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Assistant/Associate Director of Alumni & Affinity Engagement

Trinity College
Connecticut, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Jun 13, 2023

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Position Type
Programs, Managing Volunteers
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant/Associate Director of Alumni & Affinity Engagement


Department: Alumni Relations

Regular or Temporary: Regular

Hours Per Week: 40

FLSA Determination: Exempt

Weeks Per Year: 52

Open Date: 05/01/2023

Open Until Filled: Yes

Full or Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary               
Trinity College seeks a staff that reflects the changing demographics of our student body. Our student body is diverse, representing 41 states and 70 countries, with 21 percent U.S. students of color and 50 percent who identify as women. More than 90 percent of students live on campus. Trinity is a highly selective, independent, nonsectarian liberal arts institution located in the capital city of Hartford, Connecticut. With more than 2,100 full-time undergraduate students and 91 graduate students, the college maintains a rigorous academic profile complemented by a vibrant and diverse co-curricular program. We consider our location in a culturally and socioeconomically diverse capital city to be among Trinity’s most distinctive assets, and we cultivate strong connections with our surrounding neighbors and with institutions and organizations throughout Hartford and the region. As a preeminent liberal arts college in an urban setting, Trinity College prepares students to be bold, independent thinkers who lead transformative lives.

Reporting to the Senior Associate Director of Alumni Relations, the primary responsibilities of the assistant/associate director will be to increase engagement for alumni with a focus on programming for various affinity groups, and volunteer management. This will entail working closely with the Women’s Leadership Council, supporting their efforts with networking, programming, and recruitment. The position will play an integral role in our volunteer management efforts including implementing and maintaining a volunteer portal and web presence. The position will have a small pool of prospects to steward and foster relationships as we grow our volunteer pipeline. It is an integral part of our efforts to engage our campus partners with the goal of delivering College resources to our broader alumni body, including opportunities within the Bantam Career Network, and more. The ideal candidate is creative, enjoys pursuing new ideas, has a growth mindset, and can strategize to see an idea through inception to final execution. They must work collaboratively, be self-driven, and have the ability to evaluate programming and make necessary adjustments to better achieve stated goals.


  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Minimum of 1-3 years of related work experience
  • Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to work well in fast-paced and stressful environments
  • Good time management skills with the ability to prioritize work
  • Excellent human relations/customer service skills with the ability to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries or complaints
  • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Ability to work independently as well as with a team
  • Effective communication (written and oral) skills
  • Public speaking and skills to develop presentations
  • Ability to evaluate information, interpret and analyze data, and develop reports
  • Skill in program planning, implementation, and management
  • Ability to cultivate and maintain relationships with leadership, faculty, staff, students, and external stakeholders/constituencies
  • Ability to uphold a professional code of ethics and maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to manage change, adapt to new expectations, and learn new skills
  • Ability to manage complex and multiple tasks

Special Instructions to Applicants
All applicants must apply online at by submitting their resume, cover letter and 3 references.

Trinity College requires proof of COVID19 vaccination and booster or an approved exemption prior to beginning employment.

Trinity is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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