Director of Multicultural Alumni Engagement

Posting Details

Title Director of Multicultural Alumni Engagement Posting Number S00716JP Department Development Administration Job Summary

Bowdoin College seeks a dynamic individual for a new position working with one of the most loyal and accomplished alumni communities in the country.

The Director of Multicultural Alumni Engagement is a key contributor in helping build the lifelong connection of Bowdoin alumni to the College and each other, with a focus on multicultural-identifying alumni.

The successful candidate will report to the Senior Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations and will join an experienced team that provides leadership to Bowdoin’s alumni and parent engagement efforts.

The Director will have a broad portfolio of involvement across alumni relations and development functions, including programming, strategy and travel to build relationships with Bowdoin alumni and parents. The director’s work will involve frequent collaboration with key partners in Admissions, Athletics, Career Exploration and Development, Communications, and the Office of Inclusion & Diversity, among others.

The successful candidate will be motivated by Bowdoin’s mission and will have a high degree of cultural competency. The director will interact with a diverse population of alumni, students, parents, and staff of the College, and will understand the culture of a small, highly selective residential college. Recruiting, managing and communicating with volunteers is a key component of this work.

Education/Skills Requirements

Candidates must possess outstanding verbal, written and interpersonal communication abilities as well as exceptional project management skills. Our new colleague will be a great team member, able to communicate with Bowdoin alumni about complex issues, and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment. All positions in development and alumni relations are campus-based, but Bowdoin is open to hiring someone not based in Maine, during the current health crisis.

The ability to work in multiple software environments and operating platforms and willingness to use new systems is essential. A Bachelor’s degree is required.

Experience Requirements and/or Equivalents

A minimum of five years of professional experience is required. Candidates whose background includes working with affinity/identity populations, event management, volunteer management, and/or marketing or public relations will be given first consideration. The College is open to transferrable skills from other professions.

Standard Work Days and Hours

Typically Monday-Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm with occasional evening and weekend work, as needed. This is an exempt level position and requires the time commitment necessary to fulfill all of the job responsibilities.

About Bowdoin

Founded in 1794, Bowdoin has maintained its commitment to the liberal arts for well over 200 years. Bowdoin’s reputation as a preeminent liberal arts college rests on the excellence of its faculty, students, and staff; intimate size; strong sense of community; and connections to the people, history, and natural beauty of Maine.

Bowdoin’s campus is situated in a beautiful natural setting. Located in Brunswick, Maine, a town of approximately 20,000, the College is a short drive from the Maine coast, twenty-five miles from Portland and 120 miles from Boston.

Bowdoin embraces diversity in all forms, and the College is home to talented students, faculty and staff—with a variety of racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds; religious beliefs; and gender identities, among other factors.

We encourage applications from candidates committed to the support of an inclusive campus community and those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s multifaceted diversity. We value a community in which individuals of all backgrounds are warmly welcomed and encouraged to succeed.

Shift First Shift Employment Category Full Time Year Round FTE 1.00 Benefits Eligible Yes Pay Type Salaried Background Check Package Requirements Administrative Staff + MVR Is driving a vehicle (e.g. Bowdoin vehicle or off road vehicle, rental car, personal car) an essential function of this job? Yes Is a pre-placement physical required for this position? No Posting Date 10/07/2020 Applications Accepted Until Open Until Filled Yes Type of Posting Internal/External Special Instructions to Applicants EEO Information

Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses.

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