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Assistant Director, International Alumnae Relations & Development

Smith College
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Closing date
Sep 5, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Public Relations & Advertising, Administrative, Academic Affairs, International Programs, Business & Administrative Affairs, Development & Advancement, Public Relations & Marketing (Campus), Alumni Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time
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Alumnae Relations & Development Job Description

Job Summary

In coordination with the Director of International Alumnae Relations and Development and other alumnae relations and development staff assigned to international territories, develop and implement comprehensive, campus-wide, strategic plan to increase participation and philanthropic support from non-U.S. constituencies including alumnae, parents and friends. Work in close collaboration with The Smith Fund and other on campus departments (including the Global Studies Center, Admissions and Career Services) to execute a holistic international strategy that encompasses communications, giving, engagement, and travel, and ensures that Smith’s international outreach activities are integrated in deliberate and responsive ways. Coordinate on campus, in country, and virtual programming for international alums, students and parents.

Take appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce and participate in the College's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.

Essential Functions

Program Management (65%)

Collaborate on the development of an overall strategy to engage constituents outside of the United States that is focused on strategic geographic regions and is integrated with the overall regional alumnae relations and development objectives. When appropriate, plan for and accompany Smith leadership on trips abroad.

As part of the overall regional development strategy, design and implement engagement, cultivation, and solicitation strategies for annual and leadership giving to build an enlarged and philanthropically-minded base of donors abroad.

Design and implement communications for international constituents, including outreach and direct marketing materials (e.g. country/region-specific newsletters and e-mails), social media and website.

Analyze and review data to identify key markets, areas of success, and potential for growth. Collaborate with colleagues in devising and implementing programs to increase international giving participation. Contribute to related funding proposals for prospective donors and stewardship communications.

Serve as college liaison to international alumnae networks, groups, and clubs. Work with international volunteers to coordinate Smith trips and activities. Assist in event planning and communications for alums outside the United States.

Program Administration (30%)

Implement the operational tasks necessary for the successful completion of the above referenced tasks. Including data entry, budget review, expense report management, reporting, event planning and communication production.

Other Functions

Other (5%)

Participate in team meetings, task forces and committees as required.

Other duties as assigned.

All employees are expected to participate in the College's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.

Minimum Qualifications (knowledge, skills, education, experience, certifications, licenses)

Bachelor’s degree plus 3-5 years’ minimum relevant experience. International experience, knowledge and interest in cross-cultural communications and global current affairs. Willingness to interact with prospects and others during non-typical hours when required by major time zone differences. Ability to travel/work evenings and weekends when occasionally required.

Experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds.


  • Must be a team player, while also able to work independently in a fast-paced environment.

  • Must be able to prioritize and multitask.

  • Ability to take initiative to solve problems and get results with colleagues across campus and around the world.

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail necessary.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interact effectively with a diverse population including alums, students, parents, faculty, staff, donors, and vendors outside the college.

  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion and judgment.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Proficient use of Google suite and Microsoft Office Suite

  • Familiarity with donor databases/CRM tools or ability to learn such quickly.

  • E-mail marketing and social media experience are preferred

  • Sensitivity to non-U.S. issues and perspectives, and appreciation for understanding diverse cultures and current global affairs.

Please attach BOTH a current resume and a cover letter in order for your application to be considered for this position . You may combine your resume and cover letter into a single file or attach multiple files to your application, but BE SURE you have provided all attachments BEFORE SUBMITTING your application. You will NOT be able to attach additional files after you have hit the Submit button.

Review of applications will begin

July 16, 2021

Compensation Grade:

Grade J

Position Type:


About Smith College

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is one of the largest women’s colleges in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts. A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. The College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Students cross-enroll and faculty cross-teach across the Five Colleges.

Smith College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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