Within the Office of Alumni Relations, the Student & Young Alumni Program is the primary source of engagement opportunities and relationship building for current undergraduates and Homewood young alumni (0-10 years post-graduation). The Assistant Director of Student and Young Alumni Programs will focus primarily on programs and initiatives meant to engage and steward young alumni, while creating connections between young alumni and current undergraduate students. Johns Hopkins University has over 10,000 undergraduate alumni that have graduated within the past ten years. The position represents the university at various functions to a constituency which includes: alumni, parents, students, prospective students, and friends of the university. This position will work in close partnership with annual giving, divisional development offices, admissions, career center, student life, athletics, parents programs, and others.
Under guidance from the Office of Alumni Relations leadership, the Assistant Director will develop and execute strategies to maximize engagement and stewardship of undergraduate students and young alumni. The Assistant Director will plan and implement a variety of community-building, educational and professional programs to successfully connect students, young alumni and the greater alumni population. This includes both creating new initiatives and evaluating existing ones to determine opportunities to add to, strengthen, or replace programs. The early engagement of students and young alumni is critical to the success of Development and Alumni Relations by developing the pipeline of future donors and key alumni leaders.
In order to meet specific goals of the Student & Young Alumni Programs team and Development and Alumni Relations, this position will be charged with the following responsibilities:
Serve as primary advisor to the Alumni Student Ambassador program, an organization whose mission is to engage with alumni, promote student philanthropy education, and serve as a resource to Development & Alumni Relations administration.
Oversee recruitment and training of students.
Advise the Step Up student philanthropy planning committee, within the Alumni Student Ambassadors, and provide direction for events, communications, and marketing materials.
Along with Alumni Student Ambassadors, coordinate quarterly Industry Dinners, combining current students and young alumni around a career focus.
Serve as the staff liaison to the Alumni Council Student Grants Committee, which distributes over $62,500 to student organizations annually. Includes management of the committee and oversight of marketing, selection and reporting of grants.
Serve as the first point of contact for individual students and student organizations wishing to connect and network with alumni, including promotion of GoHopOnline to the student body.
Begin discovery of young alumni networks based around major employers; partner with young alumni, affinity and career center colleagues.
Begin discovery of young alumni networks based around large graduate school populations, partner with regional and young alumni colleagues.
Begin discovery of young alumni networks based around international regions; partner with regional, young alumni, and international development colleagues.
Provide leadership and oversight of Senior and Junior leadership symposia, including recruitment of alumni facilitators and student participants, curriculum development and ongoing engagement strategy to continue building relationships.
Assist in the delivery and execution of other programs/events held by the Office of Alumni Relations, to include Young Alumni Weekend, Homecoming & Reunion, Alumni Council Weekend, regional and affinity events, and a variety of student events.
The position will require communication with vendors, students, and faculty in regard to programming and events. The position will also be expected to track, maintain, and propagate the information from post-event communications and data.
Communicate frequently with development staff for the identification of volunteers and potential donors. Assist with stewardship of existing donors, when appropriate.
Consistently manage multiple events and priorities in a calm and professional manner. Events may be located on campus, throughout Baltimore or Washington D.C., or out of state requiring travel and overnight accommodations. Travel commitment varies throughout the year.
Collaborate on marketing and collateral pieces to include programs and invitations, as well as the Alumni Relations events website and email communications strategy per event.
Develop a thorough understanding of the Development and Alumni Relations database system known as ALADIN; specifically running queries and reports.
Develop a proficient understanding of the Relationship Management module and add meaningful data to alumni profiles.
Collaborate with colleagues in other administrative offices (e.g., Career Services, Admissions, Parent Programs, Athletics, and Student Life) and the nine divisions to create and maintain pathways for young alumni participation that advance the goals of the university.
Execute other special projects and tasks as assigned by supervisor.
This position will report to the Director of Regional, Student & Young Alumni Programs.
Bachelor’s degree required. Two years related experience required, preferably in a college or university alumni relations, development, or student affairs setting. Additional graduate level education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Willingness to travel, work evenings/weekends to support programs and events is required. Driver’s license required. Excellent interpersonal, organizational, oral, and written communication skills.
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
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