Associate Director of Alumni Engagement
Lasell University's Division of University Advancement seeks a
talented Associate Director of Alumni Engagement to join its Alumni
Relations team. The Associate Director of Alumni Engagement will
help manage a comprehensive program for advancing Lasell's
engagement of its 18,000+ alumni and friends, with a particular
focus on increasing engagement with our constituents from
minoritized communities. Reporting to the Director of Alumni
Relations and Annual Fund, the Associate Director will be a key
member of the team responsible for developing strategies and
opportunities to identify and engage alumni and friends that
enhance the student experience, increase pride and awareness of
Lasell University, and grow support for The Lasell Fund and other
Lasell University and University Advancement are committed to
creating a campus and alumni community that recognizes diversity
and intercultural competence as integral components of excellence.
Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply
and to identify their strengths in this area. Employees who
represent diverse backgrounds and perspectives help our community
thrive, learn, and grow and they are key contributors to our
strategic vision. Lasell practices a flexible work model and this
position may be eligible to work partially remotely. The Associate
Director will be required to be on campus several times per week on
average for events, programs, and other priority projects.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The statements below are intended to describe the principal duties
of the person or persons assigned to this job. They are not
intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties and
responsibilities. Lasell University has the right to add or change
the job responsibilities, and eligibility for remote work, at any
The ideal candidate will be an alumni relations professional who
enjoys working in a fast paced, team environment and has experience
working with underserved communities. Being a well-organized,
personable professional with strong initiative and great
communication skills are also necessary for success. We believe in
Lasell University and we're looking for a collaborative team member
who shares our desire to work hard, have fun, and create new
opportunities to engage the Lasell community.
Alumni Engagement and Events (30%)
- Contribute to a department-wide effort of engaging alumni,
donors, and friends; developing programming and increasing
volunteer involvement and financial support of Lasell
- Assist with the planning, coordination, and execution of all
alumni/donor engagement events, including: Reunion; Friends,
Family, and Alumni Weekend; Presidential Speaker Series; and other
regional, shared interest, and campus alumni programs and
- Oversee planning, coordination, and execution of other
advancement events, including: on and off campus campaign events,
stewardship events, and donor visits being sure to adhere to
budgetary, time, and other constraints. Responsibilities include
securing venue and speakers, coordinating guest lists and RSVPS,
working with Facilities, Catering and other vendors, and other
event coordination as needed.
DEI Alumni Program (30%)
- Responsible for expanding the depth and scope of DEI
programming, events and engagement opportunities for our diverse
- In coordination with campus partners, including the Donohue
Institute for Equity and Social Justice, develop meaningful
volunteer opportunities, programming and initiatives that connect
students and alumni around issues of DEI.
- Work with Advancement team members to develop philanthropic
opportunities and programs focusing on DEI initiatives and alumni
- Partner with Advancement Communications to create constituent
and alumni materials that raise the visibility of DEI programs,
resources, and giving opportunities.
Annual Fund (20%)
- Work with annual fund strategy team to develop and create
fundraising appeals. Develop and maintain alumni relations and
annual fund calendar.
- Work with AR/AF team and campus partners to develop
crowdfunding initiatives using fundraising platforms (including
Mobile Cause, iModules) to create campaigns to increase student,
employee and alumni participation; Develop text communications for
event reminders and appeals.
Volunteer Engagement and General (20%)
- Work with members of the Lasell University Alumni Association
(LUAA) to increase their participation and awareness of and in
Advancement programs and activities. Partner with LUAA leadership
in developing programs and initiatives to engage alumni that
further strengthen the University.
- Assist with engagement of Board of Overseers and other
volunteer leaders, including developing materials for meetings and
monthly newsletters and updates.
- Other duties as assigned
Other Requirements of the Job:
- A bachelor's degree is preferred. Candidates without a
bachelor's degree are required to have a minimum of 7 years of
- Minimum of 1-3 years of related experience in alumni relations,
fundraising, event management or similar field, preferably in
- Must have a working knowledge of diversity, equity and
inclusion concepts and issues. Strong support for the sense of
belonging and success of those from traditionally underserved
- Strong verbal and written communication, interpersonal,
organizational, and time management skills, as well as the ability
to multi-task and function with accuracy and adherence to
- Sensitive to issues of confidentiality and customer service
- Flexibility and willingness to jump in where needed to support
- Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
- Will require some evening and weekend work.
Interested candidates should upload a letter of interest, resume
and the information of three (3) references using the forms below.
Review of resumes will begin immediately, and applications will be
accepted until the position is filled.
Lasell University requires all employees to be vaccinated and to
provide the documentation upon the start of employment. Lasell also
provides individuals the opportunity to request a medical or
Lasell University is committed to equal opportunity in every
aspect of hiring and employment. Lasell proactively reviews its
policies and practices to assure that decisions with respect to
every dimension of employment are made without regard to age, color
of skin, disability, gender expression and identity, genetic
predisposition, marital status, national origin, race, ethnicity,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran's status, status as a
victim of domestic violence, and all other protected groups and
classes under Federal and State Laws and executive