Assistant Director, Alumni Relations

Sep 25, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Emerson College

Assistant Director, Alumni Relations

The Assistant Director will report directly to the Director of Alumni Relations. This position develops programs that build engagement and deeper loyalty to Emerson College.
This position is responsible for the strategic planning, administration, coordination, and implementation of programming, volunteer management, and engagement relating to Alumni Weekend. Works collaboratively with development colleagues to leverage philanthropic opportunities presented by alumni weekend.
Additional event responsibilities include collaboratively strategizing the overall feel and experience for alumni relations events, ensuring that attending events deepens engagement with the college. This includes:
  • Logistical coordination of alumni association board of director meetings to ensure a seamless experience for board members
  • Serving as the architect of a standard event experience threaded through alumni events to ensure a consistent, special, and distinct “Emersonian” feel to alumni events
  • Event concept development & logistical implementation of select alumni network and special alumni/student events as needed.
    Will also work to establish and oversee a method for effectively measuring and tracking the programs and events sponsored by the Office of Alumni Relations, to include data and metrics related to events, communications, digital programming, and volunteer involvement.
    Serves as a co-liaison to a subcommittee of the Board of Directors, manages Emerson's inauguration representative program, and partner with colleagues to implement programming targeted at alumni and students.
    This is a bargaining unit position. In this position, you will be exclusively represented by the Service Employees International Union, Local 888 for purposes of wages, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.

    Campus Location: Boston Campus

    Required Knowledge:
    Bachelor’s degree with three to five years of experience with event planning and project management, preferably in fundraising and alumni relations at a college or university. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detai. Strong writing and verbal communication skills. Ability to balance and advance multiple projects. Ability to recruit, motivate and manage volunteers. Ability to forge strong relationships with others and capacity for engaging confidence and trust among alumni with Emerson.Ability to work nights or weekends and occasional travel, required. Demonstrates a high degree of accountability in defining event objectives and measuring outcomes.

    Preferred/Desirable Knowledge:
    Competence in Banner database management, social media, and web updates. Experience with budgets and financial planning and the ability to effectively manage multiple high profile projects simultaneously.

    Required Prior Work Experience:
    Event planning, management and experience with volunteer recruitment and management. Preferred experience in alumni relations

    Diversity Statement:
    Emerson College believes diversity enriches the educational experience by providing students with the opportunity to learn from individuals who may have different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Engagement with diversity in the curriculum, in our co-curricular offerings, and all other aspects of the College enhances the personal and intellectual growth of all members of our campus community. Emerson is committed to strengthening communities, including our workplace, by fostering the development of the intercultural competencies necessary for meaningful citizenship in an increasingly complex, pluralistic society.

    Open Date: 09/22/2017

    Classification Title: Career IC

    Salary Grade: 16

    Job Family: Individual Contributor

    Job Duties:
  • Serve as project manager for all aspects of Emerson College Alumni Weekend. This includes managing all volunteers, maintaining campus partnerships, overseeing event logistics, collaborating on communication efforts, and partnering with Institutional Advancement colleagues to integrate philanthropy into the program.
  • Integrate and manage a method for effectively measuring and tracking the programs and events sponsored by the Office of Alumni Relations. This includes metrics and data related to events, communications, digital programming, and volunteer involvement.
  • Board of Director responsibilities to include, • Shape the flow and experience of Alumni Board members at Alumni Board meetings and oversee logistical coordination to support Board meetings and events. • Serve as the departmental liaison to the Professional and Career Development Committee on the Emerson College Alumni Association Board of Directors. This includes managing monthly conference calls and committee goals.
  • Partner with Alumni Relations staff members to develop, implement, and manage programming targeted at recent graduates and students. Oversee Emerson’s inauguration representative program.

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