Director of Alumni Relations
Waterville, ME Advancement
Job Type
Full-time
Description

Thomas College has been preparing students for success in their personal and professional lives for over 125 years. Located in Waterville, Maine, Thomas College nurtures the unique potential within each student with innovative programs that produce career ready graduates.  Our Guaranteed Job Program, 3-year accelerated offerings in all undergraduate degrees and a master's degree in the fourth year, individualized advising, career counseling, and our Innovation Centers in Business and Education meet a student’s determination to succeed with the direction, confidence, and tools to realize the highest version of themselves. Our graduate degree offerings fit every lifestyle with in-person accelerated programs to evening online courses. Whether in the classroom, in the community, or on the athletics field with our 19 varsity sports, Thomas College provides a personalized experience that prepares students for the workplace of tomorrow.  Recognized by U.S. News & World Report, Thomas College ranks #1 among colleges in Maine and #10 in the Northeast for the social mobility of our graduates. Learn more at www.thomas.edu


Thomas College offers the ability for full-time employees and dependents/spouses to earn an undergraduate and/or graduate degree tuition free. Graduate programs are subject to taxes. 


The Director of Alumni Relations is responsible for planning and executing a comprehensive alumni relations program designed to meaningfully engage Thomas College alumni after graduation. Additionally, the Director will create engagement opportunities for current students, effectively laying the groundwork for a lifelong relationship in support of their alma mater. 


The Director works closely with the Professional and Career Services Development (PCSD) and the Graduate division to connect alumni with each other, current students, and faculty and staff. In so doing, the Director helps to build alumni engagement and giving in ways that further the College’s mission, vision, and strategic plans.


This individual is the key developer and point person on alumni relations programs. They work closely with the VP of Advancement and key colleagues in the PCSD department and the Graduate division to identify and strategically recruit alumni volunteers, coordinate programming plans and activities, and market and promote attendance at events throughout the year, including Homecoming & Family Weekend. They support and drive volunteer activity to ensure alumni success, satisfaction, and continued work with the College.


Three to five years of previous experience in the field of alumni relations, membership engagement, marketing, communications or public relations is essential; experience in advancement, development, fundraising and event planning skills desired. Efficiency with Microsoft Office products preferred.


The successful candidate will possess excellent interpersonal, writing, and communication skills; proven ability to support clients or volunteers with a strong focus on customer service and satisfaction; ability to participate and lead in a team environment; strong project-management and problem-solving skills. Must be a self-starter, deadline driven, and able to adapt and manage multiple and changing priorities. Ability to maintain confidentiality a must. Some travel; evening and weekend hours required. A Bachelor's degree is required. Valid driver’s license and successful driver's license background check required.


Thomas offers a competitive benefits package to include: 

Medical insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, 6% 403(b) matching plan, paid vacation, paid sick leave, thirteen paid holidays, on-site gym, meal discounts and free tuition for employees, spouse and dependent children.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and names of three professional references. Please include an email address on your application materials.


The College requires all employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19 . After a successful applicant receives a job offer they will be asked to provide proof of vaccination or must apply and be approved for a medical or religious exemption.


Thomas College is an equal opportunity employer.
Thomas College's mission is to prepare students for success in their personal and professional lives, and for leadership and service in their communities.