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Assistant Director of Communications and Alumni Engagement, School of Nursing
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Mar. 3, 2023
Title Assistant Director of Communications and Alumni Engagement, School of Nursing
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department School of Nursing
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate/Assistant Director
  • Communications/Public Relations

Position Summary

The School of Nursing Assistant Director of Communications and Alumni Engagement will be responsible for supporting the overall alumni engagement, events, and marketing and communications strategies and activities of the School of Nursing (UBSON). Responsibilities will focus on engaging UB graduates, students and faculty with the goal of building and sustaining meaningful relationships with alumni.

    • Create and implement an evolving alumni strategic plan that aligns with the School of Nursing’s mission and vision and supports marketing and communications efforts.
    • Develop and disseminate School of Nursing communications, including newsletters, articles, magazines, website, event collateral and social media/digital display management.
    • Create communications and activities that encourage engagement and build relationships with alumni, students, faculty, friends and community partners.
    • Serve as school’s alumni engagement officer and coordinate efforts with UB’s central Office of Alumni Engagement and various campus partners.
    • Manage the coordination and logistical planning of School of Nursing alumni engagement and special events (from conception to completion), including venue research and catering details, speaker interviews, event registration, alumni and student volunteer recruitment, invitations, onsite event management and post-event wrap-up and analysis.
    • Steward alumni and other areas of the UBSON website, including content creation that aligns with UB branding, accessibility and SEO standards.
    • Capture and maintain UBSON alumni and student engagement activity and information within the university-wide alumni database.


We are particularly looking for candidates who can operate effectively in a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff. We are committed to developing an excellent and diverse community of scholars and students engaged in education, research, and service. We encourage applications from women, members of historically marginalized groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Outstanding Benefits Package
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.

About UB School of Nursing
Founded in 1936, UB School of Nursing is a leader in high-quality nursing education and research in a dynamic university setting. Our mission is to foster an inclusive and diverse environment of academic and scholarly excellence that develops nurse leaders who will improve the health and wellness of local, national and global communities. Our undergraduate programs prepare nurses for expanded professional roles in an increasingly complex and evolving health care environment, and our graduate and advanced certificate programs prepare clinicians, researchers, educators and leaders to provide complex care across settings, educate the next generation of nurses, and advance nursing and health care knowledge.

About The University at Buffalo
The University at Buffalo (UB) #ubuffalo is one of America’s leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Minimum two years professional experience in communications or related field.
  • Proficiency with CRM, alumni database or similar system; proficiency using email automation systems.
  • Experience using content management systems for website building and stewardship.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including professional experience creating effective persuasive communications.
  • Experience developing, executing and evaluating communication plans.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize work while maintaining high standards and quality.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office computer software applications (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint )

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact with a wide range of individuals and organizations.
  • Familiarity with AP style.
  • Knowledge of alumni engagement strategies and emerging trends.
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop.
  • Photography skills.
  • Experience using digital display programs such as RiseVision or Visix.

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