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Assistant Director of Alumni Relations

Employer
Bowdoin College
Location
Maine, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Jun 15, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Alumni Affairs
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Assistant Director of Alumni Relations is responsible for assisting in the continuing effort to connect Bowdoin’s alumni body of over 23,000 to the College and each other with a focus on engagement opportunities for those in our ten youngest classes as well as our current student body. Managing the 5th and 10th reunion class volunteer recruitment and engagement activities will be a key component of this work as will ongoing programming for all young alumni and student classes. As the world adjusts to a new hybrid model of programs and events, the assistant director will plan and implement a variety of programs, recruiting, managing, and working closely with alumni volunteers, and with campus partners, to create valuable academic, social, and professional opportunities at Bowdoin, regionally and virtually. They will lead DAR Commencement activities, will coordinate various activities associated with Homecoming and Reunion Weekends, and will lead selected Alumni Council initiatives.

Applicants must possess excellent writing and communication skills, interpersonal skills, be team-oriented, positive, and upbeat. The ability to work independently and take initiative is crucial as is experience and comfort working well under pressure in a fast-paced work environment, managing multiple projects simultaneously.

The successful candidate will have a high degree of cultural competency and be capable of interacting well with a diverse population of alumni, parents, students, and staff of the College, and will understand the culture of a small, highly selective residential liberal arts institution. Inspiring, motivating, and managing volunteers is a key component of this work. The position requires occasional travel for the purpose of volunteer engagement and event staffing.

Computer proficiency, social media competence, and the ability to work in multiple software environments and operating platforms and willingness to use new systems is required. A Bachelor’s degree is required.

One to three years of work or volunteer experience is preferred, preferably in event management, volunteer management and/or marketing or public relations, with an openness to transferable skills from other professions. A valid driver’s license and the ability to comply with the College’s Motor Vehicle Policy is required. The successful candidate will be subject to a criminal history background check and motor vehicle record check.

A full time exempt position requiring the time commitment necessary to complete the job requirements. Frequent evening and weekend duties and travel required.

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