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Manager of Alumni Networking and Affinity Programs

Sarah Lawrence College
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Manager of Alumni Networking and Affinity Programs

Job Description
Sarah Lawrence College, seeks dynamic, highly motivated, experienced applicants for the position of Manager of Alumni Networking and Affinity Programs. The Manager of Alumni Networking and Affinity Programs is responsible for developing and executing alumni affinity and networking initiatives within the Alumni Engagement team.

Essential Duties Summary

Working closely with the Director of Alumni Relations and the Vice President for Advancement to build on the College’s networking initiative for alumni, the Manager of Alumni Networking and Affinity Programs will:

Identify, recruit, and steward career and affinity group volunteers to engage alumni in professional development and networking programs and resource development in order to cultivate meaningful connections among alumni and between alumni and the College.
Establish vibrant career, academic, and personal affinity groups with robust online and in-person presence.
In conjunction with our regional chapter program, organize virtual and off-campus career networking and informational events in five major alumni chapters (New York, Washington, DC, Boston, Los Angeles, and San Francisco).
Develop online alumni career and networking resources including managing SLC Connect, Sarah Lawrence’s online networking platform, maintaining/growing the alumni presence and engagement on LinkedIn Groups, and providing regular career and affinity content.
Provide direct service to all inquiring and interested alumni to increase engagement and connection to the College.
Lead efforts to maintain accurate career and industry information in Raiser’s Edge for the entire alumni community and create the infrastructure necessary to report out quickly on alumni in particular fields or industries.
Manage smooth flow of information regarding alumni-provided internship and leadership opportunities from the Advancement department to the Office of Career Services.
Collaborate with the Office of Career Services to organize both virtual and on-campus career networking and informational events involving alumni as presenters, mentors, and facilitators.
Develop and implement an innovative strategy to harness the energy and expertise of alumni professionals from diverse industries and levels to help with our students’ career success.
Assist with implementation of Career Services’ Faculty and Alumni Career Co-Operative, with special focus on identifying and engaging alumni professionals to provide industry specific career advice, career resources/information, and opportunities to current undergraduate students.
Provide meaningful opportunities for students to connect with alumni through networking events, career panels, workshops, company visits, informational interviewing, mentoring, virtual platforms, etc.

Required Qualifications
Substantial experience in program management, alumni relations, or career services at a college or university, or expertise directly related to the position
A successful track record managing volunteers and developing programming
Experience developing and marketing webinars and other appropriate online distribution tools, including LinkedIn and other relevant social media
Exceptional oral, written, and computer communications skills
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to exercise discretion and tact in all interactions.
A demonstrated ability to analyze data and generate reports is required
Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge and PeopleGrove a plus
Travel and evening/weekend hours required

Preferred Qualifications

Requirements for Employment

Posting Number: S00239P
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Sarah Lawrence is a prestigious, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Founded in 1926 and consistently ranked among the leading liberal arts colleges in the country, Sarah Lawrence is known for its pioneering approach to education, rich history of impassioned intellectual and civic engagement, and vibrant, successful alumni. In close proximity to the unparalleled offerings of New York City, our historic campus is home to an inclusive, intellectually curious, and diverse community.

Talented, creative students choose Sarah Lawrence for the opportunity to take charge of their education. In close collaboration with our dedicated, distinguished faculty, students create a rigorous, personalized course of study, conduct independent research, and connect a wide array of disciplines. They graduate knowing how to apply the knowledge, skills, and critical thinking necessary for life after college.

Sarah Lawrence College occupies 44 wooded acres in Yonkers, NY, near the Village of Bronxville—just north of New York City. A 30-minute train ride from the Bronxville station takes students into Midtown Manhattan.

In addition to our round-table classrooms, Sarah Lawrence has outstanding theatres, art and performance studios, and music spaces; modern science labs; state-of-the-art graphic computing equipment; competitive sports facilities; a 60,000-square-foot visual arts center; and recently renovated dining facilities.

Our students are men and women who share an enthusiasm for intellectual rigor, academic risk taking, creativity in all disciplines, and original and interdisciplinary work. We are particularly committed to having our faculty, administration, and student body reflect the social, racial, and economic diversity that characterizes our society. The College’s 1,377 undergraduate students come from nearly every state and from 53 countries; 84 percent of undergrads live on campus.

At Sarah Lawrence, students spend more time one-on-one with award-winning faculty than do students at any other college in the country.

Working At Sarah Lawrence College

As a Sarah Lawrence employee, you will join a warm, challenging, and diverse community that offers both quality of life advantages and tangible, valuable employee benefits.

When you work at Sarah Lawrence, you:

  • Receive outstanding benefits, such as medical, dental, and vision plans that exceed the standard plans offered by many companies and institutions, and an exceptional retirement plan through TIAA-CREF.
  • Have unparalleled educational opportunities, such as tuition benefits on campus for employees, their spouses, and their children; discounted tuition to the College’s renowned nursery school; and tuition benefit programs for dependent children who attend other colleges.
  • Have continuous opportunities for advancement, as it is College policy to fill vacancies by promotion or transfer whenever possible.
  • Enjoy boundless cultural experiences, including readings, lectures, music, theater, film screenings, dance performances, art exhibitions, and a state-of-the-art library, free to employees. · Have free access to the 48,000-square-foot Campbell Sports Center, with a six-lane pool, modern weight/fitness training center, squash courts, gymnasium, indoor track, outdoor tennis courts, and fitness classes, open to employees seven days per week.
  • Have several on-campus options for meals, plus off-campus discounts at local restaurants and stores.
  • Work in a convenient location close to all major highways, easily accessed from the Metro-North Harlem line, and 35 minutes from mid-town Manhattan.
  • Enjoy free parking on campus, a 10% discount at the college bookstore.
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