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Associate Director, Alumni Engagement

Kennesaw State University
Job Location:
Kennesaw, 30144
Alumni Relations

Job ID: 263415

About Us

Are you ready to join a community leading in innovative teaching and learning? Kennesaw State University is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. With our growing enrollment and global reach, we are enjoying increased prominence among Georgia¿s colleges. We offer more than 150 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees to over 43,000 students. Our entrepreneurial spirit, high-impact research, and Division I athletics also draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Our university¿s vibrant culture, career opportunities, and rich benefits make us an employer of choice. We are searching for talented people to join our mission. Come to KSU and find your passion.


Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144.

Job Summary

Works in collaboration with members of the division to develop and manage alumni engagement programs focused on increasing the depth and diversity of alumni relations. Responsible for recruiting and managing alumni volunteer leadership in targeted geographic, academic, and affinity group programs. Increases alumni involvement and participation in the life of the University through communications, outreach efforts, events, and volunteering.


1. Coordinates development, implementation, and execution of all affinity groups & network events, programs and communications
2. Develops strategies to increase alumni involvement with alumni programs and events
3. Manages collaborative relationships with campus departments to identify, promote, and execute new and existing engagement programs 
4. Attends and assists with campus and alumni events as assigned
5. Identifies, promotes and develops relationships with influential alumni 
6. Partners with Annual Giving Office to support, identify, and cultivate affinity-based fundraising efforts
7. Develops, implements, and executes a volunteer training program including processes for volunteer identification, stewardship, and succession planning
8. Collaborates with campus partners to create, provide, and support volunteer engagement opportunities
9. Serves as the lead staff liaison for KSUAA Affinity Group & Network volunteer, providing support for meetings, events, and volunteer leadership and assists in establishing new affinity groups and networks
10. Represents and attends assigned committee meetings, events, and programs and is visible to alumni, donors, students, faculty, staff, and families
11. Works with an assigned volunteer committee of the Alumni Association Board of Directors to set and achieve agreed upon goals
12. Plans and Manages department Corporate and regional Nest events
13. Creates communication content for programs, including print, web, email, social media, and promotional items, in accordance with branding guidelines
14. Assists with the strategy and marketing of department events including collaborating with schools, units, and/or campus offices
15. Creates marketing and communication collateral for events and as needed for other activities
16. Serves as staff coordinator for social media outlets including Alumni KSU on Instagram and Facebook

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education in related field

Other Required Qualifications
Current, valid, and unrestricted driver's license

Required Experience
Three (3) years of work experience in alumni relations and/or engagement in an educational setting

Preferred Qualifications

Additional Preferred Qualifications
Experience with Blackbaud Raiser's Edge/NXT or other advancement CRM platform preferred
Experience in fundraising or development preferred
An advanced degree from an accredited institution of higher education in a related field

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Genuine interest in the University's alumni, its students, its current projects and its reputation
Able to provide excellent customer service and to work in a collegial manner with students, faculty and staff, and other constituencies
Able to network and foster relationships with individuals across campus and externally
Able to collaborate with others
Able to handle multiple tasks or projects at one time meeting assigned deadlines

Excellent interpersonal, initiative, teamwork, problem solving, independent judgment, organization, communication (verbal and written), time management, project management and presentation skills
Proficient with computer applications and programs associated with the position (i.e., Microsoft Office suite)
Proficient in social medial platforms
Demonstrated capacity to relate to a diverse group of internal and external stakeholders
Strong attention to detail, computer literacy and follow up skills
Strong customer service skills and phone and e-mail etiquette

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