Cornell Tech is looking for a Director of Outreach and Alumni Engagement to join the Alumni Affairs & Development division . This position will sit on the Cornell Tech Campus. The Director of Outreach and Alumni Engagement is responsible for the planning, implementation and direct key components of a comprehensive tech ecosystem outreach program, and an alumni engagement program, both aligned with the dean's priorities.
With its three-part mission of research, education, and positive social and economic impact on NYC and beyond, Cornell Tech is a new graduate campus of Cornell University that brings together faculty, students, business leaders, and tech entrepreneurs in a catalytic environment to reinvent the way we live in a digital world.
A hallmark of Cornell Tech is a rapid pace of change and growth, which serve as opportunities to pursue excellence and improvement, not merely scale. We iterate to learn quickly from our activities and to improve our programs and ways of working. We further expect our organizational structure to continue to change, given the pace of our activities and programs and our iterative learning process.
Cornell provides exceptional benefits that include professional development, wellness programs, health care options, generous paid leave provisions, 12 holidays, employee education options, a retirement program, and Children's Tuition Assistance. Cornell receives national recognition, as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability, and diversity initiatives.
Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.
Leading the alumni engagement program, serving as the point person for the Cornell Tech Alumni Council, and serving and building our volunteer community.
Building and leading a tech ecosystem outreach program through networking with key tech professionals and organizations in NYC.
Working closely with Ithaca Alumni Engagement partners, exploring and launching new offerings for alumni such as career programming, and elevating Cornell Tech's strategic involvements in the NYC tech ecosystem.
Stewarding and collaborating with two primary sets of constituents: (1) the campus' burgeoning alumni body (over 1,000 and growing) and (2) people and organizations who are influential in building and shaping the tech ecosystem in NYC--for example and not limited to corporate partners, young tech entrepreneurs based in NYC, and industry associations.
Working collaboratively with the entire Alumni Affairs & Development (AAD) Team at Cornell Tech, select AAD partners in Ithaca, and other key partners at Cornell Tech, such as our Strategic Communications team, Studio team, and Career Management team.
Some travel, mainly in the NY metro area, is required.
The Director must share the Division's commitment to creating an inclusive culture that values each staff members' unique perspective, skills, and experience and in doing so, creates a culture of belonging; will reinforce a respectful and non-discriminatory workplace, and support the team in committing to our DEI goals.
The Director is an individual with personal integrity and knowledge of and commitment to higher education.
Bachelor's degree and 5 to 7 years relevant experience or equivalent combination.
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
Demonstrated strength initiating new and innovative engagement and outreach programs.
Effective organizational skills and strong detail orientation.
Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively.
Ability to handle highly confidential and sensitive information.
Ability to exercise sound judgement, tact, and discretion.
Ability to excel while handling multiple tasks and competing priorities.
Must be able and willing to work occasional weekends, evenings, and to undertake limited business travel.
Experience in higher education or similarly complex environment.
Experience working with alumni affairs programs. Experience with the NYC tech community.
Basic understanding of the concepts and principles of fundraising.
Minimum five years alumni affairs, public affairs, events management, communications, development, fundraising or related experience.
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Alumni Engagement Ofcr III
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