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.

 

Communications:

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

Salary

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.

 

Location

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 JShriver@alumnicorps.org

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

AlumniCorps board member Stan Katz awarded National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama

Princeton University professor and Princeton AlumniCorps Board member  Stanley Katz, a well-known scholar of American legal history and educational institutions has been awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama.

The medal honors those whose work has deepened the nation’s understanding of and engagement with the humanities, or helped preserve and expand access to important resources in the humanities. Katz and Oates were among 10 individuals presented with the award at a White House ceremony Wednesday, March 2.

Katz, who has taught at Princeton since 1978, is a lecturer with the rank of professor at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and director of the school’s Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies.

Since 1986, when he became president of the American Council of Learned Societies, Katz has been at the forefront of the study of higher education and philanthropies. He is known for his frequent commentaries on current issues in the academy.

Katz has excelled in guiding numerous influential American humanities organizations, serving as the head of more than 60 of them over the course of his career, including the Organization of American Historians and the American Society for Legal History. He is the author or editor of 15 books or book series, including the “Oliver Wendell Holmes Devise History of the Supreme Court of the United States” and the six-volume “Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History.” His most recent research focuses on the relationship of civil society and constitutionalism to democracy and the relationship of the United States to the international human rights regime.

The National Humanities Medal, inaugurated in 1997, is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities. More information on the winners can be found on the endowment’s website.

To view video of the awards presentation, click here. Professor Katz’s presentation is at minute 21:00.