Advertised Summary Job Description: Reporting to the Executive Director of Alumni Relations and Special Events, the Assistant Director of Alumni Relations develops, directs, and implements large-scale domestic and international alumni events and programs that strengthen Law School alumni constituencies around the world, grow affinity cohorts, and complement Campaign Development cultivation goals ? these events include but not limited to: multiple annual anchor events, stand-alone events, board meetings, large dinners and receptions, award and speaker presentations, and networking opportunities strategically designed to coalesce and cultivate relationships between key regional alumni, prospects, and donors such as law firm partners, judiciary, senior government officials; faculty and senior administrators; student leaders; newly admitted students ? and the Law School. The incumbent works closely with senior Development staff to help drive the direction and scope of regional and international agendas to support stewardship and fundraising goals, and facilitate the growth of an International Advisory Board. Additionally, the incumbent builds and maintains relationships with prominent faculty, alumni leaders, regional Law School and University board presidents, professional associations (ABA, AALS,) etc.to maintain and build the Law School's presence and brand around the country and the globe. In attainment of the above, the incumbent is required to travel extensively as well as manage activity remotely, and plan events for the Dean's global and regional visits. RESPONSIBILITIES 1.The Assistant Director will oversee planning and execution of annual regional and international alumni events and programs specifically by recruiting alumni hosts, arranging all event details (location, invitations, catering, invitations, photographers, name tags, vendor contracts and payments, budgeting, alumni and faculty correspondence, Dean's Briefs, follow-ups, and so forth) and identifying faculty or alumni speakers for both regional and international events. The incumbent will work closely with Development staff as appropriate to cultivate alumni relationships for positive and ongoing involvement with the Law School. 2.With consultation from the Executive Director and the Development, incumbent will prioritize focus in existing and evolving regional areas, often in coordination with the Dean's calendar, to plan and execute one-off events including but not limited to: Dean's regional and international visits, faculty trips, strategic Development opportunity events, and specially hosted events around the globe. 3.The incumbent will work to promote and publicize all regional-domestic/global annual and individual programming; manage host relationships during planning and execution; manage board relationships; and provide post-event summaries contributing to articles in coordination with Communications. 4.The incumbent will coordinate with the Admissions and Student Services offices in facilitating participation of alumni, prospective, current, and newly admitted students for targeted regions. Specifically, the incumbent will offer support and direction to student and alumni representatives of student organizations including BALSA, PILF, and LALSA, to guide their event planning when necessary, provide suggestions for keynote speakers and honorees, guide advisory board groups' focus, and help facilitate budgeting and event management. 5.The incumbent will supervise a shared assistant, update the master alumni relations support schedule and assign tasks and responsibilities for event execution.
General Minimum Qualifications: BA required; advanced degree in public relations, communications or like field strongly preferred; 2-4 years of directly relevant experience; must be organized, dedicated, capable of managing multiple tasks under deadline, mature, and have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Important to be able to work effectively with many different constituencies including law school staff and faculty as well as the alumni population. Some early, evening and weekend work required especially in project work with alumni and vendors in international time zones; significant travel necessary.
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Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It... seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.