Assistant Director of Student and Young Alumni Engagement

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Reporting to the Assistant Director of Early Engagement and working in collaboration with alumni team members, students, and alumni volunteers, the Assistant Director of Student and Young Alumni Engagement is responsible for managing an engagement strategy for current UNC Charlotte students. The Assistant Director of Student and Young Alumni Engagement will engage in relationship building with undergraduate students from the point of admission to graduation and foster a culture of engagement that develops Niners for life. The position will develop and manage a Legacy family engagement program.

Required minimum qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree and one year of experience related to the area of assignment; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

University preferred qualifications:
Graduation from a four-year college or university and one year of program associate experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Essential Job Duties

• Working with the Assistant Director of Early Engagement, develop and manage a student engagement strategy that starts with admission and extends through graduation
• Coordinate the Alumni Association’s welcoming of newly admitted and incoming students
• Assist the Assistant Director of Early Engagement with the celebration and recognition of graduates in August, December and May. Programs of responsibility include, but are not limited to, 49 Day Countdown to Commencement, Commencement Fair, Senior Send-Off and Senior Celebration Week
• Manage the Student Alumni Ambassador organization, including the identification and recruitment of members, member onboarding, and providing guidance on SAA-sponsored programs and activities
• Manage the planning and execution of the Homecoming Palooza
• Facilitate the Alumni Association’s participation in signature student events and activities such as SOAR, Gold Rush, Student Convocation, Homecoming, Niner Nation Week and others that are relevant to undergraduate students
• Manage the UNC Charlotte Legacy program. Develop and execute key touch points throughout the student lifecycle, including the Legacy Draping Ceremony each May and December, to engage Legacy students and their families
• Manage the 49er Ring program including the coordination of the ring ceremony. Develop and implement a marketing plan to promote the ring program and increase ring sales
• Work with University Advancement colleagues to coordinate Student Alumni Ambassador volunteer roles and responsibilities related to Chancellor hosted events, other division events, and the Senior Class Gift campaign
• Participate in the development and management of budgets for the Student Alumni Ambassador program
• Work closely with the Alumni Communications Specialist and the University Communications team to market and promote respective programs through all appropriate communications channels for the Alumni Association and the university
• Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director and/or Director of Alumni Engagement Programming

Departmental preferred experience, skills, training and education:
• Bachelor’s degree required
• 2-3 years of experience working with students and/or alumni in a higher education setting is preferred
• Volunteer management skills are highly desirable
• A familiarity with the UNC Charlotte student experience is a plus
• Experience serving as a student leader in a university setting is a plus
• Strong collaborative skills and ability to work effectively as a team member
• A high degree of energy, creativity, and initiative
• Ability to thrive with ambiguity
• Ability to interact with high level individuals, maintaining a high level of professionalism, judgment, and confidentiality
• Excellent oral and written communication skills, including public speaking
• Capable of managing competing priorities and multiple deadlines, and seeing projects through from beginning to end
• The ability to travel and participate in evening and weekend activities
• The ability to authentically and enthusiastically represent the mission, vision, and values of UNC Charlotte and contribute to its diverse and inclusive campus culture as a strong and compelling advocate.

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