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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
Please submit your Resume/CV, Cover Letter, all unofficial
transcripts; and contact information of three references. (PLEASE
NOTE: Applications that are incomplete will not be considered).
Note: After submitting your resume/CV, the subsequent page gives
you instructions that enable you to upload your Cover Letter and
any additional documents.
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