Associate Director, Affinity Programs

Posted on 11/14/2019

Union College

Schenectady, NY

Reporting to the Sr. Director of Alumni Engagement and the Director of Annual Giving, the Associate Director, Affinity Programs has the opportunity to create a cutting-edge program in higher education that will expand and enhance alumni’s relationship with Union.
The primary responsibilities of the position include:
  • Developing program infrastructure
  • Recruiting and overseeing volunteers
  • Creating and implementing new affinity engagement opportunities
  • Developing a volunteer communications plan
  • Creating volunteer recognition opportunities
  • Collaborating with campus partners to ensure a holistic volunteer experience
  • Assisting in planning and executing the annual Volunteer Summit
  • Overseeing the online volunteer portal
  • Managing an alumni prospect portfolio to secure leadership annual fund gifts for the College.
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree with 5+ years higher education fundraising, alumni relations, and/or equivalent experience in related fields, demonstrated success in conducting personal solicitations ($2,000+)
  • Experience working with a diverse group of individuals and volunteers
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Excellent oral/written communication and organizational skills
  • The selected candidate will be self-motivated with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, possess a commitment to a liberal arts education, and be capable of articulating a persuasive, enthusiastic case for support.

Note: All new hires of Union College are subject to a thorough education, work experience, and criminal history background check.

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