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Assistant Director for Alumni Engagement

Providence College
Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 8, 2024

Job Details

Founded in 1917, Providence College (PC) is a premier Catholic liberal arts institution steadfastly committed to academic excellence through a dynamic core curriculum, a distinctive Development of Western Civilization Program, and abundant experiential learning opportunities. The only U.S. higher education institution administered by the Dominican Friars, PC is committed to providing a variety of opportunities for intellectual, social, moral, and spiritual growth in a supportive environment. Providence College believes that cultural and intellectual pluralism is essential to the excellence of its academic programs, and strives to foster an academic culture and campus community reflecting the global environment in which we live and work.

The approximately 105-acre campus is situated in Rhode Island’s capital city and is close to the many cultural and educational offerings of Rhode Island’s “renaissance city.” Additionally, Providence is located an hour from Boston and just a few hours from New York City.

For years, Providence College has been recognized in the U.S. News & World Report “Regional Universities – North Category” and has been commended by several other ranking publications.

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title
Assistant Director for Alumni Engagement


Assist the Associate Director for Alumni and Employer Engagement in the Chirico Career Center in engaging alumni to create increased opportunities for students, in partnership with the Office of Institutional Advancement.

Essential Duties:
  • Assist the Associate Director with professional interaction/assistance for all alumni requests. Proactively conduct outreach to alumni volunteers for shadowing, mentoring, presenting to students, being a panelist, etc. Identify and connect with alumni employed in target organizations to develop paths for current students seeking internships and entry-level employment. Identify and connect with alumni who have attended advanced educational programs enabling them to provide advice on current students applying to those or similar programs. Develop a system for staff to request career assistance for alumni and/or for them to assist current students with proper tracking and response documentation with colleagues in the Institutional Advancement. Collaborate with Alumni Relations on co-sponsored programming. Attend occasional Alumni events (as determined by the supervisor) as a CCC presence and to engage alumni. Create new and enhance current alumni, parents, and organizational networks to increase internships and job opportunities for students.
  • Assist the Associate Director with processes to track alumni engagement. Provide data/reporting to Advancement and Student Affairs as needed. Develop a process to continue alumni engagement from year to year, providing internships and job opportunities for students. Track alumni participation in CCC events and appointments with career coaches. Monitor/create/approve alumni Handshake accounts to ensure appropriate labeling that allows them to set up coaching appointments. Assist with hiring by collecting hiring outcomes that are connected to alumni mentors.
  • Serve as a liaison between Institutional Advancement and CCC with a focus on enhancing existing relationships to further engage alumni with career programs that support the current needs of students.
  • Serve as a point of contact for alumni and parents who want to serve as a resource to current students. Provide a menu of services that alumni can take advantage of to assist current students. Serve as the point person for all alumni requests for career development services. Work with alumni on posting positions in Handshake. Assist supervisor in developing processes to highlight alumni positions to students.
  • Plan annual career fairs in spring and fall and connect with alumni who participate. Communicate with employers who attend the fairs to get a list of alumni who intend to participate and provide a list to Advancement. Further develop networking opportunities/events that allow students to interact with alumni. Assist with creating or identifying opportunities for engagement programming.
  • Serve as the point person for implementation, upkeep and engagement prompts for students and alumni for all purchased systems. Leverage existing technology platforms and programs to promote alumni for career advice.
Marginal Duties:
  • Perform all other duties as may be required.
Education and Experience Required
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution required.
  • Three to five years’ experience in career development, corporate training, and/or mentoring college-age students or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Willingness to research and track information.
  • Strong organization and detail skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Collaborative mindset.
  • Public speaking group facilitation skills.
  • Experience working with college students in a liberal arts environment.
  • Strong technical and analytic skills.
  • Professional customer service-oriented demeanor.
  • Strong time management skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time.
  • Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction.
  • Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard.
  • Communication skills using the spoken word.
  • Ability to see within normal parameter.
  • Ability to hear within normal range.
  • Ability to move about.
Employee Status
Full Time

Salary Grade
19 (Min. $50,917/Mid. $66,192/Max. $81,467)

Salary Information

Employees are normally hired between the minimum and the midpoint of a position’s grade range to which a position has been assigned, depending on experience and qualifications.


Providence College offers a comprehensive range of valuable benefits to eligible employees, which are designed to:
  • Promote the health and well-being of you and your family
  • Provide financial security while you are working
  • Build financial resources for retirement
  • Help you balance personal and work responsibilities
  • Provide educational opportunities for you and your family
These benefits include but are not limited to health, dental, 403b retirement plan, flexible benefits plan, tuition benefits, employee assistance plan, college paid basic life insurance and long-term disability insurance, and paid time off. To learn more, please visit our Employee Benefits website by clicking the following link:

Union Status


If other, please enter regular schedule.

EEO Statement

Providence College does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, gender, except where gender is a bona fide occupational qualification, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, veteran status, or genetic information. The College will develop, and from time to time update, an affirmative action program and will insist on a good-faith effort on the part of its employees to comply with the program. The College will request and expect its agents and those with whom it conducts its affairs to meet the commitment of this important program.

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Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed To Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents


Providence College

Providence College, a primarily undergraduate, liberal arts, Catholic institution of higher education in Rhode Island conducted under the auspices of the Dominican Friars, seeks candidates who can affirm and contribute to its mission. The College is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive environment that supports all of its students, faculty, and staff. All members of the community share a responsibility for creating, maintaining, and developing a learning experience valuing differences and practicing inclusion. We invite applications from qualified individuals who possess the experience, knowledge, and commitment to work within a diverse learning environment. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Providence College is an equal opportunity employer.

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