Associate Director, Alumni Advancement

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Year Up

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Strong preference for Year Up alumni in this role.


The Associate Director of Alumni Advancement reports directly to the Senior Director of Alumni Advancement (and Operations) and will work closely with a dynamic team of staff and alumni leaders to develop and execute alumni initiatives to address all aspects of the alumni strategy, with a particular emphasis on advancing alumni career and educational success. In this role, you will collaborate with the Senior Director of Alumni Advancement on the management of national partnerships that support alumni advancement. Additionally, you will serve as Alumni Relations’ primary liaison with Corporate Engagement and will manage relationships with alumni at corporate partners, primarily focused on targeted employers of influence. The Associate Director of Alumni Advancement will drive the team’s success by leveraging these partnerships to provide opportunities and resources for alumni, as well as regularly assessing partnerships to optimize their impact.

To be successful in this role, you will thrive in a fast-paced environment and enjoy leading efforts to provide increasing value to alumni. You are someone skilled at cultivating partnerships and understanding alumni needs, proactively taking on new challenges to support business needs. Furthermore, you have a genuine passion for working with our alumni and doing whatever it takes to ensure that they are set up for ongoing success.

In keeping with Year Up’s values, the Associate Director of Alumni Advancement will also have the opportunity to interact with alumni and students as a mentor, group facilitator, and advocate, participating in building a positive educational environment.

The location for this position is flexible and open to candidates in any city where there is a Year Up site. Strong preference for those located on the West Coast, Chicago, and Florida.


Relationship Management

  • In collaboration with the Senior Director of Alumni Advancement, manage national partnerships that support alumni advancement; research and vet new national partnerships
  • Manage and optimize the impact of corporate alumni affinity groups with a special focus on targeted employers of influence
  • Manage Year Up’s Empowered Alumni Group (staff ERG) and ensure that it is a meaningful resource of support for alumni on staff
  • Collaborate closely with Corporate Engagement to identify and execute on opportunities that are mutually beneficial to alumni and corporate partners
  • Share compelling alumni stories with the Alumni Relations Team, Year Up functional teams and the alumni base
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Leadership and Project Management

  • Identify and lead special projects that will benefit alumni, the ART and Year Up, in collaboration with the Alumni Relations leadership team
  • Serve as a thought partner on a range of strategic questions and organizational initiatives
  • Collaborate with National Alumni Association leaders to strategically engage alumni to support partnership management and/or development
  • Manage other strategy execution and project management duties, as assigned

Site Team/Learning Community Member

  • Serve as a coach/mentor for a small number of current students
  • Join and sometimes facilitate weekly group sessions with students
  • Participate in staff meetings and trainings


  • 5+ years of experience leading the cultivation and management of cross-functional or integrated partnerships within a high performing, entrepreneurial company or nonprofit organization preferred
  • Experience working on teams with shared responsibility for outcomes while demonstrating a flexible and adaptable work style
  • Excellent project management skills combined with outstanding interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to make firm, leadership decisions in a dynamic and fast-paced environment
  • Experience with strategy development and supporting an expanding alumni network
  • Experience leading an organization through periods of significant growth
  • A passion for working with young adults, an unshakable belief in their potential and a strong commitment to the mission of Year Up
  • Understanding of the Opportunity Divide and its drivers
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Year Up alumna/alumnus preferred


  • Year Up has established salary ranges for each of our sites, which allows us to pay employees competitively, equitably and consistently in different geographic markets. For roles in which the location is listed as flexible, the range displayed reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position across all US locations. Salary offers take into account a candidate’s skills, experience, and location. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range for your location during the hiring process.

  • Benefits: Comprehensive healthcare options and dental coverage; 401(k) match for eligible participants.

  • Vacation: Earn three weeks paid vacation in first year of employment; four weeks after initial year.

  • Professional Development: Funds available to support staff in achieving career objectives ($2,500 per year)

** This is an exempt role (paid on a salaried basis). **


Year Up is a national 501(c)3 workforce development organization committed to ensuring equitable access to economic opportunity, education, and justice for all young adults—no matter their background, income, or zip code. Employers face a growing need for talent while millions of talented young adults lack access to meaningful careers. These inequities only further perpetuate the opportunity gap that exists in our country—a gap that Year Up is determined and positioned to close through three interconnected strategies: providing targeted skills training and connections to livable-wage employment for students and alumni; empowering others to serve and support young adults, and changing systems that perpetuate the opportunity gap. Year Up’s intensive training program utilizes a high expectations, high support model where students learn in-demand technical and professional skills and apply them during a corporate internship. Year Up has directly served more than 40,000 young adults since its founding in 2000. Year Up’s nationwide presence includes Arizona, Austin, Bay Area, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Greater Atlanta, Greater Boston, Greater Philadelphia, Jacksonville, Los Angeles, the National Capital Region, New York City/Jersey City, Pittsburgh, Puget Sound, Rhode Island, South Florida, Tampa Bay, and Wilmington.

Voted one of the Best Nonprofits to Work For in the country by The NonProfit Times, Year Up is a rewarding and impactful place to work. Our staff is passionate, supportive, mission-driven, and committed to positive change and continuous learning. We set high standards for both ourselves and our students and live by a set of core values that reflect an unshakable belief in the talent and potential of our young people. The work we do is life-changing, and we know that our team is the greatest asset in achieving our mission.


Year Up actively engages individuals from all backgrounds. We are committed to embracing diversity within our organization because we firmly believe that diverse employee teams help us to achieve our best organizational outcomes and provide the most effective support to our young adults as we work to close the Opportunity Divide. We are deeply dedicated to creating and maintaining an inclusive and supportive work environment. Learn more about our commitment to diversity:

As an equal opportunity employer, Year Up is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, parental status, genetic information or characteristics, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.


Please submit a thoughtful cover letter and resume through our website.

Note that applications without a cover letter will not be considered. We respectfully request no phone calls.


the safety of our young adults, staff, and families as we return to in-person work, Year Up requires that all staff be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless someone qualifies for an exception.
Subject to reasonable accommodations for individuals with medical conditions or sincerely held religious beliefs that prevent them from being
vaccinated. Face
masks and physical distancing are also required in Year Up spaces.


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