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Coordinator for Multicultural Alumni Programs

Job Details

Category:: Professional
Department:: Alumni Engagement
Locations:: Binghamton, NY
Posted:: Dec 5, 2023
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-time
Ref. No.:: 00190
Position ID:: 170167

About Binghamton University:

Binghamton University is a premier public R1 research institution in the State University of New York (SUNY) system that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique character - shaped by our mission, outstanding academics, facilities, and community life - promotes extraordinary student success, research, and service; Binghamton University is where our students, faculty and staff thrive.

Working at Binghamton University is more than about having a great job - it is about having the opportunity to flourish in an exciting, engaging environment. Our faculty and staff appreciate Binghamton's collegial and inclusive culture and its commitment to excellence, education, innovation and civic engagement. Our diverse campus community contributes to our success.

Binghamton merges rigorous academics, distinguished faculty, exceptional staff, and ultramodern facilities to engage and challenge its 18,000+ students. The high-achieving Binghamton student body also represents a great diversity of life experiences, from first- generation college-goers to international students. Beyond their talent, these classmates share a desire to shape the future through technology, insight, intellectual exploration, and community service.

We are an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and in keeping with this commitment, we welcome all to apply, including veterans and persons with disabilities.

Job Description:

Budget Title: Staff Assistant (SL-2)

Salary: $47,261

The Coordinator of Multicultural Alumni Programs plays a pivotal role within the Office of Alumni Engagement at Binghamton University, responsible for fostering meaningful connections and engagement with the university's diverse alumni community. This individual will develop and implement initiatives, events, and communications that promote inclusivity, cultural understanding, and lifelong relationships among alumni from various backgrounds and experiences.


  • Develop and Execute Multicultural Alumni Engagement Strategy:
    • Create a comprehensive strategy to engage and connect with alumni from diverse cultural backgrounds with a focus on historically underrepresented communities of color and difference.
    • Design and implement programs that celebrate the rich cultural diversity of Binghamton University's alumni community.
    • Establish objectives, timelines, and metrics to measure the effectiveness of multicultural alumni initiatives.
  • Event Planning and Execution:
    • Organize and coordinate multicultural alumni events, such as reunions, networking receptions, panel discussions, and cultural celebrations.
    • Collaborate with other university departments and alumni volunteers to ensure successful event planning and execution.
    • Monitor event budgets and manage logistics to ensure events run smoothly.
  • Outreach and Communication:
    • Foster strong relationships with multicultural alumni, alumni chapters, and student groups, and affinity groups to encourage active participation in university initiatives.
    • Utilize various communication channels, including social media, email newsletters, and alumni publications, to keep alumni informed about multicultural programs and events.
  • Alumni Network Development:
    • Cultivate and expand the university's multicultural alumni network by identifying potential leaders and advocates.
    • Facilitate communication and collaboration among multicultural alumni through regular updates and networking opportunities.
    • Serve as steward of and liaison to the Alumni of Color Network.
  • Collaboration and Partnerships:
    • Collaborate with other departments within the Office of Alumni Engagement and university to enhance overall alumni engagement efforts.
    • Establish partnerships with external organizations and affinity groups to strengthen connections and create shared programming opportunities.
  • Data Management and Analysis:
    • Maintain accurate records of alumni engagement and event attendance through the university's alumni database.
    • Analyze data and trends to evaluate the impact and success of multicultural alumni programs, making data-driven decisions for future improvements.


Visa sponsorship is not available for this position

  • Bachelor's degree required (e.g., Higher Education, Student Affairs, Diversity and Inclusion, Non-Profit Management).
  • Demonstrated experience in alumni relations, event planning, multicultural programming, non-profit management, or community relations.
  • Strong understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion principles and their application in alumni engagement.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of history of systemic inequity, racism, ableism, immigration/migration experience, and neurodivergence in the context of alumni engagement and the alumni experience.
  • Demonstrated experience as a culturally sensitive communicator, programmer and colleague.
  • Strong volunteer management and event planning skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to connect with diverse audiences.
  • Proficiency in using various software tools for communication, event management, and data analysis.
  • Highly organized with excellent project management skills to oversee multiple initiatives simultaneously.
  • A valid driver's license to operate a vehicle in NYS and driving experience.
  • Ability to work a variable schedule that will fluctuate based on operating needs. Work schedule will include days, evenings, and weekends.

Additional Information:

Offers of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check and verification of degree(s) and credentials.

Binghamton University is a tobacco-free campus.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Payroll information can be found on our website

Cover letters may be addressed "To the Search Committee."

Postings active on the website, accept applications until closure.

For information on the Dual Career Program, please visit:

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
The State University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Binghamton University to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.

As required by Title IX and its implementing regulations Binghamton University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the educational programs and activities which it operates. This requirement extends to employment and admission. Inquiries about sex discrimination may be directed to the University Title IX Coordinator or directly to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR). Contact information for the Title IX Coordinator and OCR, as well as the University's complete Non-Discrimination Notice may be found here.

Application Instructions:

All applicants must apply via Interview Exchange:

Deadline for Internal Applicants: December 19, 2023

Deadline for External Applicants: Open until filled

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the vacancy is filled.

Please submit:

  1. Resume,
  2. Cover letter, and
  3. Contact information for three professional references

You may add additional files/documents after uploading your resume. After you fill out your contact information, you will be directed to the upload page. Please login to check/edit your profile or to upload additional documents:


Working at Binghamton University

Message on working at Binghamton University from President Harvey Stenger    


Binghamton University opened its doors as Triple Cities College in 1946, to serve the needs of local veterans returning from service in World War II. Originally located in Endicott, N.Y., five miles west of the present campus, the fledgling school was a branch of Syracuse University.

Four years later, the college was incorporated into the State University of New York (SUNY) and renamed Harpur College in honor of Robert Harpur, a Colonial teacher, patriot and pioneer who helped settle the area west of Binghamton.

In 1961, the campus moved across the Susquehanna River to Vestal. Growing enrollment and a reputation for excellence soon led to the selection of Harpur College as one of four doctorate-granting University Centers in the SUNY system.

In 1965, the campus was formally designated the State University of New York at Binghamton, and in 1992, Binghamton University was adopted as our informal name.

Mission Statement

Binghamton University is a premier public university dedicated to enriching the lives of people in the region, state, nation and world through discovery and education and to being enriched by partnerships with those communities.

Vision Statement

Binghamton as an institution is dedicated to higher education, one that combines an international reputation for graduate education, research, scholarship and creative endeavor with the best undergraduate programs available at any public university.

We are an academically selective community that shares ideas across departments, disciplines and borders. We encourage faculty, students and staff to ask unexpected questions, foster open dialog and develop innovative solutions to important problems.

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