Associate Director, International Alumni Relations
May 16, 2018
Ithaca, New York
The Associate Director is responsible for developing and implementing plans for University-driven alumni engagement programs outside of the US and Canada to 1) promote impactful and sustainable engagement, 2) increase the university's advancement potentials and philanthropic outreach among our overseas constituency, and 3) promote the Cornell brand globally.
The Associate Director also provides staff leadership for Cornell Clubs and communities outside of the US and Canada both as a university liaison to club leaders and as an advocate for a strong partnership between Clubs and Cornell University.
Under the general supervision of the Director of International Alumni Relations, the Associate Director works collaboratively with a broad range of AA&D and university academic partners to ensure effective collaborations maximizing Cornell's engagement and advancement potentials globally.
This position requires in depth knowledge of the University, its priorities, and its internal and external constituents as well as a respectable command of cultural agility navigating and leading in fast-paced and diverse cultural and institutional settings.
This position will be located at Cornell's campus in Ithaca, NY.
Bachelor's degree and 3 – 5 year's work experience (development, sales, customer relations, communications and public relations, community organizer, etc.) or equivalent combination of education and significant relevant experience.
Experience in a higher education or non-profit setting preferred; direct experience volunteer management and knowledge of Cornell University is highly desired.
Experience planning and implementing events is required.
Strong organizational and planning skills with the ability to initiate, collaborate, implement, monitor, evaluate and advance strategic plans and activities that support the program and contribute to the overall goals and objectives of AA&D and the fundraising enterprise.
Superior interpersonal skills with proven ability to successfully interact and collaborate with varied constituencies in a professional manner, exhibiting excellent written and oral communication skills, team-building skills, and demonstrating tact, poise and diplomacy while working with a wide variety of personalities and diverse perspectives.
Proven decision-making skills, tact and diplomacy a must; ability to exercise good judgment and discretion is required.
Must be a detail-oriented, self-starter with a demonstrated ability to work independently and manage multiple projects and priorities to meet challenging deadlines.
Advanced knowledge of electronic mail and calendars, the Windows environment (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.); familiarity with softwares such as web content maintenance, blogs, donor databases, and various social media platforms, etc.
Must be able and willing to work occasional evenings and weekends.
Must be able and willing to travel regularly to attend relevant programs and events, and to meet with alumni and parents to further cultivation and engagement strategies.
Demonstrated professional experience in cross-cultural context is preferred.
Relocation assistance or visa sponsorship is not provided for this position.
-Typically lifts less than 10 lbs
-Limited exposure to hazards
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Alumni Engagement Ofcr II
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