Coordinator of Recent Alumni and Student Programs

New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Feb 11, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

About SUNY Oneonta:

SUNY Oneonta is a public college in Central New York, enrolling about 6,500 students in bachelor's, master's and graduate certificate programs. Most of SUNY Oneonta's main campus lies within the City of Oneonta, which is located in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains, about a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston and Philadelphia. With a population just shy of 14,000, the City of Oneonta is the largest municipality in a rural region dominated by agriculture and tourism.

Known as an exemplary residential campus that values inclusion, service and sustainability, SUNY Oneonta is a nurturing community where students grow intellectually, thrive socially and live purposefully. Employees give SUNY Oneonta high marks for work/life balance and culture. The college's and ratings are 4.5 and 4.1, respectively.

Beyond campus, many residents enjoy the natural beauty of the Catskills. Outdoor activities such as hiking, biking and running are among the most popular. Several ski areas nearby typically operate for seasons lasting over 100 days beginning in late November or early December. During the summer, boating, swimming and other water sports are popular on lakes throughout the region.

Job Description:

The Office of Alumni Engagement at the State University of New York College at Oneonta invites applications for the position of Coordinator of Recent Alumni and Student Programs. Expectations include facilitating the transition of current students to engaged alumni through programs designed to foster the next generation of alumni volunteers and donors.

The Office of Alumni Engagement works closely with the Alumni Association Board of Directors to connect, engage, support and celebrate graduates of SUNY Oneonta. To learn more about the College or the Office, please visit or .

Duties include but not limited to: planning and executing opportunities for recent graduates to connect with each other, the College, and current students. These opportunities include the following: managing the Alumni Sharing Knowledge blog and Instagram takeovers, executing various campus traditions, recruiting alumni to participate in Admissions programs, using social media outlets to engage alumni, and organizing events for recent graduates on and off campus, such as Recent Alumni Dialogues. In addition, the person in this position works with the Division of College Advancement to increase recent alumni participation in fundraising with a focus on managing the Senior Class Gift program and promoting recurring gifts. The incumbent also serves as the primary advisor for all the classes - Sophomore, Junior, and Senior - by encouraging a sense of philanthropy, building class pride, and pride in the College.


Required qualifications: bachelor's degree; excellent written communication and presentation skills; experience in event planning and implementation; ability to travel that includes a valid driver's license; ability to work evening and weekend hours.

Preferred: at least one year of experience working in higher education; experience working as part of a team and in a service-oriented environment; experience working with volunteers; experience working with students; experience using social networks; ability to handle a variety of tasks concurrently with a broad range of stakeholders; experience working with and serving diverse populations.

Additional Information:

For other employment and regional opportunities, please visit our website at: .

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at .

SUNY Oneonta values a diverse college community. Please visit our website on diversity at: . Moreover, the College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions:

To apply online go to: Please upload a letter of interest and resume. Contact information for three professional references is required.

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