Princeton AlumniCorps Program Associate

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Princeton AlumniCorps mobilizes alumni, organizations, and networks for the public good.

About Princeton AlumniCorps

Founded in 1989, Princeton AlumniCorps is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our work supports professionals, volunteers, and organizations who are working for the public good. We partner with nonprofit organizations, government agencies, associations, and networks to build capacity and accomplish ambitious goals that address system social issues.

We deliver on our mission through five primary programs; the Project 55 Fellowship, Emerging Leaders, ARC Innovators, The Alumni Network, and the Bold Idea. These programs currently operate in six major cities throughout the United States and are managed by a combination of volunteers and professional staff. Ultimately, Princeton AlumniCorps is a volunteer-led organization, and we rely on the shared effort of our many contributors to serve the public good. We succeed when our core values are implemented in our work. We believe thoughtful engagement, system solutions, empathic partnership, intergenerational insights, vigorous dialogue, and reciprocal mentorship are essential to how we operate and we are looking to bring a Program Coordinator to our staff that will embody those values in their work.

For more information about AlumniCorps’ programs, leadership, and strategic plan, please visit

Position Overview

AlumniCorps seeks a Program Associate to join our team. This full- time position will be responsible for the recruitment, selection, and placement processes across the multiple programs of Princeton AlumniCorps. The person in this role will be asked to create and improve strategies for promoting Princeton AlumniCorps programs and recruiting program participants. This role will require building strong partnerships with Princeton University administration, faculty, and students, as well as with nonprofit organizations in our network. The Program Associate will also help manage volunteers in support of our recruitment and selection efforts.

The Program Associate will report to the Director of Strategy and Programs. The successful applicant will thrive in a team environment and, in partnership with his or her colleagues, create and stick to systems for information sharing, project management, and collaborative decision-making that ensure continued program excellence. Success in this role will be measured in part by the success of the team.

Position Responsibilities

  • Play a key role on the program team, which will jointly develop, refine, and execute strategies for all AlumniCorps programs. The Program Associate will have greater responsibilities related to the Project 55 Fellowship, Emerging Leaders, and ARC Innovators programs.
  • Serve as team lead for participant recruitment and selection while actively supporting colleagues in partnership management, volunteer coordination, development and strategic initiatives.
  • Develop and support Project 55 Programming including a national webinar series and orientation.
  • Maintain a visible presence on Princeton University’s campus to build a network of student, staff, and faculty contacts to assist in identifying exceptional candidates for the Project 55 Fellowship Program and other programs as appropriate.
  • Promote the Emerging Leaders program to young nonprofit professionals in New York City and Washington, DC metro areas and ensure a high number of organizations, networks, and associations receive program and application information.
  • Manage the Emerging Leaders application, interview, and selection process.
  • In collaboration with the Development and Communications Associate, design and implement multichannel marketing and communication strategies for diverse audiences to promote the unique value of AlumniCorps programs.
  • Manage online applications and website content related to core AlumniCorps programs.
  • Manage database as it relates to program participants and corresponding relationships.
  • Collect and analyze program data to identify program outcomes and trends.
  • Serve as lead facilitator and presenter for program information sessions and workshops.
  • Contribute and prepare program information for Board Meetings.


The ideal candidate will:

  • Have experience in a recruitment, talent, outreach, marketing, or student support role.
  • Demonstrate a fundamentally collaborative attitude with experience working alongside volunteers and volunteer-led organizations.
  • Have a natural rapport with college students and an understanding of campus culture. Experience working with Princeton University students, faculty, and administration preferred, but not required.
  • Be a confident, engaging, and congenial public speaker.
  • Enjoy designing and editing marketing materials, including brochures, posters, and email marketing materials.
  • Have experience with Salesforce or similar database software.
  • Understand the professional balance between independent and collaborative work, taking initiative and supporting others as necessary.
  • Approach this role with flexibility, good humor, steadiness under pressure, optimism, and sense of mission.
  • Possess a bachelor’s degree.


Starting salary will be commensurate with experience. Compensation includes medical and dental insurance, retirement benefits, 20 days of paid time off, and generous holidays. The position is located in the Princeton AlumniCorps office at 12 Stockton Street in Princeton, NJ.


Interested individuals should email a resume and cover letter to using the subject line “Program Associate Position.”  Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.

Princeton AlumniCorps encourages applications from women, people of color, LGBTQ persons, and other underrepresented groups.

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