Alumni Engagement Coordinator
Friends of the Children Portland Chapter
Friends of the Children is seeking an enthusiastic, energetic alumni engagement coordinator to be a part of our expanding team. The alumni engagement coordinator will work closely with our program team to provide support for students who have graduated from our program. Specifically, the alumni engagement coordinator will develop strong relationships with our alumni in order to matriculate to, succeed in college, postsecondary education, and launch their professional careers.
The Alumni Coordinator reports to the Associate Director of Alumni and Family Engagement and plays a critical role in our mission and strategic goals, ensuring alumni are engaging in our community and are accessing resources and opportunities. Our vision is to utilize the Alumni Coordinator as a vehicle for:
- Growing organizational access to knowledge of and support for Alumni needs.
- Build and coordinate tools and processes to allow alumni outreach and updates to be tracked
- Ensure that our Alumni have a point of contact when they want to connect with FOTC.
- Increasing alumni voice and leadership in our organizational initiatives.
- Coordinate Alumni initiatives for the organization
- Providing community building opportunities to support positive identity formation and the development of social capital for our alumni community
The Alumni Coordinator will be based in our Rockwood facility, at 424 NE 172nd Ave., with a work schedule that includes some evening and weekend events that occur on a semi-regular basis. Time may be flexed as needed to stay within a 40-hour work week average, but you must be available for evening and weekend work.
If these statements and skills describe you, please apply today:
- You are energized by providing logistical and administrative support for organizational initiatives and have an interest in developing your professional skills as a youth worker.
- You are passionate about supporting youth in the transition to independent living.
- You are passionate about youth empowerment and community building.
- You are centered in racial equity.
- Respect for work-life balance, with some flexibility in managing your daily schedule around fixed programmatic events.
- An emphasis on collaboration and shared leadership, where all staff are expected to participate in developing and furthering key organizational goals.
- Generous benefits package.
- Prepare for, and coordinate the logistics of, a database of Alumni demographic information, keeping it up to date and accessible to needed reporting.
- Work with our marketing team to make sure Alumni success stories are shared.
- Outreach to Alumni, this may include social media, interview calls, videos and newsletters
- Own the annual Alumni survey and provide support to interns that work in the summer to update
- Help coordinate and support Alumni events
- Provide administrative support to the Alumni and Family Engagement teams.
- Manage partnerships related to Alumni Engagement and Support.
- Be proactive and create, implement, and manage new systems, procedures, and programs to better meet the needs of the organization.
- Manage projects on SharePoint and provide easy access for staff.
- Tracking Grant deliverables related to Alumni programs.
- Support problem solving for Alumni who may be in immediate need for resources.
- Other projects as assigned.
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
- Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills; demonstrated organizational and time management, delegation, and problem-solving skills.
- Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office – Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Publisher; experience with Adobe Creative Suite preferred.
- Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
- Demonstrated ability to multitask and work independently with limited supervision.
Education Required and/or Experience Preferred:
- Minimum of high school diploma required; postsecondary training/certification/degree preferred.
- Two to four years’ experience working with resources or agencies that provide resources in the Portland area.
- Experience in a role that requires high levels of organization and communication.
Salary and Benefits:
- $42,500 / annual salary + generous benefits package
Friends of the Children is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to addressing discriminatory practices, and to working toward racial equity. The equal employment opportunity policy of Friends of the Children provides fair and equal opportunities for all employees and job applicants regardless of race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status, familial status, disability, or genetic information, in compliance with applicable federal, state and local law. Friends of the Children hires and promotes individuals solely on their qualifications for the job to be filled.
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