Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement

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Assistant Director of Alumni EngagementThe Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement will lead all efforts related to career and industry-based engagement for the Division of Development and Alumni Engagement. This will include managing volunteer networks and events related to career-based topics; overseeing mentoring opportunities; and effectively using software and digital media to deepen opportunities for engagement. The Assistant Director will work in close partnership with the Career Center at Stevens and other campus partners, including schools and units, to regularly engage faculty and staff in these efforts. The Assistant Director will also work closely with the Corporate and Foundation Relations and Major Gifts teams within the division to coordinate and deepen engagement.The Assistant Director will have the opportunity to launch this suite of programs for alumni and also be accountable for its sustained viability and growth in relation to the strategic plan for alumni engagement.The Assistant Director will report to the Director of Alumni Engagement and work closely with other members of the alumni engagement and annual giving teams. The Assistant Director will also coordinate with colleagues across the division, institute, and alumni community.Specific Responsibilities:Serve as the main point of contact for all engagement related to career and industry-based interests for StevensServe as a resource for all alumni seeking to engage with Stevens in order to network and advance their careerActively grow a pipeline of alumni engaged with these programs and meet periodic growth goalsPartner with the Stevens Career Center, athletics, schools, and other campus partners and units to provide industry-related opportunities to engage alumniWork with major gift officers to recommend engagement strategies for prospects including hosting and speaking at events, mentoring, and providing content for career resourcingPartner with corporate and foundation relations colleagues within DAE and University Relations to coordinate and deepen corporate relationships through alumniBuild and manage a vibrant network of volunteers to deepen the engagement of alumni with Stevens as it relates to their industry or chosen careerUse alumni data to assess and establish industry-based affinity groups, interest circles, or other like groupsEngage key alumni as close advisors in how we engage alumni professionallyPartner with the SAA engagement committee to identify volunteers and matrix activities existing in regional and affinity-based groupsPlan periodic events, in concert with select volunteers, especially cross-industry networking events and events that connect alumni and studentsFacilitate alumni to alumni and student to alumni mentoring opportunitiesUtilize third party software to facilitate meaningful mentoring interactionsWork with campus partners to serve as a consultant and facilitator for cross-institutional mentoring networksPartner with the Stevens Career Center to craft student mentoring opportunitiesMaintain a suite of digital engagement offerings for alumni to engage in career developmentDeploy and manage an effective third-party networking platform to facilitate career-based interactionsMaintain a job board for alumni, especially mid-career opportunitiesUse LinkedIn and other social media effectivelyCreate flash mentoring and other micro-volunteering opportunities for alumniPartner with the Stevens Career Center on career development resourcesProvide a suite of resources for alumni including resume reviewing, career counseling, and a curated set of webinars and career tipsEngage key alumni and professional partners to offer alumni services related to career growth and professional developmentQualifications:Bachelor’s degree, advanced degree preferredBackground in volunteer management, higher education, career placement or services, non-profits, or like field preferredStrong written and verbal communication, analytic, and organizational skillsAbility to manage and prioritize projects and programs effectively, with an entrepreneurial and self-starter mentalityDemonstrates the ability to work effectively with other divisional staff colleaguesExhibits a professional presence, especially with high-level campus leaders and institutional volunteersCommitment to the values of collaboration and shared successAffinity for the core mission and strategic vision of Stevens Institute of TechnologyProficiency and experience with development database systems, the Microsoft Office Suite, and cloud-based fundraising and relationship management systems preferredDepartmentAnnual Giving and Alumni EngagementGeneral Submission Guidelines:In order to be considered a candidate for any job at Stevens, you must submit an online application. Please attach a cover letter and resume with each application. Other requirements for consideration may depend on the job.Still Have Questions?If you have any questions regarding your application, please contact Jobs@Stevens.eduEEO Statement:Stevens Institute of Technology is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Accordingly, Stevens adheres to an employment policy that prohibits discriminatory practices or harassment against candidates or employees based on legally impermissible factor(s) including, but not necessarily limited to, race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, nationality, citizenship status, age, ancestry, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information, pregnancy or pregnancy-related medical conditions, disability, or any protected military or veteran status.Stevens is building a diverse faculty, staff and student body and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates as well as veterans and individuals with disabilities. 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