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Assistant Director Alumni Engagement, Identity Based Groups - University Advancement
Tufts University

Date Posted Feb. 23, 2022
Title Assistant Director Alumni Engagement, Identity Based Groups - University Advancement
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Department University Advancement
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate/Assistant Director
  • Development/Institutional Advancement


The Office of Alumni Engagement (OAE) at Tufts University seeks a dynamic and motivated colleague to join the team as Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement, Identity-Based Groups.


OAE’s mission is to inspire lifelong engagement with the Tufts community. Through connections, shared experiences, and opportunities to give back, we empower alumni to make an impact on each other and the university.


What You'll Do

As an integral member of OAE’s regional and shared interest team, the Assistant Director will develop and strengthen shared interest groups for underrepresented alumni populations, including but not limited to Black, Latinx/Hispanic, Asian American, LGBTQ+, and first-generation alumni. They will support each group in the development of volunteer infrastructure, communications, and programming to ensure sustainable volunteer communities and a deeper alumni connection to Tufts. They will also lead or contribute to the planning of affinity reunions and special anniversary programming. In all their work, they will collaborate closely with colleagues in OAE, Annual Giving, Development, the Division of Student Affairs, the Division of Student Diversity and Inclusion, and professional school alumni offices to purposefully engage alumni.

What We're Looking For

Minimum Qualifications

  • Knowledge and skills typically acquired through a Bachelor’s Degree and 3-5 years of related experience.
  • Knowledge and experience in alumni engagement or related field.
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office/similar systems and experience with database systems (Advance, Millennium, Raiser's Edge, etc.).
  • Available for evening and weekend work as required.
  • Ability to travel domestically.  

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience working with underrepresented communities.
  • Knowledge of volunteer management in a higher education or nonprofit setting.
  • Strong professional, interpersonal, team, and leadership skills; tact and flexibility in working with a diverse range of alumni.

An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.

Equal Opportunity Employer – minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity.

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