Executive Assistant/Assistant Director of Church and Alumni Relations

The Advancement Office at Johnson University invites applications for the position of Executive Assistant/Assistant Director of Church and Alumni Relations.  Applicants for this position should submit a cover letter, resume, names, and contact information of three professional references to . Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Position Title: Executive Assistant/Assistant Director of Church and Alumni Relations
Department: Advancement Office
Reports to: Director of Alumni and Church Relations
Work Location: Johnson University
Classification: Hourly, full-time
FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Job Description

The Executive Assistant/Assistant Director of Church and Alumni Relations supports the Directors of Alumni and Church Relations and helps in their efforts to lead alumni and church leaders in experiencing the joy of investing their lives and resources in extending the kingdom of God. Further, the EA/AD serves as a liaison to the University campus.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Alumni Relations Office
    • Assistant Director:
      • Develop strategies to engage alumni.
      • Grow into portfolio/moves management role.
    • Executive Assistant:
      • Assist Director in maintaining and prioritizing portfolio relationships.
      • Facilitate travel plans for Director.
      • Help develop & maintain the budget, assign codes to invoices, and request funds.
      • Assist Director in all aspects of planning and implementing Homecoming.
      • Assist Director in planning and implementing all Alumni Gatherings.
      • Participate in proofreading Johnson Magazine and other office products; make updates & changes to copy. Distribute the magazine to various offices & maintain the Access Index.
      • Assist in coordination of various campus events, as needed.
      • Coordinate social media for JU Alumni and Alva Ross Brown Society.
      • Oversee yearly graduate survey (spring) and yearly family info sheet (fall).
  • Church Relations Office
    • Assistant Director:
      • Develop strategies to engage female church and ministry leaders.
      • Grow into portfolio/moves management role.
    • Executive Assistant:
      • Assist with Regional Representatives Management (shared with Alumni Relations).
      • Assist with Vanguard Church Partners Management.
      • Assist with Preaching Teams Management.
      • Assist with Church Leadership Conference planning and implementation.
      • Assist with fall church fair planning and implementation.
      • Assist with conventions and conferences.

Knowledge and Skills Requirements

  • Microsoft products: Outlook, Word, Excel.
  • The Raiser’s Edge and RENXT – will require ongoing training.
  • Hootsuite
  • Welcoming and hospitable attitude toward visitors, alumni, and friends of the school.
    • Able to communicate formally and informally (in person and by phone).
    • Able to get along with others and be a team player.
    • Able to multi-task; handle several projects at one time.
  • Writing and editing skills

Working Conditions

  • This position is primarily sedentary, working at a desk in a climate-controlled office.
  • Prolonged computer work with keyboard and mouse usage.
  • Flexibility/overtime hours during events, with some minor lifting, etc.
  • Open office with frequent interruptions.


  • High school education minimum, college education preferable.
  • 2-3 years experience in Microsoft Word applications.
  • 2-3 years experience in office setting desired.
  • Able to keep confidences.
  • Spirit of service and cooperation with others.

Equal Employment Opportunity Provider

Johnson University is a Christian university affiliated with Christian churches and churches of Christ. Its mission is to educate students for “Christian ministries and other strategic vocations framed by the Great Commission in order to extend the kingdom of God among all nations.” Accordingly, Johnson University seeks to hire and educate individuals who share its vision and core values to carry out that mission. Johnson University does not unlawfully discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment practices.

Johnson University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic information, political affiliation, or disability–if such disability may be accommodated without undue hardship—in provision of educational opportunities, programs and activities, or employment opportunities and benefits, pursuant to the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and subsequent amendments to that act, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and subsequent re-authorization of that act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and subsequent amendments to that act.

The University, however, reserves the right under those provisions to make certain employment decisions based on religion, marital status, or sex consistent with the University’s religious beliefs when establishing qualifications for certain positions. Further, as a Christian ministry, the University retains the right to select those who serve in ministerial positions, as that term has been defined by the courts in the context of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, based on criteria established by the University without regard to Title VII, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law governing the employment relationship.