The Oswego Alumni Association, Inc., located at SUNY Oswego, invites applications for an Assistant Director of Student-Alumni Engagement. While this position is located on the campus of SUNY Oswego, this is an Oswego Alumni Association, Inc. position, NOT a New York State position.
Posting Date: February 22, 2018
Review Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. In addition, the Oswego Alumni Association, Inc. offers an excellent benefit package.
Date of Appointment: Immediate
Job Description: The Assistant Director of Student-Alumni Engagement is a member of the alumni relations team of the Division of Alumni and University Development. The Assistant Director is responsible for the coordination of programs to inspire an already engaged alumni community, along with our diverse student population, through events and programs for current students and alumni, including the Senior Class and Future Alumni Network (student) programs. The Assistant Director will also coordinate the New York City Career Connections (alumni-student networking) program, coordinate all Torchlight Ceremonies, facilitate the Reunion planning for selected classes and affinity groups and assist with the overall Alumni Social Media program.
This position will be expected to display commitment to alumni and student programming, and possess leadership, communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of alumni, students and colleagues. Oswego values employees who bring exemplary abilities, skills and perspectives that strengthen our commitment to student success and lifelong learning.
To Apply: Submit a letter of application addressing qualifications, a copy of unofficial transcripts, resume and contact information for three professional references to:
If you have any questions about the position, please email:
Kimberly Waters, Search Committee Chair
Official transcripts are required prior to hiring. Files must be complete to be considered.
Visa sponsorship not available for this position.
Description of Department:
The Oswego Alumni Association Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, which exists to inform and interest a diverse constituency in the life of the university to create a partnership that encourages involvement, enhances loyalty and serves the current and future needs of SUNY Oswego and our alumni. The award-winning alumni program coordinates events and activities to involve, engage and communicate with our diverse community of more than 84,000 proud Oswego alumni.
Although the position will be on campus at SUNY Oswego, the appointment will be made through the Oswego Alumni Association, Inc., an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim, SUNY status or criminal conviction.
Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to Kimberly Waters at 315-312-3003.
Ability for some travel and nights and weekends programs
Valid driver’s license
1-2 years professional experience in alumni relations, student affairs, higher education, fundraising or public relations and marketing for other not-for-profit agencies similar in scope to the SUNY Oswego Alumni Association
Ability to manage multiple priorities
Demonstrated team-building skills and evidenced ability to work as a member of a team
Excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills
Successful experience in program development and event planning
Strong computer/technology skills, working understanding of various social media platforms
Strong work ethic
Experience working with diverse constituencies
Attention to organizational planning and detail
Ability to work broadly and effectively with a diverse population of students and volunteers
With a student body of 8,000 students, the State University of New York at Oswego is large enough to offer more than 110 programs of study yet small enough for students to form lifelong bonds with each other and their professors and mentors.
Learning-centeredness is Oswego's organizing principle for decisions about responsibilities, activities, resources, and academic and physical environments as the college addresses the widening missions of public higher education in the 21st century and continues to advance the public good.
Students study in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; School of Business; School of Communication, Media and the Arts; and School of Education as well as innovative interdisciplinary programs that cross traditional boundaries. Oswego opens doors for students with highly rated experiential learning and study-abroad opportunities.
The state has invested more than $800 million in campus renewal at Oswego since 2000, bringing new luster and technologies to old buildings and adding wholly new state-of-the-art facilities. The college's new construction is all designed to meet the LEED Gold standard of the U.S. Green Building Council.
Inspired by... a shared commitment to excellence and the desire to transcend traditional higher-education boundaries, SUNY Oswego strives to be a premier institution that provides a transformative experience to a diverse body of students, empowering them to live ethical and meaningful lives and build a better world.
The college was founded in 1861 as a teacher training school by Edward Austin Sheldon, who embraced and popularized some of the most innovative teaching methods of his day. Oswego became one of the State University of New York's founding members in 1948 and evolved into a full-fledged arts and sciences university college in the SUNY system by 1962, when it entered a period of rapid growth: as enrollment soared, 29 new buildings opened in the 1960s alone.
The legacy of 19th century founder Edward Austin Sheldon still underpins the college's identity and invigorates its vision. Sheldon built a powerful public asset to meet the needs of rising populations and was one of the original adopters of experiential learning as a compelling pedagogy.
The college's 690-acre campus, featuring nearly a mile of Great Lake shorefront, is scenic every season of the year.
Lake Ontario with its connected waterways and natural beauty is the focal point for world-class sports fishing, outstanding opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts, community parks, living history through maritime museums and Fort Ontario, and festivals like Oswego's Harborfest as well as a thriving port. To the north are the Thousand Islands of the St. Lawrence Seaway, to the south the vineyards of the Finger Lakes.
Syracuse is the metropolitan cultural hub for Central New York, a 45-minute drive from Oswego. Its international airport is closer still. SUNY Oswego also has a branch campus in Syracuse, where it offers degree completion programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
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