10 Jul Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement, SUNY Cortland
The assistant director of alumni engagement will execute alumni events and programming to engage alumni support of SUNY Cortland and its mission. Responsible for regional and chapter events, recent alumni (graduates from the last decade) programming, alumni athletic events, and initiatives to encourage under-represented minority (URM) inclusion and welcome participation from alumni of color and other affinity and identity groups. The assistant director is also responsible for the alumni online community, including all technical applications, encouraging alumni usage and marketing the various programs. The assistant director serves as an ambassador for SUNY Cortland and the Alumni Association.
Lead volunteer leadership of each Alumni Association Chapter in developing and executing activities outside of campus. Develop programming in targeted alumni areas, plan regional Cortaca programs and manage Florida and California reunions. Develop chapter volunteer manuals and provide training.
• Direct and assess all recent alumni and chapter programs in concert with the Alumni Board of Directors. Conduct an ongoing assessment of these programs and communications that will further Alumni Engagement and support of the College.
• Online community programmatic/member management including but not limited to: Management of content standards and editing, alumni homepage management, data establishment/collection, marketing of community, user help, policy for use, student use and programs, alumni events calendar and departmental alumni events.
• In collaboration with the Multicultural Life and Diversity Office (MLDO), develop programming and initiatives to engage underrepresented minority (URM) alumni groups.
• Be a diversity champion; ensure that all alumni feel welcome and encouraged to participate
• Work with the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee of the Board of Directors to strengthen training and policies.
• Management of Reunion Sponsorships and Red and White Golf Classic. Run the solicitation program and execute golf event.
• Responsible for the alumni-athletic programs including, but not limited to, C-Club Hall of Fame weekend, Athletic group modules in iModules and marketing and registration collection of individual team alumni events.
• Assist with the overall effort of the institution to promote and advance the College and the State University of New York. Represent the College at alumni functions and events where alumni and potential gift prospects are present.
• Assist the executive director in implementing the Alumni Engagement plan and assessment through alumni surveys, focus groups, board committee work and partnerships across the campus.
• Serve as a contact person for alumni, parents and students interested in information, services and programs related to the Alumni Association through general correspondence, social media, meetings and events. Providing direction and guidelines with all the chapter and young alumni program volunteers.
• Prepare annual reports and statistics for assigned programs and initiatives.
• Prepare and administer program budget expenditures and develop the goals and metrics for use of these resources and annually review the continuation of efforts.
• Attend all Alumni Board meetings and assist in the management of at least two Board committees by acting as the liaison to the corresponding committees.
• Work with the associate director to develop strategic Alumni Engagement opportunities that will advance the College’s vision and mission, to identify and cultivate volunteers and supporters through Presidential and faculty events around the country.
• Supervise Alumni Association volunteers and Board Members.
• Contribute (writing/proofreading) to the production of Columns, in particular the section on alumni events. Contribute (writing/proofreading) to Moments, Alumni Adventures and Alumni Update. Create and distribute Moments in iModules software on a monthly basis.
• Act as a backup for staffing/lodging coverage at the Parks Alumni House. (4 times a year, at minimum)
• Travel and work varied hours as needed.
• Strong interpersonal communication skills; ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing with varied constituent groups; ability to effectively collaborate with co-workers, campus and community partners, and alumni constituents to achieve shared objectives.
• Must be an effective spokesperson for the overall mission of SUNY Cortland.
• Detail oriented professional with excellent organizational skills; contribute to a positive work environment
• Understanding of critical issues, challenges and opportunities relative to diversity in higher education and; commitment to diversity, equity, social justice and inclusive excellence
• Ability to build strong relationships and effectively communicate with groups and individuals
• Professionalism and ability to resolve issues, answer questions, provide recommendations and solutions for improvement; work independently and collaboratively to support the goals of the division, college and university.