Princeton AlumniCorps is Hiring!

Join the Princeton AlumniCorps team as we continue to engage alumni from across the generations in “the Nation’s service and in the service of all nations”!

Community Outreach Manager

Princeton AlumniCorps (formerly Princeton Project 55) is an independent alumni-led 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that inspires and builds civic leadership among alumni across generations by engaging them in significant activities that influence and improve our society.

Position Overview and Responsibilities

The Community Outreach Manager will be primarily responsible for enhancing the public profile of Princeton AlumniCorps by implementing a coherent communications strategy and by effectively managing the Community Volunteers outreach program. The Community Outreach Manager will report to the Executive Director.

Community Programs:

Oversee the growth of the Community Volunteers program:

The Princeton AlumniCorps Community Volunteers program provides opportunities for Princeton alumni to connect with civic engagement opportunities in the nonprofit sector. During the pilot year, alumni participants were from the classes of the `60s, `70s, and `80s. Our primary engagement strategy is focused on a continuum of skills-based opportunities, ranging from connecting alumni to positions on nonprofit Boards of Directors to organizing pro-bono alumni working groups to assist nonprofit organizations with substantive short-term projects.

The Community Outreach Manager will be responsible for overseeing the recruitment and vetting of nonprofit organizations, creating and maintaining a collection of Board and working group opportunities in nonprofit organizations, identifying alumni interests, and developing resources for program participants. Key staff and volunteers have recently completed a 2011 strategic plan for the Community Volunteers program, detailing our vision of the program after the pilot year.


Work with key volunteers to coordinate the development of the Community Volunteers program structure

  • Develop meaningful impact evaluation goals, methods and timeline, based on the 2011 strategic plan
  • Identify the skills and goals of potential alumni participants
  • Seek out volunteer opportunities(marketing, strategic planning, etc) to make use of the skills found in our alumni base
  • Survey potential nonprofit partners to identify projects within our program capabilities.
  • Develop materials outlining the opportunities and resources available to alumni who are seeking substantive experiences in the nonprofit sector.
  • Work with local volunteers to plan and support outreach, training and orientation events.
  • Effectively communicate program goals and expectations with all potential program participants by designing and updating Community Volunteer program communications.
  • Explore opportunities for collaboration with similar nonprofits.
  • Explore opportunities to expand and develop Community Volunteers in other cities.
    • Field inquiries from all potential program participants.



Work with AlumniCorps Communications Committee to oversee organization-wide communications strategy

  • Implement the 2011 Communications Strategy to broaden awareness of programs and to increase visibility and interest among key audiences.
  • Define and work with staff and volunteers to recognize communications opportunities and define/execute appropriate strategies to support them.
  • Oversee organization-wide print and digital communications including the quarterly Shared Effort newsletter, appeals, public invitations, program directories, brochures, reports, and website content development.
  • Produce a variety of written materials about AlumniCorps and its activities, and edit written materials developed by other AlumniCorps staff members.
  • Develop AlumniCorps’ website and other social media as dynamic information resources.
  • Serve on and help to facilitate the AlumniCorps Board Communications Committee.
  • Supervise communications intern(s).

General Administration:

  • Collaborate with other staff as needed and appropriate.
  • Collaborate and communicate with alumni volunteers as needed.
    • Aid in organization-wide initiatives including, but not limited to, Board meetings, programs, events, office    maintenance.
    • Demonstrate Princeton AlumniCorps’ values in all aspects of your daily work.

Essential Qualifications

  • Excellent community-building and volunteer management skills
  • Excellent verbal, writing, editing and proofreading skills and an outstanding ability to build positive relationships.
  • Ability to constructively edit the work of others.
  • Excellent sense of effective marketing design.
  • Demonstrated success working in a team environment and independently.
  • Strong organizational skills, with demonstrated ability to prioritize and coordinate several projects simultaneously
  • Demonstrated skills in project management, including organization, attention to detail, and confidence managing multiple tasks simultaneously to accomplish a goal.
  • Demonstrated success in production of diverse communication and promotional materials.
  • Interest in program development and trends in the nonprofit sector
  • Familiarity with common software programs including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access), Acrobat, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, InDesign, email applications
  • Experience in basic web design and content management.
  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, public relations or related field
  • Flexibility and openness to new ideas and feedback
  • Sense of humor

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge and NetCommunity
  • Knowledge of PHP MYSQL, any mix Flash, DHTML, HTML, XLML and CSS.
  • 2-5 years experience working in the nonprofit sector


Starting salary will range from $40,000-$50,000 depending on previous experience. Compensation includes medical and dental insurance, employer matched 403(b), 20 days of paid time off, and generous holidays.



The position is located at the Princeton AlumniCorps central office, 12 Stockton Street in Princeton, NJ.


Application Process

Interested individuals should email a resume and letter of interest and qualifications by Wednesday, April 20, 2011 (earlier if possible) to John Shriver, Program Director at

A late May orientation and start date in early June will be determined by mutual agreement.

Princeton AlumniCorps Welcomes Our New Development Officer

Princeton AlumniCorps is pleased to welcome a new staff member to 12 Stockton, Ms. Arti Sheth ’08. Arti will be responsible for overseeing all of Princeton AlumniCorps fund raising and development activities.

Arti joined the Princeton AlumniCorps team this month as the Development Officer. Prior to working at AlumniCorps, Arti worked at Global Kids, an international affairs focused youth development agency in New York City. At Global Kids, Arti was responsible for fundraising for the organization through a number of avenues including donor and volunteer outreach and stewardship, event organization, grant writing, and more. As a former Project 55 fellow who is deeply committed to the organization, Arti is especially delighted to join the AlumniCorps team. Arti graduated magma cum laude from Princeton in 2008, with a B.A. in French and Italian, and has spent time studying and working in France and Italy. A Tanzanian national of Indian descent and a globetrotter at heart, Arti is fluent in French, Italian and Kutchi, and proficient in Kiswahili.

Join the Class of ’05 for a Discussion of Emerging Models for Social Impact this Reunions!

Across classes and industries, geographies and ideologies, this event will gather alumni, faculty, and students for thoughtful discussions around the important social issues they are engaging. We will discuss and debate emerging models that social enterprises are pioneering for greater impact in three different fields:

Education: Rethinking the role of the teacher in raising student achievement levels

Economic Development: Focusing on small and medium-sized enterprise promotion as a means to fair and responsible growth

Health: Finding and funding innovations that show significant improvements in outcomes

Frank Moss ’71, director of MIT’s Media Lab and Princeton trustee, will kick off the event with a glimpse into the future and the impact emerging technologies will have on our three topics of interest. He will be followed by three simultaneous breakout sessions, each led by a small group of experts in that field and designed to foster a thoughtful dialogue amongst all participants.

The event, kicking off in Friend Center 101 at 2:15 p.m. on Friday, May 28th, is organized by the Class of 2005, is co-sponsored by Princeton Project 55 and Princeton in Asia, and is held in conjunction with the Princeton Entrepreneurs’ Network Social Business Plan Competition.

President Obama Invests in PP55 Partner Organization

On Thursday, March 11, 2010 the White House called College Summit to inform the organization that President Obama will show his appreciation for their work by making a personal contribution of $125,000 from his Nobel Prize award. This news is incredible exciting and speaks volumes about the work College Summit is doing with students, teachers, schools, and the education community around the country. As a partner organization of College Summit, Princeton Project 55 warmly sends their congratulations and support!

For more information, please visit here.

PP55 Partner Organization North Lawndale Employment Network Recognized for its Innovative Work

NLEN PictureThe North Lawndale Employment Network, one of PP55’s Chicago partner organizations, was featured in an article in the New York Times for their innovative work creating green job opportunities for formerly incarcerated workers.  To learn more about the North Lawndale Employment Network (NLEN), visit their website.

If you would like to learn more about what our PP55 fellows are doing to further the mission of NLEN and our other exciting partner organizations, visit our fellow’s blog!