Director of Alumni Career Programs and Young Alumni Engagement
Salary: $48,800 - $72,500
Title: Director of Alumni Career Programs and Young Alumni Engagement
Category: Management and Professional
Department: Alumni & Constituent Rel.
Date Posted: 05/30/2017
Position Information: The Director of Alumni Career Programs and Young Alumni Engagement will conceptualize, plan and implement programming to build a career resources network dedicated to new and recent alumni, as well as alumni in career transition. The director will design and implement programs and events that provide career advice and mentoring, internship opportunities, online resources and will identify existing career resources available for UCR alumni. He/she will establish and maintain strong relationships with volunteers, donors, alumni, and parents, the UCR Career Center, campus schools and colleges, and University Extension to further enhance programing efforts. He/she must work independently as well as collaboratively while achieving defined goals. Additionally, the incumbent will manage programming for young alumni engagement and oversee alumni networks, assisting chapters and clubs to coordinate professional and social activities to engage alumni. Other responsibilities include participating on committees; budget and financial administration; developing marketing and promotional strategies; and providing advice and counsel in areas relating to career programs and services. Cover letter required.
Minimum Requirements: Strong knowledge of career development theories, adult development theory, counseling process, career coaching techniques, career decision making, learning styles, and job search techniques.
Ability to work with people from diverse cultures.
Strong presentation and public speaking skills. Demonstrated ability to conduct training to different audiences including alumni, students, staff and volunteers.
Knowledge of marketing best practices including direct mail, email, and social media. Skill in use of statistical tools and surveys.
Resourcefulness in finding appropriate solutions to problems and initiative in presenting alternatives and implementing solutions to ensure effective change. Ability to anticipate problems and take necessary action to eliminate or mitigate potential negative effects.
Experience managing events. Strong organizational and time management skills, attention to detail and ability to follow through and meet deadlines.
Ability to be flexible in working independently as well as collaboratively with University Advancement colleagues, faculty, staff, students and volunteers to achieve defined goals.
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact diplomatically with diverse personalities and to exercise judgment and tact in interaction with alumni leaders, donors, parents and various internal/external constituencies.
Exceptional written and verbal communication skills to present information clearly and logically.
Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of UC programs, career services, employer, alumni, and faculty needs and expectations, recruiting and staffing methods, and employment trends.
Ability to design and modify computer applications to meet program needs, problem identification, presentation skills, verbal communication, written communication, and organization skills.
Thorough knowledge of needs assessment theory, processes, and practice; workshop and program design.
Demonstrated ability to create and implement innovative programs to address career development needs of recent graduates and alumni in career transition.
Familiarity with LinkedIn and other career-related online networking tools. .
Experience with Raisers Edge or alumni/donor databases.
Knowledge of UCR University Advancement and alumni organization structure, policies, and procedures.
Additional Information: In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities'air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.
UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.
- Washington Monthly (August 2016) ranked UC Riverside 12th in the nation in its annual University and College Survey. \
- Education Trust placed UC Riverside 9th in the nation for closing the graduation gap between black and white students by 1.7 percentage points.
- In QS World University Rankings 2016/2017, UC Riverside's Department of Philosophy is #1 in the world for the frequency with which published papers are cited by other philosophers.
- U.S. News and World Report Survey (September 2016) ranked UC Riverside 118th overall; earns "Great Schools, Great Prices."
- Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2016) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 to 200 institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities."
- U.S. News and World Report's Best Graduate Schools (2016) including:
- Graduate School of Education - 62nd among ranked schools
- Bourns College of Engineering - 71st among ranked schools
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