Associate Director, Graduate Alumni Relations

Princeton, NJ
Feb 01, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Princeton University

Office of Alumni Affairs - 53700  

Position Summary
Reporting to the Senior Associate Director for Graduate Alumni Relations, the Associate Director for Graduate Alumni Relations is an integral member of a three person team responsible for managing and implementing the University's graduate alumni relations effort. The Associate Director participates in initiatives to encourage and foster graduate alumni engagement and participation, including events and volunteer roles. This position is responsible for the planning and implementation of events, programs and projects that connect graduate alumni with each other and the University.
Working with academic departmental leadership, the Associate Director will have specific responsibility for developing and implementing programs, initiatives and communications designed to engage graduate alumni through their field of study or academic affiliation.
The Associate Director will assist other members of the graduate alumni relations team in carrying out their responsibilities and will help support Office of Alumni Affairs events that require participation from all members of the staff.
As a member of the Office of Alumni Affairs, the Associate Director for Graduate Alumni Relations will be required to assist with and attend "all-hands" Alumni Association events, including Alumni Day, Reunions, three annual Executive Committee meetings, and on-campus events/conferences and volunteer leadership assemblies. The Associate Director will also assist with and attend graduate alumni-specific events including three annual APGA Board meetings, various regional departmental receptions and dinners and regional gatherings hosted by the Dean of the Graduate School. Evening and weekend work is required. As a part of the Office of Alumni Affairs, the Associate Director will have the opportunity to participate in staffing international travel through the Alumni Association's Princeton Journeys travel/study program on an as-needed and as-available basis.  

Essential Qualifications
- Bachelor's degree
- 6-8 years of professional experience
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Experience with strategic planning, project management, and events management
- Demonstrated effectiveness in working with diverse individuals in a team-oriented environment
- Strong skills in organization, setting goals and priorities, balancing multiple priorities simultaneously, attention to detail, and problem solving
- Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills to work with alumni volunteers and colleagues throughout the Princeton campus
- Good judgement and discretion at all times and the ability to keep confidential all data related to Princeton and its alumni
- Strong technical skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office suite as well as database management systems
- A willingness to travel extensively and the ability to work nights and weekends to participate in committee meetings and other alumni events, programs, and activities

The final candidate will be required to complete a background check successfully.  

Preferred Qualifications
-Experience in higher education and/or not-for-profit organizations, alumni relations efforts and/or volunteer management
-Familiar with the graduate school experience
-Marketing and events experience  

Directory Title
Job Function
Administrative or Professional  
ADM 070  
Standard Hours
Not Applicable  
Full Time  
Actual Hours per Week, if casual hourly
Pay Rate, if Casual Hourly
Work Schedule, if other than standard hours
Eligible for Overtime
Benefits Eligible
Union Code
Not Applicable  
Education Required
Bachelor's Degree  
Application Deadline
Open Until Filled or See Position Summary.
Instructions for Applying
Documents which can be associated with this posting
Cover Letter  
Proposed Start Date
End Date, if a Term Appointment
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EEO Statement
Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW  


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