Utica College, a small comprehensive college in Upstate New York, is seeking applications for a Coordinator of Alumni & Development Events in the Office of Advancement to be responsible for the planning and execution of all major events and programs that directly support the Advancement division on an annual basis including Homecoming Weekend, donor recognition events such as the Pioneer, Oneida Square, and Heritage Societies’ receptions, the annual Scholarship luncheon, the Pioneer Hall of Fame, special dedications and installations, Athletic alumni campus gatherings, the Executive Lecture Series, and other special events and programs. She/he will also coordinate all planning and logistics for all regional and constituency receptions, small group cultivation, and inner-circle event
In deciding whether to apply for a position at Utica College, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the UC mission and culture to help determine their potential success at http://www.utica.edu/instadvance/marketingcomm/about/. Our Mission and Values Statement includes a commitment to fostering diversity in background, perspective, and experience within an environment that is dedicated to the freedom of expression and the open sharing of ideas. At UC, diversity means that we are a community that represents a range of human experience and makes conscious choices to appreciate, respect, and learn from each other. Utica College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society.
Primary responsibilities include:
Major Campus Events (60%): Working closely with the Executive Director of Alumni and Parent Relations, and other key members of the Advancement staff, the Coordinator shall have primary responsibility for planning and execution of all major campus-based events that support the goals and objectives of the Alumni and Development programs including Homecoming, Pioneer Hall of Fame Induction, the Scholarship luncheon, major donor recognition events and receptions, special dedications and installations, the Executive Lecture Series, and alumni affinity programs and events on an annual basis. She/he will work closely with key stakeholders across the campus to ensure all resources are deployed effectively and efficiently.
Regional Programs and Events (30%): Working closely with the Executive Director of Alumni and Parent Relations and all development officers assigned to targeted regions, plan all logistics for regional events including all-constituency receptions, small group cultivation, inner-circle dinners, affinity programs, and other programs that bring together alumni, parents, and friends in designated regions.
Special Cultivation & Stewardship Events (10%): Plan and execute special, occasional events and programs for VIPdonors that include the President, the Vice President for Advancement, other members of the Cabinet, and members of the Board that support College efforts to properly cultivate and steward the most important donors and special friends.
Possession of a valid U.S. driver’s license. License must meet insurance company rules and regulations for driving underwriting criteria. Must maintain a clean driving record as defined by College insurance carrier guidelines.
Bachelor’s degree is required; Consideration may be given to candidates with an equivalent combination of education and experience if that experience is in a college or university, or other nonprofit environment;1-3 years of demonstrated successful event planning experience is highly desirable.
To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and a diversity statement. All positions at Utica College support the College’s mission and values in part by being active members of an inclusive environment. Please describe in your diversity statement how you would see yourself incorporating this into this role.
In line with the College’s Affirmative Action Policy, there is no requirement or expectation that a candidate disclose their identity or membership in any protected class or group, either in the diversity statement or in other application documents submitted to the search committee. For additional information on what to provide in your diversity statement please reference the diversity statement guide at the following link: https://www.utica.edu/hr/media/Diversity_Statement_Guide.pdf
Active consideration of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. References will be checked for candidates invited to campus.
Utica College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from under-represented groups as well as individuals who have experience with diverse populations.
About Utica College
Founded in 1946, Utica College is a private comprehensive institution distinguished for its integration of liberal and professional study. Our dedicated faculty and staff have built a tradition of excellence in teaching and learning with particular emphasis on providing individual attention to students. The College enrolls approximately 3,700 students – approximately 2,700 undergraduates and 1,000 graduate students. A city of approximately 60,000, Utica is located at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains in the Mohawk Valley region of upstate New York. The area offers easy access to a broad variety of cultural attractions, including the historic Stanley Performing Arts Center and renowned Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, as well as four-season recreation.