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Job Opportunity: Alumni Affairs Associate (Part-time)

  • By Newmark J-School Staff

Job Title: Alumni Affairs Associate (Non-Teaching Adjunct, Level 2/3)

Location: Newmark Graduate School of Journalism

Regular/Temporary:

GENERAL DUTIES

Completes non-teaching projects or complex work in support of a Campus or University administrative or academic department.

CONTRACT TITLE

Non-Teaching Adjunct

FLSA

Non-exempt

CAMPUS SPECIFIC INFORMATION

The Newmark Graduate School of Journalism is seeking a part-time alumni relations professional with a demonstrated passion for journalism education and an understanding of how to engage alumni in long-term, positive relationships with the school. This individual must possess superior communication and interpersonal skills, demonstrate strong leadership ability, and have knowledge of diversity, equity, and inclusion best practices.

This position is up to 225 hours per semester for Fall/Spring, 175 hours in  the summer.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Overseeing all alumni operations; proactively assessing current initiatives to improve programs and activities
  • Maintaining an alumni database, ensuring accurate and complete class records and that alumni contact, biographical, and career information is kept up to date
  • Developing programming to assist alums in the next stages of their career development
  • Creating new initiatives such as a mentoring program
  • Using Twitter, Facebook, and other social media platforms to promote alumni achievements and further engagement
  • Producing a weekly job blast and monthly alumni e-newsletter
  • Organizing the annual homecoming activities, regional networking gatherings, panel discussions, and other alumni events
  • Building strong collaborations with various departments within the school, including Career Services, Development, and External Relations
  • Serving as the staff liaison between alums and the J-School
  • Supervising student worker(s) to assist with administrative functions of the alumni office
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor’s Degree required and at least five years of relevant experience in higher education, fundraising, non-profit management, or a related field.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

A preferred candidate should have:

  • Experience in alumni affairs
  • Past employment and/or advanced degree in journalism
  • Understanding of journalism education and trends in the field of journalism
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of the City University of New York
  • Ability to travel occasionally as well as work some evenings and weekends
  • Proven record of accomplishment that demonstrates accountability, strategic thinking, initiative, creativity, managerial and interpersonal skills
  • Well-developed leadership abilities and a willingness to take risks and solve problems creatively
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives
  • Demonstrated ability to manage, organize, motivate, and delegate to others, including volunteers.
  • Demonstrated ability to build effective long-term relationships both internally and externally, and to clearly articulate and advocate for institutional goals

COMPENSATION

$89/hr.-$91/hr.

BENEFITS

CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter by Monday, Nov. 1, 2021 to Associate Dean Andrew Mendelson at andrew.mendelson@journalism.cuny.edu. Please send all documents in Word or PDF format.

CLOSING DATE: Nov. 1, 2021

JOB SEARCH CATEGORY

CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

Primary responsibilities include: 

  • Overseeing all alumni operations; proactively assessing current initiatives to improve programs and activities
  • Maintaining an alumni database, ensuring accurate and complete class records and that alumni contact, biographical, and career information is kept up to date
  • Developing programming to assist alums in the next stages of their career development
  • Creating new initiatives such as a mentoring program
  • Using Twitter, Facebook, and other social media platforms to promote alumni achievements and further engagement
  • Producing a weekly job blast and monthly alumni e-newsletter
  • Organizing the annual homecoming activities, regional networking gatherings, panel discussions, and other alumni events
  • Building strong collaborations with various departments within the school, including Career Services, Development, and External Relations 
  • Serving as the staff liaison between alums and the J-School
  • Supervising student worker(s) to assist with administrative functions of the alumni office
  • Performing other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree and at least five years of relevant experience in higher education, fundraising, non-profit management, or a related field 

A preferred candidate should have:

  • Experience in alumni affairs
  • Past employment and/or advanced degree in journalism
  • Understanding of journalism education and trends in the field of journalism
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of the City University of New York
  • Ability to travel occasionally as well as work some evenings and weekends
  • Proven record of accomplishment that demonstrates accountability, strategic thinking, initiative, creativity, managerial and interpersonal skills
  • Well-developed leadership abilities and a willingness to take risks and solve problems creatively
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives
  • Demonstrated ability to manage, organize, motivate, and delegate to others, including volunteers.
  • Demonstrated ability to build effective long-term relationships both internally and externally, and to clearly articulate and advocate for institutional goals

Compensation: 

The Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism offers competitive compensation to experienced candidates.

Application Requirements:

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter by Monday, Nov. 1, 2021 to Associate Dean Andrew Mendelson at andrew.mendelson@journalism.cuny.edu.