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Alumni Volunteer Coordinator

Chatham University
Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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  • Pittsburgh, PA, USA
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    Alumni Volunteer Coordinator

    Chatham University welcomes applications for the position of Alumni Volunteer Coordinator. This essential position assists the Office of Alumni Relations in managing and executing a wide variety of programming to engage the university's 15,000+ undergraduate and graduate alumni.

    As the Alumni Volunteer Coordinator you will work with all colleagues in University Advancement and across the campus to create meaningful and engaging opportunities that demonstrate the University's commitment to its graduates. Through these opportunities, you will help build and nurture the University's relationship with its local and regional alumni network. You will also work closely with the alumni engagement and fundraising teams to plan and launch content rich engagement opportunities that add to the cultivation of alumni and stewardship of donors. This position will report to the Director of Alumni Engagement. Some remote work opportunities are available.

    Chatham University strives to promote a campus environment that understands and embraces multiculturalism while increasing individuals' intercultural competence. We actively work to build and sustain a diverse and culturally vibrant campus, which promotes employee and student success and retention.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Positively interface with various constituencies at Chatham University including alumni, donors, volunteers, students, faculty, and staff.
    • Help maintain, organize, and implement the strategic plan for the Office of Alumni Relations.
    • Manage the alumni volunteer programs including planning, implementation, and follow up.
    • Alumni volunteer programs include (but are not limited to); Reunion Class Committees, Commencement Pinning Volunteers, as well as collaborative programs with the Office of Career Development including, the Welcome Aboard Mentorship Program and Chatham Career Launch.
    • Manage all aspects of the virtual mentorship platform Chatham Connect, including alumni and student promotion, membership, resources, discussion boards, and data tracking.
    • Maintain all volunteer data via excel spreadsheet and the database, DonorPerfect.
    • Work with university and community partners to grow existing and create new opportunities for alumni engagement through volunteer roles, such as alumni speakers.
    • Collaborate with the Director of Alumni Engagement to support the Alumni Association Board's Young Alumni Committee and Scholarship & Awards Committee.
    • Assist with alumni event execution and follow-up. Some nights and evenings are required.
    • Support overall alumni engagement and outreach through virtual and in person meetings, stewardship mailings, digital and print communications, and social media.

    Required Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's degree in communication, business, nonprofit management, psychology, or the combination of a bachelor's degree in another discipline and work experience in higher education and/or volunteer management.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Expertise in Microsoft Office, specifically Excel Spreadsheet.
    • Proficiency social media platforms including Facebook and Instagram.
    • Demonstrated ability to work independently and balance multiple priorities while adhering to tight deadlines.
    • Strong interpersonal skills demonstrated through past service oriented or customer focused experiences.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Master's degree in higher education, communication, business nonprofit management, or counseling.
    • Proficiency tracking and presenting programmatic data.
    • Experience managing volunteers and/or volunteer programs.
    • Previous experience coordinating events.

    How to Apply:

    Interested candidates should visit and follow the instructions to complete the application process.

    All documents should be uploaded at the same time at the time of application.

    Chatham University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Persons of color, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Chatham University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

    Chatham University


    About Chatham

    Founded in 1869, Chatham University is a fully coed institution with an enrollment of over 2,200 students and over 60 undergraduate and graduate programs in our areas of excellence: health & sustainability; business & communication; and the arts & sciences. Chatham is the alma mater of environmental icon Rachel Carson ’29, and is recognized as a leader in the field of sustainability, having been selected as one of the Top 50 Green Colleges by The Princeton Review; ranked in the top five nationally for sustainability achievements in the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS); and mentioned in a 2012 Forbes article as one of the places "contributing to Pittsburgh's transformation into a destination for green living."

    Building on these accomplishments, Chatham opened in 2014 the world's first fully sustainable campus in higher education, Eden Hall Campus. Consistently ranked as a best college by U.S. News & World Report in the Regional Universities North category, Chatham consists of the School of Health Sciences; the Falk School of Sustainability & Environment; the School of Arts, Science & Business; and the School for Continuing & Professional Studies.

    Accreditation The University is accredited by the:

    · Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools

    · Pennsylvania Department of Education

    · Pennsylvania Department of Education Teacher Certification Program

    · Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education

    · Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant

    · American Chemical Society

    · American Psychology Association

    · Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

    · Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

    · Council for Interior Design Accreditation

    · Council on Social Work Education

    · International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education

    · Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council


    Mission Statement Chatham University prepares its students to build lives of purpose, value, and fulfilling work. Through professional skill development and liberal arts learning, Chatham prepares its graduates to be informed and engaged citizens in their communities; to recognize and respect diversity of culture, identity, and opinion; and to live sustainably.

    Student Life Students at Chatham University immerse themselves in academics, co-curricular activities, and city life here in Pittsburgh, PA. At Chatham University, you’ll find an academic and social environment where everyone, from professors in the classroom to strong alumnae/alumni networks to fellow students, cares about your future. The Office of Student Affairs at Chatham is committed to assisting students in becoming active members of the campus community through a variety of programs and services. Student Affairs staff members are here to help Chatham students stretch their imaginations, learn about themselves, discover the world, and achieve their aspirations. Chatham University has a lot in store for students outside the classroom.

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