Associate Director of Affinity and Regional Alumni Engagement, Penn Law

Associate Director of Affinity and Regional Alumni Engagement, Penn Law

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The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

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Posted Job Title
Associate Director of Affinity and Regional Alumni Engagement, Penn Law

Job Profile Title
Alumni Officer B

Job Description Summary
Reporting to the Director of Alumni Engagement, and working with DAR colleagues, faculty and staff from a variety of Penn Law offices, the Associate Director of Affinity and Regional Alumni Engagement works to create and implement strategic annual and long-term plans designed to engage alumni through various events and activities that encourage volunteerism and life -long involvement with Penn Law. With the Director, supervise and work closely with the Assistant Director for Alumni Relations and Administrative Coordinator for all alumni event planning, alumni communications, and alumni recognition programs. This position also assists the Director with building and strengthening the relationships between JD & LLM alumni, current and admitted students, faculty, the various departments within Penn Law, and the university as a whole through communication, outreach, and fostering professional and personal connections.

Job Description

1) Design, implement, and manage affinity alumni networks and programming in alignment with LDARs overall alumni engagement goals and strategy.
  • Work to establish new and maintain existing affinity groups for underrepresented alumni populations
  • Work to establish and maintain interest/practice area alumni groups
  • Identify, train, and supervise volunteers in their leadership positions
  • Collaborate with existing student affinity groups to increase alumni support and engagement in existing affinity conference and events
  • Strengthen the pipeline from student leader to alumni leader in affinity groups
  • Organize and execute affinity events during Reunion Weekend

2) Design, implement, and manage domestic and international alumni clubs and programming in alignment with LDARs overall alumni engagement goals and strategy.
  • Identify, train, and supervise volunteers in their Club leadership positions
  • Serve as primary point of contact for Club leaders responsible for managing those leaders and maintaining a good variety of class years on leadership boards, aiming to have at least one recent graduate (10 years out or younger) on each board
  • Regularly assess Clubs to determine viability of active status
  • Maintain Clubs website accordingly
  • Draft guidelines on Club operations for Club leaders and enforce club policies and procedures
  • Plan and attend Penn Law European Society Meeting

3) Collaborate with other law school departments to engage alumni.
  • Office of Equity & Inclusion - Serve as liaison between DE&I Alumni Advisory Board and Alumni Office
  • Graduate Programs - Collaborate on alumni receptions in conjunction with Fall recruiting trips; Help international clubs to host admitted student and alumni receptions in March for admitted LLM students; Attend January LLM Alumni Reception in NYC; Host a DAR sponsored study break as part of LLM summer program
  • Admissions - Assist admissions office with organizing admitted student/alumni receptions
  • Legal Education Programs/Lifelong Learning - Work with Lifelong Learning team to build programming for alumni and analyze impact and effectiveness of programs.
  • Miscellaneous - Serve as Law School representative for Alumni Relations team within the University and with alumni relations peer group.

4) Support the Alumni Relations team's initiatives and programming including, but not limited to:
  • Work with the Alumni Relations team to plan and staff Reunion Weekend
  • Work with the Alumni Relations team to plan and staff Law Alumni Society Board meetings three times per year.
  • Track and record alumni involvement, event attendance, and contact information resulting from above duties.

5) Other duties as assigned.

  • A Bachelor's Degree and 2 years to 5 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.Knowledge of University of Pennsylvania alumni and other record keeping systems helpful. Must demonstrate a team-orientation and ability to work in a highly collaborative environment. Must be able to work occasional evening or weekend hours.
  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Minimum of two to five years' experience in alumni affairs, development or a related field.The candidate will have a history of working successfully with diverse constituencies, including colleagues, faculty, alumni, current students, and prospective students.
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Experienced in strategic planning and successful implementation
  • A track record of service, demonstrated flexibility and a strong work ethic.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize tasks & priorities, manage multiple projects & meet tight deadlines essential.
  • Highly organized, innovative and self-initiating with the ability to work independently as well as within a team-orientation in a highly collaborative environment.
  • Commitment to the Penn Law ideals of collaboration is required.

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaAlumni Officer B

Department / School
Law School

Pay Range
$51,824.00 - $78,096.00

Affirmative Action Statement
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements
Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

University Benefits
  • Health, Life, and Flexible Spending Accounts: Penn offers comprehensive medical, prescription, behavioral health, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits to protect you and your family's health and welfare. You can also use flexible spending accounts to pay for eligible health care and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.
  • Tuition: Take advantage of Penn's exceptional tuition benefits. You, your spouse, and your dependent children can get tuition assistance here at Penn. Your dependent children are also eligible for tuition assistance at other institutions.
  • Retirement: Penn offers generous retirement plans to help you save for your future. Penn's Basic, Matching, and Supplemental retirement plans allow you to save for retirement on a pre-tax or Roth basis. Choose from a wide variety of investment options through TIAA and Vanguard.
  • Time Away from Work: Penn provides you with a substantial amount of time away from work during the course of the year. This allows you to relax, take vacations, attend to personal affairs, recover from illness or injury, spend time with family-whatever your personal needs may be.
  • Long-Term Care Insurance: In partnership with Genworth Financial, Penn offers faculty and staff (and your eligible family members) long-term care insurance to help you cover some of the costs of long-term care services received at home, in the community or in a nursing facility. If you apply when you're newly hired, you won't have to provide proof of good health or be subject to underwriting requirements. Eligible family members must always provide proof of good health and are subject to underwriting.
  • Wellness and Work-life Resources: Penn is committed to supporting our faculty and staff as they balance the competing demands of work and personal life. That's why we offer a wide variety of programs and resources to help you care for your health, your family, and your work-life balance.
  • Professional and Personal Development: Penn provides an array of resources to help you advance yourself personally and professionally.
  • University Resources: As a member of the Penn community, you have access to a wide range of University resources as well as cultural and recreational activities. Take advantage of the University's libraries and athletic facilities, or visit our arboretum and art galleries. There's always something going on at Penn, whether it's a new exhibit at the Penn Museum, the latest music or theater presentation at the Annenberg Center, or the Penn Relays at Franklin Field to name just a few examples. As a member of the Penn community, you're right in the middle of the excitement-and you and your family can enjoy many of these activities for free.
  • Discounts and Special Services: From arts and entertainment to transportation and mortgages, you'll find great deals for University faculty and staff. Not only do Penn arts and cultural centers and museums offer free and discounted admission and memberships to faculty and staff. You can also enjoy substantial savings on other goods and services such as new cars from Ford and General Motors, cellular phone service plans, movie tickets, and admission to theme parks.
  • Flexible Work Hours: Flexible work options offer creative approaches for completing work while promoting balance between work and personal commitments. These approaches involve use of non-traditional work hours, locations, and/or job structures.
  • Penn Home Ownership Services: Penn offers a forgivable loan for eligible employees interested in buying a home or currently residing in West Philadelphia, which can be used for closing costs or home improvements.
  • Adoption Assistance: Penn will reimburse eligible employees on qualified expenses in connection with the legal adoption of an eligible child, such as travel or court fees, for up to two adoptions in your household.

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