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Merrimack College is a selective, private college in a beautiful, residential setting — just minutes from Boston, Massachusetts.

Position Overview

The Office of Development and Alumni Relations is seeking a committed and enthusiastic individual to grow its dynamic and vibrant forward-facing alumni relations team. The Alumni Relations Coordinator will manage programs, activities and communications to increase engagement among our alumni to create a culture of connectedness, providing multiple opportunities for life-long engagement with Merrimack College.

Responsibilities:
  • Oversee event management processes including the creation and management of registration pages for department events.
  • Generate registration and event reporting and provide post-event data analysis such as patterns and trends in registrations.
  • Assist with managing event budgets, including tracking expenses, invoicing, and payments.
  • Coordinate third-party relationships regarding event materials and rentals (venues, rentals, hotels, photography, transportation, catering, audio-visual, etc.).
  • Manage logistics and relationships with on-campus partners.
  • Serve as liaison with internal departments and external partners on the planning of affinity and/or regional events, gatherings, meetings, groups, etc.
  • Assist with the creation of email, print, and social media marketing schedules, collateral and content.
  • Create and manage web content for events, website maintenance and updates, and transition websites once events have concluded.
  • Assist with Office of Development and Alumni Relations programs and events, which will include evening and weekend work.
Qualifications:
  • Baccalaureate degree or equivalent experience.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills with excellent grammar.
  • Effective time management skills.
  • Successful execution of projects in a timely manner.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and campus partners.
  • A working style characterized by high energy, absolute integrity and a strong commitment to collegiality and transparency.
Application Materials Should Include:
  • Resume
  • Cover letter stating motivation and interest in the position, citing experience relevant to the qualifications and including experience with, and commitment to, our Catholic Augustinian mission, our values, and our desire to be a more diverse, equitable and inclusive institution of higher learning.
This position is subject to the successful completion of a criminal background check.

Vaccinations and Work Location

This is an on-campus position as employees are essential in order to provide a fully on-campus, residential college experience for our students and the community.

The COVID-19 vaccine and booster for which an individual may be eligible are highly recommended for students, faculty and staff. Merrimack College does not require proof of COVID vaccination for enrollment, employment or to be a guest on our campus.

Statement on Our Mission

Merrimack College is a Catholic Augustinian institution of higher education committed to building a culturally and racially diverse community. Our mission is to enlighten minds, engage hearts and empower lives and is inspired by our Catholic faith and the Augustinian tradition of seeking truth through inquiry and dialogue.

Merrimack College seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to Merrimack’s Catholic and Augustinian mission and values and advance our work in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. All candidates should describe in their application previous experience related to equity, diversity, and inclusion, as well as how they will engage in fostering a culture that supports our Catholic and Augustinian mission and our values of diversity, equity and inclusion.

About Merrimack College

The only Catholic, Augustinian institution of higher education in New England, Merrimack College is a private, independent, coeducational institution with more than 4,000 undergraduate and 1,400 graduate students from 32 states and 37 countries. The College features more than 100 career-focused undergraduate, professional and graduate programs, all taught by exceptional faculty who are passionate about their subject and student success. The College has five schools: arts and sciences, engineering and computational sciences, nursing and health sciences, the Winston school of education and social policy and the Girard school of business. The College’s suburban 240-acre campus is approximately 25 miles north of Boston in the towns of North Andover and Andover, Massachusetts. Merrimack is a Master’s Colleges and Universities/Larger Programs (M1) institution in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Merrimack is one of the fastest growing educational institutions in the country and has steadily climbed up in the U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of Best Colleges, ranking 33rd in the Regional Universities North category in 2024. Merrimack is a NCAA Division I athletic institution.

Merrimack College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Merrimack College

One of the fastest-growing educational institutions in the country, Merrimack College is a selective, top-tier college in a beautiful, residential setting — just minutes from Boston, Massachusetts. 

Driven by our Augustinian Catholic mission, Merrimack is where academic excellence meets a community filled with spirit and energy. Together, we believe in pushing boundaries, embracing innovation and making a difference within our communities.

Our academic experience bridges the gap between theory and the real-world for meaningful learning that prepares our students for personal and professional success. Merrimack is where students and faculty come together creating a unique environment where ideas and collaborative endeavors are encouraged, meaningful connections are made and personal growth is a priority.

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