Assistant Director of Alumni Relations - Quinnipiac University in Hamden Connecticut

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Quinnipiac University

Hamden, Connecticut 06518-1908

United States


Detailed Job Description

The Assistant Director of Alumni Relations will assist the Director of Alumni Relations, in building and marketing a successful Alumni Relations program. The Assistant Director will be responsible for developing strategic website and social media content, managing and marketing QU’Net the alumni online community, planning and executing signature alumni events, and working with members of the Alumni Association National Board of Governors to support regional chapter events.  

Quinnipiac University is a thriving private university with 6,500 undergraduate and 2,500 graduate students, located in Hamden, Connecticut, approximately 90 minutes from New York City and two hours from Boston. Consistently ranked among the best universities by U.S. News & World Report and recently named one of the 2013 Great Colleges to Work For by The Chronicle of Higher Education, Quinnipiac offers 58 undergraduate majors and 20 graduate and professional programs, including those leading to degrees in both law and medicine. At the core of Quinnipiac is its commitment to teaching and collaboration. Quinnipiac fosters partnerships among students and with faculty; it is a spirited, welcoming campus.


Collaborate with the Director of Alumni Relations and members of the Development & Alumni Affairs staff to strategically market Quinnipiac’s Alumni Relations program.

Plan and execute strategic use of digital resources (e.g. the Quinnipiac Alumni website, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Instagram) to engage Quinnipiac alumni and promote the goals of Development & Alumni Affairs.

Create content and measure effectiveness of digital marketing efforts for Development & Alumni Affairs.

Oversee the content, function and marketing of QU’Net, the alumni online community using the iModules Encompass system.

Utilize the iModules Encompass system to create, schedule and deploy strategic broadcast email campaigns to support the goals of Development & Alumni Affairs.

Work with University staff, volunteers, and vendors to successfully plan and execute events to support the goals of Development & Alumni Affairs.

Work with members of the Alumni Association National Board of Governors to support the goals of the Alumni Association.

Occasionally travel and/or work nights/weekends to support Development & Alumni Affairs programs.

Qualifications & Special Instructions to Applicants

Bachelor’s degree required – Field of study: communications, public relations, marketing, business or closely related field.

Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Proven marketing expertise with results required.

Fluency in social media platforms required.  

Good organizational skills and ability to handle concurrent projects.

Ability to set goals, develop action plans, and adhere to hard deadlines.

Must be able to think creatively, exercise independent judgment and work in a fast-paced environment.

Dependability and accuracy are essential for the successful candidate. 


Applications must be submitted electronically and should include a resume and a thoughtful cover letter describing your interest in the position, and explaining how your background and experience qualify you for this position.

Contact information for three references must be submitted on the application form.


Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity throughout the University community. We welcome candidates who would enhance that diversity. Quinnipiac offers a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefit program.

Job Code:  2014-1589

Keyword Phrases

  • Development and Alumni Affairs
  • Assistant Director of Alumni Relations
  • Diversity
  • New Programs
  • spirit of community
  • Development and Fund Raising
  • Alumni Associations and Services
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Director
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter