Position Type: Professional Location: Brockport, Rochester Division/Equivalent: Advancement School/Unit: Alumni Engagement Categories: Professional Non-Faculty
Coordinator of Advancement Diversity Initiatives
The College at Brockport
The College at Brockport, State University of New York is accepting applications for a Coordinator of Advancement Diversity Initiatives in the Division of Advancement. This highly collaborative position requires supporting both The College at Brockport's Offices of Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving and will report to the Director of Alumni Engagement and the Engagement Officer for Annual Giving.
ALUMNI ENGAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES
Organize and coordinate alumni affinity programs for diverse populations including but not limited to LGBT+ and Organization for Students of African Descent (OSAD). Organize and coordinate alumni affinity programs for specific geographic regions including but not limited to Rochester, Buffalo, New York City and Washington, DC. Support affinity groups by recruiting participants, coordinating newsletters, reunions, and special events. Assist with event management including invitations, briefing materials, event website, attending events, interacting with guests, and executing post-event surveys. Assist with identifying and securing alumni hosts and volunteers for annual student trips including, but not limited to, the College's Unity Trip and New York City Excursion. Coordinate on-campus programming for and engagement of student groups, particularly those serving underrepresented populations, to provide student/alumni networking and cultivation of future alumni relationships.
ANNUAL GIVING RESPONSIBILITIES
Assist with the planning and execution of the College's annual Day of Giving. Implement and coordinate a 'Graduates of the Last Decade' (GOLD) annual fundraising campaign, including identifying key volunteers, developing email solicitation content and a social media plan. Support diversity-focused fundraising efforts, including but not limited to the student Unity Trip and the College's annual Diversity Conference. Assist the Engagement Officer-Annual Giving in all other annual giving fundraising projects, including direct mail, electronic solicitations, social media campaigns, and individual engagement/solicitation to donors and/or prospects.
Bachelor's degree by time of appointment from a college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized college or university. Minimum of one year experience in advancement, education, non-profit or a related field. Ability and willingness to travel and work weekends and/or evenings periodically. Attention to detail with a clear, concise reporting and writing style. Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives. Proficient with technology such as MS Office Suite, digital media, and database programs. Ability to coordinate, set priorities, meet deadlines, and work independently. Strong interpersonal, relationship-building and verbal communication skills.
Master's degree by time of appointment from a college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized college or university. Experience with event planning.
Department Description The College at Brockport Division of Advancement is made up of the Offices of Advancement Services, Alumni Engagement, Donor Relations and Stewardship, Finance, and Giving. In addition to their daily responsibilities, Advancement staff members provide support to the volunteer boards of the Brockport Alumni Association and the Brockport Foundation.
The mission of the division is to build a culture of philanthropy and engagement among the entire Brockport constituency. The team members are recognized as leaders in supporting the academic enterprise by securing private investments, cultivating and stewarding the College's most strategic relationships, engaging the greater community, and building the Foundation endowment.
The College and Region The College at Brockport, State University of New York, serves a diverse student body of over 7,100 undergraduate and 1,100 graduate students enrolled in 50 undergraduate majors and more than 50 masters' programs, teacher certification programs and advanced graduate certificates supported by more than 750 instructional faculty and professional staff. The College is an inclusive learning community that inspires excellence through growth, engagement, and transformation.
The College is located along the famous Erie Canal, in the village of Brockport in western New York State, a region known for its low cost of living and stable housing market. The College benefits from a small-town atmosphere, even while located near major metropolitan cities. Brockport is:
16 miles west of the city of Rochester, which is the home of the Rochester Institute of Technology, the University of Rochester, the Eastman School of Music, the Strong National Museum of Play, and the Rochester Red Wings AAA baseball franchise;
45 miles east of Buffalo, which is the home of the University of Buffalo, the Bills NFL franchise, and the Sabres NHL franchise;
75 miles from Niagara Falls USA, which features the American, Horseshoe and Bridal Veil Falls;
140 miles from Toronto, the largest city in Canada and the home of the University of Toronto; and
350 miles from the many attractions of New York City.
The area features a number of technology companies, including Paychex, Xerox, and Kodak, and other large companies such as Wegmans and Excellus. Rochester and its suburbs feature some of the highest-quality public, private, parochial, and charter schools in New York State. The region is known for its natural beauty, including Lake Ontario, the Genesee River (with three major waterfalls in Letchworth State Park), and the Finger Lakes region with its notable vineyards and wineries.
Salary and Benefits Competitive salary commensurate with experience. We offer an excellent benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurances, retirement and generous paid time off. The starting salary for this position is $45,000
Application Instructions Interested candidates should apply online at jobs.brockport.edu and submit a cover letter, resume and the names, addresses and phone number of three professional references. Review of application materials will begin immediately and application materials will continue to be accepted until the position is filled
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Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer/Diversity Statement We are part of an academic community committed to fostering integrity, civility, and justice. We affirm that the dignity of our Brockport community is protected when free speech, academic freedom and individual rights are expressed within a climate of civility and mutual respect. Striving to learn from each other, we value human diversity because it enriches our lives and it is fundamental to the College's commitment to teaching, learning, scholarship and service leading to student success.
The College at Brockport, State University of New York is an AA/EEO/ADA employer. The College actively seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would enrich the diversity of the College.
Founded in 1835, The College at Brockport is a nationally recognized comprehensive public college focused on student success. We are proud of our academic quality and exceptional value. Our 464-acre campus has 67 buildings occupying about one-quarter of the campus, with rolling grassy fields and wooded land. Each year, The College at Brockport awards approximately 25 percent of all bachelor's degrees in the Rochester area, with many alumni staying in Rochester to work or attend graduate school. Our alumni serve in leadership roles in business, government, public safety, health care, the arts, sciences and education.