Coordinates the alumni activities in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources by assisting the alumni board and External Relations office with strategies to increase participation and deepen relationships and engagement. Plans, attends and oversees special events and meetings in support of alumni activities. These strategies can include alumni opportunities for social interaction, career development, legislative advocacy, student recruitment, engagement with CANR programs and projects and support for the fundraising and development strategies of CANR. This positon serves as the college liaison with other university departments including the MSU Alumni Association and University Advancement as required. Some travel is associated with this position.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:
Directly reporting to the Senior Director of Development for the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the Assistant Director of Alumni Relations and Special Events will participate as a member of the External Relations team. Responsibilities of this position include exerting influence on the internal and external alumni relations/special events of the College.
Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills
Knowledge normally acquired by completing a four year college degree in liberal arts, marketing, public relations, communication, event planning or related field; one to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in special event planning and higher education fund raising, multi-project management skills, volunteer management experience, public speaking, knowledge of budget planning; knowledge of social media and marketing; proficient use of word processing, spreadsheet and database software; or and equivalent combination of education and experience. Possession of valid vehicle operator’s license.
3 years or more of experience in event planning and higher education, fund raising
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Excellent organizational and time management skills
Strong interpersonal skills including good judgement and decision making abilities
Experience in alumni programming and fund raising
Proven track record of successful special events planning
Ability to implement programming and strategic initiatives
Understanding the importance of building life-long relationships between the college and its alumni and friends
Good decision-making skills, tactful, strong listening skills, willingness to search out answers, ability to recognize when others need to be involved in activities or decisions
Knowledge of budget planning; Knowledge of social media, marketing, and external messaging as pertaining to a university advancement model
Required Application Materials
Please provide a resume and cover letter.
Events can occur evenings and weekends
Bidding Eligibility Ends 02/20/2018 @ 11:55 PM
Internal Number: 491057
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