Director of Career/Mentoring Programs
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Alumni Board Director of Career/Mentoring Programs


The Director of Career/Mentoring Programs collaborates with the Alumni Engagement staff to develop and support networking initiatives in regions around the country. S/he is an ambassador for the University and Association and, as such, is an advocate for both. Building and sustaining strong relationships with the University of Hartford family, including alumni and students, is a primary role of the Director of Career/Mentoring Programs.

It is also expected that each member of the Alumni Board will be an annual donor and supporter of the Anchor Fund and, if possible, make a leadership gift.

Description of Responsibilities

  1. Board Participation

    Attends and actively participates in Board and assigned Committee meetings, advocating for and reporting on career/mentoring initiatives

  2. Career/Mentoring Initiatives

    • Works with staff to determine yearly goals for the career/networking program; measures outcomes and track progress
    • Works with staff to develop a yearly calendar of campus-based and regional networking activities, focusing on Hartford/New Haven, New York City and Boston with other key markets to be determined.
    • Serves as an active partner with staff to develop/lead a yearly student-alumni networking event
    • Assists in the identification, recruitment, training and acknowledgement of alumni networking volunteers (Career Advisory Networks) in key industries and regional markets
    • Works closely with the Alumni Board Director of Regional Activities to coordinate efforts and networking programs which are regionally-based
    • Works closely with the Alumni Board Director of Student and Young Alumni Outreach to support networking efforts for these key groups
    • Works closely with the College/School Liaisons to coordinate efforts and networking programs which are school-based
    • Attends as many events as possible in order to establish relationships, identify volunteer leaders, facilitate event flow and promote the Alumni Association and Alumni Board

  3. Outreach
    • Supports efforts to communicate Alumni Association efforts and activities to the University and alumni communities
    • Regularly attends University of Hartford and Alumni Association events
    • Identifies potential alumni volunteers, sharing information with staff and other Board members
    • Uses every opportunity to widen and deepen the circles of alumni engagement and support in the life of the University
    • Serves as an advocate and ambassador for the Alumni Association and the University of Hartford

Summary of QualificationS

The Director of Career/Mentoring Programs should be an alumna/us of the University who has demonstrated previous volunteer experience and an interest in making networking connections between alumni. Familiarity with the responsibilities and priorities of the University of Hartford Alumni Association and knowledge of the alumni community are essential. Proven leadership in the University community; event planning experience; good management skills; and strong communication, presentation and public speaking skills are also beneficial. S/he should also demonstrate a superior ability to build and sustain strong relationships with alumni and other members of the University community, both on and off campus.


The term of office for the Director of Career/Mentoring programs is three years, beginning July 1.

Staff Liaison

Associate Director of Alumni Relations

Committee Responsibilities/Time RequireD

The Director of Career/Mentoring Programs is expected to attend all meetings of the Alumni Board, reporting on the activities of the regional chapters. S/he will serve as an active member of the Outreach Committee. S/he will also facilitate/participate in networking programs (during Hawktober or throughout the year) as needed. Finally, it is expected that regular, on-going consultation and collaboration with Alumni Engagement staff and volunteers across the country will continue throughout the year.