The Director of Student and Young Alumni Engagement will oversee the design and implementation of AAD strategic initiatives to engage Cornell's students and first-decade of young alumni.
Primary responsibilities include:
Foster and enhance relationships with campus partners (Student and Campus Life, Dean of Students, Campus Community Engagement, Career Services, etc.) to identify student engagement opportunities and ways for alumni to support today's students;
Prepare students for alumni-hood by promoting alumni affairs opportunities and designing comprehensive onboarding for students interested in young-alumni volunteer engagement;
Collaborate with AAD program areas, colleges and units, and regional clubs to identify new ways to engage students and young alumni in current and expanded alumni affairs programming;
Design plan for Young Alumni Council to provide leadership on new and ongoing initiatives for students and young alumni;
Design innovative programming and maximize annual big-tent events to increase student and young alumni engagement;
Design metrics to measure program effectiveness and capture participation data to feed growth dashboard and culture of discovery;
Oversee program budgets and return on investment for all student and young alumni programming;
Ability to travel as needed (less than 25% estimated).
The Director of Student and Young Alumni Engagement will oversee the work of Associate Directors and a Program Assistant. This position will report to the Senior Director of Class, Student, and Young Alumni Programs.
We are looking for someone with....
Bachelor's degree and 5-7 years of related experience in working with students and young-alumni. Must have strong interpersonal, communication and leadership skills and a proven ability to manage a staff. Must be able to establish and maintain lasting relationships on behalf of the University. Must possess the ability to work with students, alumni, staff, and administrators and build consensus in a complex organization of diverse individuals.
We prefer your prior work experiences include...
Prior work in higher education administration and/or alumni affairs, experience in overseeing volunteer initiatives, ability to create and manage program budgets and analyze return on investment, successfully creating innovative programs to meet strategic imperatives; storytelling skills; proven ability to utilize metrics for measuring impact.
Experience with non profit, higher education, volunteer management.
-Typically lifts less than 10 lbs
-Limited exposure to hazards
University Job Title:
Alumni Engagement Ofcr III
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