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Assistant Director - Regional and Virtual Engagement

Grinnell College
Grinnell, Iowa
This position is a P1 Career Level with starting salary dependent on experience. Great benefits.
Posted Date
Aug 4, 2023

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Grinnell College is a private liberal arts college located in Grinnell, Iowa and is ranked #15 on the U.S. News and World Report’s list of Best National Liberal Arts Colleges. 

Grinnell College is a top ranked Liberal Arts institution that values diversity, equity, inclusion, social justice, intellectual freedom, and social responsibility. We seek candidates that align with these values and have the ability and desire to advance our values and belonging within our community and the communities we engage. Ideal candidates will be prepared to collaborate and contribute to the mission and values of the college across all constituencies.


If you are looking for a team that has a very collaborative and supportive culture then the Office of Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) may be a good team for you to join! The Assistant Director is part of a team which provides strategic leadership for alumni and donor programs, events, volunteers, and communications which complement and support the mission of the College and DAR. The Assistant Director will help to lead the College’s virtual and regional engagement strategy for alumni and donors in partnership with campus partners, development colleagues and select alumni volunteer leaders from all over the world. The Assistant Director will utilize our database to provide and analyze data for the team as well.

Key Responsibilities

  • Design and execute a portfolio of regional, virtual, and lifelong learning engagement programs which support alumni and donor engagement with the College
  • Lead athletics’ affinity programming and awards
    • Design and deliver meaningful opportunities for engagement for alumni athletes in partnership with Athletics and Recreation, including the annual Fall Athletics Reunion
    • Oversee of the biennial Hall of Fame inductions, including management of selection committee
    • Travel to Florida annually for the swimming and diving event
  • Provide data and analytics support for alumni and donor relations, with particular focus on regional and virtual programs

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university
  • Three years or more of relevant work experience
  • An equivalent combination of education and professional experience.
  • Adaptable to changing environments and situations
  • Champions diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Independent self-starter with developed problem solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal versatility skills for building relationships with campus partners, alumni, and outside constituents
  • Planning and organizing skills; strong attention to detail
  • Professionalism with multiple constituents

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