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Director of Alumni Engagement - Connecticut College

Company: Connecticut College
Date Posted: April 17, 2018

Director of Alumni Engagement

Reports to: Vice President for Advancement

Job Summary:

Connecticut College is conducting a national search for an inspirational leader and natural connector across diverse audiences.  We seek an innovative, driven manager with knowledge of best practices in alumni engagement, board and volunteer development, project implementation and evaluation.  Reporting to the Vice President for College Advancement, the Director manages the Alumni Engagement program and plays a vital role in the development, implementation and successful completion of the College’s current $300 million comprehensive campaign.  The Director provides strategic leadership and direction to the Alumni Association Board of Directors.

General Duties & Responsibilities:

The Director of Alumni Engagement will develop and implement a strategic plan to build the College’s relationship with alumni through a wide variety of programs, volunteer opportunities and communications.  Key responsibilities include collaborating with Admissions, Athletics, Career Services, Communications and all academic departments, leading alumni engagement programs for a diverse alumni body in all life stages, expanding print and social media communications and the alumni website, developing an alumni awards program.

Connecticut College educates students to put the liberal arts into action as citizens in a global society.  Because big questions inspire a broader vision, our Connections curriculum builds on the College’s longstanding strength in interdisciplinary scholarship.  Our students put the world together in new ways and learn to collaborate, innovate and solve new problems.  Our campus with 750 acres of arboretum is nestled in the historic New England seaport community of New London.


Bachelor’s degree with at least five years of experience in higher education.  Knowledge of best practices in alumni engagement, board and volunteer development, and project implementation and evaluation.  Exceptional oral and written communication skills, and proficiency with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and alumni/donor databases.  Significant travel necessary to fulfill obligations of the position.

Required Documents: Cover Letter, Resume

Applicant Credentialing: Thorough applicant credentialing, including criminal records check, will be conducted on the selected candidate.

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As a highly selective residential liberal arts college, Connecticut College is committed to creating a vibrant community enriched by diverse perspectives, talents and experiences.  We encourage applications from candidates who share this commitment and will contribute to the diversity of our college community, especially members of historically under-represented groups.   AA/EOE

Applications accepted through: 04/30/2018

  • Pay Type: Exempt (salaried)
  • Department: Advancement
  • Appointment Type: Continuing Full-Time
  • Hours Per Week: 37.5
  • Work Schedule: 52 weeks per year
  • Benefits Eligible: Full Benefits
  • Qualifies for relocation reimbursement: Yes