Contact Name - Vara Lyn Conrath
Contact Phone - 509-359-4300
Contact Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
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Valid driver’s license
Minimum of 5 years of event planning experience for audiences greater than 50
Minimum of 5 years of communications and marketing experience
Experience managing professional social media channels
Experience managing a professional website
Experience managing and leading students, interns or junior professionals
Excellent writing and proof-reading skills
Excellent customer service skills
Innovative thinker and problem solver
Demonstrated ability to work independently, as well as to contribute to team efforts
Organized with great attention to details
Proficient in MS Office Suite
Candidate must demonstrate interest, ability and/or experience promoting cultural competency, universal accessibility and/or diversity.