Franklin College seeks to fill the Assistant Director of Alumni Communications and Events position. This is a full-time, salaried position reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving. This position is responsible for executing a comprehensive alumni engagement program that fosters networking opportunities, professional development and social interaction following the tradition and mission of the institution. The Assistant Director develops and maintains meaningful contacts with alumni and friends via targeted modes of communications and outreach: social media, e-mail, meetings, special events and volunteer opportunities with the end goal of strategically connecting them to giving annually and long-term. Located approximately 30 minutes from culturally rich downtown Indianapolis, Franklin College is a private, four-year liberal arts and sciences college.
The Assistant Director of Alumni Communications and Events project manage all alumni engagement events which may include Homecoming and reunion events, regional and Presidential events, teacher appreciation events, corporate partner luncheons, young alumni events, student/alumni networking events, career networking events, social and athletic events, Commencement, etc. The Assistant Director will coordinate alumni engagement events, participate in strategic planning, and manage all social media platforms. The Assistant Director will also support the Vice President for Development and Alumni Engagement in some administrative duties, including travel, calendaring, and credit card processing. Serve as “face” of the Division by greeting visitors, answering phones, and ordering supplies.
Excellent benefits package including: health, life and disability insurance, paid vacation, sick and holiday time, retirement plan, and full tuition benefits for employees and their family. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Franklin College is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment and to ensuring that educational and employment decisions are based on individuals’ abilities and qualifications. Consistent with these principles and applicable laws, it is therefore the College’s policy not to discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status as consistent with the Policy on Prohibited Discrimination, Harassment and Related Misconduct. No person, on the basis of protected status, shall be excluded from participating in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to unlawful discrimination, harassment, or retaliation under any College program or activity, including with respect to employment terms and conditions. Such a policy ensures that only relevant factors are considered and that equitable and consistent standards of conduct and performance are applied.
The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and two years of progressive experience in alumni relations and higher education. Ability to think strategically and analytically. Have excellent written and oral communication skills, exceptional interpersonal skills, and exceptional organizational skills. Must be able to manage multiple projects, meet deadlines and goals. Demonstrated proficiency in managing social media (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn); experience leveraging social media management and analytical tools with platforms such as Hootsuite. Must be able to travel and work evenings and weekends as warranted.
Excellent benefits package including: health, life and disability insurance, paid vacation, sick and holiday time, retirement plan, and full tuition benefits for employees and their family. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Qualified candidates – Click link to apply for position here – Franklin College Staff Application
About Franklin College
Founded in 1834, Franklin College provides a liberal arts and sciences education that fosters independent thinking, innovation, leadership and action for ever-changing professions and a globally connected world. With an emphasis on engaged learning opportunities, Franklin offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in more than 50 majors and a Master of Science degree in athletic training. A vibrant part of the Indianapolis metropolitan area, the college values collaboration and upholds common values that benefit communities and inspire students. Franklin College is historically related to the American Baptist Churches USA. For more information, visit www.FranklinCollege.edu.