Nonprofit - Social Services
The Purdue for Life Foundation is an organization that advances Purdue University by helping alumni, friends, and fans that love Purdue stay connected, get involved, and give back. The Assistant Director, Volunteerism position plays a critical role in facilitating and increasing volunteerism for alumni, friends and fans of Purdue University. The role manages key administrative and volunteer management responsibilities to assist the placement of volunteers in meaningful and engaging work, making current opportunities easier to find as well as creating new opportunities to serve.
Build and manage volunteer portal opportunity listings submitted within Purdue for Life Foundation as well as submissions by campus and regional partners
Manage volunteer records and information in Salesforce and produce reports as requested or as necessary
Develop and expand alumni recognition/awards programs
Create general volunteer training resources for Purdue for Life Foundation volunteers
Develop campus partnerships supporting Purdue Ties, the university’s premier networking and mentoring platform
Assist in increasing the number of communities and mentorship programs within the platform
Provide administration support to Purdue Ties users, including platform support, background checks and mentor / mentee matching
Assist with planning and promotion of events and programs supported by the department
Engage with alumni, friends and fans at signature Purdue for Life events, sharing opportunities that exist within volunteerism and other pillars of engagement
Other duties as assigned
Skills, Knowledge and Expertise
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
Professional demeanor and positive attitude
Demonstrated ability to interact with a wide range of individuals and lead in group settings
Detail-oriented and strong organizational skills, including ensuring accuracy for all program and event details
Ability to multitask, supporting multiple volunteers, projects, and initiatives at any one time
Self-directed, with an ability to work independently
Flexible and solution oriented
General understanding of Advancement (alumni relations, development, etc.) as a profession
Comfort in learning and adapting to new technologies
Microsoft Office Suite proficient (specifically Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Bachelor’s Degree required (business management, hospitality, organizational leadership, communication, marketing, or related field)
3-5 years' experience
Project management, event planning, and/or program administrator role experience
Volunteer management experience
Experience with Salesforce CRM preferred
Higher education experience preferred
About Purdue for Life Foundation
The Purdue for Life Foundation is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Purdue for Life views, evaluates, and treats all persons in all Foundation-related activities solely as individuals on the basis of their own personal abilities, qualifications, and other relevant characteristics. All qualified applicants for employment will receive consideration without regard to race, religion, color, gender, national origin or ancestry, genetic information, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or status as a veteran.
A criminal conviction check and negative controlled substance test are required for employment in this position.
The Purdue Research Foundation is a private, nonprofit foundation created to advance the mission of Purdue University. Established in 1930, the foundation accepts gifts; administers trusts; funds scholarships and grants; acquires property; protects Purdue's intellectual property; and promotes entrepreneurial activities on behalf of Purdue.