The Assistant Director of Alumni Relations for the assigned regional market team effectively manages projects for internal and external stakeholders including alumni clubs, Kellogg School of Management (KSM) alumni relations and development administrators, faculty, and student leaders through key result areas: Program and Volunteer Management, Outreach and Engagement, and Operations.
- Assists Associate Director, Alumni Relations with staffing regions Tier 1 and Tier 2 markets; staff regional Tier 3 markets alumni club events as needed;
- Assists the Directors and Associate Director with identifying, planning and executing small, high-touch alumni-hosted receptions to increase alumni engagement and annual giving participation;
- Collaborates with assigned market team members and other Kellogg Advancement and External Relations staff in the strategy, development and execution of Kellogg alumni engagement initiatives and programming in assigned region; provide market research and analytics that help inform strategy;
- Partners with Kellogg alumni clubs in assigned region on club strategy, planning, and program/event promotion and execution;
- Identifies and shares best practices with alumni clubs and assess opportunities for continual improvement;
- Participates and contributes to the planning and execution of the annual Club Leader Summit and periodic Club Leader calls; attend alumni club board meetings/calls and assist with board member recruiting and board governance;
- Serves as front-line contact to students and Kellogg Student Affairs, Admissions, and Corporate Partnerships offices to assist in connecting students with alumni during TREKS, Complete Immersion and Management (CIM), Day at Kellogg (DAK), and other Admissions events within assigned region;
- Represents Kellogg Advancement team in meetings with alumni, special visitors, NU/KSM administrators, and students;
- Represents KSM as a campus-wide resource to all constituencies;
- Develops communication toolkits and strategies to empower regional market team staff to send meaningful 'touch-point' messages to their stakeholders in a way that is consistent with the Kellogg brand and voice;
- Designs PowerPoint presentations as needed, coordinating with other Advancement staff to include appropriate content;
- Performs related duties as required or assigned.
- A bachelor's degree or the equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired;
- 3-5 years of experience in a related field, preferably an educational setting;
- Demonstrated ability to work both independently and cooperatively with other staff and volunteers;
- Ability to set priorities and meet deadlines;
- Excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as strong organizational and creative skills;
- Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.
As per Northwestern University policy, this position requires a criminal background check. Successful applicants will need to submit to a criminal background check prior to employment.
- A master's degree or the equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired;
- Two years of experience managing volunteers.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer
Date Posted: 2/12/2013
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