Senior Associate Director, Graduate Alumni Relations

Princeton, NJ
Jul 04, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Requisition # 2017-7561
Department Adv-Office of Alumni Affairs
Category Alumni Relations and Development
Date Posted 7/3/2017
Full-Time / Part-Time Full-Time
Application Deadline ..


The Office of Alumni Affairs works to inform, inspire and involve Princeton's global community of 90,000 undergraduate and graduate alumni around the world in the life of the University for a lifetime of learning, enrichment and service.

Reporting to the Director, Alumni Engagement in the Office of Alumni Affairs, the Senior Associate Director for Graduate Alumni Relations oversees the management of the University's graduate alumni relations efforts.


The Senior Associate Director provides strategic direction to encourage and foster graduate alumni engagement and participation, recruit and train volunteer leaders, and oversees the planning and implementation of events, programs and projects in the regions and on campus that connect graduate alumni with the University and with each other. As a member of the Office of Alumni Affairs, the Senior Associate Director will be required to assist with and attend “all-hands” Alumni Association events, including Alumni Day, Reunions, three yearly Executive Committee meetings, and special on-campus events/conferences, and volunteer leadership assemblies.

In addition, this position supervises a Coordinator, Graduate Alumni Relations and Associate Director, Graduate Alumni Relations and may work on special projects as appropriate. This position also has a strong working relationship with the Dean of the graduate School. The Senior Associate Director will have the opportunity to participate in staffing travel through the Alumni Association's Princeton Journeys travel/study program on an as-needed and as-available basis.


This position requires strong skills in strategic planning, project management, organization, setting goals and priorities, multi-tasking, attention to detail, problem solving, exercising judgment and discretion, event management, motivating others, and both written and oral communication.

The successful candidate must demonstrate effectiveness in working with diverse individuals in a team-oriented environment, and possess the ability to strategically lead teams. In addition, the ideal candidate must possess excellent interpersonal and customer service skills, able to work effectively with both volunteers and with members of the Office of Alumni Affairs, the Graduate School, Development Office and other campus colleagues, including the academic departments, and a demonstrated ability to effectively manage relationships and engage alumni volunteers.

Exercising discretion at all times, this position requires a high degree of confidentiality with regards to data related to Princeton and its alumni.

Other requirements include a Bachelor's degree, 8 years + of management experience, and proficiency in MS Applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). Must be available to work nights and weekends and have an ability and willingness to travel.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in higher education, alumni relations and/or volunteer management is a plus
  • An advanced degree
  • Familiarity with Princeton University, its alumni, and its traditions

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

Salary Grade

ADM, 080

Standard Weekly Hours


Eligible for Overtime


Benefits Eligible


Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)


Physical Capacity Exam Required


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