Montclair State University

  • Associate Director, Alumni Relations

    Job Locations US-NJ-Montclair
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(10/4/2018 3:10 PM)
    # of Openings
    University Advancement
  • Overview

    Montclair State University is seeking a creative, outcomes-oriented individual to fill the position of Associate Director of Alumni Relations. The Associate Director is responsible for building and strengthening the alumni network by planning and implementing engagement opportunities which foster lifelong mutually enriching connections, support University priorities and initiatives, create an inclusive community among alumni, current and prospective students and the University, and cultivate a culture of philanthropy. The Associate Director oversees designated segments of the engagement program, and does related work as required.


    S/he will be responsible for managing programmatic initiatives, including conceptualizing and executing events/activities, including affinity/reunion programs, select Homecoming activities, and school-/constituent-based programming, building strong relationships with internal and external constituents, leading and managing volunteer activity, supporting communications, market research initiatives and online services, and managing student workers. Some weekend and evening work required.


    The Associate Director works closely with Annual Giving to increase individual giving and pipeline development through the identification, engagement, cultivation and solicitation of annual gifts as well as through the development and support of targeted constituent giving programs.



    • Bachelor's degree
    • Three (3) years of experience in an institution of higher education, or other field that is directly related to the functions of the position to be filled.
    • Ability to create, plan and execute engagement programs/events/activities.
    • Ability to think strategically and creatively in developing program goals, policies and procedures for assigned segments of the engagement program.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Excellent organization, interpersonal and networking skills with large groups as well as with individuals are essential.
    • Strong project management and organizational skills; ability to set priorities and meet deadlines, while balancing multiple projects and performing assignments accurately.


    • Master's degree.
    • Direct experience in alumni engagement in higher education.
    • Thorough knowledge of principles and methods for the operation of a successful alumni program.
    • Broad knowledge of the principles of fundraising with the ability to participate in all aspects of the gift cycle.
    • Self-motivation and discipline to regularly set and achieve work goals.
    • Ability to establish cooperative working relationships and coordinate with fellow staff, campus partners and external constituents.
    • Ability to work with volunteers to achieve goals in support of institutional priorities.
    • Ability to prepare clear reports that include findings and recommendations.
    • Experience with Raiser’s Edge and Raisers Edge NXT platforms is preferable.


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