Erskine College and Theological Seminary seeks a Coordinator of Alumni Relations and Communications who will oversee the planning and implementation of programs, projects, and communications that engage the diversity of Erskine alumni for the financial benefit of Erskine College and Seminary. This position is within the Advancement Office and as such focuses on fundraising and donor cultivation, primarily through the Erskine annual fund. The Coordinator of Alumni Relations and Communications reports to the Director of the Advancement Office.
? Embrace, embody, support, and promote the mission of Erskine College and Seminary and the ARP Synod’s Philosophy of Christian Higher Education.
? Lead and support the Alumni Association and its Board of Directors, keeping at the forefront the Alumni Association’s main purpose: to support the institutional mission.
? Serve as a member of the nominating committee, ensuring that the board represents a broad spectrum of Erskine alumni.
? Plan and execute alumni events for Homecoming and Alumni Weekend.
? Plan alumni gatherings quarterly in different geographical locations.
? Coordinate with the department of communications in developing for the alumni a digital communication that shares the positive news of campus events and keeps the alumni updated on the College and the Seminary.
? Participate with others on the advancement team to establish and meet alumni giving goals for the annual fund.
? Travel regionally when appropriate for donor visits as well as funerals, etc.
? Excellent written and oral skills.
? Presentation and oral communication skills.
? Video and visual communication capabilities.
? Ability to manage the departmental budget.
? Ability to organize and facilitate projects.
? Attention to detail.
? Customer-service orientation.
? Training in and use of Razor’s Edge software, particularly gift entry and database management.
? Erskine College or Seminary alumnus/alumna preferred, but not required.
The mission of Erskine College is to equip students to flourish by providing an excellent liberal arts education in a Christ-centered environment where learning and biblical truth are integrated to develop the whole person. Therefore, Erskine seeks candidates for faculty positions who are professing Christians and who are committed to excellence in teaching and service. They should support the go...als of a strong liberal arts education and be willing to explore with students the integration of faith and learning.
Erskine’s tradition of excellence in liberal arts higher education goes back nearly 175 years to its founding in 1839 by the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, making it one of the oldest, most respected church-affiliated colleges in the Southeast.
Our alumni lead businesses and organizations both large and small throughout the world. More than half of Erskine’s graduates go on to some type of graduate education. In fact in the past several years nearly 100% of all graduates applying to medical graduate programs were accepted, and several proceeded directly into top tier Ph.D. programs. However, our mission moves us beyond simply producing competent professionals. We seek to equip the whole person — intellectually, physically and spiritually — to flourish in life and leadership.
To do this, we see Erskine as both an excellent liberal arts college and a close-knit community. This combination provides excellent opportunities for students and faculty to take learning beyond the classroom. Quality is revealed, weaknesses are strengthened, and character is refined through intentional, individual relationships. Erskine is proud of the fact that faculty serve as mentors and often become lifelong friends with students.
Erskine College is located in the academic village of Due West in Abbeville County, South Carolina, an area rich in colonial, Revolutionary War, and Civil War history. The town and the college have a number of antebellum buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Erskine College is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a Baccalaureate–Arts & Sciences institution with selective admissions. Erskine is an NCAA Division II institution and a member of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).
It is the policy of Erskine College and Seminary to fully comply with all applicable laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, disability, military service, application for military service, or veteran status. The institution will utilize strategies designed to assure that qualified persons with disabilities, women, and legally protected minorities are well represented in applicant pools from which employees are selected.
As a religious educational institution, Erskine College and Seminary strives to achieve and maintain a Christ-centered environment. Consistent with that goal, Erskine College and Seminary shall exercise its theological, constitutional, and statutory right to take religion into account in all employment decisions.