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Assistant Director of Alumni and Family Engagement

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Categories: Staff
Department: Alumni and Family Engagement

The Office of Alumni and Family Engagement in the division of College Relations seeks applications for an Assistant Director who will coordinate engagement opportunities for young alumni, including Homecoming and programming for three Reunion classes, and who will manage regional volunteers. This position reports to the Associate Director of Alumni and Family Engagement.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage alumni regional volunteers who schedule, plan and execute chapter gatherings for approximately 50 chapters nationwide. Identify and recruit new leadership as needed. Manage Davidson Volunteer Week, monitor and encourage social media activity within chapters, and oversee the alumni chapter budget. Staff college-sponsored regional events across the country.
  • Coordinate and assess volunteer, digital and event-based engagement opportunities for our millennial alumni population (graduation dates between 2002 and 2018). Working with the Associate Director, oversee targeted communications to these alumni.
  • Serve as the volunteer manager for three Reunion Weekend classes (5th, 10th, and 15th). Collaborate with class volunteers and other Alumni and Family Engagement and Annual Giving staff members to plan specific aspects of Reunion Weekend for alumni in these classes, including the service project and post-reunion survey.
  • Assist Associate Director with general alumni and family engagement efforts related to career networking and digital engagement, including social media.
  • Serve as the Alumni and Family Engagement liaison to the athletic department and the Davidson Athletic Fund.
  • Coordinate fall Homecoming Weekend, including strategic decisions about event offerings targeting young alumni, logistical planning in coordination with College Relations staff and campus partners, and outcomes assessment.
  • Assist colleagues with student engagement efforts as needed.
  • Participate fully in the activities of the Alumni and Family Engagement team, the College Relations division, and the college as needed. Responsibilities include budget management, program assessment, alumni data management, assistance with the Alumni Association Board, help with Reunion Weekend, and participation in committees.

Physical /Environmental Demands:

Office environment. Ability to spend days working primarily at a desk while manipulating a computer keyboard, mouse, telephone, and other typical office equipment. Work hours fall between 8:30-5:00pm. Regular travel to alumni events around the country (average of 10-15 trips per year). Most trips are two days and require one overnight; some multiple-city trips may require more time. Some trips may be scheduled on short notice. Some night and evening on campus work is required, engaging in direct and close communication with alumni and friends of the college.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Self-motivation and the ability to manage a high volume of projects with competing deadlines
  • Strong desire and ability to work effectively with persons from diverse generational, religious, racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds
  • Comfort in a Web-based software environment, proficiency in basic Microsoft programs (such as Excel and Word) and the willingness and ability to learn new software platforms
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of and experience with social media with an understanding of its role in community-building

Desired Qualifications:

  • A minimum of one year of relevant experience.  The ideal candidate will have experience in higher education, alumni and/or constituent relations, volunteer management, public relations, event planning, nonprofit administration and/or related fields.
  • Flexibility and adaptability, especially in working collaboratively as part of a team
  • High degree of personal initiative
  • Superior attention to detail while also understanding big-picture program development
  • Understanding of Davidson College and an appreciation of the liberal arts experience

Review of Applications:

This is a full-time, 12-month position. Apply by Monday, July 16 for fullest consideration. Candidates are asked to submit a resume and a cover letter to http://employment.davidson.edu

At Davidson College, we believe the college grows stronger by recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff committed to building an inclusive community.  In order to achieve and sustain educational excellence, we seek to hire talented faculty and staff across the intersections of diverse races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, socio-economic backgrounds, political perspectives, abilities, cultures, and national origins.


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