1. Forges strong partnerships with vendors to develop travel programs for alumni and friends, overseeing all aspects of programs including itinerary review and development, promotion, program evaluation, and coordination with sharing institutions. 2. Cultivates relationships with faculty volunteers, working with them on itinerary enhancement, lecture topics, and connections with alumni in the countries visited. 3. Supervises senior administrative assistant and student assistants. 4. Trains staff representatives on travel programs and conduct pre- and post- trip briefings with representatives and faculty. 5. Maintains the Educational Travel Web site current. 6. Attends professional conferences for benchmarking and market research. 7. Helps staff alumni activities sponsored by the College reunions and the Assembly, including evening and weekend work as necessary. 8. May perform other duties as assigned.
Preferred Education: 1. Academic administration, nonprofit organizations, educational program development, or a related field. 2. Travel planning, especially affinity travel. 3. Experience with volunteers, especially faculty and alumni. 4. Knowledge of the University and its academic programs.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: 1. Academic administration, nonprofit organizations, educational program development, or a related field. 2. Travel planning, especially affinity travel. 3. Experience with volunteers, especially faculty and alumni. 4. Knowledge of the University and its academic programs.
Required Skill/ability 5: Demonstrated flexibility and agility in responding to changing demands and priorities in a fast-paced environment, including responding to travel-related emergencies. Ability to work creatively and to keep priorities aligned while maintaining professionalism and a sense of humor.
Posting Position Title: Alumni Affairs Officer, Education
Required Skill/ability 3: Strong verbal and written communications skills. Excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to work effectively with range of individuals including travel vendors, faculty, alumni, and colleagues to achieve common goals and contribute to AYA's mission.
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
University Job Title: Assistant Director, Yale Educational Travel
Required Skill/ability 1: Demonstrated problem solving skills and sound judgment regarding need for consultation vs. independent decision-making. Ability to prioritize competing responsibilities and manage timelines with multiple stakeholders. Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain strict confidentiality.
Required Skill/ability 4: Appreciation and respect for principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. High level of cultural competence or willingness to learn. Ability to communicate with diverse audiences (age, gender, nationality, race/ethnicity, profession, geography, etc.).
Required Skill/ability 2: Demonstrated ability in event planning, program development, and logistics. Strong customer service orientation. Willingness to assume responsibility for all aspects of specific programs, including travel and irregular hours.
Bachelor's Degree in a related field and four years of related work experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Internal Number: 49732BR
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