Assistant/Associate Director of Alumni Engagement at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut

Posted in Other 11 days ago.

Job Description:

Assistant/Associate Director of Alumni Engagement

Department: Alumni Relations

Regular or Temporary: Regular

Hours Per Week: 40

FLSA Determination: Exempt

Weeks Per Year: 52

Open Date: 02/07/2024

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. The following position resides within the Advancement Division of the College. Institutional advancement plays a key contribution role in the overall progress and sustainability of the College, including fundraising.

We are seeking a passionate and innovative individual to join our team and play a key role in developing and implementing engagement opportunities and initiatives that foster lifelong connections between our institution and its alumni. As we embark on the final phase of the most ambitious campaign in the College's history, the assistant/associate director has the opportunity to be a part of this milestone and share this enthusiasm with the broader community.

Reporting to the Director of Alumni Relations, the primary responsibilities of the assistant/associate director will be to increase engagement for alumni with a focus on regional programming and volunteers. This will entail recruiting alumni to serve as volunteers in various capacities, develop and maintain a regional volunteer framework for both formal and informal participation, and establish a standard measure of effective communication with them. This role will be an integral part of our efforts to engage our campus partners as we endeavor to share highlights of their work and successes with the broader alumni community, which includes, but is not limited to, faculty connections with alumni, regional career development and networking opportunities, alumni speakers, virtual engagement, and more. They will work closely with the Associate Director for a more wholistic approach to our overall volunteer management efforts. 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. A general understanding of Advancement work within a nonprofit organization is crucial to their success.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Play a key role in the implementation of agreed upon strategies for comprehensive regional alumni engagement that aligns with the Institution's overall mission and goals.

  • Partner on the development and execution of engaging programs and events for diverse alumni segments, both in-person and virtually.

  • Utilize data and analytics to track and measure the impact of our engagement programs and identify areas of improvement.

  • Identify and recruit alumni to serve as regional volunteers and/or work with Advancement team on identifying hosts for regional engagement opportunities.

  • Manage and cultivate relationships with alumni volunteers, leveraging their skills and expertise to support our stated initiatives.

  • Develop or boost existing digital channels that support alumni connection and communication.

  • Serve as liaison between the Office and the Trinity College Alumni Association (TCAA) Area Clubs Committee.

  • Support major on-campus events such as Reunion and Homecoming as needed.

  • Attend regional events as needed.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's Degree required. Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in alumni relations or a related field.

  • Demonstrated success in developing and implementing engaging programs and events.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.

  • Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to work well in fast-paced and stressful environments.

  • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.

  • Excellent human relations/customer service skills with the ability to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries or complaints.

  • 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.

  • Passion for higher education and a commitment to building strong alumni communities.

Special Instructions to Applicants

All applicants must apply online at

and submit a cover letter, resume and three references.

Trinity is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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