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SUNY Oneonta Coordinator of Recent Alumni and Student Programs in Oneonta, New York

Coordinator of Recent Alumni and Student Programs



Department:Alumni Engagement

Locations:Oneonta, NY

Posted:Jan 25, 2023


Position ID:158258


Job Description:

The Department of Alumni Engagement at the State University of New York at Oneonta invites applications for the position ofCoordinator of Recent Alumni and Student Programs. Expectations include, but are not limited to, planning and executing opportunities for recent graduates to connect with each other, SUNY Oneonta, and current students.

The Office of Alumni Engagement works collaboratively with the SUNY Oneonta Alumni Association to connect, engage, support, and celebrate graduates of SUNY Oneonta. Our vision is to build a premier Alumni Association that sustains lifelong relationships with alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends that support the success of SUNY Oneonta. To learn more about the University and the Department, please visit

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Utilizing social media strategies to inform and engage alumni.

  • Executing various campus traditions (e.g., Pass Through the Pillars events, Founders' Week, Senior Class Countdown Events, and the 9/11 Ceremony).

  • Recruiting alumni to participate in Admissions programs.

  • Managing the online Alumni Book Club.

  • Organizing events for recent graduates on and off campus, such as Recent Alumni Dialogues.

  • In addition, the person in this position will be responsible for implementing an alumni-student mentoring program.

  • The person in this position also serves as the primary advisor for the Senior Class by encouraging a sense of philanthropy, building class pride, and pride in their alma mater.

Salary:$51,048-commensurate with experience. Information on SUNY's comprehensive benefits offerings can be found at


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree

  • Excellent written communication and presentation skills as evidenced in your application materials

  • Experience in event planning and implementation

  • Ability to travel that includes a valid driver's license

  • Ability to work evening and weekend hours


  • At least one year of experience working in higher education

  • Experience working as part of a team and in a service-oriented environment

  • Experience working with volunteers

  • Experience working with students

  • Experience using social media networks

  • Ability to handle a variety of tasks concurrently with a broad range of stakeholders

  • Experience working with and serving diverse populations

Additional Information:

SUNY Oneonta enrolls about 5,500 students who pursue bachelor's or master's degrees or certificates in one of 70-plus academic programs. Known as an exemplary residential campus that values inclusion, service and sustainability, SUNY Oneonta is a nurturing community where students grow intellectually, thrive socially, and live purposefully.

The College is located in the City of Oneonta, nestled in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains about a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston, and Philadelphia. With a population just shy of 14,000, Oneonta is one of the top 20 picturesque small towns in America, according to Microsoft News. The natural beauty of the region is breathtaking year-round. Each season offers outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, boating, swimming, and skiing. Employees give SUNY Oneonta high marks for work/life balance, management, and culture. The University' rating is 4.4 with one recent review noting that it is the people that make SUNY Oneonta so special.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the NYS Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email

SUNY Oneonta values a diverse university community. Please visit our website on diversity at: Moreover, the University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions:

To apply online go to: Please upload a resume and cover letter. Contact information for three professional references is required.

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