Assistant Director, Student Engagement

Mount Vernon, Linn County
Apr 04, 2014
Applications are being accepted for the position of assistant director, student engagement. Under the direction of the senior director of alumni engagement and annual giving and in coordination with the associate director of reunions and affinity engagement, the assistant director of student engagement leads the overall design, implementation, and operation of the student calling program in support of the College’s annual giving program. This includes hiring, training, and managing student callers during evening and weekend calling sessions. Additionally, s/he assists with the development and coordination of the engagement and philanthropic opportunities for Cornell College’s students. Cornell College: Cornell College is a nationally ranked, highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college of 1,200 students distinguished by its One Course At A Time (OCAAT) curriculum. OCAAT offers unparalleled academic rigor and focus, flexibility for experiential study, and highly personalized mentoring—attracting a diverse student body that is intellectually curious, academically motivated, adventurous, and passionate. Cornell is one of 40 colleges featured in Colleges That Change Lives, was identified by The New York Times as one of 20 "stealth powerhouse" colleges, and is one of only 270 colleges in the United States to host an active chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. Founded in 1853, Cornell was the first campus named entirely to the National Historic Register. It is located in the picturesque town of Mount Vernon, Iowa– a town distinguished by its vibrant local art scene and recognized by Frommer’s as one of "America's Coolest Small Towns.” Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and one or more years in fundraising required. Excellent communication skills, including writing and presentation skills. Knowledge of database marketing. Proficient with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Access, etc.). Strong organizational and project management skills. Ability to communicate effectively, interact professionally in a variety of situations (in person and on the telephone). Ability to maintain confidentiality. Must have valid Iowa driver's license and be insurable to drive. Two to three years in fundraising with experience in a call center environment and experience working in a college or university setting preferred. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, submit cover letter, resume and names and contact information of three references to: Cornell College Attn: Human Resources 600 First Street SW Mount Vernon, IA 52314-1098 Cornell is an AA/EO employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. Cornell complies with Iowa’s Smoke Free Air Act. Cornell utilizes E-Verify and requires satisfactory completion of a background check.