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SUNY Oneonta Coordinator of Affinity Programs & Reunion in Oneonta, New York

Coordinator of Affinity Programs & Reunion



Department:Office of Alumni Engagement

Locations:Oneonta, NY

Posted:Nov 8, 2023


Position ID:169701


Job Description:

The Department of Alumni Engagement at the State University of New York at Oneonta invites applications for the position ofCoordinator of Affinity Programs and Reunion. Expectations include, but are not limited to, serving as the liaison and point of contact for SUNY Oneonta's annual Alumni Weekend, orchestrating the planning and implementation of alumni engagement programs for academic departments and affinity groups, and having student class advisory responsibilities.

At the Office of Alumni Engagement, we don't just create events; we craft unforgettable experiences. Step into our cutting-edge stock trading simulation room, a center of financial expertise, and discover our commitment to eco-friendly practices, with innovative geothermal technology for heating and cooling, all set within the newly renovated Alumni Hall. As part of our team, you will contribute to building a premier Alumni Association, sustaining lifelong relationships among alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends. Engagement works collaboratively with the SUNY Oneonta Alumni Association to connect, engage, support, and celebrate graduates of SUNY Oneonta.

Delve into the exciting transformations at SUNY Oneonta and discover the impactful work of our department by visitinghttps://suny.oneonta.edu/ andhttps://oneontaalumni.com.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Serves as the liaison and point of contact for SUNY Oneonta's annual Alumni Weekend including personally recruiting Alumni Weekend Ambassadors, planning meetings, and developing outreach and marketing strategies.

  • Coordinating the planning and implementation of alumni engagement programs for academic departments and affinity groups, including student groups, fraternities and sororities, alumni affinity groups, legacy families, and faculty and staff.

  • Fulfill senior class advisory responsibilities and will coordinate programs for seniors to help build class identity and celebrate the successful completion of their academic career at SUNY Oneonta.


Are you looking for comprehensive benefits? SUNY provides employee benefit programs designed to help keep our faculty and staff and their families healthy, safe, happy, and productive. Our programs also include a variety of components to help our employees improve the quality and balance of their work and family lives, and to help them prepare for their futures. View benefits information here:https://www.suny.edu/benefits.


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

  • Availability to work evening and weekend hours


  • At least one year of experience working in higher education

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

  • Familiarity working with volunteers

  • Experience working with students

  • Background 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 university 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 20 Most 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's indeed.com rating is 4.4, with one recent review noting that the people are what 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 atinfo@oer.ny.gov.

SUNY Oneonta values a diverse university community. Please visit our website on diversity at:https://suny.oneonta.edu/diversity. Moreover, the University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. "At SUNY Oneonta, we believe that diversity is an asset and a source of strength that energizes our collective growth and innovation." - President Alberto Cardelle.

Application Instructions:

To apply online go to:http://oneonta.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=169701Please upload a cover letter and resume. Contact information for three professional references is required.

For other employment and regional opportunities, please visit our website at:https://suny.oneonta.edu/about-oneonta/employment.