Cutting-Edge Coordinator of Alumni Relations


The Cutting-Edge Coordinator Alumni Relations assists alumni (students and parents) of the Cutting-Edge program in staying connected and engaged with the Edgewood College campus community and Cutting-Edge. The Coordinator works with the Director of the Cutting-Edge program and the Alumni Advisory Board to establish member benefit packages that include access to campus facilities, events, directories, and social networking. The Coordinator organizes and plans 6 major events throughout the year; which are communicated through bi-annual newsletters and social media. The Coordinator is also responsible for facilitating annual person-centered life plans that assist young adults with intellectual disabilities in developing goals that are focused on independence, meaningful employment, life-long learning and valued relationships. The Coordinator serves as a resource to parents and families on community-based services that are accessible to the alumni. The Coordinator needs to maintain a professional presence that invokes confidence in the Cutting-Edge program. Successful candidates will have demonstrated a commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion on campus and in the community.
The Cutting-Edge Coordinator of Alumni Relations serves as the primary point so that the alumni stay connected and ensures that they have a successful post-college experience. The Coordinator strives to empower members to make responsible decisions, and determine their own goals for independence.

Responsibilities include:

Alumni Program Development & Leadership

  • Oversees the operations of the Cutting-Edge Alumni Association
  • Serves as staff to the Cutting-Edge Alumni Association Advisory Board
  • Coordinates annual membership directory and serves as central location for association communication
  • Coordinates enrollment and renewal of membership fees
  • Primary writer of a bi-annual alumni newsletter
  • Coordinates the Calendar of Events
  • Maintains ongoing communication with college administration

Events Coordinator

  • Coordinates social networking events
  • Coordinates professional development seminars
  • Coordinates annual fundraiser

Person-Centered Planning & Self-Determination Services

  • Acts as the primary point of contact to address alumni needs and provide referrals to community-based resources and services
  • Facilitates Person-Centered Planning sessions
  • Develops Individual Post-College Alumni Plans
  • Counsels alumni in relationship building and conflict resolution
  • Collaborates with community services providers
  • Additional duties as assigned


Necessary Education or Work Experience:

  • Master’s Degree in Vocational Rehabilitation, Special Education, Social Work, Psychology or related degree
  • A minimum of 2-3 years of experience in administrative management of services for adult learners with disabilities;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills 
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills 


Required Technology Skills:

  • Ability to use online applications and mobile devises
  • Ability to incorporate assistive technology into the program
  • Ability to access and enter information in software record keeping
  • Ability to maintain data on spreadsheets
  • Ability to communicate effectively via email, texting, and video conferencing

Required Knowledge and Skills:


  • Ability to collaborate with individual student support teams

Other Qualifications:


Edgewood College, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Candidates must demonstrate multicultural competence — the awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to work with others who are culturally different from self in meaningful, relevant, and productive ways. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented populations including women and racial and ethnic minorities are especially encouraged to apply. The selected candidate must actively support the mission of the College by working with faculty, staff and students to share in our core values — truth, compassion, justice, partnership, and community.

To apply:  Send a cover letter, resume, and references to:

Edgewood College
Human Resources – CCAR
1000 Edgewood College Drive
Madison, WI 53711
Equal Opportunity Employer