Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement, (ASD,4)-AFT

Glassboro, New Jersey
Jun 29, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Rowan University is a public comprehensive state-designated research institution with approximately 17,300 students. Its main campus is located in Glassboro, N.J., 20 miles southeast of Philadelphia, with additional campuses in Camden and Stratford. The University comprises seven colleges and five schools: the William G. Rohrer College of Business; the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering; the Colleges of Communication and Creative Arts, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science and Mathematics; the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University; the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine; the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; the School of Health Professions; and the School of Earth and Environment. Rowan is one of two public universities in the country to offer M.D. and D.O. medical degree programs. The institution is also home to the South Jersey Technology Park, which fosters the translation of applied research into commercial products and processes. Rowan has been recognized as one of the top 100 public universities in the nation and is ranked third among public institutions in the North by U.S. News & World Report.

Rowan University’s Office of Alumni Engagement seeks a dynamic individual to serve as Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement. Under the leadership of the Director of Alumni Engagement, the Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement is responsible for developing and managing initiatives that support the goal of fostering and strengthening ties between the institution and more than 87,000 alumni.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have experience in alumni engagement or student life programming and will demonstrate initiative, attention to detail and excellent interpersonal & communication skills.
  • Work directly with University Advancement leadership to establish and manage productive relationships with alumni.
  • Participate in planning, coordinating and implementing alumni programs and events.
  • Recruit, train, support and manage volunteers in a variety of engagement opportunities, such as reunion committees, regional clubs, and shared interest groups.
  • Develop and manage initiatives that maintain and strengthen ties to young alumni and students.
  • Manage the Office of Alumni Engagement’s online networking platform, Brazen; including the marketing and execution of monthly online networking events, workshops, and mock interviews.
  • Partner with colleges and departments throughout campus to develop events and outreach targeted to specific constituent groups.
  • Share responsibility for management of the Office of Alumni Engagement’s social media presence, specifically through Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn campaigns.
  • Serve as manager of the Office of Alumni Engagement’s social media ambassadors (SMA) program.
  • Assist with the coordination of other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s degree required from an accredited institution.
  • One (1) year of professional experience in event planning & programming or volunteer management after college graduation, preferably in an academic or non-profit environment.
  • Effective time management skills and ability to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to work some nights and weekends and travel to off-campus locations.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite programs.


  • Master’s degree in Higher Education, Student Personnel Services, or other related field.
  • Experience with iModules or similar email marketing and/or event management software.

Rowan University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.

All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations.