Associate Director of Alumni and Parent Relations, SUNY Oswego

December 6, 2016

The Oswego Alumni Association, Inc., located at SUNY Oswego, invites applications for an Associate Director of Alumni and Parent Relations. While this position is located on the campus of SUNY Oswego, this is an Oswego Alumni Association, Inc. position, NOT a New York State position.

Posting Date: Dec. 1, 2016

Review Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Salary:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience.  In addition, the Oswego Alumni Association, Inc. offers an excellent benefit package.

Date of Appointment:  Immediate

Job Description: The Associate Director of Alumni and Parent Relations is a member of the alumni relations team of the Division of Alumni and University Development. The award-winning alumni program coordinates programs to involve, engage and communicate with our more than 85,000 proud Oswego alumni. The Associate Director is responsible for the coordination of programs to inspire an already engaged alumni community through events and programs for current students and alumni, including the Senior Class and Future Alumni Network (student) programs. The Associate Director will also coordinate the New York City Career Connections (alumni-student networking) program, coordinate all Torchlight Ceremonies, facilitate the Reunion planning for selected classes and affinity groups, co-coordinate the Alumni-In-Residence program and assist with the overall Alumni Social Media program.

The ideal candidate will have a strong work ethic, demonstrated team-building skills, experience working with diverse constituencies, attention to organizational planning and detail, demonstrated ability to engage constituents and volunteer leadership skills.


Required qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Ability for some travel and nights and weekends programs

Preferred qualifications:

  • 2-3 years professional experience in alumni relations, student affairs, higher education, fundraising or public relations and marketing for other not-for-profit agencies similar in scope to the SUNY Oswego Alumni Association
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Demonstrated team-building skills and evidenced ability to work as a member of a team
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills
  • Successful experience in program development and event planning
  • Strong computer skills, working understanding of various social media platforms
  • Ability to work effectively with students and volunteers.

Additional information:

If you have any questions about the position, please email: Laura Kelly, Search Committee Chair at

Official transcripts are required prior to hiring.  Files must be complete to be considered.

Application instructions:

Submit a letter of application addressing qualifications, a copy of unofficial transcripts, resume and contact information for three professional references electronically by clicking on the APPLY NOW button.

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