Staff Position

Title of Position:
Assistant Director of Alumni Relations

Status:
Full-time

Department:
Development and Alumni Relations, Jefferson – East Falls Campus

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have at least 2-3 years of experience in fundraising, alumni relations and/or a related field (e.g., event planning, communications, marketing).

The Assistant Director of Alumni Relations will conduct herself/himself in accordance with a values system that is respect-based and characterized by an adherence to the highest ethical standards and strong personal and professional integrity.

The ideal candidate will also have exceptionally strong communication and interpersonal skills; derive deep satisfaction from working collaboratively and contributing to the overall success of the advancement team; and be adept in building and maintaining internal and external relationships.

The successful candidate will be proficient in Word, Excel and PowerPoint. He or she must be facile in the use of various social media, including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. He or she will be trained in the use of the University’s database management system and must become facile in select data-entry activities (e.g., recording interactions with alumni, as well as working within the University's online purchasing system) and the generation of automated reports.

Occasional travel required. Occasional evening and weekend duties. Driver's license and automobile required. Ability to work at desk/on computer for extended periods.

Education Required:
Bachelor's degree required.

Responsibilities:
•    Plan and manage over 20 alumni events throughout the year (Homecoming Weekend, Affinity Group Receptions, Regional Alumni Network Dinners or Receptions, Dinner with the Rams, Chancellor’s Downtown and NYC Receptions, etc.).

•    Represent Alumni Relations on various alumni committees, including the First Five Young Alumni Committee and the New York City Chapter Committee. Maintain monthly communication while working with groups to develop programs and events.

•    Serve as the advisor to the Future Alumni Association. Advise, inform and guide on all matters of the organization. Develop programs to help build career awareness among current students and traditions that will create affinity to the University and alumni association upon graduation.

•    Develop and steward relationships with alumni to assist with recruitment of volunteer leaders.

•    Develop and steward relationships with faculty and staff across campus to support the initiatives of alumni relations.

•    Manage event registration and email communication using iModules software.

•    Manage all alumni communications, including creating and updating web content and web-based communications strategies; maintaining and enhancing alumni presence on social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram; and developing content and creating monthly e-newsletter.

•    Frontline responder to all alumni questions. Process all alumni requests for alumni cards, alumni emails and alumni network access. Respond promptly and professionally to alumni emails, mail and phone requests.

•    Provide support as necessary and requested to the Development team.

Application Procedures:
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Interested candidates should email cover letter, resume and salary requirements in confidence to develalumnijobs@philau.edu.

Starting Date:
ASAP

Posting Date:
August 4, 2017


Thomas Jefferson University and Hospitals is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Jefferson values diversity and encourages applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds, including but not limited to women, members of minority groups, LGBTQ individuals, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.