Director/Senior Director of Alumni Engagement

Job description

Applications are being accepted for the full-time position of Director/Senior Director of Alumni Engagement. This position creates the overall vision and direction for alumni engagement toward increased alumni engagement. This position leads and supervises the alumni engagement and annual giving staff to plan, coordinate, implement, evaluate, and enhance all aspects of the integrated plan. This position involves frequent interaction with VP for Alumni and College Advancement, development officers, and other college leadership. The director has primary responsibility for the execution and expansion of the college's engagement programs.

About Cornell College

Cornell College is a selective liberal arts college distinguished by its One Course At A Time curriculum, which allows students to learn at the speed of life with more opportunities for off-campus study, full-time internships, and research blocks. Academic immersion and unparalleled flexibility attract an ambitious student body from 45 states and 18 foreign countries. External endorsements include selection as one of the Colleges That Change Lives, a U.S. News Top 100 liberal arts college, and a Fiske Guide to Colleges Best Buy. Founded in 1853, Cornell's picturesque hilltop campus contains a mix of historic and modern facilities, ranging from the majestic King Chapel to the newly renovated Thomas Commons. It is located in Mount Vernon, Iowa'an urban fringe community recognized by Frommer's as one of "America's Coolest Small Towns" and located in the heart of Iowa's Creative Corridor.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

Bachelor's degree and five to seven years of related experience required. 

Preferred Skills

Strong organizational, communication, writing, analytical, computer, and interpersonal skills. Must maintain knowledge of liberal arts education and fundraising and Cornell's goals and priorities. Ability to be an articulate spokesperson on behalf of Cornell, interact professionally in a variety of situations (in person and on the telephone) with a demonstrated commitment to teamwork. Ability to maintain confidentiality and work independently. Must have a valid driver's license and be insurable to drive.

Cornell is an AA/EO employer and encourages applications from underrepresented groups. Cornell complies with Iowa's Smoke-free Air Act, participates in e-verify for verification of employment eligibility, and conducts background checks.




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Posted: 10/31/2018
Application Due: 12/30/2018
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