West Coast University (WCU), a private university with the singular focus of educating health care professionals, is currently seeking an Assistant Director of Alumni and Events. This position will be based out of Los Angeles with occasional in person meetings at the Irvine offices. This is an outstanding opportunity for a professional to join a growing university as we expand our academic programs in health care and related fields.
Reporting directly to the Director, Alumni Relations & Events, the Assistant Director, Alumni and Events is responsible for assisting all the activities established for the University Alumni program, communication, events and activities, including but not limited to assisting with public relations, managing events, receptions and community related projects. The Assistant Director, Alumni and Events is actively engaged in creating and nurturing relationships that will potentiate continued success for Alumni and the University as a whole. Is accountable for success of WCU Alumni functions and building strong relationships with key groups in the WCU community, supports the goals of placement, , and clinical preceptors continued admissions, enrollments and fundraising. Provides direction to students, alumni and industry in accordance with the mission and purpose of the University.
Bachelor’s degree in education, administration, business management, communications, marketing, public relations, student personnel, or related field required.
Master’s degree preferred.
One year of directly related experience or a minimum of two years’ experience in an educational setting managing alumni affairs and /or leading student related, career services, sales or marketing events, preferably alumni and fundraising experience with a University.
Two years’ experience in alumni affairs, involving event planning and management, fund raising, and alumni and event planning liaison activities preferred.
Experience with managing funds and allocating expenses related to event planning, marketing and organization.
Experience and skill in interpersonal communications and interviewing procedures.
Proficient command of grammar, punctuation, spelling, and correct usage of the English language.
Comprehensive knowledge of educational settings and administration desired.
Proficient computer skills and experience including Microsoft Office and student databases.