Colgate University, a top-ranked liberal arts college, is seeking
an Administrative Assistant for Alumni Relations Reporting to play
an integral role in supporting an alumni program focused on
engaging more than 34,000 living alumni.
Founded in 1819, Colgate is a small, highly selective residential
liberal arts college for students of talent who are preparing for
lives of leadership and productive citizenship. Colgate University
enjoys a strong tradition of philanthropy and engagement, having
successfully raised over $480 million from more than 34,500
community members during Passion for The Climb: The Campaign for
Colgate, completed in 2012. On an annual basis, more than 56% of
Colgate’s alumni engage with the University through philanthropy,
volunteering, or engaging at online and in person programs,
including signature events like Reunion that draws in more than
2500 alumni and guests. This tradition of philanthropy paired with
strong levels of alumni affinity position Colgate well for even
greater success, as the Vice President and his team prepare to lead
the community into an historic and comprehensive campaign.
At this pivotal moment in the University’s history, Colgate is
seeking an Assistant Director of Alumni Relations to play an
integral role in supporting the alumni relations team. The person
in this role will be responsible for managing pieces of our
Signature Programs including Reunion and regional programming. This
successful candidate will possess strong communication and
volunteer management skills, the ability to collaborate with a
variety of entities, and be detail oriented.
Accountable for creation and delivery of programs and events to
strengthen alumni connection and engagement. Accountable for
achieving pre-determined engagement goals for Reunion. Responsible
for effective management, training, and engagement of volunteers.
Responsible for effective and independent management of multiple
Reunion programs and logistics. Accountable for effective
coordination and support of Alumni Relations Signature Programs,
which includes Reunion and Regional Programs.
Professional Experience/ Qualifications
- Previous event planning and execution experience, and
demonstrated abilities coordinating vendors and volunteers is
- Experience with Microsoft suite of products and Google Suite is
- Experience with Black Baud’s Razors Edge a plus.
- Must possess strong interpersonal and communication skills, be
well organized, detail oriented and able to work independently as
well as part of a team.
Proficiency and skills with computer technology required.
The successful candidate will have demonstrated an entrepreneurial
thought process, a high energy approach and creative thinking
Exceptionally strong organizational skills are critical as well as
the ability to be flexible, manage multiple tasks and respond
appropriately to unexpected challenges.
The ability to successfully represent the university with all
stakeholders and to understand the value of a liberal arts
education is essential.
Must be able to travel and work evenings and weekends when
Familiarity with Colgate University and its alumni community is
Experience in institutional advancement, event planning, marketing,
or related experience is preferred.
A Bachelor’s degree or comparable experience is preferred.
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Job Close Date
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Special Instructions Summary
It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against
any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their
race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin,
marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual
orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information,
being or having been victims of domestic violence or stalking,
familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Colgate is
an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from
historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with
disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
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