Associate Director of Laurentian Engagement

St. Lawrence University
Posted: August 11, 2017
Location: New York, United States
Position: Fundraising
Field: Education
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Category: Donor relations, Fundraising administration
Employment Level: Full-time

Reporting to the Director of Laurentian Engagement, the Associate Director of Laurentian Engagement is responsible for the overall management and coordination of on-campus alumni events including Reunion Weekend and Homecoming Weekend. This work includes the production of marketing materials, the planning of event logistics, and the recruitment and management of Reunion planning volunteers for all milestone classes. S/he also travels to meet with Laurentian volunteers and prospects each year, while staffing off-campus events as assigned.

 Specific Responsibilities

  • Develop and coordinate Reunion Weekend including marketing materials (direct mail and online) and all event logistics. Identify, recruit and manage Reunion planning volunteers for Reunion milestone classes.
  • Develop, coordinate, and execute Homecoming Weekend, including marketing materials and all event logistics.
  • Travel to meet with volunteers and prospects and staff off-campus Laurentian events.
  • Additional support for various on-campus events including, but not limited to, Legacy Days, Laurentians in Residence, on-campus hockey events, and Laurentian for Life Week.
  • Perform other duties as assigned to support departmental goals and objectives.


  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Four years minimum professional experience in event planning, communications, fundraising, sales or marketing. Comparable undergraduate experience focused on development, alumni relations, admissions, or student life will be considered.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • Exposure to using relational databases and web content management systems.
  • Experience with The Raiser’s Edge, Blackbaud NetCommunity, and Drupal preferred.
  • Experience in higher education preferred.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively within a team, build effective relationships and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to develop strong relationships with Laurentians with the highest degree of professionalism.
  • A willingness to travel frequently and to work some evenings and weekends.

Interested applicants must apply online at uploading all required materials which are defined in the “special instructions to applicant” section.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.

Located at 23 Romoda Drive, Canton, NY, St. Lawrence University is a coeducational, private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,400 students from more than 40 states and 40 nations. The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to find a compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge and understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity and the planet. Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St. Lawrence education leads students to make connections that transform lives and communities, from the local to the global.

The University is committed to and seeks diversity among its faculty, staff and students. Such a commitment ensures an atmosphere that is diverse and complex in ways that are intellectually and socially enriching for the entire campus community. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups, as well as from individuals with experience teaching or working in a multicultural environment, are encouraged. St. Lawrence University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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