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Celebrating Fifty Years of Coeducation.
The beginning of coeducation and the influence of all Kenyon women will be celebrated throughout the 2019-2020 academic year.
Job no: 492630
Work type: Exempt Staff
Location: Gambier, OH
Kenyon College is conducting a search for a qualified candidate to fill the position of Associate Director of Alumni and Parent Engagement. Reporting to the director of Alumni and Parent Engagement, the associate director of Alumni and Parent Engagement has primary responsibility for the affinity programs and projects executed through the Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement and Annual Giving, serves as a liaison to the Career Development Office for programs and projects involving alumni and parents, and coordinates the web presence of the Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement and Annual Giving.
Essential Functions: Affinity Engagement
Work with affinity groups, including but not limited to the K’80s alumni, Gay and Lesbian Alumni Association, Greek organizations, athletic teams, regional associations and singing groups to engage them in the life of the College through targeted programming and regional and on-campus events.
Plan, coordinate and execute affinity reunions that coincide with Reunion Weekend and Homecoming.
Assist with the execution of Advancement Division campus weekends, including Reunion Planning Weekend, Homecoming, Reunion Weekend, and occasional all-College events, such as presidential inaugurations and campaign celebrations.
Explore new opportunities for affinity engagement, possibly involving the identification and creation of new affinity groups.
Essential Functions: Career Engagement
Serve as a liaison between the Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement and Annual Giving and the Career Development Office, offering key support for alumni and parent engagement with career-related volunteerism.
Support affinity-based career programs that involve alumni and parents, including the Kenyon Professional Women’s Network
Work with the director of employer relations, the associate vice president of Advancement Information Services, and development officers to identify alumni and parents to engage in the career efforts and coordinate permission to contact prospects.
Promote the menu of career engagement options to alumni and parents, including but not limited to Job Shadow Program, skill-building boot camps, internship and job opportunities, and KCN membership, and grow alumni and parent engagement in those programs.
Serve as a liaison to career development committees on Parents Advisory Council, Alumni Council and Kenyon Fund Executive Committee.
Assist with the planning and programming of regional career events that involve alumni and parents.
With the director of advancement communications, coordinate stories in various communication channels/social media that highlight the power of the Kenyon career network, including interviews of alumni and students on their shared interaction.
Essential Functions: Web Presence
Maintain the online presence for the Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement and Annual Giving.
Advise Career Development Office on website content and recommend items for cross promotion on the alumni and parent pages.
Handle general inquiries by telephone and e-mail from alumni, parents, students, and other institutions about alumni and parent programs and the College.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Success Factors
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues and volunteers.
Be both outgoing and open-minded and possess a professional attitude as well as a good sense of humor.
Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
Possess strong organizational skills with the ability to manage large, time-sensitive projects.
Ability to make sound decisions under time pressure.
Results-oriented self-starter with high energy level and initiative.
Ability to develop new methods, adapt to the changing needs of the office, and establish appropriate procedures.
Ability to operate under pressure; not easily frustrated and not a perfectionist.
This position may supervise student workers who support these functions.
Work is generally performed in an office environment and requires the ability to operate standard office equipment as well as the ability to sit for long periods of time.
This position also requires the ability and willingness to travel on behalf of the College.
Bachelor’s degree, preferably from a liberal-arts college.
Excellent analytical, organizational, and oral and written communication skills, including public speaking.
Experience planning and organizing public events, preferably utilizing volunteer leadership.
Experience working with volunteers preferred.
Experience with fund-raising preferred.
Kenyon College is a nationally prominent, private liberal arts college where academic excellence goes hand in hand with a strong sense of community and close relationships among students and professors.
Compensation and Benefits
Salaries at Kenyon are competitive and commensurate with experience. In addition to an attractive salary, Kenyon offers benefits for employees and their family members. Children of employees are eligible for 100% tuition waivers at Kenyon, and through the Great Lakes Colleges Association, children of employees are eligible for 85% tuition waivers at fifteen other of the nation's finest liberal arts colleges.
We also offer health and dental insurance, TIAA/CREF retirement, and many other benefits, including provisions for a spouse, families, and domestic partners. Details about benefits as well as conditions of employment are described more fully in our Staff Handbook.
Kenyon is a unique place to live and work. To discover why it should be your next home, click here.
Kenyon College is an equal opportunity employer and applications from members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged. It is the College's policy to evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical and/or mental disability, age, religion, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by institutional policy or state, local, or federal law. Kenyon College has a strong commitment to supporting diversity, equity and inclusion. Please visit our Diversity at Kenyon website.
Advertised: 29 Oct 2019 Eastern Daylight Time
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