Manager, External Affairs

Princeton, Mercer County
Apr 29, 2014
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Position Summary: Reporting to the faculty chair of the Lewis Center for the Arts, the Manager of External Affairs will be responsible for developing and implementing programs designed to engage alumni with the Lewis Center for the Arts (LCA) and its academic programs, including creative writing, dance, theater, and visual arts. The manager will oversee the planning, organization, and implementation of the Center's outreach efforts, including events that complement its teaching and research activities. In collaboration with the LCA communications office, she or he will work with the programs to create communications strategies, materials and content to inform alumni and advisory council members about the activities and events in the LCA, and will encourage and support interactions between current students in the programs and alumni affiliated with those programs. This position collaborates regularly with colleagues in the offices of Development, Alumni Relations, and Career Services. - Manage a budget for activities related to alumni engagement, including master classes, alumni events in Princeton and elsewhere, and Reunions. - Develop programming in conjunction with the faculty, including master classes, readings, performances, screenings, lectures, and exhibitions to draw faculty, students, and members of the University community. - Implement a program of targeted alumni events; develop procedures for obtaining better contact information for LCA alumni, members of the LCA advisory council, and other Princeton alumni interested in the arts. - Plan and implement reunions for LCA/arts alumni each year, working closely with LCA faculty, alumni volunteers, and students. - Assist with the production and distribution of alumni and advisory council communications including email correspondence, website content, mailings, event information, invitations, brochures, etc. - Assist in populating the LCA website with stories, press clips, photos, and video that others have created related to Princeton alumni in the arts. Assist in development of content for website. - Responsible for being part of the overall team and helping with events, office-wide initiatives, weekly planning sessions. - Facilitate events related to careers in the arts, using Princeton alumni and their contacts as major resources for current students. - Work in collaboration with alumni to plan events and communications. - Use social media channels to highlight LCA alumni and the activities and initiatives planned. The qualified candidate must be a strong team player with an imaginative sense of initiative, and one who can work effectively in a professional and collegial manner with diverse individuals in a position that has a dual reporting relationship in different offices. Exercising discretion at all times, the candidate must be able to keep confidential all data related to Princeton and its alumni.

Essential Qualifications: 3-5 years of management experience. Event planning and event management experience. Project management experience. Strong oral and written communication skills. Working knowledge of web-based communications, social media, and other technology. Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills, working with the broad University community from students to senior administrators and faculty to alumni across the world. Organizational skills to handle several projects simultaneously to accommodate shifting priorities and meet deadlines. Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office suite. Must be able to work nights and weekends and have a willingness to travel.

Preferred Qualifications: Advanced professional experience with social media, web content management, video production, and/or print material production. University or arts-related administrative experience, preferably including alumni relations.

Education Required: Bachelor's Degree

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled or See Position Summary.