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Assistant Director of Young Alumni and Student Engagement

St. John's University
New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jun 20, 2024

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

Assistant Director of Young Alumni and Student 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.


Alumni Relations

Specific Job Title

Assistant Director of Young Alumni and Student Engagement

Reports to

Senior Director of Alumni Relations



Job Summary

Reporting to the Associate Director of Alumni Career Services, this individual will strategically plan, implement, staff, and execute young alumni and student events and programming that help foster a lasting experience for St. John's graduates and a strong connection with their alma mater.

Essential Functions

  • Coordinate and manage programming specifically designed for students to foster an understanding of Alumni Relations and the life-long relationships student can develop with their alma mater.

  • Work with Student Government, Inc. (SGI) and other student clubs to build awareness of the Office of Alumni Relations.

  • Work with the junior and senior classes to build a culture of philanthropy and raise money for a Senior Class gift.

  • Identify ways to celebrate student milestones and increase our presence at year-end activities and graduation.

  • Serve as the primary liaison with the Office of Career Services to coordinate events and resources for young alumni and students.

  • Manage and steward the GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade) committee, helping them plan events and fundraising opportunities.

  • Manage and steward existing alumni affinity groups including the Executive in Residence Program, GLOBE, President's Society, and Study Abroad and assist them with event planning and fundraising.

  • Identify student clubs and activities that could form an alumni affinity group.

  • Co-lead the Johnnies of the 21st Century program.

  • Help create marketing pieces and social media posts that appeal to students and young alumni.

  • Supervise Student Associates and Graduate Assistants assigned to Alumni Relations.

  • Perform additional duties as assigned.

  • Competencies

  • Outgoing and personable.

  • Extremely organized.

  • Self-motivated and creative.

  • Able to communicate clearly verbally and in written form.

  • Must have volunteer management experience.

  • Supervisory Responsibility

  • Manage Graduate Assistants and Student Workers.

  • 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 - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. including some nights and weekends. Ability to work longer hours when required.


    Travel is primarily local, but there may be opportunities for regional travel when appropriate.

    Required Education and Experience

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

  • Preferred Education and Experience

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

  • Other Duties

  • Liaise with various campus partners.

  • Represent Alumni Relations at special events.

  • Assist with full team events like Homecoming and Reunion.

  • In compliance with NYC's Pay Transparency Act, the annual salary for this position is $62,400. 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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