1. Promotes alumni engagement by managing a portfolio of alumni groups and organizations, such as regional clubs and shared interest groups, through volunteer management, events, programs and communications. 2. Plans and pursues opportunities to support the alumni association's mission to engage members of the alumni community. 3. Tracks program budgets and determines financial needs to run programs effectively. 4. Develops and implements a marketing and outreach strategy focused on internal staff, students, faculty, administration and external (alumni, friends/partners, parents) contacts to expand the reach of alumni organizations and their impact on the university's alumni affairs objectives. 5. Partners with campus colleagues, such as Office of Development, graduate and professional schools, and Office of Admissions to develop, engage and cultivate volunteer leaders and alumni audiences generally. 6. Devises marketing strategies and publicity campaigns for alumni activities and programs; determines logistics, speakers, and content to ensure programs run smoothly. 7. Consults with internal and external contacts on devising effective activities and programs to meet the University goals and objectives. 8. Performs other duties as assigned.
Preferred Education: 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 about Yale and its academic programs. Willingness to travel domestically and internationally and to participate in YAA programs, including evenings and weekends as needed.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: 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 about Yale and its academic programs. Willingness to travel domestically and internationally and to participate in YAA programs, including evenings and weekends as needed.
Required Skill/ability 5: Demonstrated flexibility and agility in responding to changing 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.
Posting Position Title: Alumni Affairs Officer
Required Skill/ability 3: Superior interpersonal 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, etc.).
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
University Job Title: Director for Shared Interest Groups
Required Skill/ability 1: Demonstrated ability to innovate and to manage projects from conception to completion with exceptional attention to detail. Sound judgment regarding need for consultation vs. independent decision-making. Ability to serve as the key decision maker while meeting the needs of multiple stakeholders.
Required Skill/ability 4: Outstanding verbal and written communications skills. Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain strict confidentiality.
Required Skill/ability 2: Demonstrated ability in both live and virtual event planning, program development, and logistics, and ability to prioritize and meet multiple, competing responsibilities. 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 an equivalent combination of education and experience.
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.