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Coordinator of Former Student Programs - Class Programs

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Position Information

Position Title Coordinator of Former Student Programs - Class Programs
Posting Title Coordinator of Former Student Programs - Class Programs
Posting Number O00151FY17
Salary commensurate
Pay Basis Hourly
Job Close Date
Geographic Location College Station
Budget Type Budgeted/Benefits - Full-Time
Is this position restricted by the Patriot Act? No
Is this position D.O.T. regulated? No
EEO AA Statement

The Texas A&M System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

Position Summary Information

Job Summary

Coordinates activities for all classes and the Sul Ross Group. Serves as an advisor/trainer to respective Class Agents/officers. Works to engage Former Students through class communications and programming.

Major/Essential Duties of Job

Primary Contact for Class Agents and Class Activities.
• Informs Class Agents of key developments, fundraising statistics and pride factors through quarterly mailings.
• Provides orientation and training of Class Agent candidates and new Class Agents.
• Provides support, advice and motivation for all Class Agents in their effort to serve their classmates and The Association.
• Provides guidance to class gift committee and oversees payments of money housed internally.

Plans and Coordinates Class Reunions.
• Collaborates with Class Agents and Association Events team to plan all formal and informal reunions.
• Directs reservation and registration activities for reunions.
• Negotiate contracts with lodging and event venues.
• Coordinate rooming blocks.
• Provide guidance and information for class business meetings.
• Coordinate guest speakers and special guests for Reunions.
• Manage logistics of Reunions, including transportation, hospitality rooms, schedules and meals.
• Provide on-site logistical event support.
• Serve as ex-officio member of the Sul Ross Group Board.
• Works with Class Agents to facilitate elections and transition of class representation.

Manages Class Newsletter Process.
• Collaborates with Communications and Production to set and communicate newsletter schedule.
• Incorporates Association fundraising and strategic branding messages into newsletters.
• Communicates newsletter schedule to Class Agents.
• Arranges class printing and mailing process and approves final proofs.
• Communicates newsletter status to Class Agents.

Contributes to Former Student Program events and activities which may include:
• Communicating with former students regarding Club, Constituent Network, Young Alumni, or Travel Activities.
• Providing on-site support for other Former Student Programs events.
• Serve as a staff liaison to the Young Alumni Advisory Council

Occasional Duties

Participates and provides input on various Association-wide activities which may include:
• Providing on-site event support for Board and Leadership Council Meetings.
• Participation on internal event and task committees.
• Participation in Association events including, but not limited to, TNT, Ring Delivery, Reunions, Distinguished Alumni Gala and Game Day events, as needed.
• Represents The Association as needed at events.

Acts as an ambassador for The Association by meeting Team Expectations; supporting The Association’s fundraising, branding, and communications efforts; and fostering relationships with former students, current students, parents, faculty, staff and friends of Texas A&M. Occasional other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent combination of training and experience.
2 years project management experience, including supervisory experience.

Preferred Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University.
5 years project or event management experience.

Required Licenses, Certifications, or Registrations
Preferred Licenses, Certifications, or Registrations
Required Special Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills

Working knowledge of standard operating equipment, including personal computer.

Ability to operate a keyboard. Frequent use of video display terminal. Minor lifting (up to 25 lbs) for reunion set-up.

Ability to work with diverse population. Effective oral and written communication skills, including public speaking. Ability to organize concurrent projects and manage time. Word processing and computer skills. Frequent evening and weekend work required.

Preferred Special Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills

Knowledge of Adobe PhotoShop. Knowledge of Adobe Illustrator (a plus). Able to set-up HTML emails (a plus).

Other Requirements or Other Factors
Preferred Other Requirements or Other Factors

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * Where did you see this position advertised?
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • HigherEd Jobs
    • Workplace Diversity
    • Work in Texas
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • Job Fair
    • This Website
    • Other
  2. If you selected Other, please let us know where you saw the position advertised.

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  3. * Have you completed a Bachelor's degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * If you have not earned your Bachelor’s degree, please describe your equivalent combination of training and experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * After reading the job description, what is your understanding of what a regular day/evening in this position might involve?

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Please describe why you are interested in this position.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * Please describe your event management experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. * Please describe your project or volunteer management experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  9. * Tell us about a time when you demonstrated a positive attitude in a difficult situation. What was the outcome?

    (Open Ended Question)

  10. * What, in your opinion, will be the most demanding and difficult aspect of this position?

    (Open Ended Question)

  11. * This position requires multi-tasking. You may be asked to work on several projects simultaneously. Describe any previous multi-tasking job experiences.

    (Open Ended Question)

  12. * Describe previous job duties which required extensive interpersonal and communication skills.

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Transcript
  2. Other Document 1
  3. Other Document 2
  4. Other Document 3