Program Manager of Alumni Careers Programs
The Alumni Association connects, cultivates, and channels the power of Terps to enrich themselves and advance the University. The Manager of Alumni Career Programs will play an integral role in engaging our alumni through meaningful career and professional networking opportunities, both in-person and online.
The Program Manager will create and execute a strategic plan that helps alumni advance their careers and achieve their professional goals. This will include managing a robust portfolio of industry networking events, skill-building events and career-building events. The Manager will lead these events in partnership with campus colleagues and the University Career Center.
In addition, the Program Manager will oversee all virtual programs; webinars, podcasts, Terrapins Connect, Book Club, Online Directory and virtual programs e-newsletter. This includes creating strategic marketing plans to drive participation rates, creating and editing written and video content, and facilitating technical updates to improve platforms.
This individual will assist with the Terp Entrepreneurship Network Board, and explore the creation of additional industry-based network boards.
This position will be required to work occasional evening and weekends.
Education (include licenses, certifications, etc.):
Bachelor’s degree required.
A minimum of five years of experience in alumni relations, event management, career/professional development or related field.
Experience working in a collaborative team
Experience with Advance or another Data management platform
Experience creating marketing pieces (emails, newsletters…)
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Excellent writing and oral communication skills
Creative thinker and problem solver
High degree of attention to detail
Collaborative and able to interact effectively with both external and internal audiences and capable of building strong working relationships in a complex environment.
Ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-tasked environment, prioritize tasks, think proactively, work independently, using good judgement and expertise to make decisions.
Computer literacy, including Microsoft Office Suite, Google Drive and GoToWebinar, or similar products.
Ability to work occasional evening and weekends.
Need to have a car and valid driver’s license