The fellow, reporting to the Senior Director of Campus and Student Engagement, will perform a variety of special projects in service of the mission of the Duke Alumni Engagement and Development’s (AED) Campus and Student Engagement Team, specifically as it relates to connecting students and recent alumni to each other and to the AED. These projects will include the facilitation of the AED’s relationship with student groups, the management of student- and recent alumni-related programming, and general student marketing of and outreach related to AED programs. The fellow will also help support campus programs, including events such as Homecoming, Duke Entertainment Media and Arts Network (DEMAN) Weekend, and Commencement. General office duties will also be required, as well as other responsibilities as assigned. This fellowship will commence upon graduation and last for 2 years. The position will include frequent night and weekend work.
Provide logistical support to the Campus and Student Engagement Team in the development and execution of all major on-campus events, including but not limited to Homecoming, DEMAN Weekend, Reunions, and Commencement. Assist in the recruitment of alumni participants; communicate with students, staff, and faculty members to market, manage registration, and coordinate event logistics; create promotional materials and complete post-event logistics, including sending thank you notes to alumni, following up with student participants, and Enquire coding.
Manage AED student engagement events such as Blue Devil Suppers and Karsh Conversations
Manage the first-year directory and graduation gift distribution events.
Supervise the Duke Student Alumni Board. Develop and implement plans for group participation in the wider AED community. Work with members on outreach to students and staff/faculty, and on the creation of student-focused resources and events.
Serve as a liaison to student groups, such as DSG, DUU, GPSG, and the Senior Class Council. Develop and deliver presentations to student groups. Represent the team at student events and at appropriate University functions and committee meetings.
Coordinate the Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award.
Manage the senior checklist content and submission logistics on my.duke.edu
Assist in the implementation of the student engagement marketing plan and manage the AED’s communications to undergraduate and graduate/professional students. Work with the marketing and communications and digital services teams to create and manage AED virtual content for students.
Coordinate all student group communication with alumni: serve as the first point of contact for groups looking to communicate with their alumni populations, create templates for information distribution, provide content management and editing support, and work with the marketing and communications team to produce requested deliverables in a timely manner. Track the frequency, purpose, and click through/open rates of mailings.
Performs other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.
Required Qualifications at this Level:
Desired Skills: Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, preferred. Excellent oral and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, and professional demeanor appropriate to working with undergraduate, graduate and professional students, faculty, administrators, parents, alumni, and trustees. Experience organizing and planning events. Ability to excel as an independent and flexible worker who easily adapts to evolving university needs. Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Work requires communications, analytical and organizational skills generally acquired through completion of a bachelor's degree program.
Work requires one year experience in marketing, advertising, media, promotions, graphic arts, public relations, sales, or other related background to acquire skills necessary to plan, develop and implement marketing strategies in one or more specialty areas. OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
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