Alumni Engagement Officer
Posted on May 17, 2019 by Fort Lewis College
Durango, Colorado Position Summary The Alumni Engagement Officer will build a culture of engagement among current students and alumni of Fort Lewis College. Reporting to the Director of Alumni Engagement, this person will provide leadership to connect students and alumni in meaningful ways: planning events and volunteer opportunities that engage alumni in the life of the Institution; working in collaboration with Advancement colleagues on various fundraising projects and development related activities; Instilling a culture of what it means to be an alumni within the student body; and building a pipeline of annual gifts in support of FLC's annual fund and special projects. They will also serve as a liaison with campus partners including Athletics, Admissions, Career Services and academic departments to facilitate recruitment of alumni for career mentoring, volunteering and admissions initiatives. The Officer will be creative, strategic, and collaborative in their approach to constituency engagement, working with colleagues across campus and alumni volunteers to advance the mission of Fort Lewis College. This position requires some night and weekend work. Minimum Qualifications · Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university · History of volunteer management Preferred Qualifications · Master's degree from an accredited college or university · Direct higher education experience in alumni engagement or annual giving · Familiarity with the Fort Lewis College culture · Familiarity with Photoshop and donor databases Necessary Skills & Abilities · Exceptional problem solving, customer relations and interpersonal skills with the ability to work with individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds · Strong organizational and planning skills combined with the ability to manage a wide array of tasks and responsibilities with minimal supervision · Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced environment · Ability to express ideas and convey information effectively · Ability to establish and maintain productive working relationships with each of the FLC departments · Ability to engage a diverse network of campus and community leaders and audiences · Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects at once Major Responsibilities · Provide leadership and direction in connecting students and alumni in meaningful interactions · Expand alumni connections and volunteer involvement and initiatives · Bring alumni back to campus for events throughout the school year involving current FLC students · Develop partnerships with local businesses and institutions that could provide benefits to alumni · Assume responsibility of Alumni Student Networking Club, and the Network night event(s). Consider expanding, establishing, and advising this club to a board or ways to grow the organization · Create new and innovative ways to capture and update alumni contact, career information, academic and professional success of alumni via surveys, email, projects, correspondence, online forms, etc. · Research and consider implementing programs, services, and communications targeted to alumni 35 and under and students approaching graduation. Create targeted communication pieces and plan special events that engage this audience · Grow Admissions and alumni involvement -phone calling programs and various ways for alumni to volunteer with admissions · Establish and build relationships with a wide range of alumni, both locally and abroad, and in collaboration with the Director of Alumni Engagement, maintain regular communication with alumni via direct contact, email blasts, FLC website and print publications that include the alumni magazine as well as assisting in the management of relevant content on social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn. · Consider Implementing and executing the donor/alumni brick campaign · Create a sense of culture and what it means to be alumni from orientation to graduation · Create Dinner for 12 in connecting students, alumni and faculty with each other over dinner · Implement TAG Day (Thank a Giver day) · Assist the Director of Alumni Engagement with planning Homecoming and all other alumni events · Plan and execute new annual alumni engagement events and programming · Collaborate with Career Services in creating and implementing a successful mentorship program · Perform other duties as assigned or apparent. Work Conditions · 12-month exempt staff position · Full time 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. · Ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule, including days, evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays. Compensation Salary is $40,000-$45,000 plus a comprehensive benefits package.
A complete application packet includes: · Cover letter addressing interest and qualifications for position · Resume · Names and contact information for three current, professional references Submit materials as one PDF file via email to: Subject: Alumni Engagement Officer Search Attn: Kim Schwartz Assistant to the VP of Advancement Application materials received by May 17, 2019 will receive full consideration. Position will remain open until filled. The successful candidate will be required to submit original, official college transcripts, and pass a background check. The College and the Community Fort Lewis College, a public institution located in Durango, Colorado, offers degree programs in arts, business, education, health fields, humanities, social and natural sciences, and teacher education. Our inspiring mountain campus is located atop a scenic mesa overlooking historic Durango and situated between the San Juan Mountains and the desert Southwest. We are committed to accessible and high-quality baccalaureate education, and our hallmarks are remarkably close relationships between students and faculty, the freedom of intellectual exploration, and the challenge of experiential learning. Our 3,300 students come from 48 states, 17 countries, with 36% Native American and Alaska Native backgrounds, and 11% Hispanic backgrounds. Durango is a thriving multicultural community of 18,500 set along the beautiful Animas River Valley. Averaging 300 sunny days per year, the community is known for its outdoor lifestyle and friendly, festive atmosphere. Durango is also the cultural and economic hub of the Four Corners region, rich in dining, shopping, and entertainment, and linked with airline service to hubs in Denver, Phoenix, and Dallas. Equal Opportunity Fort Lewis College does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political beliefs, veteran status, pregnancy, or genetic information. Accordingly, equal opportunity for employment, admission, and education shall be extended to all persons. The College shall promote equal opportunity, equal treatment, and affirmative action efforts to increase the diversity of students, faculty, and staff. The College is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment; applications from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged. ADAA Accommodations Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact Kristin Polens by phone or email at least five business days before the assessment date to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date. Category: Education , Keywords: Alumni Coordinator