Search for University Jobs in Staff & Non-Managerial Professionals

Job ID: 108034

Assistant Director of Alumnae/i Relations and Annual Giving - Reunion & Affinity Engagement
Simmons College

Date Posted Jun. 15, 2018
Title Assistant Director of Alumnae/i Relations and Annual Giving - Reunion & Affinity Engagement
University Simmons College
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Boston, MA
    United States
  • Associate/Assistant Director
  • Alumni Relations

The Assistant Director of Alumnae/i Relations, Classes and Affinity Engagement is responsible for managing classes and affinity group engagement, including reunion. The position requires a high level of organization, professionalism, and customer service. The Assistant Director is responsible for building and managing a systematic process and approach for engaging class and affinity group volunteers. This position serves a critical role in developing these programs and strengthening the engagement of volunteers through collaboration with counterparts in Advancement, and within the Simmons community.


  • Work in collaboration with Advancement staff to identify, recruit, train, and motivate the alumnae/i reunion committee volunteers, to encourage reunion giving as well strong class attendance during Reunion Weekend.
  • Provide strategic direction to the committees including class meetings, educating the volunteers on the latest news from campus to share, use of social media and other outreach, and support their specific class needs..
  • Work closely with the events team to provide a robust programming for reunion and affinity groups.

  • Serve as the liaison to class officers and affinity-based group volunteers
  • Strengthen and maintain existing volunteer leadership and identify, recruit and manage additional class- and affinity-based volunteers.
  • Assist in planning and executing a diverse menu of engagement experiences that highlight the expertise of the College and provide opportunities for meaningful connection.

  • Serve as staff liaison for affinity programs across campus and the alumni community.
  • Identify, through data analysis and alumnae/i meetings, additional affinity-based groups that would benefit from strategic engagement.
  • Work closely with other members of the Alumnae/i Engagement team to incorporate the needs of these groups into overall Alumnae/i Engagement programmatic strategy.

  • Bachelor's degree and 4+ years of professional experience
  • Event planning and volunteer management experience
  • Ability to work independently and with a creative approach
  • Ability to collaborate with senior administration, board of trustees, campus partners and volunteers to develop and implement stewardship and special event initiatives
  • Strong writing and presentation skills
  • Experience with Raiser's Edge is a plus
  • Exemplary analytical skills are essential as is superb attention to detail
  • Demonstrated knowledge of internet search techniques and research tools
  • Familiarity with advancement software databases/resources
  • Willingness to travel domestically, if necessary, as well as work nights and/or weekends when needed (no more than 15%)

Instructions to Applicants: Please submit a resume and cover letter in the Resume/CV section on the 'My Experience' page of your application.

As a College committed to diversity, Simmons encourages applications broadly. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body and curriculum.

To apply, visit

Located in Bostons historic Fenway area, Simmons College is a small, private, non-sectarian College which has educated students for enriching careers and purposeful lives since 1899. Working at Simmons means joining a collaborative, diverse and mission-driven community of educators and professionals.

We prepare students to be leaders for themselves, their communities and the world. Our faculty and staff members lead by example - sharing a commitment to excellence and putting the students first.

Please reference in your cover letter when
applying for or inquiring about this job announcement.

Contact Information

Please see the job description for contact details
pertaining to this university job announcement.


Refer this job to a friend or colleague!

New Search | Previous

RSS for the latest higher education jobs
Atom for the latest higher education jobs
Need a Sabbatical Home Near Boston?

Looking for a higher education job?