Associate Director, Alumni Relations

Boston, Suffolk County / Mission Hill, Suffolk County / Roxbury, Suffolk County / Roxbury Crossing, Suffolk County
Apr 04, 2014

Northeastern University

Associate Director, Alumni Relations

Requisition Number: STFR001461

Division/College: University Advancement

FT/PT: Full Time

Grade: 11

Position Summary:

The Associate Director of Alumni Relations, International Outreach, reports to the Director of Alumni Relations, Regional Outreach, and plays an integral team role in planning, coordinating, and producing the programming and events for the regional outreach efforts of the Office of Alumni Relations (OAR). The Associate Director will assist in the development of a strategic plan in order to develop a stronger national and international alumni community. Regional outreach includes, but is not limited to, international chapters, regional chapters across the nation, affiliations, campus recreation affiliations, yield receptions, freshmen sendoffs, and travel programs.

As a primary point of contact for alumni, the Associate Director will focus on (1) cultivating, training, and retaining a network of volunteers for various positions and leadership committees as well as developing effective collateral materials to guide and foster continued volunteer interaction and participation, (2) acting as a resource and a liaison for regional chapters and affiliation groups and their needs from diverse sources such as OAR, the Advancement division, other university departments, vendors, and other external entities, (3) developing and executing effective plans and timelines to establish, launch and sustain individual regional chapters and affiliation groups, (4) planning and producing successful international, regional, athletic, and admissions events from concept to post-mortem including, but not limited to, meetings, receptions, dinners, freshmen sendoffs, speaker’s series, and conferences within an given budget and in a fiscally responsible manner, and (5) working in conjunction with the OAR team to develop and implement efficient and effective communication templates, content, and policies to maximize the department’s outreach to alumni.

The Associate Director must represent the university and the OAR team in a professional, enthusiastic manner with a customer service and team focus. The Associate Director must have the ability to speak to audiences of various sizes and in various settings and should be aware of and adaptable to accommodating cultural differences. Evening and weekend work required as needs dictate. Extensive domestic and international ground and air travel, and a flexible schedule are required. While the primary role of this position is to focus on international outreach, it will require some work with domestic chapters, affinity programming and other duties, as assigned, including assisting at several OAR events throughout the year.


Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree a plus. Four to six years of experience in all aspects of planning and producing programming and events or in alumni relations; Experience working in higher education a plus. Excellent management, organizational, communication (written and oral), interpersonal, public speaking, and computer skills; Detail oriented; High level of self-confidence and enthusiasm; Ability to be a self-starter; Strong customer service focus; Ability to interact professionally and diplomatically with alumni, volunteers, students, staff, faculty, vendors and external entities; Ability to work independently and in a team environment on several projects at a time; And, ability to travel for extended periods of time, domestically and internationally, including weekends.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:
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Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.