The Alumni Engagement Specialist provides services, activities, and events that enable career pathways for Watson students as well as alumni through the Watson School's Career and Alumni Connections Office. This Office assists all Watson students (Bachelors, Masters and PhD) with navigating their path to rewarding employment by enabling employer/alumni connections and offering professional skills training and support. This Office also works directly with employers and alumni to connect them with our talented students.
Arranges logistical details of alumni gatherings throughout the year
Solicits and manages alumni who are interested in serving in mentorship and/or volunteer roles. Tracks activity and logs alumni volunteer service in the Volunteer Management Database
Manages the Watson Distance Mentoring platform including overseeing the marketing, student and alumni participation process, and recruitment of mentors and mentees
Promotes on-campus programs to Watson Alumni when appropriate
Supports alumni with career assistance, job search assistance, and resume review
Reports accurate number of alumni engaged throughout the year during alumni-centric programming
Researches and tracks cluster of Watson alumni. Meet with alumni when appropriate
Develops and manages alumni programming that would be engaging to the alumni population. Work with members of the Watson Dean's Office and Watson faculty when appropriate.
Updates alumni contact and employment information with BU Alumni Engagement
Notifies and coordinates with appropriate Watson and BU faculty when alumni return to campus for programming
Holds pre-determined walk-in and appointment hours for 1:1 resume review and career counseling for both currently enrolled Watson students and alumni members
Provides event coverage as needed. Attends and coordinates events both on and off campus
Assesses the satisfaction of attendees/participants and adjusts future programming based on feedback, if necessary
The Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science at Binghamton University is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive teaching, research, and working environment. Potential applicants who share this goal, especially historically underrepresented minorities, women, and persons with disabilities, are strongly encouraged to apply.
Two or more years of professional administrative experience
Demonstrated quantitative, analytical, organizational, and administrative skills
Demonstrated excellence in interpersonal skills, possessing tact and discretion
Ability to work in a team environment and build cooperative relationships with a diverse group of individuals
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Meticulous demonstrated ability to track details
Proficiency in analytical and computer skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other common office software)
Excellent organizational and time management skills
Ability to act proactively and juggle multiple and changing priorities
Commitment to program innovation, assessment and metrics-based management
Demonstrated excellence in professionalism
Demonstrated ability to respond quickly to problems/issues in an efficient manner and to handle confidential matters with tact and discretion
Able to travel and work occasional weekends and evenings
Event planning and programming experience desired
Additional Salary Information: Payroll information can be found on our website http://www.binghamton.edu/human-resources/payroll/
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