Development Intern - Alumni Relations/Human Resources
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Required Education: Bachelor’s
Salary: Commensurate w/experience
Higher Education Institution
The incumbent in this role will support the Office of Alumni Engagement, specifically supporting the recruitment, training, tracking and recognition of the alumni volunteers. The role will have responsibility for the oversight of new and existing affinity and regional volunteer networks including but not limited to the Black Alumni Network and Atlanta Alumni Network. It will also aid the office in expanding upon existing regional opportunities for alumni engagement and volunteerism. This will report to the Director, Alumni Volunteer Networks.
This position is part of our Development Internship Program, which offers a one-year appointment to a talented individual from an underrepresented population. During the year-long program, the individual will receive mentoring, support, and professional development opportunities from Human Resources as well as from a direct supervisor.
As a condition of employment, Duquesne University requires all new employees —full-time and part-time, including adjunct faculty—to get a COVID-19 vaccine and provide proof of their vaccination upon commencement of employment.
New employees requesting a religious or documented medical exemption from the vaccine must complete and submit a Duquesne University exemption request form for review and approval. To receive the appropriate exemption request form, contact email@example.com. Employees with approved exemptions will be required to be tested on a regular basis.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Development of additional strategic Regional Alumni Networks (formerly referred to as Alumni Chapters) in targeted areas around the country. -Recruits, trains and promotes ongoing engagement of new leadership. -Creates and maintains guidelines and resources for regional networks. -Travels to various regions for events hosted by the area networks. -Coordinates and manages regular meetings. Meets regularly with leadership of the regional network via virtual channels.
Development of strategic affinity networks, including the emerging Black Alumni Network. -Recruits, trains and promotes ongoing engagement of leadership. -Creates and maintains guidelines and resources for the affinity group. -Serves as primary liaison for leadership. -Coordinates and manages regular meetings. Meets regularly with leadership of the regional network via virtual channels. -Manages the “Event in a Box” program for volunteers who want to host an event in a region not supported by an affinity network.
Assists the Director of Alumni Volunteer Networks with the annual Volunteer Summit, including hosting training sessions for various volunteer groups.
Maintains appropriate agreements for alumni volunteers.
Oversees the planning of Homecoming Events for affinity groups.
With the Director of Alumni Volunteer Networks, works to develop a strategy for volunteer recruitment, training, management, and stewardship.
Serves as the liaison for the Center for Excellence in Diversity and Student Inclusion.
Utilizes Tassl to recruit, manage and track volunteers.
Use DukesConnect, a Graduway platform, to engage and grow the number of constituents with our Networks.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Must be a member of an underserved/underrepresented population to qualify.
Bachelor’s degree in Education, Communications, Marketing, Business or related field.
Related work experience in a higher education setting.
Alternately, the successful candidate may possess any equivalent combination of experience and training, which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the essential job functions. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:
Ability and willingness to travel (approximately 25%). Must be able to lift boxes/items approximately 25 pounds. Must have a valid driver’s license.
Willingness to learn new technologies relevant to the position.
Enthusiasm to seek out work and new assignments.
Good problem-solving skills with a can-do approach.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Zoom, and other related office applications.
Effective organizational and administrative skills.
Ability to initiate and follow through with work responsibilities and to meet deadlines.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the University Community.
Interested candidates are asked submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to receive full consideration.
Catholic in its mission and ecumenical in spirit, Duquesne University values equality of opportunity as an educational institution and as an employer. We aspire to attract and sustain a diverse faculty and staff that reflects contemporary society, serves our academic goals and enriches our campus community. We particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups and support dual-career couples through our charter membership in this region's HERC (http://www.hercjobs.org/oh-western-pa-wv/).
We invite applicants for this position to learn more about our university and its Spiritan heritage by visiting http://www.duq.edu/about/mission-and-identity/mission-statement. Those invited to campus for an Zoom interview may be asked about ways in which they see their talents contributing to the continued growth of our community and furthering its mission.
Duquesne University, a private, Catholic institution, prides itself on being mission-centered and mission-driven. Our employees contribute to our culture of academic excellence and our mission of serving God by serving students. In turn, they enjoy a supportive working environment that values individual talents, encourages teamwork and rewards accomplishments.
A nationally ranked top-tier university, Duquesne has established a legacy of excellence in liberal and professional education. Our 14:1 student-faculty ratio allows our students to work closely with expert faculty. Duquesne has also won accolades and recognition among the nation’s top 20 small research schools for our research initiatives and faculty productivity.
Situated on a 50-acre campus within the city, Duquesne provides a small-town feel in an urban setting. The Pittsburgh region offers a variety of cultural, education and professional opportunities, as well as a safe and affordable lifestyle.
We strive to attract, recruit and retain a dynamic, diverse workforce. Our employees benefit from an array of campus resources that provide convenience and cost savings, including a variety of dining options, a full-ser...vice Starbucks, a retail bank and credit union, a fitness center and year-round wellness programs and onsite parking. Employees also may take advantage of the many educational, cultural and sporting events sponsored by the university.