Coordinator of Regional Programs

Elon University in North Carolina

Date Posted February 4, 2014
Type Administrative
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

Elon University invites applications for a Coordinator of Regional Programs.  Reporting to the Director of Alumni Engagement, the Coordinator of Regional Programs is responsible for leading alumni chapter volunteers within more than 25 markets where the majority of our alumni live and work. The key events sponsored by these groups include: Welcome to the City and Alumni Network, Lifelong Learning Programs, National Networking Week, Rise Up and Serve, and other social and professional development activities. In addition to alumni chapters, the coordinator will be responsible for implementing Elon’s Evening for Elon series and other regional events.  The person in this position will be a key leader within the Alumni Engagement Team and play a vital role in helping University Advancement achieve its engagement and fundraising goals. The successful candidate will be able to recruit, train, engage, and lead volunteers. He/she must have excellent interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate with different constituents as well as exhibit strong strategic planning and implementation skills. The ability to determine goals and set priorities; possess initiative and a tolerance for ambiguity; be detail-oriented; efficient; and able to handle diversified tasks concurrently is essential for the success of this position.  Evening and weekend hours are involved.  Bachelor’s degree required with three to five years professional experience in volunteer management, event planning, leadership, marketing, customer service experience and/or training preferred.  The position will remain open until filled.  For more information and to apply for the position go to
Elon University is a top-ranked liberal arts university that is widely recognized as a leader in student engagement and experiential learning. The academic program is distinguished by a strong foundation in the liberal arts and sciences combined with outstanding professional programs. In its 2014 "America's Best Colleges" guide, U.S. News & World Report ranks Elon #1 among Southern Regional Universities and one of the nation's top colleges and universities "with an unusually strong commitment to undergraduate teaching.”
The Elon community is characterized by a strong student-centered mission, a commitment to excellent teaching and a spirit of innovation. The university includes more than 390 full-time faculty members and 5,600 undergraduate and 700 graduate students from 47 states, the District of Columbia and 49 other nations. The university has six academic units: Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences; the School of Communications; the School of Education; the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business; the School of Health Sciences; and the School of Law, which is located in downtown Greensboro, N.C.  Elon offers more than 60 undergraduate majors and six graduate programs.
The university sends more students to study abroad than any other master's-level university in the nation, and the core curriculum includes a strong global focus. Newsweek-Kaplan has named Elon the nation's "leader in engaged learning" and Princeton Review ranks Elon among the nation's 378 "best colleges." Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine and the Fiske Guide to Colleges both name Elon one of the nation's "best value" private universities.
Elon's 620-acre campus in North Carolina's Piedmont region is consistently recognized as one of the nation's most beautiful college environments. The campus includes the 56-acre Elon University Forest, a land preserve and natural area for scientific research.
Elon University is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body and welcomes all applicants.