Alumni Programs Assistant Director, Associate Director of Alumni Relations and Engagement

East Lansing, MI
Mar 16, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Michigan State University has been working to advance the common good with uncommon will for more than 150 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU focuses its vast resources and collaborative power on creating solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges, while providing life-changing opportunities to a vibrant and diverse community of students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists and leaders.

Posting Number: 5042

Internal Posting Date: 03-01-2017

Internal Closing Date: 03-07-2017

External Closing Date: 03-28-2017

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Job Title: Alumni Programs Assistant Director

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Major Administrative Unit/College: Eli Broad College of Business

Primary Department: 10008118 ELI BROAD COLLEGE OF BUSINESS DEAN

Position Employee Group: Professionals-AP

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Employment %: 100

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time

Work Hours: Non-Standard

Varied Work Hours (if applicable): Standard work hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with some evenings and weekends required.

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Faculty: Salary Range Support Staff: Pay Minimum Salary Negotiable

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Pay Grade Level: 14

Position Summary: Reporting to the Senior Director of Development, and working in a high volume, high complexity organizational setting, the Associate Director of Alumni Relations and Engagement will oversee the university's alumni engagement efforts for the Broad College of Business, keeping in mind the 'advancement' potential for alumni. The Associate Director will be responsible for developing a strategic framework for engagement and discovery of different alumni groups in key markets under the guidance of Broad Advancement leadership, and in collaboration with development and department colleagues, as well as units across campus. The Associate Director will develop the strategies and programs necessary to ensure high return on alumni engagement and investment of university resources by providing analysis and recommendations to the decision-makers on prioritization of alumni markets and engagement, with a focus on fundraising potential. The Associate Director of Alumni Relations and Engagement will be responsible for establishing and building relationships with a wide range of alumni, locally, regionally, nationally and internationally, to advance the goals of the Broad College of Business and Michigan State University. Perform other duties as needed.

Faculty: Minimum Qualifications Support Staff: Minimum Requirements Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in Education, Communications, Public Relations, Advertising or Marketing; three to five years of related progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in public relations, marketing and/or in planning and coordinating educational and other alumni programs; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

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Desired Qualifications: Experience planning, coordinating and directing alumni and/or fundraising programs and/or event activities, knowledge of the key issues facing public higher education, particularly as they impact a public research university. Familiarity with 'Moves Management' or experience in higher education fundraising.
The ideal candidate will have excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as strong interpersonal skills and organizational abilities. They will have exceptional work ethic, extensive experience in collaboration, and demonstrated success in working with high volume of constituents in key markets.

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Required Applicant Documents: Resume/CV
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Optional Applicant Documents: Other Document

Number of Reference Letters Required: See Special Instructions

Special Instructions to Applicants: Some evening and weekend work hours are required. This position requires frequent travel. Must have a valid driver's license.

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MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.


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