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Assistant Director Regional Engagement

St. John's University
New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
May 3, 2024

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Alumni Affairs
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Director Regional Engagement

St. John's, established in 1870, has three New York City campuses; international locations in Rome, Italy; Limerick, Ireland; and Paris, France; and study abroad locations around the world. The Princeton Review and other top rankings consistently recognize the University's outstanding academics, diverse student body, dynamic internship, and volunteer opportunities, focus on student life, and diverse study abroad offerings. St. John's University offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in its six colleges and schools, with a growing number of programs offered online. The University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and 12 other major academic and professional associations.

A dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion is at the heart of our mission. As a Catholic and Vincentian university, St. John's is committed to institutionalizing practices of inclusive excellence to ensure that we welcome and celebrate the intrinsic worth of all members of our community. We will become an even stronger university as we enhance equity at every level of our institution. Our graduates will excel in the competencies and values needed for leadership and service in a rapidly evolving world.

Department: Alumni Relations

Specific Job Title: Assistant Director of Regional Engagement

Reports to: Senior Director of Alumni Relations

Campus: Queens

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Senior Director of Alumni Relations, this individual will strategically plan, implement, staff, and execute events and programming outside of the New York City metro area that help foster a lasting experience for St. John's graduates and a strong connection with their alma mater.

Essential Functions:
  • Serve as the point person for all regional chapter activity
  • Manage volunteer training program
  • Work with existing chapters on events, communication, and fundraising
  • Research new areas where a regional chapter might be viable, survey the alumni, and identify potential leaders
  • Identify regional alumni to feature in communications (e-newsletter, magazine, etc.)
  • In tandem with the Senior Director, establish and manage the regional budget and its use
  • Assist in the assessment and evaluation of engagement initiatives, regional events, and priorities
  • Assist in establishing an effective virtual presence through virtual programming and social media tools like Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, and future technology
  • Manage the regional extension of Advancement initiatives like Johnnies Day, Giving Tuesday, and Giving Day
  • Organize programming around the annual Volunteer Dinner
  • Participate in aspects of department programming and operations (e.g. Homecoming, Reunion, and other events)
  • Utilize alumni/donor database to record alumni volunteer engagement when applicable
  • Additional duties as assigned

  • Outgoing and personable
  • Extremely organized
  • Self-motivated and creative
  • Ability to communicate clearly verbally and in written form
  • Volunteer management experience
  • Good traveler

Work Environment:

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as personal computers, printers, etc.

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand for periods of time; move about; sit; to carry work and use controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; communicate.; The employee must occasionally lift or move up to 25 - 50 lbs.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:

This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Friday 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. including some nights and weekends. Ability to work longer hours when required.


Frequent travel

Required Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree and 2-3 years related advancement experience or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Candidate must possess a current driver's license

Preferred Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree and 2-3 years related advancement experience or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

In compliance with NYC's Pay Transparency Act, the annual salary range for this position is $62,400 - $65,000. St. John's University considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate's work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer.

This position may be relocated to any of St. John's University's physical locations at any time.

St. John's offers a competitive compensation program which is commensurate with your qualifications, experience, and contingent upon the departmental budget. We also offer an extremely comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our workforce. Along with exceptional benefits such as medical, dental, life insurance, long term disability insurance, tuition remission, generous 403(b) employer contribution, employee assistance program, and liberal paid time off policies, faculty and staff can also enjoy St. John's performing arts, libraries, bookstores, dining facilities, campus recreation and sporting events

Any offer of employment is subject to receipt by St. John's University of satisfactory references, verification of employment and education.

St. John's University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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