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Assistant Director of Alumni Relations

Bowdoin College
Maine, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Mar 11, 2024

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Assistant Director of Alumni Relations

Posting Number: S01249JP

Department: Alumni Relations

Job Summary:
The Assistant Director of Alumni Relations will manage regional engagement volunteers, venue hosts, and digital event communications. This position will also serve as the staff liaison for regional Polar Bear Gatherings and support these events with detailed venue research and outreach to local alumni communities. With a focus on engaging and supporting volunteers, this position will also support up to seven Reunion Committees.

Pay and Benefits:
  • Salary range: $60,000 (minimum) - $65,000 (maximum) based on experience.
  • A variety of health insurance plans (Effective on date of hire).
  • Generous Retirement Plan - 10.12% annual compensation contribution (Eligible after 1 year of service and age 26) .
  • Life and Disability Insurance.
  • Paid time off - Vacation, Personal, Holidays, and Special Days Off (
  • Paid parental leave.
  • Access to many of the College's facilities including the gym and pool, including household.
  • Access to events, speakers, and sport events on campus.
  • Free fitness and wellness classes!
  • And more:

Education/Skills Requirements:
  • A Bachelor’s degree is required.
  • Applicants must possess excellent writing and communication skills, interpersonal skills, be team oriented, positive, and upbeat.
  • The ability to work independently and take initiative is crucial as is experience and comfort working well under pressure in a fast-paced work environment, managing multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • A willingness to travel and work evenings and weekends as needed.

Experience Requirements and/or Equivalents:
  • At least 3 years of experience in alumni relations, event planning, or related field.
  • The successful candidate will have a high degree of cultural competency and be capable of interacting well with a diverse population of alumni, parents, students, and staff of the College, and will understand the culture of a small, highly selective residential liberal arts institution.
  • Inspiring, motivating, and managing volunteers is a key component of this work.
  • Understanding and using data in day-to-day decision making will also be important for success in this role.
  • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint, Word).
  • Please note that as part of the pre-employment process, we will be conducting reference checks, including contacting current or former supervisors, to verify employment history and performance.

  • Experience with fundraising or alumni management software
  • Experience with social media, and Google suite.

Standard Work Days and Hours:
  • An exempt position requiring the time commitment necessary to complete the job requirements.
  • Hours are primarily Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Frequent evening and weekend duties. Travel required.

About Bowdoin:
Bowdoin embraces diversity in all forms, and the College is home to talented students, faculty and staff—with a variety of racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds; religious beliefs; and gender identities, among other factors.

We encourage applications from candidates committed to the support of an inclusive campus community and those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s multifaceted diversity. We value a community in which individuals of all backgrounds are warmly welcomed and encouraged to succeed.

Founded in 1794, Bowdoin has maintained its commitment to the liberal arts for well over 200 years. Bowdoin’s reputation as a preeminent liberal arts college rests on the excellence of its faculty, students, and staff; intimate size; strong sense of community; and connections to the people, history, and natural beauty of Maine.

Bowdoin’s campus is situated in a beautiful natural setting. Located in Brunswick, Maine, a town of approximately 20,000, the College is a short drive from the Maine coast, twenty-five miles from Portland and 120 miles from Boston.


Employment Category: Full Time Year Round

Benefits Eligible: Yes

Pay Type: Salaried

Background Check Package Requirements: Administrative Staff + MVR

Is driving a Bowdoin vehicle an essential function of this job?:

Is a pre-placement physical required for this position?: No

Posting Date: 04/19/2024

Applications Accepted Until:

Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions to Applicants:

EEO Information:
Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses.

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Bowdoin College

Bowdoin (rhymes with explodin') is a private, selective, liberal arts college, founded and endowed to benefit the common good. Our historic residential campus, located in Brunswick, Maine, is home to just over 1,800 students from all over the world.

Academic life at Bowdoin spans thirty-three departments, and is cooperative, not competitive: so we tend to attract students who like brainstorming with faculty, working in teams, and welcoming big, new, difficult questions.

We value kindness, diversity, creativity, and hard work.

There’s a lot to love about Maine. And this state is very much at the heart of the College. We simply wouldn’t be Bowdoin anywhere else.

According to one of our colleagues, “To teach at Bowdoin is to help train and educate future leaders—an unalloyed privilege in my experience and a rare one.”

We feel fortunate to live here and to be able to experience everything there is to see and do. Maine is renowned for its beauty—its iconic seaside fishing villages and beachesmountain vistas, and pristine forests. But the appeal is also very much about the people—their culture, sense of community, way of life, and welcoming, inquisitive, and energized spirit.

We’re not going to try to list all that Maine has to offer. But we will try to lead you in a few directions from which you can navigate your own journey of discovery—a very Maine thing to do too!

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