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Northwestern College Director of the Northwestern Network in Orange City, Iowa

Director of the Northwestern Network

Northwestern College is seeking a director of the Northwestern Network. This individual works to support the college’s mission by providing opportunities for college alumni, parents and friends to be meaningfully involved by implementing the following strategies:

  • Provide strategic planning and execution of the Northwestern Network program, working with alumni and current students to enhance enrollment and provide internship and mentoring opportunities

  • Provide leadership in organizing annual constituent activities including Homecoming, donor stewardship events, parent outreach, reunions and off-campus gatherings

  • Collaborate with internal partners such as the Compass Center for Career & Calling, the admissions office, and the Center for Innovation and Leadership ( to provide meaningful alumni engagement while benefiting the college

The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree, with preference given to individuals who’ve demonstrated involvement within the Northwestern Network. A background in communications, marketing, sales, public relations and/or data analytics is a plus. This person should be organized, have strong social media skills, be able to speak and write effectively, be able to enthusiastically meet new people from across the generations, listen well, be self-aware of strengths and weaknesses, be compelled to take action independently, and have a collaborative work style. Supervisory volunteer management experience is also helpful.

Northwestern seeks candidates with an authentic Christian faith who will support the college’s mission and identity as expressed in our Statement of Christian Identity, Vision for Learning, and Vision for Diversity.

Northwestern College is affiliated with the Reformed Church in America and seeks to more fully reflect the cultural and ethnic diversity of the body of Christ in its faculty, staff, administration and students. Women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are enthusiastically encouraged to apply. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, submit letter of application, resume and Northwestern College application form.