Summary

The Coordinator of Alumni and Campus Engagement serves as the primary event coordinator and liaison for the Alumni Association as well as all on-campus departments, clubs and student organizations.  This position assists the Director of Alumni Relations with alumni events, engagement strategies, soliciting and collecting updated data on alumni and class notes for the Maverick Magazine.

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ABOUT THIS POSITION
 
Summary:

The Coordinator of Alumni and Campus Engagement serves as the primary event coordinator and liaison for the Alumni Association as well as all on-campus departments, clubs and student organizations.  This position assists the Director of Alumni Relations with alumni events, engagement strategies, soliciting and collecting updated data on alumni and class notes for the Maverick Magazine. This position is also responsible for all administrative details associated with the Alumni Association Board of Directors and the Alumni Chapters. 
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other related duties may be assigned. 
• Assists the Director of Alumni Relations to accomplish the goals set forth by the Alumni Association
• Plans, coordinates and implements alumni events in collaboration with the Director of Alumni Relations.  Coordinates and works with volunteers in supporting event functions.
• Assists with marketing communications that include print, emails, web and social media.
• Responsible for arranging and negotiating vendor contracts for alumni events.
• Uses independent judgment to solve event issues and complaints.
• Responsible for development and management of alumni event budgets.
• Handles all administrative details associated with the Alumni Association Board of Directors including arranging meetings, agendas, financials and preparation of meeting minutes.
• Solicits and collects class notes for the Maverick Magazine. Records alumni related actions in Raiser’s Edge
• Provides assistance with managing the student call-center, The Link, and other student employees.
• Maintains raffle license by completing state required training and acts as liaison for University fundraising events including raffles, silent auctions, and other fundraising initiatives. 
• Obtains and maintains special event permit for campus events.
• Maintains Alumni related data and regular website updates.
• Develops effective written communication in writing and orally with individuals and groups.
• Represents the Foundation at events in order to support the University and cultivate donors.
• Able to work evenings and weekends as needed, as well as some limited travel.   
 
Required Qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
• Experience writing and editing, as well as excellent oral and interpersonal skills
• Knowledge of office and productivity software; proficiency with the Microsoft Suite
• Exceptional communication skills, strategic thinking, and experience in gift negotiation and solicitation
• Sensitivity to long-term relationship building and stewardship with donors and potential donors
• Demonstrated experience and desire to apply fundraising techniques with imagination and an entrepreneurial spirit
• Ability to advocate for public higher education and Colorado Mesa University in particular
• A high standard of professional integrity
• Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license
 
Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience in higher education fund-raising and graphic design is highly desirable.
 
Salary: $40,000.00 – 46,000.00.  Commensurate with education and experience.  Excellent health and retirement benefits package: Click here for more information!
 
Department: Colorado Mesa University
 
Employment Type: Administrative
 
HOW TO APPLY
 
Application Deadline: To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be received by 1/25/2023.
 
How to Apply: Applicants will be asked to complete an online application by creating a profile and then providing personal and demographic information.  In addition, please be prepared to upload a:
• Cover letter
• Resume
• Include the name, phone number, email address and relationship of at least three professional references who can attest to your ability to perform the job you are applying for.  Professional references should include at least one current or former supervisor.  Professional reference may also include current or former employers, colleagues or other professionals who have first-hand knowledge and can recommend you for employment.
• Copy of transcripts for all degrees completed (if your transcripts include a social security number or birthdate, please redact that information before uploading the document.  Official transcripts will be required upon hire)
 
Direct Inquiries Contact: Jared Meier, jmeier@coloradomesa.edu
 
ABOUT COLORADO MESA UNIVERSITY
 
Colorado Mesa University provides exceptional educational opportunities on a state-of-the-art campus located in Grand Junction. As western Colorado’s largest university, CMU serves students on its main campus in Grand Junction, its satellite campus in Montrose, its community college, Western Colorado Community College and via online offerings. Founded in 1925, it’s a dynamic university enrolling more than 11,000 students at the associate, baccalaureate and graduate levels.
 
At the heart of the CMU experience is an integrative and experiential approach to higher education that encourages students to think differently and empowers them to challenge assumptions. CMU brings students together with expert scholars and thinkers from different disciplines to make connections between ideas and gain the skills to solve the unstructured, complex problems they’ll encounter in life. Our focus is on providing quality academic programs, built on a strong liberal arts core that support students' interests and regional employment needs, as well as technical programs that respond to vocational workforce demands.
 
The Grand Valley is home to some of the best outdoor recreation in the state of Colorado and you won’t have to fight traffic and crowds to enjoy it. CMU is surrounded by the Grand Mesa, Book Cliffs and the Colorado National Monument. We have world-class mountain biking, rock climbing, hiking, and rafting.  In addition to a mountain resort that’s less than 45 minutes from campus for skiing, snowboarding and cross-country skiing. Living and working in Grand Junction, you will be able to explore one of Colorado’s best kept secrets.
 
Colorado Mesa University is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and who have a demonstrated commitment to improving the levels of access and success for underrepresented students within higher education.
 
Colorado Mesa University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community.  To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment.  Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history.  Applicant must be able to verify U.S. employment eligibility.  Colorado Mesa University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a culturally diverse faculty, staff and student body.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment.  To request an accommodation, please contact the CMU Human Resources Office by phone or email.  You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed.  
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