Grinnell Chamber

Assoc Dir of Alumni & Donor Relations- Reunion

Full time
Posted: 09/21/2022
Grinnell, IA
Human Resources



Reporting to the Director of Alumni and Donor Relations, the Associate Director is part of a team which provides strategic leadership for alumni and donor programs, events, volunteers, and communications which complement and support the mission of the College and the Office of Development and Alumni Relations. The Associate Director will lead the planning of the College’s annual alumni reunion in concert with volunteer committees, DAR colleagues, and campus partners



  • Develop and oversee the Reunion schedule and all marketing and promotional materials for print, web, and social channels
  • Build annual Reunion fee structure and oversee development of Reunion registration 
  • Facilitate Reunion planning workshops and annual planning experiences for Reunion cluster and class committees between the 15th and 45th reunion classes
  • Coordinate the hiring, training, and management of the Reunion student staff team
  • Work with campus partners to arrange and lead all logistical planning efforts for Reunion including facilities, housing, dining, and transportation needs
  • Manage the work of external vendors and the procurement of necessary Reunion collateral and supply
  • Lead DAR staff in collaborative event planning experience which showcases excellence in planning, organization, and alumni experience 
  • Manage assessment, budget, and annual reporting on Reunion event
  • Serve as the staff liaison to the Alumni Council’s Alumni Awards committee. Develop and oversee all marketing and promotional materials for print, web, and social channels
  • Lead recruitment, onboarding, and recognition of Alumni and Donor Relations (ADR)  team interns. Develop and annually evaluate programmatic learning goals to guide all ADR internship experiences
  • Provide leadership and supervision for the Reunion and Awards Coordinator’s work


Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university
  • Minimum of Three years’ experience
  • Planning and organizing skills; strong attention to detail 
  • Strong information management skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of constituents
  • Excels at establishing and building functioning relationships with key stakeholders
  • Ability to adapt effectively within a fast paced ever changing environment
  • Champions diversity, equity, and inclusion

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Event organizing within an institution of Higher Learning 
  • Prior higher education or nonprofit experience 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications 
  • Supervisory experience 

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