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Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement

Kettering University
Michigan, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted date
Aug 31, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Development & Advancement, Alumni Affairs
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Full Time
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Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement

The Office of University Advancement is responsible for developing and managing programs
leading to private gifts, which support and advance the University’s students, alumni, faculty
and programs. The staff identifies potential donors, educates alumni, parents, friends,
corporations and foundations about the financial needs of Kettering University and conducts
solicitations to meet those needs. University Advancement also serves as the central
coordinator for all fundraising efforts across campus.

The Assistant Director should possess strong people and writing skills and be able to manage
student employees, parent and alumni volunteers. The Assistant Director will arrange special
promotional events as well as recruit, train and motivate student volunteers within university
community as needed.

Position Information About Kettering: Kettering University is a national leader in experiential STEM and business education,
integrating an intense academic curriculum with applied professional experience. We inspire students to realize their potential and advance their ideas by combining theory and practice better than any
institution in the world. Kettering University is dedicated to achieving the extraordinary through
technological innovation, leadership, and service, built on values that foster respect, integrity, creativity, collaboration, and excellence in growth, global leadership, community outreach, and an engaged community of stakeholders.

BENEFITS include health, dental and vision coverage; retirement benefits with up to a 9% Kettering
matching contribution; life and accident insurance; tuition assistance and waiver programs; vacation and holiday pay; sick and disability pay; home purchase assistance program; recreation center membership; and many other benefits.

Flint Michigan: A storied past and an innovative approach to the future drives Flint forward. No other
city of Flint’s size can boast similar cultural and social resources; the Flint Institute of Art, Flint Symphony Orchestra, the Flint Institute of Music, the Sloan Museum, the Flint Farmers’ Market, and several colleges and universities contribute to a rich social fabric. A vibrant array of dining, entertainment, and lodging options now enliven the walkable Flint city center. Kettering University is an important partner in the renaissance of Flint.

Our Mission and Vision: Kettering University prepares students for lives of extraordinary leadership and service by linking transformative experiential learning opportunities to rigorous academic programs in engineering, science, mathematics and business. Kettering University will be the first choice for students and all our partners seeking to make a better world through technological innovation, leadership and service. Job Specific Required Qualifications · Bachelor’s degree with relevant alumni relations, marketing, non-profit experience. · Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of individuals in a fast-paced environment. · Ability to maintain confidentiality as well as a proven ability to articulate organizational objectives and development goals. · Ability to work independently and within a team environment. Willingness to work occasional nights and weekends. · Intermediate to advanced level skills using various MS Office applications and Google Suite.   Understanding and commitment to Kettering University Values a. RESPECT: for teamwork, honesty, encouragement, diversity partnerships with students.
 b. INTEGRITY: including accountability, transparency and ethics.
 c. CREATIVITY: fostering flexibility and innovation.
 d. COLLABORATION: across disciplines and with all partners.
 e. EXCELLENCE: in all we do. Preferred Qualifications Bachelor’s degree with three to five years of experience in alumni relations, marketing or public relations in a college or non-profit setting. Duties Strategic planning for the alumni calendar of events and programs. Create and manage marketing materials and deployment through various channels. 

Staff Advisor for the Student Alumni Council (SAC). Attend weekly meetings, coordinate speaker series. Project lead for Senior Class celebrations, and alumni/student networking or mentoring events. 

Oversee and manage web, social media, and communications content (including People Grove Alumni CRM) for the Alumni Engagement Office. 

Partner with the KGMIAA Board of Directors and assist them with communications of benefits program and committee work. Committee’s include: Services and Benefits, Alumni Involvement, Student Recruitment, Alumni Awards and Events. 
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