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Alumnae Relations & Development
Deliver a best in class reunion experience for Smith College's 2,000 alums. Lead development of reunion programs with input from Reunion class volunteers and the Class Engagement and Annual Support team, and guidance from the Executive Director.Collaborate with campus partners to lead the planning, development and implementation of the reunion infrastructure, including campus housing, space use plan, dining plan, virtual enhancements, and student worker program. Refine and manage a nuanced project work plan, task list and timeline for all Reunion-related work, communications and collateral; manage accountability of program partners.
Take appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce and participate in the College's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.
Reunion planning, project management and implementation (65%)
With the Executive Director of the AASC, envision the college's reunion offerings to best fulfill and engage Smith's alum community.
Lead reunion planning meetings with internal and external partners.
Manage accountability on all reunion tasks and communication with collaborators via appropriate project management tools.
Develop and supervise staff work plan for the implementation of reunion.Working closely with the Executive Director, Co-lead Reunion class volunteers in their effective planning of reunion through participation in regular conferences, zoom meetings, and through the production of resource materials.
Collaborate with campus partners to lead the identification and coordination of campus housing, use of event space, and creative plans for guest dining.
Co-lead the development, rollout, maintenanceand data management of reunion support systems including but not limited to registration, housing, events apps, etc.; partnering with member of the Advancement Services team as assigned.
Manage communication, coordination and implementation support of all reunion program speakers.
Develop and manage the reunion budget.
Lead coordination, contracting and payment of all vendors with support from the Alumnae Relations Coordinator.
Lead site planning for the reunion event with campus partners.
Collaborate withIT, College Relations, ARD staff and faculty/staff speakers on AV/technology needs and potential for livestreaming select content.
Evaluate reunion with staff and attendees; use results to propose refinements to offerings and processes.
Reunion communications and materials (10%)
Serve as the primary contact for volunteers, staff, and external audiences for all things related to Reunion.
Develop and lead the annual reunion communications plan which includes production of all digital and printed material used leading up to and during reunion.
Serve as lead contact with campus and departmental partners on the development and implementation of the reunion communications plan from preliminary emails to volunteers, to the event website, to event invitations/registration, to materials used during the event - both digitally and in print.
Alumnae Engagement (10%)
Develop and implement reunion volunteer materials and training for presidents and Reunion Chairs at multiple points between reunion cycles, in consultation with the Executive Director and the Class Engagement team.
Supports class engagement team with their volunteer management efforts and the resulting reunion planning.
Provide technical assistance and training to Reunion Chairs.
Advise classes on program ideas and issues.
With the Class Engagement and Annual Support team, develop and implement strategic plans for the enhancement of class programs and activities between reunions.
Supervision and staff partnerships (10%)
Direct the administrative work of the Alumnae Relations Specialist and Alumnae Relations Coordinator in support of reunion planning and implementation. Assess capacity and need for additional labor support from student workers, casual or temporary employees.
Plan for and provide leadership to the reunion registration customer service team.
Collaborate with the Alumnae Relations Specialist and the Assistant Director for Alumnae Professional Networks and Career Programs on the preparation and implementation of the Reunion Student Worker Program, which they co-lead.
Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director of the AASC and Regional Networks (5%):
Represent the Executive Director, OAR team or ARD division as necessary.
Pro-actively make recommendations for improvements of related policies, practices and procedures as relates to reunion planning.
Take appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce and participate in the College's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming environment for fellow staff and for alums of the College.
Other duties as assigned.
All employees are expected to participate in the College's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.
Associate's degree plus 2 years of relevant experience and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience with event management.
Experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
Experience in higher education and alumni relations is preferred.
Experience with volunteer management is preferred.
The ability to effectively and efficiently develop, execute, and manage several key projects simultaneously.Demonstrated strong administrative, leadership, and communication skills.Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to effectively interact with people of all backgrounds.In-person and digital event-planning experience. Experience with volunteers is preferred.Must possess sound judgment, creativity, and vision which harnesses the energy and ideas of many, coalescing them into a seamless finished product which serves to connect alumnae to Smith and to one another.
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Review of applications will begin
November 30, 2023
About Smith College
Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is one of the largest women's colleges in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts. A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. The College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Students cross-enroll and faculty cross-teach across the Five Colleges.
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