Assistant Director for Affinity Engagement

Sep 15, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Northeastern University

Assistant Director for Affinity Engagement

Requisition Number: STFR004024

Division/College: University Advancement

Location: Boston Main Campus

Full-time/Part-time: Full Time


The Assistant Director for Affinity Engagement is a valuable member of the Office of Alumni Relations (OAR) Affinity Engagement and Signature Programs team who works to ensure alumni form and maintain a lifelong relationship with OAR and the university.

Under the direction of the Senior Associate Director for Affinity Engagement and Signature Programs, the assistant director will support the overall OAR affinity engagement plan to meet the needs of alumni through education, events, and activities for assigned affinity groups. The assistant director will manage a portfolio of affinity groups as assigned, including but not limited, to class-based, organizational-based, student experience-based, and athletics-based groups. He/she will develop and cultivate relationships with alumni affinity group volunteers that will impact the groups' growth and continued connection to Northeastern.

The assistant director will also assist in creating, planning, coordinating, and producing the programming of various signature OAR programs and act as the staff lead for the following signature programs: ArtsAlive!, Golden Graduates Weekend, and NU@Noon.

The assistant director is a full contributing member of the Affinity Engagement and Signature Programs team who all work to provide programs and services to meet the growing needs of Northeastern University, its alumni and current students. Additionally, the assistant director will perform other duties and special projects as assigned.

The assistant director must be able to represent the university and the OAR team in a professional, enthusiastic manner with a customer service and team focus. Frequent work on weekday evenings and some weekends and periodic travel are required.


Bachelor’s degree required. Three to five years of experience in a combination of planning and producing all aspects of programs and events and volunteer management; excellent management, organizational, communications (written and oral), interpersonal, public speaking, and computer skills; detail oriented; high level of self-confidence and enthusiasm; ability to be a self-starter; strong customer service focus; ability to interact professionally and diplomatically with alumni, volunteers, students, staff, faculty, vendors and external entities; ability to work independently and in a team environment on several projects at a time; experience working in higher education, with alumni a plus. The ability to do some lifting of heavy items and/or use of a hand truck for event supplies and equipment is required.

Additional Information:

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: Careers@Northeastern

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.


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