The Alumni Outreach and Scholarship Coordinator works with Foundation and College staff in coordinating the MHCC Foundation Alumni and Scholarship programs. The Coordinator provides direction and staff support to both the Alumni and Scholarship volunteer committees, in developing and delivering strategic plans and goals in furthering outreach and support in these areas. The Coordinator also assists in developing a compelling package of marketing and communications activity to promote alumni affinity and engagement, and in the successful processing of Foundation scholarships. The Coordinator will use sophisticated communications strategies and techniques to keep alumni connected, promote alumni benefits and inspire alumni with opportunities to get involved. They will focus on both broad level participation and engagement with specific initiatives. The Coordinator will also work with staff in cultivating donor prospects, renewing scholarship gifts, initiating contacts and communications to secure potential new gifts, and the organizing and processing of all Foundation scholarships.
Collaborate with the Executive Director to establish an alumni communications and marketing strategy.
Provide guidance and support to the volunteer Foundation Alumni Committee. Works closely with committee chair to recruit committee members, coordinate their efforts and plan regular committee meetings to advance the committee functions.
Work with staff to develop an alumni communications schedule to ensure year round activity and interest, and develop an approach for a regular giving program.
Create alumni program benefits and devise communication plans for specific projects and initiatives – e.g. promoting alumni benefits, events and volunteering opportunities.
Develop alumni communication materials including an e-newsletter, written materials and help manage social media efforts to develop and maintain an online presence on Facebook or LinkedIn. Establish an alumni webpage, providing a convenient platform for accessing services.
Develop strategies to effectively target alumni affinity groups in order to maximize engagement and fundraising potential.
Implement, coordinate, direct and maintain Foundation scholarship program, including preparation of new scholarship agreements, maintenance and monitoring of existing scholarship agreements and maintaining regular contact with donors and students. Organize thank you letters to donors from scholarship recipients.
Manage the scholarship software system. Record and export data, making sure the system works with both the college's software system and the Foundation's software.
Coordinate scholarship workshops for students, and provided staff training as needed. Recruit, train and oversee scholarship readers.
Provide guidance and support to the Foundation's Scholarship Committee. Work closely with committee chair to recruit committee members, coordinate efforts and plan monthly committee meetings as well as plan and conduct Scholarship award presentations at local high schools.
Coordinate and collaborate procedures with the Financial Aid Office in all steps in the scholarship process. Process and maintain donor scholarship files, student applications and selection procedures.
Maintain relationships with donors by initiating and responding to individual donors, corporations and businesses, Foundation trustees, MHCC Administrators, community organizations and private foundations when renewing or securing new scholarship gifts and act as liaison between faculty/staff, students and the public to provide information and resources regarding scholarship activities and programs including workshops.
Coordinate scholarship funds availability with the Foundation Specialist and Foundation Accountant and work with the Foundation Accountant and auditor with the annual review and audit on scholarships.
Assist in Foundation events activities such as the annual auction, alumni of the year, and donor recognition events; as well as in the development the Foundation annual report and other donor publications.
Supervise and mentor student worker, volunteers, or part time employees as needed.
Ensures excellent customer service and a welcoming, supportive, and respectful work environment. Investigates and resolves requests and concerns.
Establishes and maintains collaborative working relationships with internal employees and Foundation volunteers. Actively participates on various College committees, meetings, and workgroups.
Develops a strong communication process that aligns with College protocol. Works collaboratively with college marketing staff to develop and implement creative and effective alumni marketing and advertising plans.
Conducts outreach to foster collaborative working relationships and articulation with businesses, industry, agencies, community organizations and/or education institutions.
Attends training sessions and participates in professional training opportunities.
Dedicated to and promotes diversity in staffing, curriculum, programs and services.
Ensures and promotes health and safety in the workplace.
Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) is one of the premiere institutions of higher education in Oregon and is the choice for students from throughout the Pacific Northwest. Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC), located in the shadow of majestic Mount Hood, opened in 1966 and now serves approximately 33,000 students annually. MHCC offers 120 associate degrees, certificate programs, and transfer options o...ffered at the Gresham Campus, Maywood Park Campus, Bruning Center for Allied Health Education, and public schools within the district. The College is committed to remaining accessible to an ever-increasing population with diverse needs. The Mt. Hood Community College district encompasses an area of about 950 square miles with a population of more than 300,000. Whether students are interested in pursuing a professional-technical degree, transferring to a four-year college or taking a few personal enrichment courses, MHCC is the place for community members to accomplish their goals. For more information visit http://www.mhcc.edu/About.aspx