SUNY New Paltz invites applications for the position of Director of Alumni Relations. Reporting to the Vice President of Development and Alumni Relations, the Director of Alumni Relations is a senior member of the Development team. We are seeking an experienced, dynamic and creative professional who will plan and implement a comprehensive program of activities that establishes and maintains relationships with the approximately 64,000 New Paltz alumni worldwide. Serving as an ambassador, the Director of Alumni Relations is charged with strategically engaging alumni, securing commitments from them to provide professional expertise and volunteer service. This position also requires working closely with colleagues across key administrative offices, including but not limited to Admissions, Development, Communication and Marketing, and Student Affairs. The successful candidate must develop and maintain relationships with the Deans and faculty departments at each school in order to create and maintain pathways for alumni participation. The Director will plan and implement a comprehensive program of activities that establishes and maintains relationships with alumni and the College and provides tangible benefits to alumni and current students. The Director chairs the Alumni Advisory Council, plans class reunions and implements special events to recognize outstanding alumni, coordinates the alumni network which spans the U.S. and abroad. S/he serves as an editor of the Connect e-newsletter and the alumni bi-annual New Paltz Magazine. The Director contributes ideas, story suggestions, copyediting, writing, and organizational input, serves as liaison between development and the editorial staff and maintains the alumni relations website and alumni social media pages. The Director manages the Alumni Relations budget, supervises two full-time and one part-time employees (the Alumni Relations Secretary, Alumni Relations Officer, and part-time Special Projects Manager), along with several student workers and numerous volunteers. The Director serves as liaison to the Director of Athletics, guiding alumni outreach to those affiliated alumni. This position requires high professional and ethical standards for handling confidential information, including personal alumni information, institutional budget and financial information. This position also requires travel and attendance at evening and/or weekend activities, meetings, events, seminars and workshops. RESPONSIBILITIESINCLUDE:
Work closely with the Alumni Council, arranging its meetings, staffing its committees and ensuring strong and productive relationships between its members, the Alumni Association (alumni body), and the academic and administrative leadership
The successful candidate will plan, implement, and promote alumni programs that support the College’s iterative strategic plan, a portion of which is to
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About SUNY New Paltz
The State University of New York at New Paltz is a highly selective, public college that is recognized regionally for the strength of its academic programs. It is located in the beautiful Hudson River Valley with easy access to New York City and other nearby recreational and cultural amenities.
New Paltz recognizes the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work here is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members--students, faculty and staff. The College's commitment to inclusive excellence is an important part of our mission of public education and our culture. New Paltz continues to work on building a community that supports freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support these values of diversity and inclusiveness and candidates of all diverse backgrounds who wish to participate in our cultural aspirations are welcome and encouraged to apply. The State University of New York at New Paltz is an AA/EOE/ADA employer.