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SUNY New Paltz Vacancy
External Posting (Professional)

Applications are invited for consideration for appointment to the following position:

Department: Alumni Relations

Budget Title: Sr. Staff Assistant

Local Title: Alumni Engagement Officer

Posting Date: June 21, 2022

Classification: SL-3

Duties: The Alumni Engagement Officer will assist the Director of Alumni Relations in developing and executing a creative marketing and communications plan to engage over 75,000 alumni and other key constituencies including current students, retired faculty, and parents to build affinity and support for the overall College. The Engagement Officer reports directly to the Director of Alumni Relations, the position does work closely with the Assistant Director of Alumni Relations and will often interact with members of the Office of Communication and Marketing, current faculty and staff throughout campus, alumni, and members of the Development Office.

The three main areas of focus for this position include: communicating with and engaging alumni through our various social media outlets and the Orange and Blue Network, working collaboratively with various faculty members and program staff members, participating in the planning and providing support for various Alumni Relations events and activities.


Execute digital communications for the Office of Development & Alumni Relations including email marketing efforts, social media, and branded campus programming

Market the Orange & Blue Network platform and create growth and participation strategies

Update and manage the Alumni Relations webpage

Manage Alumni Relations’ social media outlets and coordinate closely with OCM to facilitate paid social media campaigns, event promotion, and potential fundraising campaigns

Participate in strategic planning in all areas of Alumni Relations communications

Manage student staff related to digital media and communications

Assist in the creation of website/email/social media content, magazine and newspaper articles, and advertisements

Collaborate with campus stakeholders to establish positive relationships and goals for highlighting alumni and supporting students while creating meaningful relationships with alumni who are inspired to give back to their community

Foster meaningful relationships with alumni who are inspired to give back to their community

Respond to campus requests for assistance developing departmental web pages; alumni gatherings; list pulls

Assist with educating campus colleagues on engagement best practices

Provide logistical support for all Alumni Relations events and activities, such as Reunion Weekend, 100 Days to Commencement, 40 Under Forty Awards Ceremony, and other events as assigned

Provide Director of Alumni Relations with content suggestions for the Alumni Magazine and Connect E-Newsletter

Qualifications: Required:

Bachelor’s Degree

Minimum of two years of higher education experience or non-profit experience

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Ability to effectively manage multiple projects and competing priorities simultaneously

Ability to work independently and as a team member

Experience in Photoshop and Adobe Suite

Experience running paid campaigns on social media

Experience developing and editing HTML/CSS

Experience with CMS (ex. WordPress and Terminal Four)

Ability to engage and collaborate with a diverse community both internal and external to the College

Ability to uphold brand identity standards and work with an institutional style guide

Knowledgeable of current social media trends and best practices

Must be available to represent the College and Alumni Relations at meetings and events both on campus and off-site where travel and hours are outside of core hours


Master’s Degree

Knowledge of Email Campaign Systems (ex. Emma and Mailchimp)

Familiarity with AP Style

Contact Information: Electronic submissions are required. Applicant will be required to submit a cover letter, resume, contact information for three professional references, and three writing samples. Please apply by visiting

Individuals with disabilities who need assistance with the application process should call (845) 257-3675.

Deadline: Applications are accepted until the position is filled

Other important information about this vacancy: This position offers full NYS benefits, which are among the most comprehensive in the nation.

Recognized regionally for the strength of its academic programs, New Paltz is a highly selective public college with about 8000 students. It is located on a beautiful campus 75 miles north of New York City in a picturesque area at the foothills of the Catskill Mountains with easy access to the City and nearby cultural and recreational amenities.

New Paltz recognizes the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work here is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members--students, faculty and staff. The College's commitment to inclusive excellence is an important part of our mission of public education and our culture. New Paltz continues to work on building a community that supports freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support these values of diversity and inclusiveness and candidates of all diverse backgrounds who wish to participate in our cultural aspirations are welcome and encouraged to apply.

The State University of New York at New Paltz is an AA/EOE/ADA employer.

Federal law and regulations require notice to all prospective employees regarding crimes that have occurred on campus in the current three year period. Please refer to the University Police Web site for the complete Annual Security Report (“Clery Report”) at

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