Assistant Director of Alumni and Parent Relations

Oswego, New York
Mar 27, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Oswego Alumni Association, Inc., located at SUNY Oswego, invites applications for an Assistant Director of Alumni and Parent Relations. While this position is located on the campus of SUNY Oswego, this is an Oswego Alumni Association, Inc. position, NOT a New York State position.

Posting Date: March 23, 2017

Review Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Salary:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience.  In addition, the Oswego Alumni Association, Inc. offers an excellent benefit package.

Date of Appointment:  Immediate

Job Description: The Assistant Director of Alumni and Parent Relations is a member of the alumni relations team of the Division of Alumni and University Development. The award-winning alumni program coordinates events and activities to involve, engage and communicate with our diverse community of more than 85,000 proud Oswego alumni. The Assistant Director is responsible for the coordination of programs to inspire an already engaged alumni community, along with our diverse student population, through events and programs for current students and alumni, including the Senior Class and Future Alumni Network (student) programs. The Assistant Director will also coordinate the New York City Career Connections (alumni-student networking) program, coordinate all Torchlight Ceremonies, facilitate the Reunion planning for selected classes and affinity groups and assist with the overall Alumni Social Media program.

In addition, this position will be expected to display commitment to Alumni and Student programming, and possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of Alumni, students and colleagues.  Oswego values employees who bring exemplary abilities, skills and perspectives that strengthen our commitment to student success and lifelong learning.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Ability for some travel and nights and weekends programs
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Strong work ethic
  • Demonstrated team-building skills
  • Experience working with diverse constituencies
  • Attention to organizational planning and detail
  • Demonstrated ability to engage constituents and volunteer leadership skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1-2 years professional experience in alumni relations, student affairs, higher education, fundraising or public relations and marketing for other not-for-profit agencies similar in scope to the SUNY Oswego Alumni Association
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Demonstrated team-building skills and evidenced ability to work as a member of a team
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills
  • Successful experience in program development and event planning
  • Strong computer skills, working understanding of various social media platforms
  • Ability to work broadly and effectively with a diverse population of students and volunteers.

To Apply:  Submit a letter of application addressing qualifications, a copy of unofficial transcripts, resume and contact information for three professional references to:

If you have any questions about the position, please email:

Kimberly McGann, Search Committee Chair


Official transcripts are required prior to hiring.  Files must be complete to be considered.

Visa sponsorship not available for this position.

Although the position will be on campus at SUNY Oswego, the appointment will be made through the Oswego Alumni Association, Inc., an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students.  We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim, SUNY status, or criminal conviction.

Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to Kimberly McGann at 315-312-3003.

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