Assistant Director of Alumni Relations


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Title Assistant Director of Alumni Relations Posting Number S00819JP Department Alumni Relations Job Summary

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.

Education/Skills Requirements

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.

Experience Requirements and/or Equivalents

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.

Standard Work Days and Hours

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

About Bowdoin

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.

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.

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 06/11/2021 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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