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Brandeis University Assistant Director, Alumni Relations in Waltham, Massachusetts

The Opportunity Brandeis University ? a distinguished top-tier private research university recognized for its academic excellence and leading-edge research ? has an exciting opportunity for a talented and motivated Assistant Director, Alumni Relations. Brandeis is dedicated to first-rate undergraduate education while making groundbreaking scientific discoveries, advancing artistic and creative expression, and tackling some of society?s most pressing economic, human rights, and health policy issues. Brandeis offers a culture of learning and mentorship essential to a 21st-century liberal arts education where close relationships with professors and research opportunities enable students at all levels to collaborate with faculty members and peers across the institution. Established as a nonsectarian university in 1948 by members of the American Jewish community, our visionary founders shared a commitment to social justice and to making the world a better place. Our founders? pioneering spirit and intellectual pursuits continue today at Brandeis ? from helping to solve a national public health crisis through work at its Opioid Policy Research Collaborative, to the biological discoveries that, in 2017, earned two faculty members a Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. We aspire to further such important endeavors and are looking to grow our team with individuals who share our passion and commitment. In preparation for its next ambitious campaign, the Division of Institutional Advancement (IA) seeks to strengthen the bonds with the university?s many constituencies. By working together, we will secure the financial resources necessary to continue the legacy of excellence in teaching, research, and scholarship at Brandeis. Located nine-miles west of downtown Boston, a global hub for higher education and innovation, Brandeis University is accessible via major highways (I-90 and I-95) and the MBTA Brandeis/Roberts commuter rail stop. Position Summary The Assistant Director, Alumni Relations is responsible for leading and managing six or more class committees celebrating a milestone reunion as well as affinity clubs and organizations who are interested in planning a reunion to be held during Alumni Weekend. The Asst. Dir. supports committee planning, organization and promotion of the intended programs, and works closely with Annual Giving colleagues in creating agendas that promote attendance, leverage giving opportunities, and fosters an overall positive relationship between alumni and the University. As a member of the Alumni Weekend team, the Assistant Director assists with training and supervision of approximately 60 student liaisons who are hired to work Alumni Weekend and further coordinates aspects of the program with other campus offices, including the Lemberg Children's Center, Brandeis Bookstore, Athletics, and the Office of Student Activities, and hires and manages a host of outside vendors who provide apparel, on-site decor, printing, and program supplies. Primary Responsibilities Manages six or more undergraduate classes celebrating a reunion. Recruits, organizes, trains, and motivates reunion class volunteers for key reunions, and assists other quinquennial classes with volunteer-driven programs. Collaborates with schools and departments to provide integration and coordination of efforts. Provides strategic direction for volunteers and manages expectations, both of which occur through careful planning, relationship building, and ongoing high-touch communications. Oversees yearbook publications for reunions, as well as a number of social media platforms for associated groups (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc). Promotes strategies, crafts marketing communications, and establishes best practices that yield increased levels of attendance and participation for individual classes, all of which contributes significantly to the overall reunion component of Alumni Weekend.