Program Assistant, Alumni Engagement

Ewing, New Jersey
Jul 10, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The College of New Jersey is seeking candidates for a full-time, 12-month Program Assistant position in the Division of College Advancement. Reporting to the Executive Director of Alumni Engagement, the Program Assistant will be part of a dynamic team responsible for coordinating, cultivating, and supporting alumni engagement. Key responsibilities include coordination of alumni communication; management of web content, social media and the alumni online community; planning and execution of events; and helping to support the Alumni Association.

The Program Assistant will regularly communicate the initiatives of the College to alumni, alumni leaders and volunteers, and will be required to develop and implement strategies that enhance social media as a tool to increase alumni outreach.

The Program Assistant will be directly involved in the planning, promotion and execution of alumni programs and events, including Alumni/Reunion Weekend in the spring and Homecoming in the fall. S/he will manage Net Community, online registration, email queries, event banners, and assist in providing reports on program effectiveness.

The Program Assistant will serve as the conduit between the Alumni Engagement Office and The Office of Communication, Marketing and Branding Management. S/he will work closely with young alumni, diverse alumni, and the Alumni Association and Chapters as well as Regional Networks.


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited College or University. Applicants who do not possess the required education may substitute experience on a year for year basis. Applicants who possess an Associate's degree may substitute two years of position related experience for the remaining two years of education

  • The successful candidate will possess a demonstrated knowledge in computers, the internet and database management.

  • Experienced program planning skills, excellent oral and written skills, and the ability to work efficiently in a team environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two years' experience with interactive online communications, and alumni, volunteer or related experience in higher education development office

  • Demonstrated experience with Raiser's Edge, project management or project coordination

  • Demonstrated experience with Office software, database, and office management

The College offers a generous benefits package that includes health, dental, vision and prescription plans as well as pension, paid leave time and tuition savings programs. Some travel and both evening and weekend work required. This position carries the state title Program Assistant. The position is aligned American Federation of Teachers (AFT) bargaining unit. The starting salary for this position is Range U17 Step 1, $42,369.03.

Contact Information:

Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume, and the names and contact of 3 professional references. Resumes will be considered through August 1, 2017. Submissions received after that date will only be considered if a suitable candidate has not been identified. Applicants will be required to complete an Application for Employment upon receipt of resume. Final offer of employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation.

Under a new residency bill signed into law by Governor Chris Christie, any individual hired on, or after September 1, 2011, will be required to establish a principal residence in New Jersey unless their position is exempt. New employees will have a full 365 days to establish such residence, from the effective date of hire. Any new employee who believes that they have a critical need to live outside of New Jersey, or that a move to a permanent residence within the state would constitute a hardship, may request an exemption from the provisions of the law by appealing to a five-member committee to be established by the State for the purpose of hearing such appeals.

Founded in 1855, TCNJ is a highly selective institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. Emphasizing a residential experience for its nearly 6,000 undergraduates, TCNJ is one of Barron's 75 "Most Competitive" American colleges, and U.S. News & World Report's No. 1 public institution of its kind in the northern region of the country. The College also offers focused graduate programs in Nursing, Education and English. TCNJ was awarded, in 2006, a Phi Beta Kappa chapter-an honor shared by less than 10 percent of colleges and universities nationally.

To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and strongly encourages women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.

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