Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include three major museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.
The Yale Alumni Association (YAA) is responsible for university-wide alumni relations and for events, programs, initiatives, and other opportunities to strengthen alumni relationships with Yale. Reporting to the Senior Director for Regional Clubs, this position will support a portfolio of regional Yale clubs, their volunteer leadership, and related programming. Yale clubs are regional alumni associations for alumni living in a specific geographical area that are legally and financially independent of the university.
- Coordinate services, programs, strategic support, and volunteer management for a portfolio of regional Yale clubs, including volunteer support, strategic planning, program development, event planning, and communications. Develop effective strategies for alumni engagement based on geographical location to promote Yale’s strengths and engage diverse audiences.
- Create and manage signature events in collaboration with local volunteers, such as presidential visits, conferences, seminars, and club anniversaries. Encourage and facilitate regional club participation in the Redpath Speakers Program which brings Yale faculty to speak to alumni audiences outside New Haven.
- Collaborate with colleagues from the YAA, graduate and professional schools, and the Office of Development to build partnerships that support YAA priorities, such as lifelong learning, young alumni engagement, and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Serve as a resource for alumni interested in creating new regional programs, advising on best practices in working with existing club leadership and engaging other alumni organizations as collaborators.
- Work with assigned clubs to promote strong volunteer engagement and leadership, identifying and recruiting talented alumni for volunteer roles. Inspire, inform, and motivate through regular communication. Guide volunteer leadership in succession planning. Foster volunteer interaction across constituencies.
- In collaboration with regional club colleagues and YAA’s communications director, develop and/or recommend communications about and for regional clubs, to increase awareness, highlight outstanding volunteers, and promote events and programs. Guide volunteer leaders in best practices for use of e-marketing, websites, and social media, including working with volunteers who use YAA’s chapter management software platform.
- Staff alumni association programs like Yale College Reunions and the YAA Assembly, including evenings and weekends as necessary.
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor's Degree in a related field and four years of related work experience.
Success in managing projects from conception to completion with exceptional attention to detail. Sound judgment regarding need for consultation vs. independent decision-making. Ability to prioritize and meet competing responsibilities and manage timelines with multiple stakeholders.
Ability in program development, event planning, and related logistics, including working with vendors. Willingness to assume responsibility for all aspects of specific programs, including domestic and international travel and participation in YAA programs, including evenings and weekends as needed.
Superior interpersonal skills. Strong customer service orientation and problem-solving skills. Ability to build productive relationships with staff and volunteers to contribute to YAA’s mission. Appreciation and respect for principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Ability to engage with diverse audiences (age, gender, nationality, race/ethnicity, profession).
Outstanding verbal and written communications skills. Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain strict confidentiality.
Demonstrated flexibility and agility in responding to shifting demands and priorities in a fast-paced and changing environment. Facility with technology and learning new systems. Ability to keep priorities aligned while maintaining professionalism and a sense of humor.
Preferred Education and Experience: Experience in alumni relations, volunteer management, educational programming, event planning, nonprofit organizations, or related field. Experience working with volunteers in a nonprofit or higher education setting. Knowledge of the University and its academic programs.
Application: For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at http://bit.ly/YaleCareers-56474BR. Please be sure to reference this website when applying for this position.
We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.
Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.
Internal Number: 56474BR
About Yale University
Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.