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Asst Dir-Alumni Comm & Events

Eastern Washington University
Cheney, WA 99004
  • Job Code
    113173088

Working Title Assistant Director-Alumni Communications & Events

Job Summary

Eastern Washington University is currently seeking an Assistant Director-Alumni Communications & Events. This position will contribute to a fast-paced, dynamic office that is responsible for engaging the more than 100,000 alumni of Eastern Washington University (EWU). The Office of Alumni Relations (Office) is part of the University's Advancement Division and is the critical connection between EWU and its alumni. It also oversees the Eastern Washington University Alumni Association (EWUAA). We connect with, grow pride in, and engage these eagle alumni, most of whom reside right here in Washington state. We do this through a series of ongoing communications, events and programs.

Reporting to the Director of Alumni Relations, this position will lead communications and outreach to our target audiences including alumni, students, campus partners, community partners, donors, EWUAA board members, and more. This position will plan and execute Office events which range from things like Homecoming and 50-year reunions, to Alumni Days at EWU basketball and Silverwood outings. In addition to Office-led events, this position will also coordinate alumni involvement in University Advancement's pillar events like our annual Giving Joy Day for example.

This position is responsible for a variety of events and therefore is regularly required to work a varied work schedule including evenings and weekends. Some events take place outside the Spokane/Cheney core, so occasional travel will be part of this position. The position is also responsible for organizing staff, students, faculty and volunteers that participate in these events.

This position is responsible for ensuring exceptional customer service to a wide range of target audiences that are diverse and have unique needs. It requires familiarity with and respect for ethics and human relations, as well as donor and development privacy regulations.

This position must also have the skills to train, mentor and supervise these qualities amongst student employees. It also requires that this position performs and represents the Office and EWU in a professional manner through tasks performed with a high level of accuracy, attention to detail, meeting required deadlines, and treating all who are encountered with the highest level of respect.

This position will be responsible for alumni initiatives that require skills related to web and relational database input, output and manipulation. It is required that this position is proficient in marketing and communications techniques, writing, editing and the MS Office Suite. It is required that this person have social media expertise and must be proficient in the effective use of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn.

The candidate selected for this position will be rewarded with competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package which includes highly subsidized health/dental plans, retirement plan with 100% university match, generous paid vacation and sick leave, 11 paid holidays (adjusted accordingly), tuition waiver benefit and more!

EWU expands opportunities for personal transformation through excellence in learning



About Eastern Washington University

Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university located in Cheney, 20 minutes from downtown Spokane. In addition to Eastern's Cheney campus, we also offer our Riverpoint campus in Spokane, plus additional teaching/learning centers located in other cities throughout Washington State. Enrollment has reached over 12,000 students. The Cheney-Spokane area is the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, skiing, hiking, lakes, a choice of living in a medium-sized city or a small town, and high quality schools and housing.



Diversity Statement

Eastern Washington University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Eastern Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.



Conditions of Employment

This position, during the course of university employment will be involved in the receipt of, or accountability for, university funds or other items of value; as well as the unsupervised access with the developmentally disabled, vulnerable adults or children under the age of 16. The offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion and passing of a background check prior to beginning employment.



Physical Demands

If you would like to obtain a copy of the Essential Functions Analysis form, which describes the physical and mental demands of the position, please contact Vara Lyn Conrath at vconrath@ewu.edu.

<br /><strong>Working Title</strong> Assistant Director-Alumni Communications & Events<br /><br /><strong>Job Summary</strong> <p>Eastern Washington University is currently seeking an <strong>Assistant Director-Alumni Communications & Events</strong>. This position will contribute to a fast-paced, dynamic office that is responsible for engaging the more than 100,000 alumni of Eastern Washington University (<span class="caps">EWU</span>). The Office of Alumni Relations (Office) is part of the University's Advancement Division and is the critical connection between <span class="caps">EWU</span> and its alumni. It also oversees the Eastern Washington University Alumni Association (<span class="caps">EWUAA</span>). We connect with, grow pride in, and engage these eagle alumni, most of whom reside right here in Washington state. We do this through a series of ongoing communications, events and programs.</p> <p>Reporting to the Director of Alumni Relations, this position will lead communications and outreach to our target audiences including alumni, students, campus partners, community partners, donors, <span class="caps">EWUAA</span> board members, and more. This position will plan and execute Office events which range from things like Homecoming and 50-year reunions, to Alumni Days at <span class="caps">EWU</span> basketball and Silverwood outings. In addition to Office-led events, this position will also coordinate alumni involvement in University Advancement's pillar events like our annual Giving Joy Day for example.</p> <p>This position is responsible for a variety of events and therefore is regularly required to work a varied work schedule including evenings and weekends. Some events take place outside the Spokane/Cheney core, so occasional travel will be part of this position. The position is also responsible for organizing staff, students, faculty and volunteers that participate in these events.</p> <p>This position is responsible for ensuring exceptional customer service to a wide range of target audiences that are diverse and have unique needs. It requires familiarity with and respect for ethics and human relations, as well as donor and development privacy regulations.</p> <p>This position must also have the skills to train, mentor and supervise these qualities amongst student employees. It also requires that this position performs and represents the Office and <span class="caps">EWU</span> in a professional manner through tasks performed with a high level of accuracy, attention to detail, meeting required deadlines, and treating all who are encountered with the highest level of respect.</p> <p>This position will be responsible for alumni initiatives that require skills related to web and relational database input, output and manipulation. It is required that this position is proficient in marketing and communications techniques, writing, editing and the MS Office Suite. It is required that this person have social media expertise and must be proficient in the effective use of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn.</p> <p>The candidate selected for this position will be rewarded with competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package which includes highly subsidized health/dental plans, retirement plan with 100% university match, generous paid vacation and sick leave, 11 paid holidays (adjusted accordingly), tuition waiver benefit and more!</p> <p><span class="caps">EWU</span> expands opportunities for personal transformation through excellence in learning</p> <br /><br /><strong>About Eastern Washington University</strong> <p>Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university located in Cheney, 20 minutes from downtown Spokane. In addition to Eastern's Cheney campus, we also offer our Riverpoint campus in Spokane, plus additional teaching/learning centers located in other cities throughout Washington State. Enrollment has reached over 12,000 students. The Cheney-Spokane area is the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, skiing, hiking, lakes, a choice of living in a medium-sized city or a small town, and high quality schools and housing.</p> <br /><br /><strong>Diversity Statement</strong> <p>Eastern Washington University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Eastern Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.</p> <br /><br /><strong>Conditions of Employment</strong> <p>This position, during the course of university employment will be involved in the receipt of, or accountability for, university funds or other items of value; as well as the unsupervised access with the developmentally disabled, vulnerable adults or children under the age of 16. The offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion and passing of a background check <strong>prior</strong> to beginning employment.</p> <br /><br /><strong>Physical Demands</strong> <p>If you would like to obtain a copy of the Essential Functions Analysis form, which describes the physical and mental demands of the position, please contact Vara Lyn Conrath at vconrath@ewu.edu.</p> <img src="https://analytics.click2apply.net/v/ygb4dDub5JPEukAdFWJPe"> <br/><br/><strong>Required Qualifications</strong>: <ul> <li>Bachelor's Degree</li> <li>Valid driver's license</li> <li>Minimum of 5 years of event planning experience for audiences greater than 50</li> <li>Minimum of 5 years of communications and marketing experience</li> <li>Experience managing professional social media channels</li> <li>Experience managing a professional website</li> <li>Experience managing and leading students, interns or junior professionals</li> <li>Excellent writing and proof-reading skills</li> <li>Excellent customer service skills</li> <li>Innovative thinker and problem solver</li> <li>Demonstrated ability to work independently, as well as to contribute to team efforts</li> <li>Organized with great attention to details</li> <li>Proficient in MS Office Suite<br />Candidate must demonstrate interest, ability and/or experience promoting cultural competency, universal accessibility and/or diversity.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><strong>Preferred Qualifications</strong>: <ul> <li>Degree from Eastern Washington University</li> <li>Experience with iModules or other event registration/email platforms</li> <li>Experience with donor databases such as Millenium, Blackbaud, etc.</li> <li>Experience in higher education and/or alumni relations</li> <li>Graphic design, photography and/or videography skills</li> <li>Experience speaking and/or presenting publicly to large groups</li> </ul> <br /><br /><strong>Other Skills and Abilities</strong>: <ul> <li>Professional appearance and demeanor</li> <li>High degree of initiative and self-motivation</li> <li>Ability to translate constructive feedback into meaningful change</li> <li>Outgoing and willing to network with diverse audiences</li> </ul> <br /><br /><br /><br /><p>PI113173088</p>

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Posted: 2019-08-26 Expires: 2019-09-26

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