Reporting to the Sr. Director of Alumni Engagement and the Director of Annual Giving, the Associate Director, Affinity Programs has the opportunity to create a cutting-edge program in higher education that will expand and enhance alumni's relationship with Union.
The primary responsibilities of the position include: developing program infrastructure, recruiting and overseeing volunteers, creating and implementing new affinity engagement opportunities, developing a volunteer communications plan, creating volunteer recognition opportunities, collaborating with campus partners to ensure a holistic volunteer experience, assisting in planning and executing the annual Volunteer Summit, overseeing the online volunteer portal, and managing an alumni prospect portfolio to secure leadership annual fund gifts for the College.
Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree with 5+ years higher education fundraising, alumni relations, and/or equivalent experience in related fields, demonstrated success in conducting personal solicitations ($2,000+), experience working with a diverse group of indivdiuals and volunteers, ability to maintain confidentiality, and excellent oral/written communication and organizational skills. The selected candidate will be self-motivated with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, possess a commitment to a liberal arts education, and be capable of articulating a persuasive, enthusiastic case for support.
Internal Number: 492634
About Union College
Union College - Redefining liberal education for the 21st Century:
Founded in 1795, Union College was the first college chartered by the Board of Regents of the State of New York. We are a small, residential, independent liberal arts college committed to integrating the humanities and social sciences with science and engineering in new and exciting ways. Union's rigorous academics take place in a diverse, welcoming campus environment that supports your personal growth, provides you with a wealth of opportunities to find and pursue your passions, and inspires you to engage with the local and global community through meaningful projects and volunteer work.
At Union, you'll find a vibrant community of learners and scholars, of leaders and change agents—people whose ambition, energy and desire to make things happen are contagious. The intellectual and creative spark can be felt in our academic buildings, Minerva Houses, labs, library, studios and recital rooms—anywhere you go on our historic campus. We have a long tradition of innovation and of educating creative problem-solvers, a tradition which continues to flourish and to define who we are today.
Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity