The Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement for the College of Arts and Sciences will join the university alumni engagement team serving as the engagement officer for the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS). The Assistant Director will report to the Sr. Director of Alumni and Constituent Engagement.
This position will develop standard collaborations with central alumni engagement programs and events, CAS student engagement and communications teams and collaborate with CAS advancement officers, who are focused on ensuring sustainable philanthropic growth commensurate with the needs of each school by engaging alumni and developing long-term relationships. The Assistant Director will be expected to leverage events and other engagement activities to involve more CAS alumni and deepen relationships.
Highlighted Duties include:
Develop and execute strategies to meaningfully engage CAS alumni.
Support strategic and operating plans of the Office of Alumni Engagement, University Advancement and CAS, establishing coordinated goals and implementing programs to meet objectives in concert with university policies and priorities.
Execute local, regional, and virtual engagement programs to engage alumni and cultivate relationships while also leveraging programs as opportunities for advancement colleagues to discover new and steward current donors.
Facilitate the coding of all engagement activities documenting all contacts and participation within the in-house alumni database.
Salary: $50,000 – $60,000
About the University at Buffalo
The University at Buffalo, a flagship university of the State University of New York (SUNY) system, is a research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence and making a positive impact on the world. As a member of the prestigious American Association of Universities (AAU), UB is recognized as one of the leading research universities in the world, while remaining affordable for many first-generation students. Home to more than 31,000 students from diverse backgrounds, UB offers exceptional student experiences inside and outside the classroom. By attracting the world’s best faculty and students, UB elevates the educational experience, brings an influx of national and global talent to Western New York, secures federal investments in academic research that tackles pressing societal problems, and catalyzes growth and innovation across business and industry. Here, students and faculty work side by side, seeking knowledge and practice that leads to better health, stronger buildings, more compassionate and just communities, innovative ways to teach, a more sustainable environment and smarter business practices for our world.
Division of University Advancement
Building stronger connections with UB’s 280,000+ alumni and donors worldwide is critical to the university’s goal: to situate UB among the nation’s top 25 public research universities. UB alumni and friends are grateful and generous, supporting the largest, most ambitious fundraising campaign the university has ever launched. Through Boldly Buffalo: The Campaign for UB, we seek to raise $1 billion. We invite you to join our University Advancement team and be part of our historic efforts.
A minimum of 3 years of experience in one, or a combination, of the following areas (1) alumni relations, (2) event management, or (3) volunteer management.
Excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to listen and interact with a diverse group of individuals and organizations.
Strong demonstrated verbal and written skills.
Familiar with electronic and social media.
The ability to work well both independently and collaboratively with other team members.
The ability to manage multiple projects and priorities with focus on details and timeline.
A demonstrated ability to work in complex organizations.
Ability to work nights and weekends, and travel, as needed and requested.