In 1839, Horace Mann founded Westfield State University as the first public higher education institution without barrier to race, gender or economic class. Westfield State University is committed to a policy of non-discrimination, equal opportunity, diversity and affirmative action. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people including minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and other protected persons, or individuals with diverse cultural backgrounds.
Westfield State is the most residential of the state universities in Massachusetts, with over 60% of our 5600 full-time undergraduate students living on campus. The campus is ideally situated on the edge of the Berkshire Mountains in western Massachusetts just 30 minutes from the thriving cultural centers of Northampton and Amherst, and 1.5 hours from both Boston and Albany.
Campus Title: Associate Director, Alumni Relations State Job Title: AssociateDirector Department: Institutional Advancement Job Code: HA6300 FLSA Status: Exempt Funding: 7115-0100 (State Funds) Bargaining Unit: APA Job Type: Full Time Timeframe: 52 Weeks Shift: 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Regular Days Off: Saturday and Sunday Supervision Received: Reports to the Vice President of Institutional Advancement. Supervision Exercised: Supervises the Staff Assistant, Alumni Services; Administrative Assistant II, Alumni Relations; student interns; graduate assistants and other personnel as assigned. Salary: $65,000.00-$75,000.00
General Statement of Duties: The Director of Alumni Relations will have the responsibility for the engagement, maintenance and enhancement of relations between Westfield State and its graduates in order to build greater alumni engagement, fundraising opportunities, and financial support for the institution. Duties and Responsibilities: Duties include but not limited to: Essential:
Oversight of all alumni communications, including social media and all online presences, FOCUS magazine content, electronic newsletters, interactive databases, and multimedia Web exclusive features.
Oversight of all reunion activities including Homecoming Weekend, any alumni-related programming, multi-year events, and other reunion gatherings.
Oversight of Lifetime Owls alumni and student philanthropy programs.
Oversight of focused Alumni Chapters statewide, regionally and nationally, and assistance with coordination of activities and communications.
Seeks out opportunities to enhance University presence through all forms of alumni engagement and works closely with Institutional Advancement team to assist in coordinating successful fundraising efforts, where appropriate.
Direct responsibility for meeting fundraising goals as determined by the Vice President of Institutional Advancement.
Works in conjunction with development officers to manage solicitations associated with the Reunion Giving Program and facilitate increased support from Westfield State alumni.
Work closely with Advancement Services staff on alumni donor and prospect-related profiling, briefings, action plans, visitations and the appropriate documentation of efforts.
Working with appropriate staff to help support successful solicitation of annual fund prospects through phone, direct mail and online solicitations
Work with Vice President of Institutional Advancement to establish appropriate alumni engagement targets.
Responsible for oversight of alumni scholarship fund.
Management of the Westfield State Alumni Association (WSAA) Executive Council.
Oversight of Alumni Trustee recruitment and selection process.
Serves as the liaison between the Alumni Trustee, the Westfield State Alumni Association Council, the Representative to the Westfield State Foundation and the Office of Alumni Relations, providing support and communication of key alumni issues, strategic priorities and programs.
Engage with academic departments, athletics and other campus organizations to increase presence and recognition of alumni on campus through classroom visits, appropriate activities and events. These may include, but not be limited to: Alumni Lifetime Owls, Reunion Events Homecoming, Distinguished Alumni Awards, Criminal Justice Alumni Hall of Fame, Retired Educators program, Florida events and other activities.
Budgetary oversight and responsibility of Alumni Relations budget.
Attendance at Foundation board meetings, Board of Trustee's meetings and the Advancement Committee of the Trustees, as appropriate.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelors Degree, masters preferred.
5-7 years work experience in higher education or other advancement/engagement roles in private school settings.
Prior supervisory experience desired.
Demonstrated volunteer management with a board or committee.
Excellent written and oral communication skills, and organizational skills.
Proficiency with social media including Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.
Proficiency with Raisers Edge software.
Salary: For the majority of new employees, the minimum starting salary will apply. Specific salary for current Westfield State University employees and individuals currently working for the state of Massachusetts must be calculated individually in accordance with collective bargaining and state policies and procedures.
Disability Accommodations: Westfield State University understands that persons with disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance regarding disability accommodations, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (413) 572-8106.
Background Check: Employment at Westfield State University is contingent upon a background check that is satisfactory to the University. Failure to provide written authorization for a background check will nullify the offer of employment.
An on-line application is required. The successful candidate must submit an official transcript at the time of hire. Interested candidates should electronically attach the following documents:
Contact information for three references *
Copy of unofficial transcript of highest degree
* Provide the contact information for reference providers in the reference section of the online application.
Deadline: The job posting will be open a minimum of ten days and, if needed, will remain open until finalists have been selected.
NOTE: If you need assistance completing your application please contact our online Help Desk. The link to the help desk can be found at the top of the page via Contact Us. Westfield State University provides equal access to employment opportunities for all applicants, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, age, disability or veteran status in compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and policies.
In 1839, Horace Mann founded Westfield State University as the first public higher education institution without barrier to race, gender or economic class. The University is dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people including minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and other protected persons, or individuals with diverse cultural backgrounds.