Director of Alumni Engagement, Mentoring Programs
About this Opportunity
Do you have experience in the areas of designing and implementing
program strategy and working with volunteers? Would you like to
work with an energetic, award winning group of staff at a unified
foundation, one with no barriers between advancement, alumni
relations and stewardship? Under an empowering, entrepreneurial
management philosophy, our integrated team is engaging alumni,
raising funds, and serving donors in better ways. Would you like to
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Benefits and Community
Length of Assignment
Grow alumni participation in campus-wide mentor programs and
increase engagement with Cardinals Connect platform, develop and
provide presentations and training programs supporting
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
Five years relevant experience working with individuals one on one,
engaging with groups and monitoring program results.
Authorization to work in the US
- Effective written and oral communication skills along with
strong organization skills;
- Ability to function cooperatively with a wide variety of
- Willingness to work weekends and events;
- Willingness to travel;
- Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and be insurable
under the university’s auto fleet policy;
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Programs such as Word, Excel,
PowerPoint and Outlook.
Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be
employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.
Master’s degree from an accredited college or university.
- Knowledge related to engaging students and alumni in mentor
- Experience in higher education setting such as career services,
alumni, academic advising, or admissions;
- Ability to develop and manage relationships and ensure
accountability among colleagues, mentors and partners;
- Proven experience engaging diverse stakeholders in professional
development and networking activities;
- Working knowledge of Blackbaud NXT or other CRM database
Requires successful completion of a background check and education
Position Title(s) Supervised
Alumni Engagement Coordinator
Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity
within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with
disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to
apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration
for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion,
sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression,
national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any
other legally protected status.
About Ball State University
Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an
attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately
22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight
academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer
more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist
degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. We
engage students in educational, research, and creative endeavors
that empower our graduates to have fulfilling careers and
meaningful lives enriched by lifelong learning and service, while
we enhance the economic, environmental, and social vitality of our
community, our state, and our world.
BSUF Alumni Engagement:115006
The annual salary range for this opportunity is $67,000 –
Department Email or Phone Number
Duties & Responsibilities
Work collaboratively with the office of Career Services to develop
a comprehensive mentoring program for alumni and students.
Serve as the resident expert of Graduway (or similar third-party
platform) and administrator of the Cardinals Connect online
presence – oversee the creation and management of groups, manage
and analyze the mentoring function, oversee the job postings,
maintain photo albums and event pages, serve as the administrator
of the Business Directory, supply content for the resources section
and digest newsletter, provide user data and metrics.
Develop campus-wide training programs for mentors, mentees, and
program coordinators; maintain handbooks and training
Serve as a platform resource in the development of a volunteer
empowerment model. Training to include sending communications,
housing group resources, and managing expectations on the
Recruit campus partners to join the official Cardinals Connect
mentoring platform and guide them through the launch process.
Maintain relationships and steward program coordinators.
Provide regular updates to university leadership on progress
towards strategic plan goals.
Work closely with Assistant Director of Mentoring – Career Center
on student mentee recruitment efforts and matching.
Lead Alumni Engagement staff in recruiting and launching new mentor
programs for affinity, regional, and collegiate volunteer groups to
enhance goals around mentoring, lifetime learning, and pipeline
Create mentor program evaluation templates for campus groups;
manage data collection of feedback, assess progress and
satisfaction at the halfway point and end of each program. Track
progress in alumni database; demonstrate success through data and
Serve as staff liaison to assigned Alumni Council committee. Manage
committee meetings, correspondence, and oversee strategic
Manage a stewardship and engagement portfolio of assigned alumni in
an effort to engage, support and identify prospects. Meet or exceed
Represent the Alumni Association at programs and events When
appropriate and needed,
Conduct evaluations for team members, assign and review work, as
well as, offer coaching, professional development, and
Manage budget requests, maintain records; review budget and
expenditures for all programs administered.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Posting Detail Information
Number of Vacancies
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Applications Accepted Through Date
Open Until Filled
Information regarding transcripts
The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official
transcripts showing the highest related degree earned is required
at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification
will be conducted.
Special Instructions Summary
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- Cover Letter
- Undergraduate Transcripts
- Master's Transcripts
- Letter of Recommendation 1