Program Coordinator for Student and Young Alumni Engagement

Note: This is a full-time (40 hours per week), probationary, exempt position

Organizational Description:

The Fresno State Alumni Association is dedicated to uniting and advancing the interests and traditions of alumni and friends of California State University, Fresno.


Reporting to the Director of Engagement for the Fresno State Alumni Association (FSAA), the Program Coordinator for Student and Young Alumni Engagement is responsible for the development and implementation of all alumni/student programs to significantly increase the outreach of the Alumni Association and University to alumni and students, including both on-campus and off-campus constituents. This includes, but is not limited to management of all student philanthropy programming, alumni chapter and club event management. Oversight of these areas includes preparing and managing of budgets, marketing, event planning and execution, and management of donor data. The Program Coordinator formulates, executes and evaluates program strategic goals and long-term planning. The position also represents the FSAA and/or University at on and off-campus meetings, conferences, events and seminars.

Position Summary:

  • Administer all FSAA student and young alumni engagement programs
  • Create and implement a student philanthropy program
  • Develop, administer and monitor the components of the FSAA budget related to student and young alumni engagement
  • Establish relationships and work collaboratively with appropriate representatives of the eight colleges and schools, athletics, student affairs, and other university staff to generate interest in the FSAA among current students, faculty and staff, and alumni
  • FSAA presence at and participation in campus-related events
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for all alumni chapter and club events
  • Facilitate the internal management of work with university staff to manage online registration and payment processing, graphic design, email and new media marketing, educate alumni leaders about on-campus policies and procedures, and ensure all post-event reporting is completed in the designated timeframe
  • Train and supervise student when working on student and young alumni engagement
  • Serve on related FSAA and University committees as assigned
  • Attend all FSAA Board of Directors meetings
  • Attend conferences and external professional meetings and events as necessary

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Thorough knowledge of web communication techniques, vehicles and formats
  • Working knowledge of marketing and research techniques and methods
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, including strong public speaking, listening and interpretive skills.
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills; strong project management, analytical, and budgeting skills
  • Demonstrated ability to keep abreast of events and subject matter expertise in relation to the Fresno State Alumni Association
  • Ability to:			
  • Identify and capitalize on opportunities that will promote the Fresno State Alumni Association
  • Provide lead work direction
  • Work collaboratively with various constituents and levels of authority
  • Effectively use web technology to achieve communication goals
  • Analyze and select pertinent facts and integrate them into communication vehicles
  • Apply market research to identify communication needs and target audiences
  • Ability and willingness to work some evenings and weekends, as well as travel on a periodic basis as required.
  • A history of regular attendance and positive performance evaluations
  • Education and Experience:

    • Bachelor's Degree in Communication, Management (emphasis in Marketing, Organizational Leadership, or related), Media and Communication Journalism, Recreation Administration or related field
    • One to two years of experience in event planning or donor relations, marketing in a non-profit organization, or comparable professional or volunteer experience
    • Demonstrated competency with computers, data systems and alumni/donor database management (while experience with Ellucian Advance Database is preferred, other donor database experience is also acceptable)

    Filing Deadline:

    July 20, 2017

    Application Procedures:

    Complete the required fields on the online application, a resume, and three professional references, including telephone numbers, are required. A cover letter that addresses your qualifications for the position is also required. Full consideration will not be given to applicants who fail to complete all application requirements.

    Pursuant to Executive Order 1088, reasonable accommodation is to be provided upon request from an employee or applicant with disabilities, unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the campus. What constitutes a reasonable accommodation is to be determined by the campus on a case-by-case basis after it has received the individual's request for accommodation and engaged in an interactive process. Employees or applicants requiring reasonable accommodation should contact Human Resources directly at (559) 278-2032.

    How To Apply:

    To apply for this or any open position at Fresno State visit our online employment site at:

    Other Requirements:

    Pursuant to the requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, any offer of employment is contingent upon verification of individual's eligibility to be employed in the United States.

    California State University, Fresno, in conjunction with the CSU policy, requires that the successful candidate complete a full background check (including a criminal records check) prior to assuming this position. Failure to satisfactorily complete or pass the background check may impact the job offer or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for posted positions identified as sensitive.

    California State University, Fresno annual security report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Fresno State, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to or accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, alcohol/drug use, crime prevention, reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Campus Police Department or by accessing the following web site:

    The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. You can obtain a copy of this Executive order by accessing the following web site:

    This position may be a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position may be required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.

    Other Applicant Information:

    Applicants will receive confirmation of receipt of their application materials via automatic email reply. In addition, qualified applicants will receive email notification at the conclusion of the recruitment process.

    It is the policy of the California State University to fill vacant positions represented by the California State University Employees' Union (CSUEU) with qualified applicants currently employed on the campus. Other applicants may be selected when it is necessary to meet the best interests of the campus by obtaining specialized skills and abilities not available from campus applicants.

    Equal Employment Opportunity:

    California State University, Fresno is committed to maintaining and implementing employment policies and procedures in compliance with applicable state and federal equal employment opportunity laws and regulations. Executive Order 883 prohibits discrimination and Executive Order 927 prohibits harassment, on the basis of a protected status: race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex (including gender identity, per HR 2004-12), sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition and covered veteran status. Retaliation against individuals for complaining about these proscribed conduct, opposing such conduct, or participating in an investigation or proceeding involving such conduct is prohibited by both executive orders.

    Further, California State University, Fresno's statement of commitment to equal employment opportunity principles is also found in the various collective bargaining agreements.

    General Information:

    California State University, Fresno is one of 23 campuses in the California State University System. The University's mission is to offer high-quality educational opportunities to qualified students at the bachelor's and master's levels, and in certain applied disciplines, at the doctoral level. The current student enrollment is approximately 24,000, including a large percentage of students with diverse and
    culturally rich backgrounds. The University serves the San Joaquin Valley while maintaining deep involvement with the state, nation, and world. California State University, Fresno promotes student learning and community engagement through faculty scholarship and service learning opportunities in collaboration with community organizations, educational institutions, industry, business and government. The University was one of the first U.S. Colleges and Universities to be selected by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its Community Engagement Classification.

    Metropolitan Fresno, with a multi-ethnic population of over 600,000, is located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley on the western edge of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. The campus is within driving distance of San Francisco, Los Angeles, Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks, the Monterey Peninsula, beaches, sailing, lakes, and numerous ski resorts. Fresno boasts one of the most reasonable housing markets in California and offers a wide array of locally grown fruits and produce.