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12 Jul 2017

Assistant Director of Student & Alumni Engagement

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Job Description

As the Assistant Director, you are a member of the Annual Giving team, responsible for helping attain annual alumni participation and Franklin & Marshall Fund (FMF) fundraising goals. You are responsible for developing and executing effective and innovative programs and communications for engaging undergraduates and alumni in the world of philanthropy and maintaining the connection between alumni and the College in order to enhance their future as volunteers and donors.


  • Work with members of the Annual Giving team to develop and execute programs and communications to meet individual and team alumni participation and FMF dollar goals.
  • Develop and execute a strategy for a senior class gift campaign, including the recruitment of a volunteer committee, to maximize gifts from seniors.
  • Work with Annual Giving and Alumni Relations staff to organize and execute programming and fundraising for milestone reunion years and serve as main Annual Giving liaison to up to three milestone reunion classes.
  • Work with Alumni Relations staff on student engagement programming, including but not limited to Alumni Leaders of Tomorrow (ALOT).
  • Work with Alumni Relations team to optimize Annual Giving involvement with on-campus and regional events.
  • Staff on-campus and regional events as necessary.
  • Collaborate with Advancement Services to facilitate the annual recording of student affiliations in the Advancement database.
  • Serve as a staff liaison to Alumni Association Board of Directors committee(s) as needed.


The ideal candidate will understand and appreciate the goals of the Alumni Relations and Annual Giving Office and be committed to promoting the value of a liberal arts education.

The ability and willingness to provide excellent service and to work in a collegial manner with students, faculty and staff, and other constituencies is essential.

Full-time members of the Franklin & Marshall College professional staff receive competitive starting pay and a comprehensive benefits package that includes health coverage, dental, vision, generous retirement savings plan contributions, education benefits for employees, spouses and dependent children, and enjoy access to all College facilities including dining venues to suit all tastes, recreation and fitness facilities, and libraries, plus access to College performances, lectures, and events.


  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Preference awarded to candidates with two years of annual giving or event planning experience and familiarity with alumni relations or student affairs work in a college or university setting.
  • Must adhere to College privacy expectations and assure proper stewardship of sensitive and confidential data.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written, skills are a must.
  • Must possess a strong attention to detail.
  • The successful candidate will offer high energy, creativity, and the ability to be a team player.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and willingness to learn College Advancement systems and tools.
  • Must have a genuine interest in the College’s alumni, its students, its current projects and its reputation.
  • Must be familiar with social media.

Because this position requires driving for College business, the successful candidate must possess a U.S. or Canadian driver’s license which has been valid for at least two years, have a driving record that is free from excessive motor vehicle violations within the last three years, and have had no convictions in the last 24 months for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of reference checks, a criminal background verification, and verification of credentials.  The College will coordinate these verifications.

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