Alumni Engagement And Events Coordinator

IES Abroad Chicago , IL 60603

Posted 3 weeks ago

Job title: Alumni Engagement and Events Coordinator

Status: Full-time, exempt

Schedule: M-F, 8.30a.m. 4.30p.m, 37.5 hours per week, with a daily 30 minute lunch, may include occasional evening and weekend work based on business needs and position requirements

Reports to: Dual Report to Executive Director and Assistant Director of Advancement

Direct reports: None

Start date: ASAP

Location: Chicago, IL, USA

About us:

Everything we do is about the IES Abroad student. Our profoundly passionate team of study abroad professionals believes in creating once-in-a-lifetime educational adventures that transcend expectations. Our goal is to rock the world of some 9,500 study abroad students every year.

From our headquarters in Chicago to our 400+ study abroad programs in 85 global locations worldwide, we create authentic global education and life-affirming cultural experiences. We work at IES Abroad because we believe that every student should have the opportunity to go abroad - especially in a fun, safe, and superior academic and cultural environment.

We believe so strongly in the power of our program, that we actively recruit students from diverse populations and provide more than $5 million in scholarships year after year. We are proud that our students are as diverse and exciting as the countries we study.

We're not ashamed to admit, we're a little bit obsessed with study abroad.

Summary of position:

The Alumni Engagement and Events Coordinator's primary responsibilities are to develop and support alumni events, expand the IES Alumni social media presence and focus on young alumni engagement and new gifts.

Essential job responsibilities & duties:

  • Solicit annual gifts from new alumni prospects to generate unrestricted and designated support. Outreach will primarily be done via bi-annual text and phone campaigns, email, and social media.

  • Proficient use of database toward event work and annual campaigns such as creation of mail lists, and contact reports is essential.

  • Coordinate alumni reunion and networking events, oversee event time-lines, communications, registration, compilation of class reunion books as well as successful execution of event details

  • Regularly attend organization-sponsored events and support the alumni engagement program. Travel may be required

  • With Executive Director of Advancement, explore new areas for solicitation communications, and develop event strategies and communications.

  • With Assistant Director of Advancement develop and manage social media engagement communications and Advancement website pages.

  • Any other task or duty as assigned or required

Experience & Qualifications/

  • Minimum 2 years of experience in alumni relations, event and donor development, volunteer management, or related field

  • Experience with software platforms (or similar to) Raisers Edge, Microsoft Office, EventBrite, and Drupal required. Ability to function independently, and work well with a team

  • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize

  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills

  • Excellent judgement and intercultural competence

  • Ability to interface professionally and create compelling communications tailored to audience

  • Have an appreciation for education and study abroad.Ability to work occasional weekends and evenings dependent on work load or event support

  • Ability to travel on occasion

  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality and handle sensitive information and material in a discretionary manner

Education, Licenses and/or Certifications etc:

  • Bachelor's degree required

  • Valid U.S. driver's license

How to Apply:

All applicants should submit an application including cover letter, resume, and salary requirements by clicking 'Apply Now' at the right hand side of this page.

Please visit for more information about working at IES Abroad.

Equal Opportunity Employment:

Treating all people with respect is at the core of who we are.

As an equal opportunity employer, we recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), disability, age, veteran status, citizenship, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information and/or other protected status as required by applicable law.

When you join IES Abroad, you're part of a diverse community of global leaders who know that our differences in skills and backgrounds are just as important as our shared passions and mission. Surrounded by a mix of talented professionals, you find yourself wanting to come to work, and, more importantly, wanting to stay and advance our mission together.


This job description reflects management's assignment of essential functions; and nothing in this herein restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. The duties above are not to be considered a complete list of duties and responsibilities assigned to this position. Temporary modifications to provide reasonable accommodations do not waive any essential functions of the job requirements.

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