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Associate Director of Alumni Engagement and Affinity Programs

Ball State University

Last Updated: 5/26/23

Job Description

BSUF Alumni Engagement

Associate Director of Alumni Engagement and Affinity Programs

Ball State University

Ball State University Foundation is welcoming applications for Associate Director of Alumni Engagement and Affinity Programs.

Do you have experience in the areas of designing and implementing program strategy and working with volunteers? Would you like to work with an energetic, award winning group of staff at a unified foundation, one with no barriers between advancement, alumni relations and stewardship? Under an empowering, entrepreneurial management philosophy, our integrated team is engaging alumni, raising funds, and serving donors in better ways. Would you like to join us?

This position will plan, manage, implement and direct alumni engagement in support of the mission and strategic goals for assigned Constituent, Affinity and Reunion groups; manage new and existing Affinity alumni boards and societies; collaborate with university leadership and internal foundation team in the overall planning and administration of alumni engagement events, reunions and additional activities.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree. Three years of alumni relations or relevant experience working with volunteers. Experience in the management and execution of events to include marketing, planning, and event coordination. Effective written and oral communication skills along with strong organization skills; ability to function cooperatively with a wide variety of individuals; willingness to work weekends and events; willingness to travel; proficiency in Microsoft Office Programs such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook and other platforms as needed.

Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree. Five or more years-experience working in alumni relations, volunteer recruitment and management. Working knowledge of Blackbaud NXT or other CRM.

Apply online at: Include the following documents with your application: resume and cover letter. The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earner is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through July 16, 2021.

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, approximately 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 21,000 undergraduate and graduate students enroll each year in diverse academic programs on and off campus. Our students come from all Indiana counties, all 50 states, and 68 countries to pursue knowledge in seven academic colleges offering 190 undergraduate majors, 130 undergraduate minors, 140 graduate programs and 200 study abroad programs.

The Ball State way is rooted in the Beneficence Pledge – a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, honesty and integrity, social responsibility, gratitude and valuing the intrinsic worth of each member of our community. Ball State students, faculty and staff are empowered in a culture that believes in them and demands they believe in themselves. They are partners in an innovative, immersive approach to education. They are supported by living and learning facilities that enable intellectual curiosity. We graduate scholars who are changing the world, and we’ve dedicated our University to do the same.

The university offers an excellent wellness program and extensive benefits offerings to include a generous paid time off package and paid parental leave. For further information regarding benefits please visit:

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

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Muncie, Indiana, United States
Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball Sta...