Director of Alumni Engagement
The Director of Alumni Engagement will provide leadership to and oversight of activities that build life-long and mutually enriching relationships with Western New England University’s alumni. Reporting to the Vice President for Advancement, the Director of Alumni Engagement is a collaborative and creative leader who partners with faculty and staff in key administrative offices (including, but not limited to Student Affairs/Career Development Services, Admissions, Athletics, and Marketing/External Affairs) as well as with the Alumni Association Boards and other volunteers, to advance a transformative experience for current students and alumni. The Director also works closely with University leaders and the development office to identify and cultivate volunteers and donors in order to advance a culture of philanthropy at the University. Working with the Alumni Engagement staff comprised of two associate members and one clerical support position, the Director will be responsible for making and carrying out a comprehensive annual plan that ensures greater alumni engagement, including setting measurable goals and evaluating progress against stated goals.
The successful candidate will bring: Knowledge and experience in alumni engagement, alumni programming, and special events with demonstrated accomplishment in fostering productive relationships with volunteers and developing volunteer leadership; the ability to work cooperatively with various constituencies, including alumni, faculty, staff, students, parents, and community leaders; demonstrated ability to strategize, plan, execute, and evaluate programs; demonstrated ability to organize and complete multiple tasks simultaneously with close attention to detail and prioritization to meet deadlines; demonstrated excellence with communication, interpersonal, organizational, and managerial skills; and high professional and ethical standards for handling confidential information.
Western New England University is a private, independent, coeducational institution founded in 1919. Located on an attractive 215-acre suburban campus in Springfield, Massachusetts, Western New England University serves 3,700 students, including 2,550 full-time undergraduate students. Undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs are offered through Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Pharmacy, and School of Law.
A Bachelor’s Degree is required, and experience working with alumni and career development services is a plus. Alumni of Western New England University are encouraged to apply. Excellent fringe benefits including tuition remission for employee, spouse, and dependent children. Send cover letter, resume and the names and telephone numbers of three references to: Donna Martin, Employment Associate, Western New England University, 1215 Wilbraham Road, Springfield, MA 01119. Electronic submissions are encouraged and may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Western New England University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome candidates whose background may contribute to the further diversification of our community.