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Job ID: 128064

Alumni Engagement Specialist
Binghamton University

Date Posted Aug. 23, 2019
Title Alumni Engagement Specialist
University Binghamton University More About This Institution...
Binghamton , NY, United States
Department Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science More About This Department...
Application Deadline September 2019
Position Start Date October 2019
  • Professional Staff
  • Institutional Advancement
    Alumni Relations

The Alumni Engagement Specialist provides services, activities, and events that enable career pathways for Watson students as well as alumni through the Watson School’s Career and Alumni Connections Office. This Office assists all Watson students (Bachelors, Masters and PhD) with navigating their path to rewarding employment by enabling employer/alumni connections and offering professional skills training and support. This Office also works directly with employers and alumni to connect them with our talented students.

This position:

-Arranges logistical details of alumni gatherings throughout the year
-Solicits and manages alumni who are interested in serving in mentorship and/or volunteer roles. Tracks activity and logs alumni volunteer service in the Volunteer Management Database
-Manages the Watson Distance Mentoring platform including overseeing the marketing, student and alumni participation process, and recruitment of mentors and mentees
-Promotes on-campus programs to Watson Alumni when appropriate
-Supports alumni with career assistance, job search assistance, and resume review
-Reports accurate number of alumni engaged throughout the year during alumni-centric programming
-Researches and tracks cluster of Watson alumni. Meet with alumni when appropriate
-Develops and manages alumni programming that would be engaging to the alumni population. Work with members of the Watson Dean’s Office and Watson faculty when appropriate.
-Updates alumni contact and employment information with BU Alumni Engagement
-Notifies and coordinates with appropriate Watson and BU faculty when alumni return to campus for programming
-Holds pre-determined walk-in and appointment hours for 1:1 resume review and career counseling for both currently enrolled Watson students and alumni members
-Provides event coverage as needed. Attends and coordinates events both on and off campus
-Assesses the satisfaction of attendees/participants and adjusts future programming based on feedback, if necessary

The Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science at Binghamton University is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive teaching, research, and working environment. Potential applicants who share this goal, especially historically underrepresented minorities, women, and persons with disabilities, are strongly encouraged to apply.

  • Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
    The State University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Binghamton University to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.

    As required by Title IX and its implementing regulations Binghamton University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the educational programs and activities which it operates. This requirement extends to employment and admission. Inquiries about sex discrimination may be directed to the University Title IX Coordinator or directly to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR). Contact information for the Title IX Coordinator and OCR, as well as the University’s complete Non-Discrimination Notice may be found at….

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Contact Information

  • Watson Career and Alumni Connections
    Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science
    PO Box 6000
    Binghamton, NY 13902


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