Director, Alumni Relations

Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
New York, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Oct 19, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Columbia University in the City of New York

Graduate School of Journalism

Director, Alumni Relations

The Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University invites applications for a full-time Director of Alumni Relations. This is an exciting position providing the opportunity to oversee a successful alumni and development operation that works collaboratively to find creative ways to engage alumni from a very specialized graduate program. The Director of Alumni Relations is a senior member of the department’s leadership team and is responsible for designing and directing the school’s alumni relations program, aligned with the overall goals of the school.

The Director of Alumni Relations will lead the overall vision, strategic planning, management, and execution of an alumni engagement program that is focused on developing and strengthening short- and long-term meaningful relationships with alumni. Reporting to the Director of Development, Graduate School of Journalism, the Director will be expected to work closely with development colleagues in the Office of Alumni & Development and to collaborate with communications, special events, faculty, and other key internal partners to contribute to the success of the school and the program.

The Director will be responsible for implementing both a creative and a systematic approach of alumni engagement, both in-person and online, and in both content and delivery of programming. Key activities under the direction of the Office of Alumni Relations include overseeing Alumni Weekend, steering the Alumni Board and other volunteer leaders, directing ad hoc events and engagement opportunities for various constituencies, and alumni communications.

The successful candidate will be a strategic and innovative leader who has a demonstrated understanding of and interest in journalism, and an enthusiasm for inspiring a culture of engagement.

To qualify for this position, the candidate must have a minimum of 5 years of related experience. To see the full description and requirements for this position and/or to apply please visit the following link:

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religion, academic and extracurricular interest, family circumstance, sexual

orientation, gender-identity, socioeconomic background, and more.