Assistant Director of Alumni & Parent Engagement

  • Georgia Gwinnett College
  • Lawrenceville, GA, USA
  • May 20, 2024
Full time Alumni Relations Deans & Directors

Job Description


Assistant Director of Alumni & Parent Engagement

About Us

Since our founding in 2005, Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) has been dedicated to providing an exceptional educational experience to our students. At GGC, we believe that our students' success is our success, and we are committed to creating a culture that supports and uplifts them throughout their academic journey.

As a member of our faculty or staff, you will become part of a dedicated and passionate community of educators and professionals. Together, we work towards a common goal of empowering our students to achieve their full potential, both academically and personally. We take pride in our diverse student body, which represents a multitude of backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences. Whether you are involved in teaching or providing essential services, your contribution will make a significant impact on the lives of our students and the broader community.

In addition to our commitment to student success, we also value the well-being and professional growth of our employees. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, designed to support the diverse needs of our faculty and staff. From competitive compensation to health and wellness programs, professional development opportunities to work-life balance initiatives, we strive to create an environment where everyone can thrive and feel valued.

Located in the thriving community of Gwinnett County, GGC offers a rich cultural and social landscape that enhances the overall college experience. Our backdrop is a beautiful, modern 260-acre campus located just 30 miles northeast of downtown Atlanta. Our students and employees benefit from the close proximity to various local amenities, including shopping, dining, entertainment, and outdoor recreational opportunities. This vibrant community serves as an extension of our campus, providing a diverse and stimulating environment for personal and professional growth.

Join GGC and become part of a dynamic team that plays a pivotal role in shaping the lives and celebrating the achievements of our students. Together, let's make a positive impact and empower the next generation of leaders.

All members of the USG community must adhere to the USG Statement of Core Values, which consists of Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values shape and fundamentally support our university's work. Additionally, all faculty, staff, and administrators must also be aware of and comply with the Board of Regents and Georgia Institute of Technology's policies on Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom. More information on these policies can be found here: Board of Regents Policy Manual | University System of Georgia (

Job Summary

Reporting to the Director of Alumni Engagement, the Assistant Director of Alumni and Parent Engagement is responsible for providing innovative leadership to execute comprehensive strategies that engage alumni, parents/families and students in programming and communication to advance the mission of the Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) Alumni Association, GGC Parents Council and Georgia Gwinnett College. Under the leadership of the Director of Alumni Engagement, this position develops, implements and manages events, programs and initiatives that drive alumni, parent/family and student engagement and affinity across the college, to maximize alumni and parent engagement, career success and a culture of philanthropy. This individual will be someone who can inspire alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students and members of the local, regional and national community to fulfill the organizational mission and whose work is guided by a comprehensive strategy for moving stakeholders through phases of engagement that result in greater engagement and donor support.


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Works with GGC alumni, parents/families, students and the GGC community to create a parent/family engagement strategy. Assists the Director of Alumni Engagement with implementing an overall strategy to help build traditions, a culture of philanthropy and an engaged alumni and parent/family population.

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Supports the Director of Alumni Engagement with alumni board management and logistics. Cultivates Alumni Board members and prospects through phone, email, and written correspondence. Assists with managing the Four Pillar Society student leadership program of the Advancement Division.

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Build a comprehensive parent and family program including the formation of a parent/family council by developing and implementing a strategy that supports the mission of Georgia Gwinnett College and goals of the Georgia Gwinnett College Foundation. Collaborates with campus partners to provide opportunities for parent/family council to be involved in campus activities and support campus events.

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Works with the Development team to ensure a giving strategy is created and implemented for parent/family council members and the larger GGC parent/family population.

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Under the leadership of the Director of Alumni Engagement and, in consultation with Advancement communications professionals, develops a communications plan for alumni, parent/family engagement aligned with the college-wide communications strategy including managing Alumni website pages and social media content.

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Plans, executes and promotes alumni engagement activities and events including, but not limited to, alumni mixers, Grizzlyfest, student events, volunteer events and assisting with campus-wide events.

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Records event participation in Raisers Edge, ensures that event logistics are managed and conducts post-event follow up. Updates alumni records to ensure database integrity. Proactively adds accurate event information to Advancement staff calendars.

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Manages financial process and requirements for alumni and parent engagement programming including timely paperwork submissions prior to event. In collaboration with Director of Alumni Engagement, tracks alumni budget and in coordination with Advancement Services, processes appropriate reports.

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Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

4 Year / Bachelor's Degree
3 years experience in a combination of any of the following: alumni relations, advancement/fundraising, marketing, management, community relations, external affairs, or related field

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in a higher education setting, preferably in Advancement
Proven ability to drive change and achieve results in an academic setting

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities


Strong computer skills and software knowledge
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Excellent customer service skills and the ability to develop relationships across all constituent groups including alumni, parents, faculty and staff, students, and donors.
Experience in project management including developing strategic marketing and event planning
Highly self-motivated
Capacity to inspire staff, volunteers and donors to action
Ability to work effectively under pressure and meet established goals and objectives
Ability to work well as part of a team to achieve team goals and organization initiatives
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously while maintaining careful attention to detail
Ability to work with people from a variety of backgrounds
Ability to work with technology/social media
Knowledge of alumni and donor software, specifically Raiser's Edge

Conditions of Employment

Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States and proof of eligibility will be contemporaneously required upon acceptance of an employment offer. Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC). Eligibility of employment is determined by GGC in its sole discretion, and includes but is not limited to confirmation of credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials; and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test.
Offers are subject to the applicable federal laws, state laws, statutes, rules and regulations of this institution, and to the bylaws and policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Gwinnett College is an equal employment, equal access, equal educational opportunity, and affirmative action institution. GGC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, sex (including pregnancy or childbirth), veteran status or military status, genetic information, or disability in employment or admission or access to its programs and activities, as required by Title IX. Inquiries including anyone who feels they have been discriminated against should contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Title IX compliance and direct concerns to the GGC Title IX Coordinator, Building B, Suite 3700, or (678) 407-5085.

For individuals requiring disability-related accommodations for participation in any event including the application, interview process, or to obtain print materials in an alternative format, please contact HR Payroll and Benefits at (678) 407.5054 or email

Background Check

Position of Trust + Education

Other Information

Due to the volume of applications, applicants may not receive a reply from the College unless an applicant is selected for an interview. Review of applications will continue until positions are filled. Georgia is an open records state.

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