founded in 1831, is a diverse,
energetic liberal arts community where critical thinking and
practical idealism go hand in hand.
Wesleyan University’s Office of Advancement ( ADV ) builds
lifelong relationships with alumni, parents, and friends, and
engages them in support of Wesleyan’s educational mission and
The Advancement team fosters pride in the Wesleyan community and
develops support for university initiatives through outreach
activities, including development and fundraising, alumni and
parent relations, and on- and off-campus events. Wesleyan is about
to launch the public phase of a $600 million comprehensive
Reporting to the Director of Special Events, the Assistant
Director collaborates with colleagues and volunteers to plan and
execute initiatives, programs and events intended to engage alumni
and parents in the life of the University, and to cultivate and
inspire giving as well as measure the success of those efforts.
This position will also work with operations to manage the event
Key responsibilities include:
This position is a hybrid position with on-campus and remote
- Working independently and in close conjunction with staff class
liaisons to support individual reunion class initiatives including,
maintaining class web pages, coordinating activities (including
virtual and in-person), planning and implementing engagement
programs and compiling Reunion & Commencement Weekend WESeminar
ideas for implementation.
- Managing assigned reunion classes in collaboration with
Wesleyan Fund staff to create a comprehensive reunion engagement
plan that leverages Reunion & Commencement Weekend as a
capstone to a full cycle of interactions and activities designed to
build strong ties among classmates.
- Training Alumni and Parent Relations interns to support the
execution of select Reunion class programs.
- Oversee event logistics, relationships with
venues/vendors/caterers or other service providers, and event
- Utilizing event management platforms, including Linvio event
registration and EMS room reservation system.
- Maintaining a portfolio of assignments for various on-campus
events including Homecoming/Family Weekend and Reunion &
- Other duties as assigned.
Remote work is only considered for residents of MA, VT,
NH, ME, CT, RI, or NY. (Relocation assistance to CT is available
for those who qualify).
Bachelor’s degree, experience in marketing, social media,
communications, public relations or a related discipline or an
equivalent combination of education training and experience.
Experience in these areas during college will be considered.
Demonstrated ability to be flexible and capable of managing
multiple projects simultaneously while working with varied
personalities and work styles.
Excellent communication skills, interpersonal skills and
organizational skills, with great attention to detail.
Self-motivated and able to balance competing deadlines and
manage multiple and often shifting priorities.
Ability to manage complex relationships, and proven
collaboration and teamwork skills.
Intermediate expertise with MS Word and Excel, Outlook and
Demonstrated commitment to work within a diverse environment
and interact openly with individuals of different
This position requires some evening and weekend work, as well
as overnight travel.
Special Instructions to Applicants
- Experience working with volunteers
Position is open until filled. For full consideration please
apply by November 26, 2023 when first review of applications will
Any and all offers to external applicants are contingent on
the candidate’s completion of a pre-employment background check
screening to the satisfaction of Wesleyan University.
Wesleyan University, located in Middletown, Connecticut, does
not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age,
gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital
status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder,
learning disability or physical disability, political belief,
veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or
non-position-related criminal record. We welcome applications from
women and historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiries
regarding Title IX, Section 504 or any other non-discrimination
policies should be directed to Vice President for Equity and
Inclusion, Title IX and ADA/504 Coordinator. Wesleyan University
complies with the Clery Act and maintains records of campus crime
statistics and security policies. Copies of Wesleyan University?s
Clery Act Report are available on request and online at