Assistant Director of External & Alumni Relations (Educational Program Coordinator)

University of Connecticut   Stamford, CT   Full-time     Administration / Clerical
Posted on May 26, 2022
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The School of Business is seeking a full-time Assistant Director of External & Alumni Engagement (Educational Program Coordinator).  The incumbent will report to the Director of the Office of External and Alumni Engagement and will coordinate the planning, organizing, and delivery of external and alumni engagement programs, services, and events for the School of Business, with a focus in Stamford.  The position is responsible for collaborating with undergraduate and graduate programs to determine an annual calendar of events, programs, services, and other special projects necessary to proactively engage our alumni and the business community while positively promoting the School of Business in the Stamford area. The position will be based at the Stamford campus. Occasional weekends and evenings will be required as well as occasional in-state and out-of-state travel. 


Include but are not limited to:

  • Coordinating, planning, developing, and implementing alumni and School of Business events, programs, and services related to BUSN external relations and alumni engagement initiatives, including related on-site event management as necessary for panel discussions, networking events, reunions, banquets, social events, lifelong learning presentations, seminars, conferences, and signature events in accordance with the School’s goals and objectives. 
  • Cultivating, building, and documenting strong relationships and maintaining extensive contact with School of Business alumni, students, and business leaders in Stamford and beyond to promote their interest in supporting the School and the University, and in developing, promoting, and fostering positive relations with the community and alumni around the world.
  • Coordinating the timely design, schedule, and production of online and print event registration materials, announcements, and related event planning for events to ensure excellent alumni and public outreach and engagement.
  • Developing, managing, and promoting the Department’s external & alumni relations engagement programs (mentor, class agent, reunion, and speaker series programs, etc.) in Stamford.
  • Designing and developing registration pages, email communications, signage, and post-event surveys for all event programs as needed.
  • Assisting with implementing the Department’s social media strategy as well as assisting with the development of the School’s social media strategy relating to external & alumni relations.
  • Assisting in developing, writing, and producing informational and promotional materials for distribution to School of Business alumni, donors, students, and friends through print and electronic media.
  • Maintaining positive and effective relationships with School of Business academic program directors, the School of Business Stamford Campus Director, and the School’s departments, programs, campuses, and student groups in order to anticipate, respond to, and implement programmatic initiatives that would benefit from alumni involvement and support, and to promote events and activities.
  • Maintaining positive and effective relationships with Stamford area corporate community and organizations such as: Stamford Partnership, Women’s Business Development Council (WBDC), and similar.
  • Managing a portfolio of alumni through intentional actions that deepen relationships and lead to substantive outcomes.
  • Documenting alumni activity, interactions, and engagement efforts in a relationship management database to more accurately reflect the alum’s progressive movement through the advancement pipeline.
  • Serving as a resource for Stamford Business Connections Learning Community (BCLC) staff, and external constituents with regard to alumni and corporate participation in programs such as the networking forum, alumni in residence, mentoring program, speaker series, and leadership.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  • Four to five years of related experience.
  • Excellent administrative and organizational skills, including experience identifying and resolving administrative and day-to-day problems, prioritizing, and time management.
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to plan and organize events/programs/outreach campaigns appropriate to alumni, donors, community members, and/or corporate contacts.
  • Demonstrated experience cultivating and maintaining excellent interpersonal professional relationships and working effectively with various stakeholders, including team members.
  • Demonstrated excellent writing, editing, and verbal communication skills.
  • Proven ability to work independently and use sound judgment when making decisions.
  • Dependable transportation and willingness and ability to work irregular and flexible hours and travel in-state and out-of-state as necessary.


  • Master’s degree and three to five years of relevant professional experience.
  • Working knowledge of policies, procedures, and programs of AACSB accredited schools of business, alumni associations, and development offices.
  • Experience in alumni and relationship building in a business school setting.
  • Demonstrated skill and comfort assisting with donor solicitation strategies, cultivation, and stewardship.
  • Demonstrated experience with programs such as E-Touches/Aventri, MailChimp, Canva, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe DreamWeaver, Adobe InDesign, and Aurora/WordPress.
  • Demonstrated experience using social media platforms such as LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook in a professional capacity.


This is a full-time position based in Stamford, CT.


Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.


Please apply online at, Staff Positions, Search #496390 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references.

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on June 6, 2022. 

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