Associate Director of Alumni Engagement and Volunteer Programs

St. John's University
New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Jan 08, 2021
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Associate Director of Alumni Engagement and Volunteer Programs

St. John's established in 1870, has three New York City campuses; a graduate center in Hauppauge, NY; international locations in Rome, Italy; Limerick, Ireland; and Paris, France; and study abroad locations around the world. The Princeton Review and other top rankings consistently recognize the University's outstanding academics, diverse student body, dynamic internship and volunteer opportunities, focus on student life, and diverse study abroad offerings. St. John's University offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in its six colleges and schools, with a growing number of programs offered online. The University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and 12 other major academic and professional associations.

A dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion is at the heart of our mission. As a Catholic and Vincentian university, St. John's is committed to institutionalizing practices of inclusive excellence to ensure that we welcome and celebrate the intrinsic worth of all members of our community. We will become an even stronger university as we enhance equity at every level of our institution. As noted in our Vision Statement, our graduates will excel in the competencies and values required for leadership and service in a rapidly evolving world.

Associate Director, Alumni Engagement and Volunteer Programs

Office of Alumni Relations

Job Summary: Reporting to the Director of Alumni Relations, this individual will assist in developing and providing strategic direction and execution for alumni engagement efforts by academic school/college, special constituency groups and chapter programs as well as creating and tracking an alumni volunteer program. Will be responsible for implementing a volunteer structure and program to deepen relationships and assist in connecting with our more than 190,000 locally, regionally and globally.

  • Manage an alumni volunteer program providing graduates ways to stay connected through various opportunities, leveraging their experience and skills
  • Identify student and alumni engagement program opportunities to enhance mentorship and networking opportunities
  • Recruit alumni volunteers and involve them in the conceptualization, planning, promotion and execution of events
  • Partner with key relevant internal partners (e.g. administrators, deans, department chairs, faculty members, coaches) to identify areas of collaboration and information sharing to leverage alumni engagement and student success
  • Through effective volunteer engagement and cultivation, aid in the development of a pipeline of donor prospects
  • Maintain a portfolio of 75-100 alumni for strategic outreach and engagement
  • Responsible for reporting and tracking results from all activities developing a metric system to measure engagement
  • Record contact reports of meaningful interactions with alumni
  • Other duties and projects as assigned

  • Bachelor's degree required. Master's/advanced degree preferred
  • 4-6 years of advancement experience
  • Possess stellar communication skills both verbally and in written form
  • Ability to speak publicly at events and /or make presentations
  • Availability to work nights and weekends as well as travel
  • Extremely organized and able to manage multiple priorities and creatively solve problems
  • Able to be self-motivated and creative
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Outlook/email programs
  • Understanding and commitment to the vision, mission and values of St. John's University

St. John's offers a competitive compensation program which is commensurate with your qualifications, experience, and contingent upon the departmental budget. We also offer an extremely comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our workforce. Along with exceptional benefits such as medical, dental, life insurance, long term disability insurance, tuition remission, generous 403(b) employer contribution, employee assistance program, and liberal paid time off policies, faculty and staff can also enjoy St. John's performing arts, libraries, bookstores, dining facilities, campus recreation and sporting events.

Any offer of employment is subject to receipt by St. John's University of satisfactory references, verification of employment and education.

St. John's University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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