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Assistant Director of Alumni Relations and Programs

The Office of Development and Alumni Relations at The Pennsylvania State University Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing invites applications for the position of assistant director of alumni relations and programs. Under the guidance of the Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing director of development and alumni relations, and working in partnership with […]

Assistant Director of Alumni Relations and Programs
Campus/Location: University Park
Date Announced: 08-17-2021
Date Closing: open until filled
Job Number: unavailable
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Department: unavailable
Full/Part Time:Full Time

Description

The Office of Development and Alumni Relations at The Pennsylvania State University Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing invites applications for the position of assistant director of alumni relations and programs.

Under the guidance of the Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing director of development and alumni relations, and working in partnership with College of Nursing Alumni Society Board, other volunteers, faculty, students, and colleagues across the University, the assistant director of alumni relations and programs: serves as the college’s initial point-of-contact for alumni relations matters and as the primary liaison to the Penn State Alumni Association (PSAA); assists the nursing alumni society board; plans, develops, and coordinates alumni events and programs and conducts analysis of said to assist in determining new methods to engage alumni over time; and recognizes the link between alumni relations and development and assist in identifying donor prospects for the college.

This position also serves as the development and alumni relations liaison to the college’s student groups; works with the alumni society and college to select awardees for a variety of college and alumni society awards; works with the director and the college’s marketing, media, and communications staff to drive content for alumni and friends e-newsletters; plans and coordinates one or more annual giving appeal; coordinates the college’s scholarship program; and fills other duties, as assigned.

The successful candidate will have a track record of being organized, accountable, and a team player; successful experience in meeting deadlines, managing complex projects, and finding solutions to challenges; the proven ability to handle the stress that can accompany events planning and implementation; skill in negotiating a complex array of relationships in service of achieving mutually satisfying and beneficial results that are in line with the college’s strategic plan; exemplary interpersonal and communication skills, including discretion in the handling of confidential information; proven ability to be self-motivated, flexible, and to work both independently and as part of a team; a comfort level in working within a complex institutional setting and interfacing with busy faculty, staff, and students; and an appreciation for and understanding of diverse audiences and communities.

This position requires a bachelor’s degree or higher plus four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in alumni relations, event planning, and/or program and volunteer management is preferred. This position requires occasional weekend and evening work. Operation of a motor vehicle is required, as are a valid driver’s license and the successful completion of both a motor vehicle record and standard background check. To learn more about philanthropy at Penn State, please visit raise.psu.edu. Information about the Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing is available at www.nursing.psu.edu.

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