Director, Alumni Relations

New York, NY
May 11, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
The Gallatin School of Individualized Study provides a distinctive liberal arts education for a diverse student body. Our faculty foster passionate intellectual commitments from learners and prepare them for a world in which managing knowledge is key to success. Guided by the philosophy that self-directed learning is the key goal, the faculty seek to cultivate an environment conducive to intellectual exploration across traditional academic disciplines, and they insist on active student engagement in developing the direction of their own education. Our highly specialized and deeply engaged advisers guide students in their intellectual explorations toward an interdisciplinary approach to problem solving.

The Director of Alumni Relations will cultivate and steward relationships with alumni, students, donors and the Dean's Council. Design, plan and execute alumni events, programs and activities to enhance School's reputation and alumni engagement and giving, providing tangible benefits to alumni and developing support for current students. Oversee outreach, cultivation, fundraising, database management, and creation of newsletters for alumni.

Required Education:
Bachelor's degree

Preferred Education:
Advanced degree preferred.

Required Experience:
Min 7 years' increasingly responsible experience in alumni and/or public relations or equivalent combination. Must include experience with staff supervision and managing budget.

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Excellent interpersonal, organizational and problem solving skills. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to work with individuals at all levels. Ability to make decisions under pressure. Strong attention to detail. Ability to cultivate and solicit donations. Knowledge of word-processing, spreadsheet, and database applications. A willingness to travel is a must.

EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity


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