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HERC Director for Shared Interest Groups in New Haven, Connecticut

  1. Formulates shared interest alumni groups through identification and cultivation of alumni activities and contributes to the growth and maintenance of existing alumni groups. 2. Pursues opportunities to engage high-potential alumni organizations, primarily professional –based groups to promote relationship and generate source of revenue for the University. 3. Oversees budget control and determine financial obligation to run programs effectiveness. 4. Implements a marketing and outreach strategy focused on internal staff, students, faculty, administration and external (alumni, friends/partners, parents) contacts to expand the number of shared interest groups and their impact to the university alumni affairs. 5. Partners with a variety of constituencies to develop, engage and cultivate their alumni (school of engineering, management, medicine, athletics, fraternities, ethnic g and cultural groups) to build trust and administer where the University is the beneficiary. 6. Devises marketing strategies and publicity campaigns for alumni activities and programs; determines logistics, speakers, and content to ensure programs run smoothly. 7. Consults with internal and external contacts on devising effective activities and programs to meet the University goals and objectives. 8. May perform other duties as assigned.

Preferred Education: Experience in alumni relations, volunteer management, educational programming, event planning, nonprofit organizations, or related field. Experience working with volunteers in a nonprofit or higher education setting. Knowledge of Yale and its academic programs. Willingness to travel domestically and internationally and to participate in YAA programs, including evenings and weekends as needed.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Experience in alumni relations, volunteer management, educational programming, event planning, nonprofit organizations, or related field. Experience working with volunteers in a nonprofit or higher education setting. Knowledge of Yale and its academic programs. Willingness to travel domestically and internationally and to participate in YAA programs, including evenings and weekends as needed.

Required Skill/ability 5: Demonstrated flexibility and agility in responding to changing demands and priorities in a fast-paced and changing environment. Facility with technology and learning new systems. Ability to keep priorities aligned while maintaining professionalism and a sense of humor.

Posting Position Title: Alumni Affairs Officer

Required Skill/ability 3: Superior interpersonal skills. Ability to build productive relationships with staff and volunteers to contribute to YAA's mission. Appreciation and respect for principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Ability to engage with diverse audiences (age, gender, nationality, race/ethnicity, profession, etc.).

Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)

University Job Title: Director for Shared Interest Groups

Required Skill/ability 1: Demonstrated ability to innovate and to manage projects from conception to completion with exceptional attention to detail. Sound judgment regarding need for consultation vs. independent decision-making. Ability to serve as the key decision maker while meeting the needs of multiple stakeholders.

Required Skill/ability 4: Outstanding verbal and written communications skills. Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain strict confidentiality.

Required Skill/ability 2: Ability in event planning, program development, and logistics, and ability to prioritize and meet multiple, competing responsibilities. Willingness to assume responsibility for all aspects of specific programs, including travel and irregular hours. Bachelor's Degree in a related field and four years of related work experience.

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