The Associate Director of the Ohio State Alumni Association's Board and Council is the primary relationship manager for the Association's key leadership volunteers and facilitates the work of the Board and Council on behalf of the President/CEO. He/she works independently to organize, plan and oversee these groups' meetings to include agenda focus, assignment of leadership volunteers, communication content and execution, meeting materials, activities and presenters, process timelines, and leads OSUAA staff members who serve as Board Liaisons. This position will suggest strategies for effectively engaging volunteers throughout the year, has authority to fulfill volunteer leader special requests or projects, will create and maintain standard operating procedures, and has budget oversight and discretion for the activities and expenses related to the Board and Council.
He/she serves as the principal liaison to several permanent and ad hoc committees of the Board and subject matter expert on the Association's Constitution and Council Bylaws, is solely responsible for the Council's semi-annual appointment process, and designs and leads the new member orientation process for both the Board and Council.
The Board of Directors has the oversight of the executive, financial, and administrative affairs of the Association. It consists of nineteen (19) members and has eight (8) committees. The full Board meets three times a year over a two-day period with the Board Officers meeting prior to and after each meeting.
The Alumni Advisory Council represents the academic and administrative breadth of Ohio State and is advisory to the president of the university and to the Association Board of Directors, promoting the general welfare and interest of the university. This group consists of 35+ members and meets twice a year over a two-day period with the Advisory Council Steering Committee meeting prior to and after each meeting.
The Associate Director reports to the Senior Administration Director for the Alumni Association and operates with a high degree of independence, decision-making responsibilities, judgment, consistency, discretion and strict confidentiality. He/she is expected to be familiar with and able to utilize MS Office programs; prioritize a high volume of work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment; be skilled in managing and organizing their work and time; flexible and adaptable to shifting priorities and demands including occasional evening work.
All members of Advancement are part of creating an inclusive culture that inspires an exceptionally diverse and talented team and are measured on their adherence to the following core competencies: leadership, continuous improvement, teamwork and collaboration, and communication/interpersonal effectiveness.
Master's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience; five years of professional, administrative experience that illustrates proven project management skills, coordination of logistics and materials for multi-day meetings, and creation of original executive-level correspondence and scripts; experience working with volunteers.
Experience in working with a board of directors, preferably in a non-profit environment; knowledge of The Ohio State University; experience creating standard operating procedures for an organization or program; experience with relational databases, project management and/or board management software.
Target Salary: $57,000.00 - $62,000.00 Annually
Job Category: Administrative and Professional
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The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, and protected veteran status.
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