Assistant Director, Career Network Engagement

Brown University

Job Description:

The Assistant Director of Career Network Engagement is a key member of the Alumni Relations Career and Life Design (CLD) team, leading and supporting community building for alumni, parents, and friends of Brown through high-impact digital and volunteer engagement. This role has two primary functions: to serve as the Alumni Relations lead for a tech platform that powers our CLD engagement efforts and other department programs and; to manage a portfolio of CLD programs and relationships that support the growth and sustainability of our career network.

The Assistant Director’s efforts help to harness the time, talent, and expertise of Brown’s 110,000 alumni in meaningful ways.  Reporting to and collaborating closely with the Director of Career and Life Design, the Assistant Director will work on career-related programming with partners in Alumni Relations, Advancement, University stakeholders such as Career Center for Exploration (CCE), and student-focused centers and offices.  In addition, the Assistant Director will work with the team’s Director and across the Alumni Relations organization as a leader and expert on digital engagement. These engagement programs offer ways for alumni to connect and reconnect with the University, peers, and students to achieve the ultimate goal of providing a positive Brown online experience.

This is a fixed 2-year term position which may be extended based upon available funding.

Brown University is committed to advancing diversity, inclusion, and equity and an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  •  Minimum of 4 years of experience in a related field such as development, customer relations, career programming or advising, event planning and support, etc..

Required Qualifications

  • Experience developing or managing digital programming is highly desired, such as experience working with customers, and supporting a SaaS product.
  • Experience in communications, advancement, alumni relations, marketing, annual giving, or a comparable role that includes an acknowledged work history showing creative productivity is required.
  • Experience successfully managing customer engagements to completion and customer satisfaction.
  • Excellent planning, organizational, and time management skills.
  • Working knowledge of the Windows environment, including Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, electronic mail and calendars, mainframe, and internet/html that support high-level fundraising.
  • Administrative experience with job boards and career/networking/mentoring platforms

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in a higher education or non-profit setting is highly desired.
  • Ability to link university-wide priorities with engagement opportunities.
  • Strong ability to align technical concepts & features to business needs.

Job Competencies

  • Demonstrated commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB), including experience/ability to identify and emphasize diverse perspectives in programming, communications, and strategy.
  • Must be a detail-oriented self-starter with a demonstrated ability to work independently and manage multiple projects and priorities to meet aggressive timelines and challenging deadlines.
  • Comfort in dealing with a wide range of University constituencies.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent professional, management, and interpersonal skills
  • Commitment to working in a team environment is essential.
  • Given the nature of the work and the high level of most of the members of the constituency, a high level of integrity, tact, and discretion is required to deal with confidential donor/prospect information.

Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter and resume with their application. All offers of employment are contingent upon a completed criminal background check and education verification satisfactory to Brown.

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Job Posting Title:
Assistant Director, Career Network Engagement

Alumni Relations

Grade 10

Worker Type:

Worker Sub-Type:
Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Time Type:
Full time

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Position Work Location:
Hybrid Eligible

Submission Guidelines:
Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

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EEO Statement:
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