1. Directs, plans, and administers programs for the University alumni volunteers/leaders. 2. Develops effective strategies for interacting with, and supporting, alumni groups and for enlisting them in support the University activities that may range from admissions to mentoring students, among others. Works to strengthen and support the work of alumni associations. 3. Serves as a key resource for alumni leaders and other volunteers, advising on best practices in terms of mission, governance, group structure, strategic planning, and outreach. Represents the University at key alumni events and attend local board meetings, offering counsel whenever appropriate and represent the University. 4. Works closely with the local leadership in all ways: from logistics for events and technology/Web needs to strategic planning, budgeting, program development, and communications. Ensures coordination and integration of regional activities with University programs and services; capitalizing on opportunities for crossover where appropriate. 5. Partners with volunteer leaders to assess needs and interests for local alumni programs and services. Advises on possible improvements and development of new programs that encourage alumni involvement and interaction. Offers guidance regarding program content. 6. Identifies and implements ways to involve faculty and notable Yale graduates programs, and work with the University Admissions to further its efforts with admitted students. Develops performance and accountability goals for programs, services, events, and membership. 7. Works with key associations to ensure optimal volunteer engagement and leadership, identifying and recruiting talented alumni for volunteer roles. Inspire, inform, and motivate through regular communication. 8. Guides volunteer leadership in seeking out qualified volunteers and ensuring succession planning. Develops and/or recommends communication plans including mailings, event and service promotion, and effective use of fliers, email messages, and/or Web sites. 9. May perform other duties as assigned.
Preferred Education: Experience in alumni relations, volunteer management, educational programming, nonprofits or related field. Demonstrated expertise in supervising staff, leading teams, and working with volunteers in an academic or nonprofit setting. Event planning expertise and thorough knowledge of the University and its academic programs strongly preferred.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Experience in alumni relations, volunteer management, educational programming, nonprofits or related field. Demonstrated expertise in supervising staff, leading teams, and working with volunteers in an academic or nonprofit setting. Event planning expertise and thorough knowledge of the University and its academic programs strongly preferred.
Required Skill/ability 5: Outstanding verbal and written communications skills. Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain strict confidentiality.
Posting Position Title: Senior Alumni Affairs Officer
Required Skill/ability 3: Demonstrated ability to prioritize and meet multiple, competing responsibilities and deadlines. Ability to keep teams and projects aligned with organizational priorities while maintaining professionalism, flexibility, and a sense of humor.
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
University Job Title: Senior Director for Yale College Classes
Required Skill/ability 1: Excellent leadership, strategic planning, negotiating, supervisory, and consensus-building skills. Ability to build productive relationships with staff and volunteers to contribute to YAA's mission. Ability to lead teams and work successfully in a fast-paced environment.
Required Skill/ability 4: Superior interpersonal skills. Commitment to an inclusive workplace. Ability to engage with diverse audiences (age, gender, nationality, race/ethnicity, profession, sexual orientation, etc.).
Required Skill/ability 2: Demonstrated ability to innovate and be creative in a fast-paced and changing environment and to manage projects of all sizes on budget, including complex events. Ability to serve as the key decision maker while meeting the needs of multiple stakeholders.
Bachelor's Degree in a related field and five years of related work experience.
Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.