1+ months

Director of Affinity Engagement

Amherst College
Amherst, MA 01002
  • Job Code
    108992938


Amherst College invites applications for the Director of Affinity Engagement position. The Director of Affinity Engagement is a full time, year round position, job group and level PT-4. The Director of Affinity Engagement manages and implements all alumni engagement and programming initiatives around affinities. Broadly defined, work with affinities brings together alumni with shared identities or experiences including academic major, career, club or sport participation, and race/ethnicity and identity. The Director will define a consistent, coherent approach to affinity work with collaborators in Advancement and many offices on campus that support affinities such as the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Athletics, and the Loeb Center. The Director will partner with colleagues on campus and in the Advancement team on communications about affinity efforts, deepening alumni engagement around existing affinity groups, and embedding philanthropic awareness in the work. The Director advances the mission of Alumni and Parent Programs, building community and creating connections among Amherst College alumni, with one another and with the College. The Director also takes appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce and participates in the College's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.

Key Responsibilities

Affinity programs
  • Identify affinity groups, the extent to which some are currently served through existing programs, and opportunities to maximize meaningful engagement with affinity groups and to connect alumni and students with shared identities and experiences.
  • Develop priorities, strengthen existing opportunities, develop new opportunities, and communicate effectively internally and externally about affinity programs.
  • Lead the development, planning, implementation and marketing of all affinity-based programs and events on and off campus.

Volunteer Management and Communication
  • Identify and cultivate potential alumni volunteers.
  • Work with the Affinity Engagement Task Force of the Executive Committee of the Society of Alumni to solicit feedback on the ongoing work of affinity engagement, and to examine the feasibility of expanding roles for volunteer involvement.
  • Develop a framework for volunteers that conveys expectations and strategy around affinity programs, and centers the College's mission.
  • Manage affinity listservs and track related Facebook pages.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Minimum of 5 years of related experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Exceptional customer service, motivational, organizational, and time management skills
  • Ability to take initiative, work independently and collaboratively
  • Attention to detail
  • Demonstrated project management and leadership skills
  • Occasional weekend and evening hours including occasional travel
  • Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Preferred
  • Higher Education and/or non-profit experience
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Interestedcandidates are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information (email and/or telephone numbers) for three professional references. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
ABOUT AMHERST COLLEGE
Amherst College, one of the premier liberal arts colleges in the nation, is located in Amherst, Massachusetts, a town of approximately 35,000 residents in the western part of the state. The college's community is composed of about1,800 students from 48 states, plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and 54 countries around the world, and about 1,000 staff and faculty. The college's scenic 1,000-acre campus includes a 500-acre wildlife sanctuary and the Book & Plow Farm ; three museums: Emily Dickinson Museum , Beneski Museum of Natural History and Mead Art Museum ; and multiple educational and cultural venues and resources through the Five College Consortium. The town of Amherst offers an amazing variety of coffee shops, restaurants and entertainment, and a very active outdoor life. Our vibrant campus, diverse community and beautiful surrounding, makes Amherst College and the Town of Amherst the perfect place to work, learn and live!<br/><br>Amherst College invites applications for the Director of Affinity Engagement position. The Director of Affinity Engagement is a full time, year round position, job group and level PT-4. The Director of Affinity Engagement manages and implements all alumni engagement and programming initiatives around affinities. Broadly defined, work with affinities brings together alumni with shared identities or experiences including academic major, career, club or sport participation, and race/ethnicity and identity. The Director will define a consistent, coherent approach to affinity work with collaborators in Advancement and many offices on campus that support affinities such as the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Athletics, and the Loeb Center. The Director will partner with colleagues on campus and in the Advancement team on communications about affinity efforts, deepening alumni engagement around existing affinity groups, and embedding philanthropic awareness in the work. The Director advances the mission of Alumni and Parent Programs, building community and creating connections among Amherst College alumni, with one another and with the College. The Director also takes appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce and participates in the College's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.<br><br>Key Responsibilities<br><br><strong><em>Affinity programs</em></strong><br><ul><li>Identify affinity groups, the extent to which some are currently served through existing programs, and opportunities to maximize meaningful engagement with affinity groups and to connect alumni and students with shared identities and experiences.</li><li>Develop priorities, strengthen existing opportunities, develop new opportunities, and communicate effectively internally and externally about affinity programs.</li><li>Lead the development, planning, implementation and marketing of all affinity-based programs and events on and off campus.</li></ul><br><strong><em>Volunteer Management and Communication </em></strong><br><ul><li>Identify and cultivate potential alumni volunteers.</li><li>Work with the Affinity Engagement Task Force of the Executive Committee of the Society of Alumni to solicit feedback on the ongoing work of affinity engagement, and to examine the feasibility of expanding roles for volunteer involvement.</li><li>Develop a framework for volunteers that conveys expectations and strategy around affinity programs, and centers the College's mission.</li><li>Manage affinity listservs and track related Facebook pages.</li></ul><br><b>QUALIFICATIONS</b><br><br>Required<br><ul><li>Bachelor's degree</li><li>Minimum of 5 years of related experience</li><li>Excellent written and verbal communication, and interpersonal skills</li><li>Exceptional customer service, motivational, organizational, and time management skills</li><li>Ability to take initiative, work independently and collaboratively</li><li>Attention to detail</li><li>Demonstrated project management and leadership skills</li><li>Occasional weekend and evening hours including occasional travel</li><li>Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion</li></ul><br>Preferred<br><ul><li>Higher Education and/or non-profit experience</li></ul><b>APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS</b><br><br>Interestedcandidates are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information (email and/or telephone numbers) for three professional references. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. <br><strong>ABOUT AMHERST COLLEGE <br>Amherst College, one of the premier liberal arts colleges in the nation, is located in Amherst, Massachusetts, a town of approximately 35,000 residents in the western part of the state. The college's community is composed of about1,800 students from 48 states, plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and 54 countries around the world, and about 1,000 staff and faculty. The college's scenic 1,000-acre campus includes a 500-acre wildlife sanctuary and the Book & Plow Farm ; three museums: Emily Dickinson Museum , Beneski Museum of Natural History and Mead Art Museum ; and multiple educational and cultural venues and resources through the Five College Consortium. The town of Amherst offers an amazing variety of coffee shops, restaurants and entertainment, and a very active outdoor life. Our vibrant campus, diverse community and beautiful surrounding, makes Amherst College and the Town of Amherst the perfect place to work, learn and live!<br/> <img src="https://analytics.click2apply.net/v/4ew6w1SXOrP7Uo6zuVXLg">

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Posted: 2019-04-05 Expires: 2019-06-05

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