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Assistant Director, Alumni Engagement
Stevens Institute of Technology

Date Posted Sep. 13, 2023
Title Assistant Director, Alumni Engagement
University Stevens Institute of Technology
Hoboken, NJ, United States
Department Annual Giving and Alumni Engagement
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate/Assistant Director
  • Alumni Relations

Job Description

Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement

The Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement will lead all efforts related to career and industry-based engagement for the Division of Development and Alumni Engagement. This will include managing volunteer networks and events related to career-based topics; overseeing mentoring opportunities; and effectively using software and digital media to deepen opportunities for engagement. The Assistant Director will work in close partnership with the Career Center at Stevens and other campus partners, including schools and units, to regularly engage faculty and staff in these efforts. The Assistant Director will also work closely with the Corporate and Foundation Relations and Major Gifts teams within the division to coordinate and deepen engagement.

The Assistant Director will have oversight of this suite of programs for alumni and also be accountable for its sustained viability and growth in relation to the strategic plan for alumni engagement.

The Assistant Director will report to the Director of Alumni Engagement and work closely with other members of the alumni engagement and annual giving teams. The Assistant Director will also coordinate with colleagues across the division, institute, and alumni community.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the main point of contact for all engagement related to career and industry-based interests for Stevens
    • Serve as a resource for all alumni seeking to engage with Stevens in order to network and advance their career
    • Actively grow a pipeline of alumni engaged with these programs and meet periodic growth goals
    • Partner with the Stevens Career Center, athletics, schools, and other campus partners and units to provide industry-related opportunities to engage alumni
    • Work with major gift officers to recommend engagement strategies for prospects including hosting and speaking at events, mentoring, and providing content for career resourcing
    • Partner with corporate and foundation relations colleagues within DAE and University Relations to coordinate and deepen corporate relationships through alumni
    • Evolve the use of StevensConnects platform to attract new members and diversify applications for existing users
  • Build and manage a vibrant network of volunteers to deepen the engagement of alumni with Stevens as it relates to their industry or chosen career
    • Use alumni data to assess and establish industry-based affinity groups, interest circles, or other like groups
    • Engage key alumni as close advisors in how we engage alumni professionally
    • Partner with the SAA engagement committee to identify volunteers and matrix activities existing in regional and affinity-based groups
    • Plan periodic events, in concert with select volunteers, especially cross-industry networking events and events that connect alumni and students
  • Facilitate alumni to alumni and student to alumni mentoring opportunities
    • Utilize StevensConnects to facilitate meaningful mentoring interactions
    • Work with campus partners to serve as a consultant and facilitator for cross-institutional mentoring networks
    • Partner with the Stevens Career Center to craft student mentoring opportunities
  • Maintain a suite of digital engagement offerings for alumni to engage in career development
    • Deploy and manage an effective third-party networking platform to facilitate career-based interactions
    • Maintain a job board for alumni, especially mid-career opportunities
    • Use LinkedIn and other social media effectively
    • Create flash mentoring and other micro-volunteering opportunities for alumni
  • Partner with the Stevens Career Center on career development resources
    • Provide a suite of resources for alumni including resume reviewing, career counseling, and a curated set of webinars and career tips
    • Engage key alumni and professional partners to offer alumni services related to career growth and professional development


  • Bachelor’s degree, advanced degree preferred
  • Background in volunteer management, higher education, career placement or services, non-profits, or like field preferred
  • Strong written and verbal communication, analytic, and organizational skills
  • Ability to manage and prioritize projects and programs effectively, with an entrepreneurial and self-starter mentality
  • Demonstrates the ability to work effectively with other divisional staff colleagues
  • Exhibits a professional presence, especially with high-level campus leaders and institutional volunteers
  • Commitment to the values of collaboration and shared success
  • Affinity for the core mission and strategic vision of Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Proficiency and experience with development database systems, the Microsoft Office Suite, and cloud-based fundraising and relationship management systems preferred


Annual Giving and Alumni Engagement

General Submission Guidelines:

In order to be considered a candidate for any job at Stevens, you must submit an online application. Please attach a cover letter and resume with each application. Other requirements for consideration may depend on the job.

Academic Submission Guidelines:  

Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, a teaching statement that includes teaching interests and philosophy on inclusive classroom practices, and a student success statement addressing how you will contribute to an academic environment at Stevens that supports the success of students of all backgrounds, and contact information for at least three references. The student success statement could include your own participation or experience with programs, professional development, and/or engagement with students of diverse backgrounds, as well as plans for advancing these areas at Stevens. 

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EEO Statement:

Stevens Institute of Technology is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Accordingly, Stevens adheres to an employment policy that prohibits discriminatory practices or harassment against candidates or employees based on legally impermissible factor(s) including, but not necessarily limited to, race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, nationality, citizenship status, age, ancestry, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information, pregnancy or pregnancy-related medical conditions, disability, or any protected military or veteran status. 

Stevens is building a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and strongly encourages applications from people of all backgrounds. Stevens is a federal contractor under the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as well as other federal statutes. 

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