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Director of Family Relations

Gettysburg College
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Oct 18, 2022

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Gettysburg College seeks a creative and collaborative professional to oversee its Family Relations Program.  The Director will lead programs, communications, and events for parents and families that inform, engage, and support strategic College priorities.  Through critical partnerships both within the College Advancement Division and with colleagues in divisions across campus this position ensures the relationship between Gettysburg College and our parent and family constituencies is positive, enduring, and inclusive.


Several high-level responsibilities include oversight of Family Weekend, First Year Welcome Gatherings Program, Multi-Generational Gettysburgians Program, International Family Engagement Program, and the coordination of family communications. The Director also acts as the primary point of contact for the Parents Leadership Council and oversees meaningful stewardship of this leadership giving society. This position comes at an exciting time for the College, as it has entered into the foundational year of an ambitious comprehensive campaign. The Director serves as a part of the College Advancement leadership team, and will play a significant role in helping to meet and exceed engagement goals that will be set forth as an important measure of the campaign’s success.


A bachelor’s degree is required. This position requires weekend and evening work and travels as necessary to implement off campus events and programs. A minimum of 3-5 years of related experience at a higher education institution is strongly preferred as is a considerable knowledge of parent and family relations, development, and volunteer management. Proven record of program and event planning and execution preferred.


The following demonstrated abilities are desired: think strategically and creatively; operate in an organized manner; commitment to diversity and inclusion; manage many projects simultaneously; communicate exceptionally well orally and in writing; focus on teamwork; be goal and achievement oriented; manage situations diplomatically and sensitively; strong interpersonal skill when working with all Gettysburgians; handle information confidentially; high energy and personal resourcefulness; commitment to private, highly selective liberal arts education. This position demands flexibility, a positive attitude, and the ability to work with a variety of individuals. Must be able to travel and work outside of traditional business hours.


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For full consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply by Friday, October 7, 2022. Position will remain open until filled.  Salary is competitive and is complemented by an excellent benefits package.

Gettysburg College, an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and admission. The College prohibits discrimination and harassment, and provides equal opportunity without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital/familial status, possession of a General Education Development Certificate (GED) as compared to a high school diploma, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex, age, or genetic information in all aspects of employment, educational programs, activities, and admissions. Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Gettysburg College prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (i.e., which includes but is not limited to the prohibition of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault and harassment) in all of its educational programs and activities.

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