Assistant Director of Alumni RelationsLoras College, Dubuque, IA
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Loras College was founded in 1839 by the Most Rev. Mathias Loras, first Bishop of Dubuque, who established St. Raphael Seminary to educate young men for the priesthood, but with the expressed intention also of providing an opportunity for higher education to the citizens of the area. The college has functioned under several names (St. Raphael Seminary, Mt. St. Bernard, St. Joseph College, Dubuque College and Columbia College), finally adopting its present name during its centennial in 1939.
Loras is a Catholic liberal arts college dedicated to the total development of the student. Small enough to be personal, large enough to offer a wide variety of quality academic programs, Loras College recognizes the human dignity of each individual and challenges men and women to grow with purpose and direction. Relating the rich liberal arts tradition to a changing world, Loras strives to develop active learners, reflective thinkers, ethical decision makers and responsible contributors in their diverse professional, social, and religious roles. The College has an enrollment of approximately 1,600 students and employs over 375 faculty and staff members. Although employee turnover is low, interesting and challenging employment opportunities do exist in a variety of technical and professional career fields. More employment information is available at the Loras College employment opportunities webpage: https://loras.applicantpool.com/jobs/.
Assumes a leadership role in building and maintaining effective relations in person and via web development between Loras College and its alumni and friends in order to advance the key objectives of the College.
Reasonable Accommodations Statement
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Essential Functions Statement(s)
- Helps facilitate and promotes all alumni relation programs, events, activities and initiatives, including work with regional Loras Alumni Networks. Attends and hosts events as needed.
- Coordinates Duhawk Day efforts in collaboration with campus and alumni community.
- Takes leadership role on projects and programs related to the Alumni Office.
- Effectively collaborates with volunteers in establishing goals, setting priorities and developing agendas for meetings and programs that actively engage alumni and the respective networks in the strategic direction of the College.
- Collaborates with other departments, to include Admissions, Athletics, Development, Student Life, Campus Ministry and Experiential Learning, to help plan programming and communications designed to serve the needs of both alumni and students.
- Works with the Director of Alumni in developing a comprehensive communication plan to all alumni to include print, telephone, e-mail and web page strategies.
- Take leadership role in coordinating the e-mail calendar for the College.
- Maintains the Alumni Community site with up-to-date information, designs/creates email invites, assists in executing electronic newsletters, and manages social networking sites.
- Works closely with Director of Alumni to identify and provide information regarding alumni activities, events, and stories to be included in the Loras Daily
- Leadership role in reunion committees and assists with all programs and events during the Homecoming Weekend.
- Assist as needed with the development staff to increase alumni giving to the Loras Fund.
- Assist in maintaining and expanding the Student Alumni Council.
- Collaborate with Director of Alumni in designing a programming and communication strategy specifically to increase engagement from graduates of the last decade or young alumni.
- Extends hospitality to all alumni who visit campus.
- Supports the mission and vision of the College and respects the College's Catholic tradition.
- Performs related duties as assigned.
- Adaptability - Ability to adapt to change in the workplace.
- Analytical Skills - Ability to use thinking and reasoning to solve a problem.
- Autonomy - Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
- Communication, Written - Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely.
- Creative - Ability to think in such a way as to produce a new concept or idea.
- Customer Oriented - Ability to take care of the customers’ needs while following company procedures.
- Goal Oriented - Ability to focus on a goal and obtain a pre-determined result.
- Persistence - Ability to complete tasks or continue in a course of action in spite of opposition or discouragement.
- Responsible - Ability to be held accountable or answerable for one’s conduct.
- Self-Motivated - Ability to be internally inspired to perform a task to the best of one’s ability using his or her own drive or initiative.
- Time Management - Ability to utilize the available time to organize and complete work within given deadlines.
Education: Bachelor’s degree from a four year college or university in a relevant field.
Experience: One to three years related experience in higher education, alumni relations or public relations work.
SKILLS & ABILITIES
Other Requirements: Skilled in the use of a personal computer, Microsoft Office Suite, Excel, Publisher and general web applications. Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices involved in developing and maintaining an effective alumni relations program. Appreciation for and commitment to Catholic, liberal arts higher education. Strong organizational and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to implement key communication initiatives through e-newsletter, website and other print and electronic correspondence. Ability to establish and maintain good social and working relationships with colleagues, alumni, parents and friends of the College. Ability and willingness to travel and work evenings and weekends as necessary. Ability to facilitate multiple projects, make decisions and meet deadlines. Ability to manage and motivate volunteers effectively and efficiently. Ability to identify problems and to develop creative, timely and efficient solutions.
Other Physical Requirements
The Company has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee's ability to perform the position described. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent a contract of employment, and the Company reserves the right to change this job description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as the Company may deem appropriate.
Loras College is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an educational and work environment that is inclusive, rich in diversity, and supportive of all students, faculty and staff. Individuals from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
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