Salary: Commensurate with experience Position Vacancy - Alumni Relations Coordinator, Development and External Relations Position Description: The Alumni Coordinator will work within a collaborative office environment while event planning and sharing responsibilities for communicating with alumni and encouraging greater alumni connections, engagement, and a sense of community. The Alumni Coordinator will work in a team setting with a main focus of planning and implementing Alumni Relations and Alumni Association events and smaller gatherings, as well as College-wide major events. The Alumni Coordinator will work with alumni volunteers and share in the duties of assisting and representing the Alumni Relations Office and Bank Street College Alumni Association (BSCAA), at both on-campus and off-campus events. Additionally, the Alumni Relations Coordinator will coordinate the online and digital alumni engagement for the college. This is a full-time 12-month position that reports to the Director of Alumni Relations.
Exhibit consistent excellence in a variety of competencies including: project management, teamwork, analytical thinking, and client/customer awareness and service.
Work efficiently in a high pressure, fast-paced, collaborative and time-sensitive environment.
Recognize the needs and interests of students and alumni and the experience and ability to develop curated programs, products, and services to meet their needs.
Support the Director of Alumni Relations to evaluate current alumni program and propose new ideas to improve alumni engagement with Bank Street.
Represent the Alumni Relations Office as needed at local and regional events
Collaborate with Prospect Research Manager to identify alumni with philanthropic potential
Responsibilities: Events Management (70%):
Project plan events and ensure target deadlines and budgets limits are met
Plan and lead recognition activities for alumni volunteer contributions
Assist with departmental and institutional projects as needed
Create innovative programming, managing alumni events, managing and developing volunteer leaders, and developing programs and providing strategic management to develop future volunteer leaders.
Serve as liaison and provide staff support for alumni volunteer groups and local affiliate groups
Advise and collaborate with alumni association leaders and volunteers as they seek to plan various alumni- and institutional-related activities
Online & Digital Communication & Engagement (30%)
Oversee the alumni web pages, working in conjunction with the Office of Communications to refresh and build content and design
Manage, administer, and expand social media outreach for the Alumni Relations Office and the Alumni Association
Manage all aspects of online tools used by the Alumni Relations Office
Design and create content for alumni communications including quarterly alumni newsletter, updated web content, and social media
Lead communication efforts regarding events, activities, and news related to alumni and Alumni Relations Office programming
Bachelor’s degree; 1-3 years working experience, preferably in communications, alumni affairs, and/or in an education or higher education environment, or equivalent experience
Exceptional problem-solving skills with the ability to be creative, innovative, flexible and decisive
Excellent project and event management skills, including keen attention to detail and ability to handle multiple deadlines, projects, changes in priorities and schedules.
Excellent oral and written communications skills
Experience in recruiting, organizing and managing volunteers
Ability to articulate values, information, and compelling cases to multiple audiences, one-on-one and through formal presentations
Experience using social media, including Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube.
Demonstrated proficiency in relevant software applications including Google apps, Microsoft Office, and various web based databases
Excellent interpersonal skills: ability to work well in a team setting and also with volunteer committee members; enjoys social interaction
Schedule flexibility with limited evening and/or weekend hours
Demonstrated experience writing and editing; excellent copy editing skills a plus
Experience in building community through social media a plus
* Qualified applicants will be requested to submit writing samples following an initial review of credentials. Bank Street College of Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, national origin, ethnic origin, citizenship status, disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law in its employment policies and other college administered programs. In addition, Bank Street College of Education will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.
Bank Street has been recognized as a leader in education, and strives to have its faculty and student body reflect the diversity of the society in which they exist. Candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
About Bank Street School for Children
Bank Street School for Children is a coeducational, independent progressive school on the Upper West Side of Manhattan serving students from Nursery through Grade 8. It is a working model of Bank Street College's approach to teaching and learning.