Colgate University — Associate Director, Alumni Relations (Remote/Hybrid)

Colgate University

Associate Director, Alumni Relations (Remote/Hybrid)

Requisition Number: 2022S165Posting
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
Division: Office of Advancement
Department: Alumni Relations

Department Statement:
Colgate University, a top-ranked liberal arts college, is seeking an Associate Director of Alumni Relations to create and implement programs and initiatives that fully embrace the identities, experiences, and backgrounds of the alumni community. Founded in 1819, Colgate is a small, highly selective residential liberal arts college for students of talent who are preparing for lives of leadership and productive citizenship. The University recently launched a $1B campaign in support of the Third-Century Plan, a comprehensive roadmap that will advance Colgate’s efforts to pursue its mission at the highest level and establish Colgate as one of the finest undergraduate institutions in the nation. One of the components—the Plan for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)— stands as Colgate’s most definitive plan in 200 years for elevating the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the institution.

Accountable for creation and delivery of programs and events to strengthen alumni connection and engagement for alumni affinity groups, specifically alumni of color, First Generation, OUS, LGBTQ+, Asian/Asian American, and Latinx, among others. Develops programming in ways that enhance understanding of the university, the Third-Century Plan and Plan for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), and Colgate's DEI initiatives.
Responsible for creating and implementing annual plans that lead to greater alumni participation, innovative and robust programming, and stronger ties between alumni of color and historically marginalized communities and the University, with one another, and with students.
Serve as lead for the Partnership for Racial Progress (PRP), a group of alumni of color who seek to enhance life at the University and promote a sense of community and connection among Colgate graduates.
Responsible for effective identification, recruitment, management, training, stewardship and engagement of volunteers connected to various identity groups including alumni of color, First Generation, OUS, LGBTQ+, Asian/Asian American, and Latinx, among others. Responsible for preparing written briefing documents for engagement opportunities.
Collaborates with the Dean of College division to provide opportunities for alumni to connect with students through Career Services, Colgate's Africana, Latin, Asian, and Native American (ALANA) Cultural Center, and other programs and departments.
Approximately 15 percent of time will be spent supporting affinity and identity groups with reunion celebrations and logistics.

Professional Experience/Qualifications

  • A minimum of three years of professional experience in event planning, project management, volunteer management, alumni relations, diversity, equity, and inclusion, student services, and/or related fields.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and experience with diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging initiatives, strategies and best practices.
  • Must be able to work collegially and effectively with a diverse group of alumni, students, faculty, and staff on a daily basis.
  • Experience or aptitude for measuring success and reporting on programs with quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Comfort with fundraising and fundraising adjacent activities.
  • Enthusiastic commitment to advancing the University’s mission.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Professional and/or volunteer experience in educational, advocacy, non-profit and/or related organizations.
  • Familiarity with alumni relations and/or fundraising.

Bachelor’s degree or a combination of education and experience from which comparable skills are gained.

Other Information
Position provides for the opportunity to work remotely from CT, GA, MA, NJ, OH, RI, VA, and NY without relocation. Work requires collaboration with other team members during standard business hours and may be required, on occasion, to report to our Hamilton, NY campus. Remote arrangements such as this are reviewed annually.
The salary for this position is $60,000 – $68,000

Work Schedule:
Weekdays with occasional evenings and weekends as needed to support the division and/or university.

Job Open Date:

Job Close Date:

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions Summary

EEO Statement
It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, being or having been victims of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Colgate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Clery Act
The Campus Safety Department will provide upon request a copy of Colgate’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. This report includes statistics as reported to the United States Department of Education for the previous three years concerning reported: 1. crimes that occurred on-campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Colgate University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus and 2. fires that occurred in student housing facilities. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security and fire safety, such as policies concerning sexual assault, life safety systems, and other related matters. To obtain a copy, contact the Campus Safety Compliance Manager via e-mail at You may also access the report from the Campus Safety web page at:

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