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Director of Alumni Relations

Dean College
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Aug 22, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Other Business & Management, Executive, Other Executive
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Full Time
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Company Description:

Dean College is a private, residential New England college grounded in a culture and tradition that all students deserve the opportunity to discover and exceed their greatest aspirations. A personal and transformative community since 1865, Dean tirelessly inspires our students to unimagined heights through personalized support and integrated delivery of academic, co-curricular and experiential learning. Our graduates are lifelong learners who thrive in their careers, embrace social responsibility and demonstrate leadership.

Recognized as a Top Regional College by U.S. News & World Report for eleven consecutive years and named a College of Distinction for five consecutive years, Dean serves approximately 1,200 full-time students and 400 part-time students and offers more than 50 combined bachelor's and associate degree programs and specializations, as well as a robust schedule of continuing studies, EMT and certificate programs throughout the year.

Dean College is perfectly situated in Franklin, Massachusetts, which is conveniently located between Boston and Providence, Rhode Island and is accessible to Boston by commuter rail. The Dean College/Franklin station is only a five-minute walk from campus. Approximately 87 percent of the College's student population lives on campus.

Dean provides a supportive academic environment that thrives on hands-on engagement and exceptional teaching. This community-wide commitment of always going the extra mile for students is known as The Dean Difference.  Outside of the classroom, students participate in 16 athletic teams and more than 30 on-campus groups and organizations.

Ninety-six percent of our bachelor's degree students are employed or enrolled in graduate school within 12 months of graduation. Alumni are hard at work in top-ranked graduate programs and are employed by organizations such as Universal Studios, Dell Technologies, Liberty Mutual, Kraft Sports + Entertainment, the Boston Ballet, and more.

What is The Dean Difference?
The Dean Difference isn't any one thing. It's not a program or a professor. It's not a single class or a club. It's the way our academics support networks and community overlap, interweave and magnify each other. Our difference unites us. It's our secret formula. It's the nucleus around which we orbit. It isn't one thing, it's everything

Job Description:

This position is responsible for overseeing a comprehensive alumni relations program, including communications, social networking communities, events (on campus, virtual and regionally), benefits and services, volunteer management, and alumni career opportunities. Reporting to the Vice President, this individual develops and implements outreach to all alumni constituencies to maintain ongoing alumni communications and coordinates alumni outreach with other institutional advancement activities, integrated with all fundraising initiatives.


1.  Develops and oversees all alumni relations programs (including Homecoming) and services to keep alumni intellectually and emotionally connected to the College. Oversee annual budget.

2.  Responsible for planning and implementation of all alumni in person and virtual events.

3.  Identify, cultivate and recruit alumni volunteers.  Including Alumni Advisory Council by recruiting members; meeting preparation and communication with members, and providing follow-up to all outcomes of meetings.

4. Oversees alumni communication, including Dean Pride (e-magazine) and social media engagement.

5.  Personally meets with alumni throughout the year to advance the mission of the Office of Institutional Advancement.

6.  Research, develop and work with current and new alumni affinity groups: reunion classes, regions, schools, involvement, past leadership, and 50th Society.

7.  Research and implement ways to share alumni success stories on campus and externally.

8.  Work closely with partners across campus to engage alumni back to campus - including but not limited to Student Activities, Career and Internship Office, Admission Office, Athletics and Academic Affairs.

9.  Serves as a member of the Institutional Advancement team and contributes on all matters related to alumni and family relations.


This position requires a bachelors degree in an appropriate discipline. Preference will be given to qualified candidates who are alumni/ae of Dean College. Prior experience in the areas of alumni relations, fundraising and event planning are essential. The successful candidate will have outstanding interpersonal and communication skills. Candidates must have superior project management skills. S/he must demonstrate prior examples of superior organizational capability and the ability to work independently and as an integral member of a team. This individual must be able to work, as needed, in support of all programs and events including those which occur on evenings and/or weekends.


Managerial and Supervisory Responsibilities

In coordination with others in Institutional Advancement, this person is responsible for overseeing all programs, events and communications to alumni. Also shares management of  Assistant Director of Institutional Advancement.

Additional Information:

Dean College is an equal-opportunity, Title IX institution and pledges to recruit, select and promote diversity by providing equality of opportunity in higher education for all persons, including faculty and staff with respect to hiring, continuation, promotion, and applicants for admission, enrolled students and graduates without discrimination or segregation.

The College is interested in candidates who have the communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to maximize their effectiveness with diverse groups of colleagues, students, faculty, and community members. All employment decisions are made on a non-discriminatory basis.

Dean College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law.

This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in College programs, services, and activities. A pre-employment background screen is required for all employees.

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