Assistant Director, Regional Programs

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Babson Park, MA

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Full time

Overview: The Assistant Director is responsible for working closely with numerous constituencies to enhance Babson&rsquo;s relationship with its 45,000+ alumni through an integrated strategy that relies heavily on volunteer recruitment and management as well as cross-campus collaborations. Specifically responsible for leading the growth, development, and on-going communications to select global alumni clubs; serving as the primary liaison between the clubs and on-campus resources; working to foster the regions&rsquo; success by cultivating meaningful relationships between the College and alumni volunteers through personal contact, travel, all forms of communication, and promotion of innovative and engaging programs, events, and initiatives; guiding regional efforts to provide philanthropic support to the College; and managing cross-campus collaborations to ensure seamless delivery of programs and communications.
Responsibilities: <ul> <li>Contribute to and execute departmental strategy for sustaining, growing, and building global alumni clubs for The Office of Alumni Engagement &amp; Annual Giving.</li> <li>Responsible for the recruitment, development, and on-going relationship with domestic and international regional club leaders; includes annual and biennial visits to assigned regions.</li> <li>Manage a minimum of one tier one international alumni clubs of strategic importance to the College and the volunteer management and programming associated with those regions.&nbsp;</li> <li>Manage other regional club programs and events with club leaders and Advancement Events. Create, curate, and provide two-way ongoing communications, event and program collaboration, and act as a resource to achieve alumni volunteerism and participation goals.&nbsp;</li> <li>Ensure a robust and active social media presence and promotion as appropriate to the region in conjunction with the Digital Marketing Manager, Advancement Communications.</li> <li>Work collaboratively with Major Gift Officers to identify prospective donors and develop plans for cultivation and solicitation of alumni and parents as event hosts, sponsors and speakers.</li> <li>Curate and maintain a portfolio of volunteers for cultivation and solicitation in support of Advancement&rsquo;s annual participation goals. Direct regional volunteers to engage fellow alumni as both donors and ambassadors in support of the Babson&rsquo;s annual signature fundraising campaigns &ndash; Make Your Mark, Barefoot Athletics Challenge, Class Days of Giving, and calendar and fiscal year-end campaigns.&nbsp;</li> <li>Manage annual virtual events hosted by the Babson Alumni Advisory Board, including the Babson Open, Alumni Football Challenge, and Bracket Bash, including event promotion and program updates to participants.</li> <li>Advise about appropriate strategies to meet alumni needs/plans as well as ensure sensitivity to cultural differences among various countries.</li> <li>Serve as the department coordinator to Make Your Mark volunteer activation which includes developing a plan to recruit volunteers, managing all communication to volunteers; and training volunteers to support the College&rsquo;s annual day of giving.</li> <li>Contribute to and support the execution of regional crowdfunding campaigns.</li> <li>Provide updates on regional activities to the Advancement division and other College departments as appropriate.</li> <li>Expand initiatives to a global audience as appropriate.</li> <li>Collaborate with the Alumni Engagement &amp; Annual Giving and Stewardship teams to develop a robust plan to ensure regional volunteers are cultivated and stewarded.</li> <li>Serve as the liaison to the Glavin Office of Multicultural Programs and other on-campus departments whose work is linked to their respective regions. Serve as the department coordinator for elective abroad programs to plan alumni engagement opportunities in regions.</li> <li>Provide for volunteer training needs on and off campus.</li> <li>Coordinate and contribute to post-event communications and reporting.&nbsp;</li> <li>Attend and contribute to signature alumni engagement activities, including but not limited to Back to Babson and select events.</li> <li>Assume additional responsibilities as required.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <p><strong>WHAT EDUCATION AND SKILLS YOU WILL NEED<br /><br /></strong></p> <ul> <li><strong>Bachelor&rsquo;s Degree.</strong></li> <li>A minimum of <strong>4-6 years of experience in volunteer management, event coordination, and/or alumni relations.</strong></li> <li>Must have outstanding <strong>oral and written communication skills</strong> as well as <strong>organizational and interpersonal skills.</strong></li> <li>Must have strong time management skills, customer service orientation, basic event logistics skills, and attention to detail.</li> <li>Must have the <strong>ability to work independently</strong> with interruptions as well as collaboratively across multiple constituencies.</li> <li>Must have <strong>strong cultural competence</strong> to adjust to styles and preferences of people from various backgrounds.</li> <li>Must have <strong>strong computer skills</strong> including proficiency in Microsoft Office and other database or CRM systems.</li> <li>Ability to envision and propose new methods to perform tasks that support ET&amp;A; work independently to solve problems; look for opportunities to take on responsibility; take thoughtful risks; and accept new and ongoing initiatives, objectives, and solutions to gain sought-after results.</li> <li>Ability to <strong>anticipate</strong> and <strong>embrace</strong> <strong>change</strong>; demonstrate willingness to achieve, acquire, and utilize new skills and challenging tasks; and is flexible in changing conditions.</li> <li>Must be able to handle sensitive material confidentially.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>HOW AND WHERE YOU WILL WORK<br /><br /></strong></p> <ul> <li>Evening and weekend work required.</li> <li>Requires the ability to travel both domestically and internationally.</li> <li>Requires work onsite a minimum of 3 days a week (Monday and a minimum of 2 other days; additional requirements based on outlined department policy); the on-campus requirement is subject to modification based on organizational need.</li> <li>Must have had a valid unrestricted U.S. Driver&rsquo;s License for one year; must maintain throughout employment an insurable (as determined by the College&rsquo;s insurer&rsquo;s criteria) or a satisfactory driving record; must successfully complete and pass the College&rsquo;s vehicle training program within the first 60 days of employment; annual or more frequent review of employee&rsquo;s driving record based on the College insurer&rsquo;s criteria; and safety training as required by management.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>ADDITIONAL SKILLS YOU MAY HAVE<br /><br /></strong></p> <ul> <li>Master&rsquo;s Degree preferred.</li> <li>Preference to candidates who are fluent in multiple languages.</li> </ul>