About Mills College: Located in Oakland, California, in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, Mills College is a liberal arts college for women and gender non-binary students, with graduate programs for all genders. Consistently ranked one of the top master's universities and one of the best value colleges in the West by U.S. News & World Report, Mills also has been named one of the Best Colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The Mills experience is distinguished by small, interactive classes, one-on-one attention from exceptional faculty, a culture of creative experimentation, and cutting-edge interdisciplinary learning opportunities which empower students to make a statement in their careers and communities. As one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country, we have a strong record of academic success with first-generation students, students of color, Latinx students, LGBTQ students, and other underrepresented students. Mills College has recently become a Hispanic Serving Institution. Applicants with expertise and experience in supporting and promoting success for Latina/o students are encouraged to apply.
Mills College encourages diversity in hiring and particularly welcomes applications and nominations from women, gender non-binary individuals, and minorities. Mills College seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to equity, inclusion, and social justice and our desire to maintain the excellence of our faculty. In so doing, we offer our students not only the opportunity to learn about varied disciplines but to engage with diverse perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. For more information, please visit https://www.mills.edu/
The Alumnae Association of Mills College (AAMC): Founded in 1879, the AAMC is an independent, inclusive community that promotes the interests of Mills alumnae through action, information, and lifelong connections and learning. We elect representatives to the Mills College Board of Trustees, link students and alumnae, co-sponsor events with the College, help plan Reunion, organize travel programs, and celebrate the outstanding achievements of Mills alumnae. We encourage the growth of Mills as an undergraduate college for women and a graduate institution for women and men at the forefront of higher education.
The Communications & Volunteer Program Coordinator serves the AAMC in a dual role: 1) writing, editing, and/or managing production of a range of AAMC communications and 2) coordinating key volunteer programs for the AAMC, in particular an admission volunteer program. The position requires working in close cooperation with the AAMC president, other AAMC leaders and staff, and Mills College staff, including the managing editor of the Mills Quarterly.
Representative duties are as follows:
Write, edit, and/or collect AAMC content for the Mills Quarterly alumnae magazine, often with the aid of AAMC volunteers.
Assist the managing editor of the Mills Quarterly with copyediting and production.
Write, edit, and/or produce AAMC email campaigns.
Update information on the AAMC website by writing, editing, and/or posting content.
Assist with social media posts.
Edit fundraising communications.
Produce marketing communications to support the AAMCs merchandise program and facility rental program.
Take photos at selected events.
Ensure that AAMC communications are compatible with Mills College communications schedules, editorial style guides, and messaging priorities.
Assist with programs to recruit, support, and acknowledge volunteers, especially volunteers who assist College staff with student recruitment and admissions.
Organize admissions volunteer training events.
Help connect prospective volunteers with appropriate AAMC and Mills College volunteer opportunities.
Representing the AAMC to the Mills alumnae community and the campus community; welcome alumnae and other visitors to Reinhardt Alumnae House with a positive, helpful, and professional manner.
Cultivate a collaborative working relationship with the Colleges advancement, alumnae relations, and admissions staff.
Liaise with student workers who may be available to assist with the above tasks.
Perform related duties as needed/assigned.
Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills; a talent for crafting clear and concise yet warm and friendly messages in emails and other personal communications
Strong organizational and time management skills
Experience with journalistic genres, from newswriting to feature writing
Experience with marketing communications and/or advertising copywriting
Knowledge of standard editorial style guides, particularly the Chicago Manual of Style, and copyediting techniques
Experience posting online content through a content management system
Experience with generating email campaigns
Experience with social media
Experience with event planning
Basic knowledge of HTML
Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office, especially Word and Excel, and Google equivalents (Docs and Sheets)
Ability to learn alumnae database program and other informational technologies as required
Ability to work independently and accurately, solve problems, take initiative, and exercise flexibility
Ability to establish and maintain effective and productive working relationships within a diverse and multicultural environment
Nonprofit work experience desirable, especially experience supporting volunteers, boards, fundraising, and/or communications
Willingness to work some weekends and evenings to accommodate meetings with volunteers
Familiarity with Mills College and the AAMC desirable. Alumna(us) preferred
Interest in and commitment to women's education
This is a non-exempt position, average of 14 hours per week, two days per week. Staff members also receive free admission to campus events, use of the pool, fitness center, and tennis courts. Tuition remission is also available after an introductory period. Voluntary benefits include: pet insurance, long-term care insurance, legal-assistance insurance, cellular provider discounts and computer hardware discounts.
Mills is an independent liberal arts college for women with graduate programs for women and men. The College educates students to think critically and communicate responsibly and effectively, to accept the challenges of their creative visions, and to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to effect thoughtful changes in a global, multicultural society. Mills encourages openness to experimentation in the context of established academic disciplines. Programs are designed to reflect the importance of global issues, provide an understanding of the natural world, and enhance opportunities for women in their developing roles throughout society. The curriculum combines traditional liberal arts with new educational initiatives that recognize the value of cultural, racial, and ethnic diversity. Inspired by a teaching philosophy that grows out of its longstanding dedication to women?s education, Mills provides a dynamic learning environment that encourages intellectual exploration. The faculty of nationally and internationally respected scholars and artists is dedicated to developing the strengths of every student, preparing them for lifelong intellectual, personal, and professional growth.