Drew University is seeking an Assistant Director of Alumni and Parent Relations (APR) in University Advancement. The Assistant Director, with the entire APR team, is responsible for thinking critically about ways in which alumni and parents engage with the University and each other and for designing and implementing comprehensive lifecycle-based programs and activities that strategically engage alumni and parents and are seamlessly aligned with the mission and work of the University. The Assistant Director supports efforts to increase alumni and parent engagement through affinity networks and regional programming and collaborates to develop a successful reunion program. The position is a non-exempt, 12-month position and reports to the Director of APR.
Develops relationships with alumni through meetings, phone calls, e-mails, social media, focus groups and events to help build and strengthen their connection to the University.
Collaborates with the APR team, Advancement staff, and campus partners on the development of lifecycle-based engagement opportunities, to include programs and initiatives that help the University meet its key alumni and parent engagement goals.
With others on the APR team, executes qualitative (focus groups, interviews) and quantitative (surveys) research to assess current programs and alumni engagement and interest.
Manages regional club volunteers to ensure they are actively engaging alumni and parents in their regions. Encourages volunteers to initiate and execute a variety of events ranging from pop-ups (no staff support needed) to more planned events. Support for the latter includes providing volunteers with a budget for the event, marketing/communications, registration, post-event follow-up with attendees and non-attendees, and, when necessary, staffing the event and preparing event briefings.
Works with other volunteer groups, as needed, including assigned five-year anniversary reunion classes, affinity groups, and assigned committees & task forces of the College Alumni Association Board.
Updates relevant volunteer handbooks as needed, and executes volunteer appreciation plan as appropriate with assigned volunteer groups.
Plans and/or collaborates with co-workers and campus partners to execute programs for the Drew community on and off campus. This includes working on affinity group networking programs, Reunion, virtual programs, and more. When acting as the lead on an event or program, the assistant director will manage all aspects of the program, including marketing/communications, volunteer management, scheduling, registration, program logistics, post-event follow-up, and, when necessary, event briefings.
Serves as staff co-liaison for campus partners, such as the Office of Admissions, Center for Internships and Career Development, and academic departments.
Supports, with rest of APR and the Career Development Office, administration and analysis of Drew Connect networking platform.
Supports Annual Giving fundraising efforts.
Other duties as assigned.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Strong computer literacy and skills.
Solid understanding of social media.
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
Commitment to diversity and to meeting the needs of a diverse community.
Ability to travel and work nights and weekends, on occasion.
Valid U.S. driver’s license.
Ability to motivate and work effectively with groups and individuals.
Demonstrated organizational, strategic, and analytical abilities.
Commitment to learning and professional development.
To apply, submit the following materials to HR1218-7@Drew.edu. Please include your name in the subject. Please apply by January 25, 2019.
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About Drew University: Drew University, located on a beautiful, wooded,186-acre campus in Madison, New Jersey, includes the College of Liberal Arts, the Theological School and the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies. It has a total enrollment of more than 2,100 students with 145 full-time faculty members. Over 35% of our undergraduate students are from underrepresented groups, and we were recently ranked 19th among baccalaureate institutions for the number of international students enrolled. The Theological and Caspersen Schools offer master’s and doctoral degrees, and the College confers bachelor’s degrees in 32 disciplines.
Drew is dedicated to exceptional faculty mentorship and hands-on learning that successfully prepares students for their futures. Students regularly connect with local communities, and because of our proximity to New York City, we are home to multiple New York Semester experiences for our undergraduate students: Wall Street, United Nations, Contemporary Art, Communications and Media, Social Entrepreneurship, and New York Theatre. The University also houses the Charles A. Dana Research Institute for Scientists Emeriti, the Center for Global Education, the Center for Civic Engagement, the Center on Religion, Culture & Conflict, and the United Methodist Archives and History Center. Drew also recently received a multi-year grant to transform teaching and learning in the humanities by incorporating emerging digital technologies, methods, and pedagogies.
To enrich education through diversity, Drew University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with Department of Homeland Security regulations, a successful candidate must be authorized to work in the United States. These positions are subject to a background check
Internal Number: HR1218-7
About Drew University
Drew University's highest priority is excellence in liberal education in a changing world environment. This priority guides the planning, implementing, and evaluating of the programs and activities of the University as well as the stewardship of its varied resources.