Assistant Director for Alumni Events


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Williams College
Williamstown, MA 01267


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Established in 1793 with funds bequeathed by Colonel Ephraim Williams, the college is private, residential, and liberal arts, with graduate programs in the history of art and in development economics. The undergraduate enrollment is approximately 2,000 students.

Assistant Director for Alumni Events
Per Year
Full Time
Event Coordinator
5 years of experience leading and executing events, or equivalent combination of education

Alumni of Williams College are known for their energy, enthusiasm, and their desire to get together. 

As Assistant Director for Alumni Events, you will be responsible for harnessing that energy and channeling it into large-scale, complex on-campus events for diverse groups of roughly 150-3,000 alumni and guests.

The Assistant Director for Alumni Events is part of a dynamic Office of Alumni Engagement: a team of creative, empathetic, and committed individuals who are dedicated to keeping alumni connected to each other and the college by uplifting and empowering all members of our diverse community. 


As Assistant Director for Alumni Events, you are central to the planning and execution of large-scale events for alumni, including and especially the June Reunion: this annual event brings over 3,000 alumni and their families back to Williamstown for celebration and (re)connection with their college and fellow alumni. 

Reunion is the largest and most visible on-campus alumni event, but no less important or complex than many of the other annual events and milestone celebrations that bring alumni back to campus, including Bolin Legacy Mentorship Weekend and Homecoming, among others. 

On-campus events should be driven by the college’s and alumni community’s shared commitment to core values, such as inclusion, caring, and accessibility. Your planning and execution for these events will need to be informed by the input, insights, and experience of core partners, including campus colleagues, external vendors, and, importantly, alumni volunteers. As Director of Alumni Events, you are not only an event planner; you are also a community builder, a communicator, and a coordinator who makes sure all stakeholders are included, informed, and valued as contributors to the event planning process.


  • At least 5 years of experience leading and executing events, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Preference for previous experience in higher education.
  • Experience managing complex projects or processes, and experience collaboratively setting goals while planning for their achievement and evaluating outcomes.
  • Demonstrated ability to account for the needs and interests of a varied and diverse audience in all aspects of event planning.
  • Exceptional organizational, oral and written communications skills.
  • Thrive in a creative mindset while working as part of a highly functioning team. 

Application review will begin on July 6, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. Pay range is from $65,000 to $75,000, commensurate with experience. Job band 2-E.  Please visit to apply. 

Conditions of Employment

Employment at Williams is contingent on the verification of background information submitted by the applicant, including the completion of a criminal record check, and education when applicable. COVID-19 vaccination with booster or approved exemption and participation in our testing program is required as a condition of employment at Williams.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn and thrive. As part of this commitment, we will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process please feel free to contact us via phone at (413) 597-2681 or email at

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