Assistant Director, Regional Programs

Wellesley, MA
Apr 13, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
The Assistant Director is responsible for working closely with numerous constituencies to enhance Babson's relationship with its 40,000+ alumni through an integrated strategy that relies heavily on volunteer recruitment and management as well as cross-campus collaborations. Works with alumni clubs around the world to develop programs and keep channels of communication open between the College and volunteers. He/She will serve as the primary liaison between assigned regional alumni clubs and on-campus resources. The Assistant Director will work to foster the regions' success by cultivating meaningful relationships between the College and alumni volunteers. Specifically responsible for working with volunteers to develop initiatives which will strengthen alumni connections to the College; connecting and working collaboratively with different College offices, faculty, staff, and student groups to bring alumni opportunities for engagement with current students and that support student recruitment and job placement. Collaborate with AFN colleagues to support special interest affinity, career and corporate affinity events in regions globally.

Key Responsibilities:
• Manage multiple global alumni clubs, volunteer management, and programming associated with the regions.
• Develop and communicate volunteer and leadership opportunities to alumni and friends network.
• Identify and cultivate alumni leadership volunteers for regional alumni club groups that align with departmental and institutional strategy.
• Support, evaluate and, if appropriate, develop, regional alumni clubs that are College driven in mission, alumni supported in interest and leadership, and staff supported in activity. Seek opportunities to connect current students to alumni network through curricular and co-curricular events and programs.
• Answer all alumni communication including requests and questions, manage and input data (via advancement services), contribute to data analysis, and track activities.
• Work with alumni volunteers on club/network programs and initiatives. Oversee event logistics coordination with the Events Management Office.
• Coordinate and contribute to post-event communication and reporting.
• Work collaboratively with Development Office to identify prospective donors and develop plans for cultivation and solicitation of alumni and parents.
• Work collaboratively with Advancement Services to maintain and update the alumni, parent, and friends of the College databases. Coordinates travel with faculty, staff, and departments and connects them with/or creates appropriate events.
• Responsible for robust communications that include continually updated websites and events calendars for affinity programs.
• Champion and provide methods to engage alumni network in campus events and programs.
• Assume additional responsibilities as required.Education Requirements:
Minimum Level of Education Required Bachelor's Degree
Position Knowledge/Skills & Abilities Requirements:
• At least 3-5 years of experience in a related field; experience in volunteer relationship management preferred.
• Understands and implements the strategic initiatives of the College.
• Must have strong volunteer management skills.
• Shows global competency, genuine interest in cultural explorations and a willingness to engage in active learning that enhances professional development and competencies.
• Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills, and must be able to build relationships with a wide variety of individuals across many different cultures and levels.
• Strong computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint) as well as ability to work with the College's website in terms of updating and development.
• Ability to work collaboratively with governance members, students, faculty, staff, and individuals from different cultures.
• Ability to work independently and juggle multiple priorities.
• Ability to facilitate introductions for Development Officers to new prospects, discovered through research or personal connections as well as to speak to fundraising priorities.
• Strong interest in volunteerism and ability to translate that to others.
• Envisions and proposes new methods to perform tasks that support ET&A; takes thoughtful risks; and accepts new and ongoing initiatives, objectives, and solutions to gain sought-after results.
• Anticipates and embraces change; demonstrates willingness to achieve, acquire, and utilize new skills and challenging tasks; and is flexible in changing conditions.
Working Conditions:
• Must have had a valid unrestricted U.S. Driver's License for one year, and maintain throughout employment an insurable (as determined by the College's insurer's criteria) or a satisfactory driving record; must successfully complete and pass the College's vehicle training program within the first 60 days of employment; annual or more frequent review of employee's driving record based on the College insurer's criteria; and safety training as required by management.
• Travel is required both domestically and internationally.
• Must be able to work some weekends and evenings.

Additional Required Skills and Abilities:
• Preference for those with multiple language proficiency and international travel experience.

Interested candidates should apply via our website

We are an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic. The EEO is the Law poster is available here. Babson College is committed to enhancing diversity and inclusion across all levels of the College. Candidates who believe they can contribute to this value are strongly encouraged to apply


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