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Associate Director of Alumni and Employer Relations

Company: Trustees of the Hamline University of Minnesota
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Associate Director of Alumni and Employer Relations page is loaded Associate Director of Alumni and Employer Relations Apply locations St. Paul Main Campus time type Full time posted on Posted Yesterday job requisition id R0000922 Founded in 1854, Hamline was the first university in Minnesota and among the first coeducational institutions in the nation. Hamline University provides a world-class education for undergraduate and graduate students. Our faculty, staff, and students cultivate an ethic of civic responsibility, social justice, and inclusive leadership and service. Hamline University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Hamline University does not discriminate on the basis of race; color; religion; creed; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity; gender expression; national origin; marital status; familial status; status with regard to public assistance; membership or activity in a local human rights commission; disability; age; protected veteran status; or any other status protected by applicable law in its education or employment programs or activities. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. JOB SUMMARYThe Associate Director of Alumni and Employer Relations will work with internally with Alumni Relations, Career Development, Institutional Advancement, Hamline faculty, and other colleagues across campus to create and execute strategies to strengthen the Hamline alumni network and develop internship and career opportunities for Hamline students. This position externally will establish and steward professional and cooperative relationships with a diverse network of employers, focusing on Hamline alumni. The Associate Director will determine the availability of job and internship openings, research prospective employers, and develop a network of contacts.The Associate Director serves as a liaison between the Alumni Relations Office and Career Development Center. Other important responsibilities include managing some events, interacting with volunteers, overseeing a budget, and continually evaluating the effectiveness of the function in order to best serve the needs of both alumni and students.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIESLeadership and Alumni Engagement

  • Evaluate the current landscape of alumni engagement strategies as relates to undergraduate students' career development and access to internship opportunities.
  • Maintain and strengthen current relationships with alumni employers.
  • Work with Alumni Relations and Career Development Directors to develop and meet goals for the establishment of new internships and alumni/employer contacts.
  • Identify and develop new meaningful relationships with alumni and employers across a variety of professions; conduct in-person visits with alumni and employers, both at their organizations and on campus.
  • Become an expert on the professional goals and needs of Hamline students, and work with faculty, employers, staff, and alumni to identify opportunities.
  • Act as an ambassador of the Hamline community and champion of Hamline students within the alumni network.Campus Connections
    • Work in partnership with the Assistant Program Director of Internships (Career Development Center) to ensure alumni and prospective employers have an excellent experience working with Hamline University.
    • Collaborate with faculty and academic leadership to identify areas of need for alumni and employer engagement to surface key alumni and employer contacts that lead to internship opportunities.
    • Work with departments that interact with students (student affairs, conference and event management, and athletics) to identify opportunities and partner with programs.
    • Connect alumni/employers with students to promote job, internship, networking and mentoring opportunities.
    • Collaborate with alumni relations and development staff in building the pipeline of donors and volunteer leaders; enhance constituent experience related to internships and career preparation.Additional Responsibilities
      • Work with the Associate Director of Alumni Relations/Communications to create meaningful content for email, web, and print to highlight the impact of alumni on the internship and career preparation process.
      • Identify points of collaboration with existing Alumni Relations engagement programs and strategies.
      • Serve as liaison to relevant professional associations, including the Minnesota Association of Colleges and Employers.
      • Represent the Alumni Relations and Career Development Offices in efforts that further the goals of the position and departments.
      • As a member of the Alumni Relations team, support engagement efforts during peak season (e.g. Homecoming and Alumni Week) and support team members' goals as appropriate.REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS -This position reports to the Director of Alumni Relations with a dotted line to the Director of Career Development and will meet regularly with both teams.Student Worker Supervision: This employee does not supervise student workers, but does provide guidance and works closely with student staff.REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND KEY COMPETENCIES
        • Demonstrated strong interpersonal and written communication skills, phone skills, and organizational skills.
        • Ability to represent and advocate for all students including students from underrepresented and marginalized communities and with diverse backgrounds, academic interests and goals.
        • Excellent outreach and relationship building skills.
        • Professional demeanor with positive and enthusiastic work-style.
        • Self-starter, motivated, and problem-solving approach.
        • Creative, flexible, and goal oriented.
        • Strong collaboration skills.
        • Ability to work without close supervision and to make appropriate independent decisions.
        • Ability to maintain confidentiality and utilize tact and diplomacy.
        • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Google, Google Apps and the willingness to learn and be an efficient user of Handshake and Raiser's Edge.MINIMUM EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE
          • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited College or University.
          • Three years of professional experience.PREFERRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE
            • Knowledge of the Twin Cities employing community including corporate, nonprofit, government, science, legal and fine arts employers.
            • Master's Degree.WORKING CONDITIONS / EQUIPMENTMust be able to perform the following essential functions with or without a reasonable accommodation:
              • Occasional evening and weekend work
              • Travel, primarily in the Twin Cities areaADDITIONAL INFORMATION
                • The position is a 1.0 FTE, exempt position, 12 months a year.EEO/DIVERSITY STATEMENTHamline University will not tolerate discrimination, harassment, or retaliation based on race; color; religion; creed; sex; sexual orientation; gender expression; gender identity; national origin; marital status; familial status; status with regard to public assistance; service with a local human rights commission; disability; age; or protected veteran status in its employment and educational opportunities. - All questions marked 'Required' need to be answered in order to submit the application. It is important that your application show all of the relevant education and experience you possess. Applications may be rejected if incomplete. If rejected, you must reapply for the position in order to be considered. A resume or curriculum vitae, a cover letter outlining your qualifications for and interest in the position, contact information for 3 current, professional references, as well as copies of transcripts (if required) must be uploaded with each application . Similar Jobs (1) Associate Director Alumni Relations locations St. Paul Main Campus time type Full time posted on Posted 13 Days Ago About Us Since 1854, Hamline has set the standard for excellence in education, and we continue to do so today with the help of driven individuals who are dedicated to Hamline's tradition of doing all the good we can in all the ways we can. Our community of students, faculty, and staff take seriously the ideals of the university-scholarship, leadership, and fellowship-and work together to enact positive change locally, nationally, and globally. Join us and see how you can take the lead here at Hamline.

Keywords: Trustees of the Hamline University of Minnesota, St. Paul , Associate Director of Alumni and Employer Relations, Executive , Saint Paul, Minnesota

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