Assistant Director for Alumnae/i Events Programming


Assistant Director for Alumnae/i Events Programming


Trinity Washington University seeks a dynamic, creative, and organized individual to serve as the Assistant Director for Alumnae/i Events Programming. The Assistant Director reports to the Executive Director of Alumnae/i Giving and Engagement and will serve as a vital member of the development and alumni engagement team. The Assistant Director will play a key role in developing and implementing exciting engagement opportunities and effective communications messaging for all alumni to strengthen connections to Trinity and to further their philanthropic giving. This is a full-time, twelve-month position that includes occasional weekend and evening work.

As a diverse, inclusive university devoted to preparing our students to live and work in an increasingly globalized and multicultural society, Trinity is particularly interested in professionals with demonstrated interest and experience in working with diverse cultural populations including black, Hispanic multi-cultural and non-traditional college and graduate students. Trinity graduates who are qualified are strongly encouraged to apply.





Event Development and Planning – Provide event and program logistical management for on-campus and virtual events and meetings, including reunion, class meetings and other events.


  • Event Management
    • Logistics management including but not limited to: booking external venues, managing hotel contracts, event registration, mailings, reviewing and assisting with expense tracking.
  • New Program Development
    • Ability to conceptualize new programs and events with a focus on affinity and career-based programming.


Communications – Use various platforms and methods (including direct contact, social media, alumni website, e-newsletters, and print materials) to engage alumni consistently and thoughtfully, celebrate their achievements, and highlight opportunities for alumni involvement with Trinity and each other.


  • Work with colleagues to write, design, and send monthly alumni e-newsletters and invitations. Use data-driven segmentation strategies to effectively engage alumni.
  • Collaborate with team members on specific alumni-related communications including alumni profile identification and outreach to alumni via social media.
  • Develop and implement a Social Media Strategy including content development and creation of strategic multi-media campaigns to engage diverse audiences.
  • Employ segmentation strategies to employ tailored messaging for affinity and other groups of Trinity alumni.


General – Work with fellow Alumnae/I Assistant Director and other team members on the following.

  • Respond to incoming phone calls and emails from alumnae/i, friends, staff and other departments.
  • Ensure accurate and complete alumnae/i database records, working with the Development Research and Records Manager and Development Associate.



  • Bachelor’s Degree required


  • Minimum of 3-5 years of progressive experience in alumni relations, event planning, development, or a related field. Experience in higher ed is a plus.
  • Demonstrated experience in conceiving, planning, implementing and staffing events, both online and in-person.
  • Experience utilizing print and digital media to communicate with alumni, including familiarity with Social Media platforms and digital marketing.
  • Volunteer management experience is a plus.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice.


  • Intermediate proficiency with Google and Microsoft Office, and social media platforms. Constant Contact and Word Press experience is a plus.
  • Experience with CRM databases (Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge preferred).
  • Ability to learn databases and software programs quickly
  • Design skills for creating content, marketing materials and posting on all social media outlets is a plus. Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite is ideal.
  • Superlative interpersonal and communication skills are essential – both written and oral skills, as well as a demonstrated ability to communicate and connect with a diverse population of alums across many generations.
  • Work ethic and style: dedicated, proactive, organized, self-directed, responsible, reliable, and attentive to deadlines. Able to effectively multitask in a professional, trustworthy and mature manner with tact, diplomacy, and appropriate judgment.
  • Ability to problem solve and determine creative solutions
  • Ability to actively collaborate with all School constituencies.
  • Professional attire and presentation are required.


  • Minimum of 40 hours per week required
  • Must be available for evening and weekend meetings and events
  • Opportunity to work from home one day per week


Trinity Washington University is dedicated to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its students, faculty, and staff. Trinity is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive community and strongly encourages all qualified individuals to apply.