planning, coordinating, and producing the alumni programming and events for the university’s individual colleges. Additionally the Associate Director will be responsible for all aspects of educational and networking programs and for managing the partnerships of OAR as part of an overall strategic plan to develop a stronger regional and international alumni community. Outreach and educational programming includes, but is not limited to, faculty lectures, entrepreneurial discussions, professional networking events, yield receptions, freshmen sendoffs, and travel programs.
As a primary point of contact for alumni, the Associate Director will focus on (1) cultivating, training, and retaining a network of volunteers for various positions and leadership committees as well as developing effective collateral materials to guide and foster continued volunteer interaction and participation, (2) acting as a resource and a liaison for regional chapters and affiliation groups and their needs from diverse sources such as the Office of Alumni Relations, the University Advancement division, other university departments, vendors and other external entities, (3) developing and executing effective plans and timelines to establish, launch and sustain individual regional chapters and affiliation groups, (4) planning and producing successful regional, athletic, and admissions events from concept to post-mortem including, but not limited to, meetings, receptions, dinners, freshmen sendoffs, speaker’s series, and conferences within a given budget and in a fiscally responsible manner, (5) working in conjunction with the OAR team to develop and implement efficient and effective communication templates, content, and policies in order to maximize the department’s outreach to alumni.
The Associate Director must be able to represent the university and the OAR & TNF team in a professional, enthusiastic manner with a customer service and team focus. Public speaking ability is a key success factor for this position. Evening and weekend work required as needs dictate. Extensive domestic travel, some international travel, and a flexible schedule are required. Other duties as assigned including assisting at several general events throughout the year.
Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree a plus. A minimum of four to six (4-6) years of experience required in all aspects of planning and producing programming and events or in alumni relations; Experience working in higher education a plus; Expected to work with all colleges and corporate partnerships. Excellent event and volunteer management, organizational, communications (written and oral), interpersonal, public speaking, and computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite; Salesforce a plus); Detail oriented; High level of self-confidence and enthusiasm; Ability to be a self-starter; Strong customer service focus; Ability to interact professionally and diplomatically with alumni, volunteers, students, staff, faculty, vendors and external entities; And ability to work independently and in a team environment on several projects at a time.
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: Careers@Northeastern
Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.