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Assistant Director of Alumni Programs

Alumni Programs and Annual Fund

The Assistant Director of Alumni Programs is a front-line alumni volunteer manager focusing on regional Alumni Chapters, the Alumni Board’s Reed Career Alliance Committee, Reunions, and alumni in cohort two (Reed alumni who graduated 11 to 23 years ago). This position also serves as the staff project manager for these programs. The Assistant Director will support the goal of increased alumni engagement by ensuring volunteers are engaged in meaningful work that will advance the college. This position reports to the Director of Alumni Programs within the Alumni Programs and Annual Fund office.

Reed College offers an exceptional benefits package, including comprehensive medical and dental insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with 10% employer contribution (after one year of service), educational assistance for employees and their children, 22 days of paid vacation, 7 paid holidays, half-day Fridays in July and early August, and many campus amenities, such as library borrowing privileges, membership to the campus fitness center, and employee and spouse discounted TriMet bus passes.


  • You have a history of volunteer management or alumni engagement experience.
  • People who know you describe you as outgoing, engaging, and as someone who inspires others to take action.
  • You are a strategic and effective communicator, both verbally and in writing.
  • Multitasking is your motto; you have demonstrated success managing multiple projects while meeting deadlines.
  • You are committed to equity and inclusion and have demonstrated the ability to build and sustain a culture of collaboration.
  • You are a competent negotiator, effective listener, and skilled at thoughtful persuasion.
  • You enjoy working on teams but are also self-motivated and take responsibility for your goals.
  • You are energized by building and strengthening relationships.


  • Provide volunteer management and administrative support for all regional Alumni Chapters, including, but not limited to, volunteer recruitment, committee conference calls, mass communications, event support, requests, and inquiries. Provide additional staff support of the local Portland chapter.
  • Provide volunteer management and logistical and administrative support for all regional events, as they arise.
  • Staff the Reed Career Alliance Committee of the Alumni Board through strategic and operational support, including the Career Coach program.
  • Support Reunions by overseeing and supporting the recruitment, planning, fundraising, communication, and engagement efforts of several quinquennial classes.
  • Serve as the alumni office’s point of contact for alumni in cohort two (alumni who graduated 11–23 years ago).
  • Provide support for established professional, intellectual, and social networks for the alumni office. Facilitate both virtual and in-person alumni-to-alumni engagement as well as programs and events that support each group’s goals.
  • Work with College Relations Information Services to ensure alumni records are up to date. Work directly with alumni who are having trouble logging in to IRIS and other sources.


  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • At least three years of professional experience in volunteer management or alumni engagement is required for this position.
  • Experience with working for a nonprofit is strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of fundraising is a plus.
  • An understanding of the values, academic mission and culture of small liberal arts colleges or nonprofits.


Click below to apply. You will be directed to Interfolio to create a free account and begin your application. A resume and cover letter are required. You can submit these documents in any format, but pdf works best. In your cover letter please address the following:

  • How would this position contribute to achievement of your long-term professional goals?

As you apply online, you will be asked to provide an answer to the following: 

  • If you were selected for this position, how would you use your skills and experience to contribute to equity, inclusion and community growth at Reed?

Applications will be considered as they are submitted so you are encouraged to apply early. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Reed College’s goal is to reply to every candidate. We will confirm that your application is received, and if you are not selected, we will let you know as soon as possible.

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Reed College values cultural diversity and intellectual pluralism as critical components of academic excellence. We welcome applications from members of historically underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities, persons who have served in the military and others who would bring additional dimensions of experience to our community.