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
Associate Director, Alumni Relations
Serve as a strategic partner in the planning and implementing of
engagement programs to attract different constituencies with the
goal for these relationships to strengthen connections to the
College and evolve into sustained philanthropic support.
Develop and oversee the execution of all reunion programming with
the goal to engage alumni through their milestone celebration with
the College and it’s current priorities, classmates, and
participate in giving back. Collaborate with the Director of Class
Giving throughout the year to achieve program goals including:
volunteer recruitment and training, regular communication with
class committees, and coordination with prospect managers. Serve as
the point of contact for all reunion classes to establish
meaningful programming that aligns with the interests of the class
while maintaining a strong focus of bringing alumni back to campus.
Work with the College Events staff and the Marketing and
Communications team on all logistics and communications for
programming throughout the year and the culminating Reunion
Weekend. Ensure Advancement Services is included throughout to
ensure a process for data both before and post-weekend.
Serve as Advancement lead for Homecoming programming with the
priority focus of bringing alumni back to campus and engaging them
with current College priorities. Co-lead the program with a member
of the College Events staff and work in tandem throughout the
year-long planning to ensure both Advancement and Institutional
goals are established and met each year. Oversee the core committee
and campus partners groups, and collaborate with Marketing &
Communications to develop a comprehensive communication and
marketing plan that is customized to engage different audiences
(students, faculty/staff, parents/families, alumni, and friends).
Enlist the support of Advancement Services to ensure a data
processor is in place to capture a multi-faceted weekend.
Collaborate with Athletic partners to capitalize on game
opportunities and other activities to showcase programs and enhance
the participant experience. Ensure all members of the PC community
are well informed of the weekend programming and oversee the
execution of the weekend.
Provide essential leadership and guidance to direct report(s) to
maximize productivity, set performance standards, individual
metrics, and routine evaluation of goals. Provide ongoing training
of staff to ensure the strength of skills and a clear understanding
of advancement. Meet regularly to ensure prioritization of
workload, strong communication and relationship development, and
achievement of program goals.
Develop programming for the CASE Award-winning program Friar TIES
virtual series, and work with Marketing & Communications to
ensure the continuation of comprehensive bi-monthly communication.
Work with the Alumni Relations team to plan out a yearly calendar
that incorporates virtual programming into the overall alumni
engagement strategy. Collaborate with Annual Giving to align
engagement opportunities with fundraising efforts.
1. Oversee the class ambassador program, including recruitment of
new ambassadors and developing strategy for this volunteer
2. Work closely with the Assistant Director of Class Campaigns to
align work with the class agent volunteer group.
3. Perform all other duties as may be required.
Education and Experience Required
- Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution required
- Five to seven years’ experience in a progressively responsible
development fundraising environment or an equivalent combination of
education and experience
- Excellent interpersonal, oral, written communication, and
- Must be proactive, creative, problem-solver and have the
ability to interact with a broad range of constituents, including
alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends of the College
- Computer proficiency and a demonstrated ability to work
independently and as part of a team
- Supervisory experience preferred
- Evenings and weekends required
- Possible travel
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
- Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of
- 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
- Communication skills using the spoken word
- Ability to see within normal parameters
- Ability to hear within normal range
- Ability to move about
If other, please enter regular schedule.
Providence College does not discriminate against any person because
of race, color, national and ethnicorigin, 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 thepart of its employees to comply with
the program. The College will request and expect its agents
andthose with whom it conducts its affairs to meet the commitment
of this important program.
Posting Detail Information
Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
Documents Needed To Apply
- * We require all employees to be vaccinated. Are you vaccinated
or have a *valid medical or religious exemption from receiving a
COVID-19 vaccine? Applicants requesting an exemption, must complete
a Providence College request form. Exemptions are not guaranteed
approval. Completion of exemption/vaccination process must be
finalized prior to start date.
- Will request exemption
- Cover Letter
- Letter of Recommendation