Assistant Director of Alumni & Donor Relations for Career Programs

Grinnell, Iowa
Apr 10, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Responsibilities:  The Assistant Director of Alumni and Donor Relations for Career Programs will lead Grinnell College’s innovative efforts to develop and cultivate alumni volunteer opportunities designed to advance the career, civic, and personal development of Grinnell College students.  This position is responsible for planning and executing events and initiatives that are already part of the program, and to develop and facilitate, along with colleagues in Development and Alumni Relations and in the Center for Careers, Life, and Service, new opportunities for alumni and parent volunteers to engage with students. The Assistant Director serves as the liaison between faculty, staff, and students and alumni and parent volunteers in order to achieve programmatic objectives and support related College initiatives. The Assistant Director will serve as an integral team member of both the Office of Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) and the Center for Careers, Life, and Service (CLS) in enhancing overall alumni engagement with the College.

Qualifications:  Preferred applicants will possess 1-3 years of experience working with volunteer, alumni, or career programs. Strong candidates will have experience in event coordination and/or volunteer recruitment strategies, and will have excellent communication skills. Experience in higher education preferred, but not required. A bachelor’s degree is required, but a master’s degree is preferred.

This position does require a background check prior to employment.

Application Process:  Please submit applications online by visiting our application website at  Candidates must upload a cover letter, resume and three employment-related references.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Please contact the Office of Human Resources at (641) 269-4818 with questions.

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