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Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement

Roosevelt University
Job Location:
Chicago, Illinois
Alumni Relations
Category Administrative

Position Number A99458

Posting Number S0000951

Location Hybrid - Chicago

Open Date 08/18/2022

Open Until Filled? Yes

Job Type Full-Time

Position Summary
The Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement reports to the Executive of Alumni Engagement and Career Services. The assistant director executes strategic priorities supporting alumni communications, alumni programs and alumni events as appropriate, while identifying opportunities to build and maintain relationships with alumni, to foster and strengthen alumni engagement. Overseeing the success and growth of Professional Mentoring Program is also an essential function of the role.

This is an at-will, full time, exempt position located at the Chicago campus. This role is a hybrid role and requires onsite attendance 2-3 days a week.

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy: Roosevelt University requires all new hires to be compliant with our COVID-19 vaccination policy, found at the COVID-19 website. Roosevelt University requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated (including a booster shot if eligible) from COVID-19 at the time of hire. Individuals who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine are eligible for a booster shot 2 months after their initial dose, and individuals who received Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines are eligible 5 months after completion of the two-shot series Documentation will be required should an offer of employment be made.

Title IX Contact Information: Federal Title IX policy requires that all colleges and universities make known the contact information for the person responsible for coordinating its efforts to comply with Title IX regulations. At Roosevelt University, the Deputy Title IX Coordinator is Toyia K. Stewart. Her office is in the Auditorium Building of the Chicago campus, 430 S. Michigan Avenue, 740. She can be reached at 312-341-2045 or
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Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
  • A minimum of 5 years of alumni relations, career development, student support, relationship management, or related professional experiences.
  • Experience developing meaningful relationships with students, alumni, and constituents.
  • Committed to providing high quality and personalized support services.
  • Strong organizational and project/event management skills combined with an acute attention to details.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to listen effectively while demonstrating a high level of interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to make outreach to secure face-to-face visits with alumni constituents and leverage those meetings to translate into engagement with a goal of long-term philanthropic support.
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with diplomacy and exemplify a high degree of professionalism to both internal and external audiences.
  • Demonstrated computer competency and knowledge of Word.
  • Works on evening and weekends as needed to support alumni events.
Years of Experience Required 3

Required Education
  • Bachelor's Degree
Minimum Qualifications
  • See knowledge, skills and abilities above.
  • Knowledge of best practices in student support services and alumni affairs.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience within alumni relations, career services/workforce development, or student services within higher education.
  • Experience in volunteer management is strongly desired.
  • NetCommunity and Razors Edge database management experience.
Working Conditions
Normal climate-controlled office environment is provided. Occasional bending, lifting, pushing and/or pulling is required (typically less than 10 lbs of weight). Regular use of desktop computer is required calling for frequent hand/wrist movement and repetition. Moderate level of stress.

Duty and Responsibility

Coordination of the Professional Mentor Program
  • Manages the program application process and communication strategy.
  • Maintains a high level of support services to mentees, alumni mentor, and constituents.
  • Supervises on-going mentee/mentor relationships, including regularly contacting participants via phone and email and providing coaching as needed to support program retention.
  • Supports the Director of Alumni Engagement with mentee and mentor recruitment and the matching process.
  • Assists with organizing, promotion, and execution of mentoring activities and events.
  • Oversees the quality assurance of program databases and reports.
  • Identifies opportunities for alumni mentors to expand their portfolio of support to the University.
Percentage Of Time 50

Duty and Responsibility

Coordination of the Office of Alumni Relations
  • Supports executing the alumni communication strategy and responds to inbound alumni inquiries via the office inboxes.
  • Assists with the coordination of alumni events, including creating the registration process, executing communication plans, and event management while prioritizing a stellar guest experience.
  • Supports the alumni awards communication process of identifying, nominating, and selecting candidates, in addition to coordination of the annual awards ceremony. 
  • Implements programs and activities aimed at growing an alumni and friends base, building alumni support, and enhancing alumni and friends' involvement.
  • Identify and disseminate alumni success stories via communications and other office tools.
  • Supports the coordination and execution of additional projects, activities, and events as needed to for the Office of Alumni Relations.
  • Other duties as assigned. 
Percentage Of Time 50
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