Assistant Director, Alumni Engagement

MERIDIAN HEALTH FOUNDATION Nutley Requisition # 2022-109133 ShiftDay StatusFull Time with Benefits Weekend WorkNo Weekends Required HolidaysNo Holidays Required On CallNo On-Call Required Shift Hours8:30am-5:00pm Address123 Metro Blvd, Nutley, 07110

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The Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement is charged with developing and managing an engagement plan for HMSOM student, resident and fellow alumni. This role develops strategies and builds, plans and implements a broad range of programs, events and communications to engage student, resident and fellow alumni of the School of Medicine in an effort to strengthen their relationship with Hackensack Meridian Health. The Assistant Director collaborates with colleagues within the HMHF and across the institution, including the Office of Medical Education, and department chairs to support philanthropy for the School of Medicine.


A day in the life of an Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement at Hackensack Meridian Health includes:

  • Strategically develops strong and effective relationships, communications and programming that positively affect the perception of Hackensack Meridian SOM held by alumni.
  • Designs, implements, and manages strategies to engage student, resident and fellow alumni constituents as well as develops opportunities to engage current residents and current medical students.
  • Serves as a point of contact with Clinical Department Chairs as it relates to strategies for alumni engagement.
  • Assesses the needs and interests of the HMSOM alumni body by developing and analyzing alumni surveys and applies findings to program development.
  • Strategically manages and oversees alumni engagement opportunities both on and off campus, such as reunions, regional gatherings and presentations by alumni visitors to campus. Defines event objectives and collaborates with event colleagues to shape strategy and content for alumni events. Partners with strategic colleagues to organize engagement opportunities for current residents and students
  • Strategically develops relationships with alumni by engaging with them at meetings and through frequent interactions via phone and email, maintaining a high standard of professionalism.
  • Partners with communications colleagues to ensure delivery of up to date and effective communications that will engage alumni while promoting strategic initiatives that keep alumni connected to the institution.
  • Monitors internal and external news sources for news of alumni and shares this information with appropriate foundation and SOM partners.
  • Other duties and/or projects as assigned.
  • Adheres to HMH Organizational competencies and standards of behavior.
  • It is understood that the Assistant Director's role will evolve or change with the priority needs and direction of HMHF, as determined by the Chief Development Officer of HMHF.


Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited four-year college or university required.
  • Three to five years of related professional experience in alumni relations or institutional advancement.
  • Demonstrated program development and project management experience.
  • Volunteer development and management experience.
  • Excellent project management skills, with proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, follow through on projects, and meet deadlines.
  • Experience in a health care environment.
  • An articulate, genuine touch; professional enthusiasm; ability to innovate and be resourceful; a strong work ethic; superior oral and written communication skills; and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Collegial team player able to interact effectively with diverse internal and external constituencies.
  • Effective in a fast-paced environment and eager to contribute to the collaborative goals of an organization.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple assignments and deadlines.
  • Highly functional with Google Office.

Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred:

  • Working knowledge of fundraising principles and practices desirable. 

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