Alumni Affairs Associate

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Work type: Staff Full-time
Department: Institutional Advancement
Location: Wilf Campus, 500 West 185th Street, NY, NY
Categories: Communications/Marketing/Media, Administrative Support

Position Summary:      

Yeshiva University’s Institutional Advancement Department seeks an Alumni Affairs Associate to play a key role in the cultivation of alumni. The ideal candidate is passionate about social media engagement and has a finger on the pulse of the latest trends and outreach techniques. This position will manage social media and website content, handle general departmental inquiries, oversee departmental inventory, manage alumni data, and do other tasks to support the department as assigned. This position will report to the Director of Alumni Engagement and requires a combination of strong computer skills, extreme attention to detail, creativity, strong writing skills, and the ability to think outside the box while also being a team player who can carry out tasks in a timely and precise manner.  

Position Responsibilities:

  • Social media engagement: create content for the YU Alumni social media platforms, explore and execute new strategies for alumni engagement, and be responsible for social media posts and engagement, including collaboration with other departments. 
  • Manage other communication content, including email communication, Class Notes, alumni website, and monthly e-newsletters. Manage, collect, and update information for the newsletter and assist in developing content that supports our alumni engagement priorities.
  • Front-facing Alumni Relations: manage the Alumni Affairs phone line and email address, providing information and support to alumni and directing them to further resources; manage the Alumni ID process and liaise with the Security Office
  • Manage YU swag inventory, including exploring new methods for inventory distribution. 
  • Provide support where needed for planning and executing meaningful alumni engagement experiences, including substantive programs, professional networking events, and reunions, among others
  • Data Integrity and management: working in collaboration with the Operations team to manage alumni data, provide updates, pull reports and lists, merge accounts

Experience & Educational Background:

  • Bachelor’s Degree 
  • Experience using and managing social media platforms 
  • Experience creating social media content 
  • Experience and proficiency with Excel 

Skills & Competencies:

  • Understanding of current and emerging social media trends: Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, X, TikTok 
  • Ability to create content for these and other social media platforms 
  • Ability to grow social media engagement 
  • Strong writing skills, including the ability to write engaging content that is grammatically correct 
  • Excellent customer service skills 
  • Creativity 
  • Positive mental attitude 
  • Willingness to try new things 
  • Patience 
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills 
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and remain calm under pressure 
  • Strong attention to detail 

Salary Range

$31.32 - $32.97 per hour

About Us:        

Founded in 1886, Yeshiva University (YU) has a strong tradition of combining Jewish scholarship with academic excellence and achievement in the liberal arts, sciences, medicine, law, business, social work, Jewish studies, education, psychology, and more. 

We are a leading global educational institution that employs 2,000 people across our various campus locations -- Wilf Campus, Beren Campus, Brookdale Center, Resnick Campus in the Bronx, the Gruss Institute in Jerusalem, the Boys High School in Manhattan, and the Girls High School in Queens. From the distinguished faculty who teach here, to the dedicated staff, we work to fulfill our mission through all that we teach, by all that we do, and for all those we serve.  We seek to attract and retain engaged and committed individuals who contribute to an exciting working environment, where there is a sense of community and belonging, balanced with a significant cross-section of people from diverse backgrounds working and studying together.

The University offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans, including immediate participation in the University’s retirement plan. Staff members are typically eligible for four weeks of paid vacation each year and have access to a shuttle to nearby subway locations.

Equal Employment Opportunity:           

Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

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