Assistant Director Alumni Relations

Updated: 6 months ago
Location: Greensboro, INDIANA

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Position Information

Position Number 013832
Functional Title Assistant Director Alumni Relations
Position Type Administration - Staff
Position Eclass E2 - SAAO II 12 Month Leave Earning
University Information

UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a higher-research activity university as classified by the Carnegie Foundation. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC system institutions, UNCG is one of the most diverse universities in the state with nearly 20,000 students and over 2,700 faculty and staff members representing more than 90 nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 100 areas of study, as well as 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, UNCG is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit and follow UNCG on Facebook , Twitter and Instagram .

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit

The Division of University Advancement builds and nurtures relationships with loyalty and integrity to promote UNCG’s mission, foster communication, and secure philanthropic support.
We are responsible for:
• Building pride and tradition among alumni, faculty, staff, students, families, and community members
• Developing life long relationships
• Building advocacy
• Branding and awareness
• Securing private and public financial support
Our division includes: Advancement Communications, Advancement Operations, Alumni Engagement, Development, Annual Giving, Donor Relations, Event Planning, Gift Planning, Prospect Management & Research, and the Vice Chancellor’s office.

Position Summary

The Assistant Director will oversee an array of programs, creating and nurturing opportunities for meaningful alumni engagement by region or affinity through event management, social media and online engagement. As part of the Alumni Engagement staff, the Assistant Director will be a member of a team responsible for supporting the University’s network of 120,000 alumni. The ideal candidate will be a resourceful individual with superior interpersonal, written, organizational, and relationship-building skills. The candidate must be a self-starter, be able to handle multiple priorities, and be detail-oriented.

The Assistant Director will coordinate and co-manage alumni programs and events. This requires frequent, meaningful interaction with alumni, staff, faculty volunteers, students and other partners. The Assistant Director will do this by proactively balancing several projects at once and will set and meet deadlines to ensure measurable success. Building partnerships with alumni will be critical, therefore regular outreach and communication with regional leadership teams, volunteer boards and committees will be required.

The Assistant Director will serve as the main point of contact and connectivity for alumni interested in engaging with the university by triaging and coordinating talent deployment across campus. The Assistant Director will have the ability to serve as a coach to decentralized units determining how to craft engaging alumni experiences and employ best practices in volunteer management.

The Assistant Director will be a skilled communicator with the ability to build a pipeline of warm leads and generating social capital. The Assistant Director will also have the ability to make targeted and proactive asks of prospects, volunteers and community leaders to generate affinity.

The Assistant Director will play a critical role in executing the overall strategic direction of the Office of Alumni Engagement. The ideal candidate should be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Google platforms, Facebook and Instagram. Experience with Banner, the university data base, is preferred. The Assistant Director should also have knowledge working with data, showing proficiency in analyzing data for alumni trends, and tracking the data for measurement. The candidate should possess knowledge of social media best practices and the ability to create online engagement strategies.

The Assistant Director will be a member of a highly visible team, which requires quick response time to emails beyond the traditional work hours. The Assistant Director must also be available for occasional evening and weekend assignments. Minimal domestic travel is required.

Minimum Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree
• A minimum of 2 years’ experience in a professional position, preferably in an educational environment or related relevant experience.
• Demonstrated experience establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with various levels of professionals, internal and external to the organization.
• Experience with program design and implementation.
• Working effectively in a team environment.
• Ability to proactively manage several projects at once and set and meet deadlines.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, database management, social media and online engagement strategies. Experience with Banner is a plus.
• Ability to handle a fast-paced and results oriented environment, with the ability to work in a timely manner.
• Comfortable working in a high visibility position, understanding that quick response times and flexibility are required.
• Ability to develop, implement and evaluate new strategies, programs and procedures.
• Strong oral, written communication and presentation skills.
• Ability to work weekends and evenings is required. Travel regionally as required.

Additional Required Certifications, Licensures, and Certificates
Preferred Qualifications
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must complete and submit an electronic application for employment to be considered. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing an electronic application. The application must be completed in full detail for your qualifications to be considered.

Applicants are required to upload the following documents with their electronic application:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References

Applicants are required to upload a list of references of at least three (3) professional references that includes:

  • Name
  • Company Name
  • Type of reference (Professional, Supervisor, Colleague, Academic or Personal). One (1) of those references will need to be a current or previous supervisor.
  • Email Address
  • Contact Phone Number

Applications are not successfully submitted until an online confirmation number has been received at the end of the application process.

Recruitment Range Commensurate with experience and qualifications
Org #-Department Alumni Affairs - 34001
Job Open Date 12/11/2018
For Best Consideration Date 12/18/2018
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
FTE 1.0 (Full-Time)
Type of Appointment Permanent
If time-limited, please specify end date for appointment.
Number of Months per Year 12
FLSA Exempt

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