Assistant/Associate Director of Alumni Engagement

Cornell College
Iowa, United States
$33,000.00 - $40,000.00
Posted date
Aug 23, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Development & Advancement, Alumni Affairs
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Applications are being accepted for the full-time position of Assistant/Associate Director of Alumni Engagement. This position will develop cohesive and compelling engagement and philanthropic opportunities as part of a comprehensive Alumni and College Advancement program. This position is responsible for developing and maintaining a comprehensive portfolio of digital engagement and volunteer management strategies to increase involvement among Cornell alumni with a specific emphasis on young alumni, future alumni, class reunions, targeted affinity groups, and within geographic regions. They will work extensively with alumni volunteers and campus partners to enhance opportunities to support the strategic goals of the college's alumni engagement and annual giving efforts.

Cornell College offers a fantastic benefits package that includes health, dental, vision, HSA & FSA accounts, a TIAA 403(b) retirement account, and tuition remission and exchange for employees and dependentsWe also offer life insurance, disability insurance, travel insurance, and accident insurance. And, all full-time staff begin with a 4-week vacation accrual along with 14.5 paid holidays in a year.

Because Cornell College values diversity and strives to create a welcoming community in which all individuals are respected and included, the entire campus community is called upon to engage in dialogue around issues of difference, identity, and ideology. The college is committed to fostering a faculty and staff community that reflects our diverse student body. We encourage applications from candidates who share our vision for a campus that embraces differing backgrounds, viewpoints, and identities, and who will excel at mentoring students who are broadly diverse. (See our diversity statement here.)

About Cornell College

Cornell College is a selective liberal arts college distinguished by our Ingenuity curriculum that builds on the strengths of our One Course At A Time schedule. This combination encourages the qualities of being thoughtful, original, and inventive, using the strengths of a liberal arts education to apply ideas to solve problems and meet challenges through hands-on experience in learning. Academic immersion, Division III NCAA athletic teams, and unparalleled flexibility attract an ambitious student body from across the U.S. and worldwide. We are located in Mount Vernon, Iowa, an urban fringe community located in the heart of the ICR Iowa region.


Bachelor's degree required. Three to five years in fundraising, marketing, event planning, sales or public relations preferred. Excellent communication skills, including writing and presentation skills. Strong organizational and project management skills. Knowledge of liberal arts education.

Ability to communicate effectively, interact professionally in a variety of situations (in person and on the telephone). Ability to maintain confidentiality. Must have valid Iowa driver's license and be insurable to drive.

Experience working in a college or university setting is preferred.

This position will remain open until filled, and applications will be reviewed as received. To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references through Cornell's online application system.

Cornell is an AA/EO employer and encourages applications from underrepresented groups. Cornell complies with Iowa's Smoke-free Air Act, participates in e-verify for verification of employment eligibility, and conducts background checks.

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