Employment Overview

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Current Openings

Alumni Relations Director

POSITION: Alumni Relations Director

SUMMARY: The Alumni Relations Director reports to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement and is responsible for the development and implementation of programs that engage and serve Marygrove College alumni and promote alumni. The primary objectives of alumni relations at Marygrove College are to:

  1. Promote outreach, engagement and philanthropy to alumni and friends of the College;
  2. Establish ongoing and consistent communication with our alumni and other constituent groups;
  3. Serve the needs of our alumni through effective event programming, alumni services, volunteer opportunities and outreach activities to engage them in the life of the College;
  4. Support opportunities for our alumni and other constituents to grow in their philanthropic support of Marygrove;
  5. Provide support and guidance to the Marygrove College Alumni Association.

The Alumni Relations Director, working closely with the Vice President, the Alumni Association and key alumni volunteers, is responsible for planning, organizing, and supervising programs that achieve these objectives.


  • Planning, implementing and/or supporting alumni special events such as regular Alumni Outreach activities, Alumni Reunion activities, Distinguished Alumni Award, Commencement activities and other events and programs as needed to fulfill the objectives of this position.
  • Cultivating and maintaining relationships with present and future Alumni Association Board members, Regional Alumni Chapter members, Affiliate and Affinity Chapter members. Provide direct support to the Alumni Association Board, and the various committees and affiliated chapters that comprise the Association.
  • Regularly correspond with alumni, students, and others having business with the Office of Alumni Relations. Supporting alumni giving initiatives through such programs as direct-mail, online and social media giving. Identifying and securing sponsorships in support of alumni events and programs.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned. Considerable evening and weekend hours; out-of-state travel may be required (including air travel).

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree (B.A./B.S.) required; minimum five years of alumni relations, annual fund, or association management experience, preferably in a higher education environment, with a proven track record of fund raising preferred.

If you are qualified and interested in this position, please email your resume and cover letter to careers@marygrove.edu for consideration.

Advancement Administrative Assistant

POSITION: Advancement Administrative Assistant

SUMMARY: This member of the Institutional Advancement team will utilize administrative skills to manage calendars, scheduling, provide clerical support, prepare for donor and alumni visits and calls, and other duties as assigned. This individual will also play a key role in grant management and reporting duties as assigned. This is a part-time position, with the expectancy of 5 days a week, 4 hours per day, preferably afternoons. Flexibility is appreciated, as occasional evening and weekend shifts may be required.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES include the following:

  • Answering departmental phones and welcoming departmental guests; scheduling internal and external meetings/appointments for Advancement staff as requested; schedule local and out-of-state constituent visits as requested
  • Compose/edit correspondence, spreadsheets and other documents as assigned
  • Input confidential alumni, donor and prospect information into The Raiser’s Edge database; prepare mailing projects by: merging and printing documents, creating labels, stuffing envelopes, stamping (if requested) and processing for mailing
  • Assist in event/reception planning and execution by: providing timely updates on guest lists; processing reservations and credit cards; preparing name tags; preparing items for travel and constituent calls; working with event location to confirm menu, arrange AV equipment, parking, etc.
  • Arrange travel plans (air, car and hotel) for donor and alumni outreach efforts as well as requested; assist with set-up and tear-down of donor and alumni special events/receptions (this may require occasional overtime on evenings and/or weekends)
  • Assist with the production and publication of divisional/university documents and publications, working in conjunction with Communications and Marketing
  • Organize receipts, prepare expense reports and deliver to finance staff as requested; assist with divisional budget tracking, monitoring and reporting
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: High School Diploma, some college experience preferred; several years’ experience working in a professional environment. Demonstrated proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office products, specifically Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Strong database and/or spreadsheet skills required. Familiarity with Blackboard, DataTel and Raiser’s Edge systems a plus. Ability to interact successfully and diplomatically with students, staff, faculty, and campus visitors.

If you are interested in this position, please email your resume to careers@marygrove.edu for consideration.

Assistant Professor of Reading and Literacy

POSITION: Half-time Assistant or Associate Professor in Curriculum and Instruction: Elementary Literacy/Reading Education

QUALIFICATIONS: Consistent with the stated mission of the College, the qualifications for the position include:

Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction, Literacy, Reading, Elementary Education, or closely related field; record of continuing scholarship or potential for establishing a scholarly record; evidence of, or strong potential for, grant writing and grant-funded research; and teaching experience in grades PK-6.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The teacher education program in the Department of Education includes an Masters Degree + Teacher Certification in elementary education and secondary education and a Master's degrees with emphasis in Literacy/Reading education leading to a Reading Specialist Endorsement. The primary responsibilities of this position include:

Teaching in the graduate programs; pursuing a relevant research and publication agenda; participating in individual or collaborative activities to secure external funding; recruiting and mentoring students; and providing service to the department, university and profession.

SALARY AND BEGINNING DATE: The salary will be commensurate with qualifications and professional experience. The anticipated date of appointment is August 2018.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted until the position is filled.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: A complete application includes a letter of application; curriculum vitae; completed application form; and a copy of transcripts documenting terminal degree (original required prior to on campus interview). Candidates should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted electronically to careers@marygrove.edu. Original reference letters and official transcripts may be requested later.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Dr. Diane S. Brown, Search Committee Chair, at dbrown1@marygrove.edu.

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