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Coordinator, Alumni and Family Engagement

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Fundraising, Alumni Affairs
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Full Time
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Coordinator, Alumni and Family Engagement

ABOUT POMONA COLLEGE:  Located near Los Angeles, California, Pomona College is widely regarded as one of the nation's premier liberal arts colleges. Established in 1887, Pomona College is known for small classes, a challenging curriculum, close relationships between students and faculty, and a range of student research and leadership opportunities. Pomona is a member of The Claremont Colleges.

JOB PURPOSE: Reporting to the Associate Director, Alumni and Family Engagement, the Coordinator, Alumni and Family Engagement assists with the successful development, implementation, and management of an annual calendar of events and opportunities for Pomona College alumni, parents, families, and students that deepen the College’s relationship with these important constituencies. The Coordinator is responsible for conveying the vision that is developed in partnership with the Associate Director, Alumni and Family Engagement, and the Director, Alumni & Family Engagement. This position will create key partnerships and design and plan essential programs and events in the College community with the goal to increase overall participation and financial support from alumni, parents and friends of Pomona College in preparation for the most aspirational, comprehensive capital campaign in the history of the College.

The Coordinator, Alumni and Family Engagement is a key member of the Alumni and Family Engagement team, working to build a best-in-class alumni and parent/family engagement program at one of the national’s leading liberal arts colleges.  This work is accomplished in collaboration and in partnership with other relationship builders through the College, with the Advancement Division, including Major Gifts, Leadership and Reunion Giving, Advancement Services, Advancement Communications and Events and Annual Giving; as well as other colleagues across the College (such as the Career Development Office, Admissions, and Student Life).

QUALIFICATIONS:  Education: Bachelor’s degree is required. Employee will be expected to continue upgrading knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to develop in the role of Coordinator.  Experience: Minimum of 3 years event production, volunteer management, and development support experience in progressively responsible positions, preferably in a higher education setting.  Demonstrated knowledge in understanding of, and proficiency in, the areas of: office practices and procedures; word processing, data base, spreadsheet, electronic mail; office equipment use and maintenance; telephone etiquette; letter and report writing; proofreading; correct English grammar, usage, rhetoric, and spelling. Experience in performing complex and concurrent tasks involving independent judgment and requiring speed and accuracy; diplomacy balanced with assertiveness in supervising a diverse staff; handling confidential information; effective organizational/administrative abilities including proficiency in planning and prioritizing.

REQUIRED HOURS: The regular hours for this full-time position are 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday – Friday. Weekend and evening work hours may be required occasionally throughout the year as related to event production and special deadlines. Regular hours may vary due to needs of the College or division.  The position is eligible for hybrid-remote accommodations.

ADDITIONAL POSITION DETAILS:  Regular, full-time, non-exempt position.  Starting pay rate: $25.30 per hour.

POMONA COLLEGE REWARDS:  Pomona College offers a wide variety of benefits and perks including health, dental, and vision plan options; paid time off; flexible spending accounts; retirement benefits; tuition assistance; fitness and wellness programs; rideshare incentives; and so much more!

Pomona College prides itself in being an open, competitive, and equal opportunity employer.

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