Director of Alumni Engagement

Job ID: 
Director of Alumni Engagement
Institution: 
Covenant College
Location: 
Lookout Mountain, Georgia

FLSA Classification:
Exempt
 

Status/Hours:
Full-Time/40 hours
 

Reports to:
Vice President for Advancement


POSITION SUMMARY
The Director of Alumni Engagement is responsible to the Vice President for Advancement for the development, implementation, measurement, and success of a strategic alumni engagement plan each year. This includes, but is not limited to programs, projects, events, development of resources, and alumni interaction that fosters continued alumni engagement with Covenant. 


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Build, develop and implement an alumni relations plan for engaging alumni in prayer, representation, and giving opportunities. Coordinate the facilitation of this alumni involvement with the Development Office, Center for Calling & Career, Admissions Office, and Church Relations.
  • Strengthen and promote Covenant’s participation in praying for, representing, and giving to alumni. 
  • Create and put into action, strategies for connecting students with their upcoming roles and opportunities as alumni. 
  • Develop and implement solutions for measuring and expanding alumni relations involvement with faculty and staff interdepartmentally. 
  • Work with VP for Admissions & Marketing on alumni calendar and communication pieces, including but not limited to, social media, web, print and electronic communications. 
  • Ensure accurate and complete alumni database records including biographical and career information of alumni through use of surveys, projects (e.g. alumni directory), correspondence, website, postal returns, etc.
  •  Plan, market, and supervise Homecoming and other regional alumni events. 
  •  Create and implement a five and ten-year strategic plan for the Alumni Office. 
  •  Complete other duties as assigned by the VP for Development. 

COMPETENCIES

  • Strong oral and written communication/presentation skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to coordinate and build relationships among a wide variety of constituents (both internal and external).
  • Ability to use discretion in sensitive and confidential matters.
  • Demonstrated ability to strategize, implement, and build constituency programs and activities. 
  • Excellent attention to detail, time management, and organizational skills.

REQUIRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree
  •  At least three years of related work experience
  • Technological proficiency, including working knowledge of Google Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, and social media platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, etc.

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE

  • Graduate of Covenant College
  • Experience managing a team

ADDITIONAL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • An acceptance of and commitment to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.
  • An understanding of the mission and purpose of Covenant College.
  • Must be able to assent to Covenant College’s Staff Commitments.

PHYSICAL WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
  • Remain in a stationary position at least 90% of the work day.
  • Lifting: occasionally; classified as light, lifting or lowering an object from one level to another (includes upward pulling) up to 10 lbs.

APPLICATION PROCESS
Interested applicants should submit the following application materials to employment@covenant.edu

  • Letter of interest.
  • Résumé, including contact information for three references.
  • A statement of faith, sharing about his or her ongoing walk with Christ.

 

Dr. Scott Quatro

Dr. Scott Quatro discusses Covenant’s motto and how it is put into practice across the disciplines and departments.
Taken the evening of 10.13.2013 by Matt McLelland.