Franklin College seeks to fill the Assistant Director of Alumni Communications and Events position.
This is a full-time, salaried position reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Alumni Engagement
and Annual Giving. This position is responsible for executing a comprehensive alumni engagement
program that fosters networking opportunities, professional development and social interaction
following the tradition and mission of the institution. The Assistant Director develops and maintains
meaningful contacts with alumni and friends via targeted modes of communications and outreach:
social media, e-mail, meetings, special events and volunteer opportunities with the end goal of
strategically connecting them to giving annually and long-term. .
The Assistant Director of Alumni Communications and Events project manage all alumni engagement
events which may include Homecoming and reunion events, regional and Presidential events, teacher
appreciation events, corporate partner luncheons, young alumni events, student/alumni networking
events, career networking events, social and athletic events, Commencement, etc. The Assistant
Director will coordinate alumni engagement events, participate in strategic planning, and manage all
social media platforms. The Assistant Director will also support the Vice President for Development
and Alumni Engagement in some administrative duties, including travel, calendaring, and credit card
processing. Serve as “face” of the Division by greeting visitors, answering phones, and ordering
The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and two
years of progressive experience in alumni relations and higher education. Ability to think strategically
and analytically. Have excellent written and oral communication skills, exceptional interpersonal
skills, and exceptional organizational skills. Must be able to manage multiple projects, meet deadlines
and goals. Demonstrated proficiency in managing social media (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Instagram,
LinkedIn); experience leveraging social media management and analytical tools with platforms such
as Hootsuite. Must be able to travel and work evenings and weekends as warranted.
Excellent benefits package including: health, life and disability insurance, paid vacation, sick and
holiday time, retirement plan, and full tuition benefits for employees and their family. Review of
applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.