National Institute on Aging

Norfolk State University — FA014-Assistant Director of Alumni Relations

Job Duties

Norfolk State University’s (NSU) Office of Alumni Relations & Annual Giving invites applications for the position of Assistant Director of Alumni Relations. The mission of the Office of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving is to cultivate a lifelong relationship with alumni, donors and friends; and encourage them to support the advocacy; recruitment and retention; fundraising and community development initiatives of the University.

Reporting directly to the Executive Director of Alumni Relations & Annual Giving, incumbent shall:

  1. Work within a collaborative office environment and share responsibilities for planning and implementing alumni engagement initiatives designed to foster lifelong connections between NSU’s 37,000+ alumni population and the university.
  2. Communications Management – Publish alumni newsletter and provide creative writing for all alumni communications including BEHOLD (university magazine), Making Waves (university newsletter) and the Philanthropy Report (donor magazine); oversee and manage all web content including social media and e-communications for Alumni Relations including relevant and timely updates of the alumni online community and social media sites.
  3. Event Planning – Coordinate and execute alumni events on and off campus with an emphasis on Homecoming, Alumni Day, Regional Receptions, MEAC Tournament and Commencement; create and implement a relevant young alumni program that will keep recent graduates connected to NSU.
  4. Administrative Management – Provide administrative oversight of the alumni database, Blackbaud’s Raisers Edge and NetCommunity;
  5. Volunteer Management- Manage a cadre of NSU volunteers including the NSU Alumni Association Board and its volunteers, activities, and events.

For more information on NSU’s Division on University Advancement, please visit .

EEO Statement
NSU is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all persons and applicants, without regard to age, color, disability, gender, national origin, political affiliation, genetic information, race, religion, sexual orientation, sex (including pregnancy) or veteran status. NSU encourages and invites minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Considerable knowledge of best practices in alumni relations and engagement.
  2. Skilled in the professional use of social networking platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other social media sites, to engage alumni and university stakeholders.
  3. Highly skilled in the use Microsoft Office Suite to perform various tasks including creating word documents, spreadsheets, reports, and presentations.
  4. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain relationships with a diverse constituent base, including, but not limited to students, faculty, staff, alumni, and benefactors in the community.
  5. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, to members of the university community, including alumni, students, staff, faculty and external stakeholders.
  6. Should be customer service oriented with the ability to use problem resolution techniques when serving customers.
  7. Demonstrated ability to work independently and take appropriate action with minimum supervision.
  8. Must have progressive experience, generally equating to 3+ years, in managing diverse campus activities, event planning, and/or marketing/communications.
  9. Must be able to travel as required, and work evenings and weekends, as needed.
  10. Bachelor’s degree in communications, English or journalism desired or equivalent combination of training and education that provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Skilled in the use of Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge software.
  2. Possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  3. 3+ years, in managing diverse campus activities, event planning, and/or marketing/communications.

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